Agricultural Water Policy Challenges in a Changng Climate Webinar Series

Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 13:00

This the third webinar in a 3 part series.

Session Three
Understanding the challenges in the Cariboo & Okanagan regions in BC

Climate change presents urgent challenges for agriculture, but the specific challenges faced can be very different across regions and types of production. Water needs and the impacts of policy needs to be understood at the regional level.
This webinar features Dr. Joanne Taylor, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, and 3 panelists who are deeply involved in agricultural water issues.

Dr. Joanne Taylor will present initial findings from a Partnership Development Project examining agricultural resilience to climate change in the Cariboo and Okanagan regions of BC with a focus on water. The research included a review of regulations and policies in BC related to water supply and agriculture as well as interviews that explored how the implementation of BC water policies is affecting the resilience of agricultural producers to climate change.

Three guest panelists will discuss key challenges and opportunities that exist for water supply management in both the Okanagan and Cariboo. 
Andrew Petersen (BC Ministry of Agriculture)
George Powell (consulting agrologist)
Hans Buchler (BC Wine Grape Council and the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network) 
More info here.

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