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Angeline Tillmanns, BC Ministry of Environment - Introduction to BC Water Symposium and Water Science Strategy

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  • Introduction to BC Water Symposium and Water Science Strategy
    Angeline Tillmanns, Ph.D., R.P.Bio
    BC Ministry of Environment
  • Advisory Committee
    Dr. Angeline Tillmanns (Chair), Ministry of Environment
    Dr. Bernie Bauer, Okanagan Sustainability Institute, UBC Okanagan
    Celine Davis, Ministry of Environment
    Liam Edwards, Ministry of Community Development
    Elizabeth Hendriks, POLIS Water Sustainability Project
    Heather English, Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport
    Leon Gaber, Ministry of Environment
    DarryKempling, Ministry of Community Development
    Steve Litke, Fraser Basin Council
    Michele MacIntyre, Ministry of Environment
    Dr. Margot Parkes, University of Northern BC
    Robin Pike, Ministry of Forests
    Dr. Todd Redding, FORREX
    Dr. Valentin Schaefer, School of Environmental Studies, UVIC
    Samina Tajwar, MITACS
    Andrea Glickman, Union of BC Indian Chiefs
    Local Facilitation Teams
    Prince George
    Chelton van Geloven_ENV (lead)
    Katie von Gaza_ILMB
    Larry Joseph_FORREX
    Kimm Magill-Hoffman_FOR (lead)
    Larry Michaelsen_FOR
    Lyle Knight_FOR
    Craig Tilander_FOR
    Darcie Annesley_FOR
    Jenny Lawrence_FOR
    Miles Homer_FOR (lead)
    Carolyn Hole_ENV
    Rebecca Freedman_HLS
    Tim Janzen_ENV
    Jennifer Maxwell_ENV
    Chris Bechard_AL
    Local Organizing Teams
    Prince George
    Jamie Reschny, UNBC
    Margot Parkes, UNBC
    Lucy Beck, NHA
    Chelton van Geloven, ENV
    Terry Robert, FBC
    Darwin Horning, UBCO
    Tricia Brett, UBCO
    Natasha Neumann, UBCO
    Bernard Bauer, UBCO
    Steve Matthews, ENV
    Rob Birtles, IHA
    Anna Warwick Sear,s OBWB
    Valentin Schaefer, UVIC
    Jessica Miles, UVIC
    Celine Davis, ENV
    Darlene Sanderson, UVIC
    Angeline Tillmanns, ENV
    IT Team
    Randy LaBonte, Virtual School Society Scott Thorpe, UVICBowen Moran, ENV
    Larine Sluggett, UNBCAndy Sundahl, School District 91
    Todd Zimmerman, UBCO
    Nathan, UBC 
    Brent Sawatzky – School District 23
    Central Organizing Committee
    Amanda Casorso, Event Coordinator, MITACS
    Jamieson Dunlop, Facilitation Coordinators, ENV
    Bowen Moran, IT/AV Advisor, ENV
    Angeline Tillmanns, Program Manager, ENV
    Celine Davis, Budget Coordinator, ENV
    Betty Kopichanski, Speaker Booking Support, ENV
    Thank-you Volunteers!
  • Symposium Objectives
    Identify key water issues and knowledge gaps
    Develop new collaborative relationships
    Work together to build the foundations for a BC Water Science Strategy
  • Water Science Strategy
    A commitment made in Living Water Smart
    Definition of science is broad
    Natural Science
    Social Science
    First Nations’ Science
    Needs to also include all the people who use information and knowledge to create policy, procedures and make decisions.
  • Group Descriptions
  • Information vs Knowledge
    “facts about a person, event, situation, etc”
    “understanding of, or information about, a subject which a person gets by experience or study”
    Definitions from Cambridge Online Dictionary
  • Improving the Flow of Information & Knowledge
  • Knowledge to Action:David Schindler’s Famous Experiment
  • Plenary Speakers & Panel
    This morning
  • Break Out Session I Today from 1-2 pm
    What are the key issues pertinent to the sustainable management of water resources and aquatic ecosystems? Where are the knowledge gaps?
    This session only! Divide by topic:
    Surface and groundwater hydrology
    Watershed health (people and aquatic ecosystems)
    Water governance (social research, policy, and regulatory tools to better conserve and manage water)
  • Plenary Speakers & Panel
    This morning
    This afternoon
  • Break-out Session IIToday from 3:20 to 4:30 pm
    What are the information needs of water scientists, policy-makers, end users, stakeholders and First Nations?
    How do these groups communicate with each other now, and how could they communicate?
  • Plenary Speakers & Panel
    This morning
    This afternoon
    Tomorrow morning
  • Break-out Session IIITomorrow from 10:30 to 12:00 am
    How can we support information and knowledge creation, knowledge translation and knowledge exchange?
    Where are the opportunities?
  • Break-out session IVTomorrow from 1:30 to 3:00 pm
    What will a Water Science Strategy look like?
    How can we continue to work together to create and implement a WSS?
  • Sticker Swap Game
    Exercise Objective: Collect the most number of stickers with a diverse representation from groups other than your own.
    Purpose: Promote dialogue with members in other groups