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Mark your calendars -- September 27-30, 2016!  Living Waters Rally 2016 registration is now open!.

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Of Aquifers and Uncertainty: Sustainable Water Use in Twin Lakes, BC

Tucked within the mountains of the southern Okanagan basin sit a pair of small upland lakes, called the Twin Lakes. Two small mountain streams, Bear Creek and Horn Creek, supply the lakes with their source water. These snowfed streams wind their way down to the lakes through a deep gully that they have carved out in the surrounding volcanic bedrock over millennia.


I went to see Twin Lakes for myself a few weeks ago, with local Carol Brown as my guide. She greets me with eager enthusiasm when I arrive, a little later than expected. “We only have another couple hours of daylight, so we better get going,” she exclaims.

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Excitement Building for LWR16

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Opening evening at the Musqueam Cultural Centre featuring famed water walker Josephine Mandamin and UBC's freshwater researcher extraordinaire Karen Bakker. Strategic discussions around key challenges and opportunities for our movement. Freshwater pecha kucha evening. Capacity-building sessions. Regional caucuses. The first-ever Living Waters ChallengeCase studies. Field trips.

These are among the things awaiting you at Living Waters Rally 2016, the biennial gathering of Canada's freshwater community happening Sept 27-30 in Vancouver. Not convinced? Check out why these amazing freshwater leaders are so excited for LWR16:

 

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Fighting for the Flow: Local Community Response to the Site C Dam

 The Peace River Valley before and after clearing forest for Site C.

 

The Canadian Freshwater Alliance will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, April 21st at 11am PT/ 2pm ET about how local communities are organizing to respond to the contentious Site C hydroelectric dam in northeastern BC, and what the freshwater community can do to support these initiatives.

Speakers on the hour-long webinar include Andrea Morison, coordinator of the Peace Valley Environment Association (PVEA); Helen Knott, a local Dane Zaa/Cree writer and activist; and Rob Botterell, a lawyer who is well versed about the many lawsuits before the courts.

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Building Climate Resilience at the Water's Edge

On April 6, we are hosting "Fresh ideas: Building Climate Resilience at the Water's Edge," a webinar featuring a one-on-one conversation with Rebecca Wodder, a leading and longtime U.S. freshwater advocate. The need and opportunity for freshwater groups in Canada and the U.S. to play a vital role in climate efforts has been noted before; what has been missing is a compelling vision for the way forward, which Rebecca describes in the blog post that follows (originally posted on Climate Access). 

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Working for a #strongWSA and Story Contest!

The Water Sustainability Act came into effect on February 29th, and with the act came a host of new and updated regulations. Our friends over at Our Water BC have written about the new Act, including some strengths, weaknesses, and things to pay attention to going forward.

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Submit your water story by March 20th! The POLIS Water Sustainability Project and the Canadian Freshwater Alliance are hosting a province-wide “What’s Your Water Problem & What's Your Solution” contest! The top submission will receive $500, plus research and coaching support from POLIS and the Alliance.

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