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Partner & External Events


March 2015

POLIS Webinar: Groundwater Reform: Lessons from California

DATE: Friday, March 20th, 2015
TIME: 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET)
 
In today’s age of uncertainty with a changing climate and shifting social priorities around water use, jurisdictions across the globe are rethinking how fresh water is managed and governed to ensure responsiveness to changing circumstances—both ecologically and socially. California and British Columbia are both in the process of creating new groundwater regulatory regimes.
In this webinar, guest speakers Thomas Harter (Faculty, Department of Land, Air, and Water Resources, University of California, Davis) and Randy Christensen (Lawyer, Ecojustice Canada; Research Associate, POLIS Project) will discuss a recent California law reform and new approaches to groundwater management, and explore lessons that could be offered for the British Columbia context under B.C.’s new Water Sustainability Act.
 This webinar is the third instalment in the 2014/2015 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. It will build on the September 2014 webinar “A Blueprint for Watershed Governance in British Columbia,” which focused on nine “winning conditions” needed to move towards a more sophisticated approach to watershed governance in B.C. This upcoming webinar will explore in more detail the winning condition of needing a functional legal framework for sustainable water and watershed management.
 
**SPACE IS LIMITED** Register now!