Angeline Tillmanns, BC Ministry of Environment - Introduction to BC Water Symposium and Water Science StrategyPresentation Transcript
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) TamsinMills_ILMB Katie von Gaza_ILMB Larry Joseph_FORREX Kelowna Kimm Magill-Hoffman_FOR (lead) Larry Michaelsen_FOR Lyle Knight_FOR Craig Tilander_FOR Darcie Annesley_FOR Jenny Lawrence_FOR Victoria Miles Homer_FOR (lead) Carolyn Hole_ENV Rebecca Freedman_HLS Tim Janzen_ENV Jennifer Maxwell_ENV Chris Bechard_AL SagarikaSaha_ENV Local Organizing Teams Prince George Jamie Reschny, UNBC Margot Parkes, UNBC Lucy Beck, NHA Chelton van Geloven, ENV Terry Robert, FBC Kelowna Darwin Horning, UBCO Tricia Brett, UBCO Natasha Neumann, UBCO Bernard Bauer, UBCO Steve Matthews, ENV Rob Birtles, IHA Anna Warwick Sear,s OBWB Victoria 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.
Information vs Knowledge Information: “facts about a person, event, situation, etc” Knowledge: “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