Nanaimo Water Day – free event coming this March!

Nanaimo Water Day-poster

Do you have a thirst for knowledge about water? Are you interested in science? policy? environment?

Come learn about some exiciting water projects and initiatives going on locally to celebrate Canada Water Week on March 21st .

The venue is the beautiful Vancouver Island Conference Centre in Nanaimo and there will be nine speakers throughout the day for you to enjoy – for freeConference Room!

Questions about the event? Call 250 390 6586. Spread the word and see you there!



Organization Speaker Presentation Time
Introduction/RDN 8:45 am – 9:00 am
1. Natural Resources Canada Yves Michaud General overview of NRCan’s Groundwater Program 9:00 am – 9:40
2. Geological Survey of Canada Hazen Russell Development of the GSC-Nanaimo Groundwater Model for the Nanaimo Lowlands Project 9:40 am – 10:20 am
Coffee Break 10:20 am – 10:40 am
3. Min. of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Graeme Henderson RDN Observation Well Network Expansion 10:40 am – 11:20 am
4. Ministry of Environment Ian Graeme New Water Sustainability Act 11:20 am –   12:00 pm
Lunch Break (food not provided) 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
5. POLIS Project Oliver Brandes The Blueprint for Watershed Governance in BC 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
6. Min. of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations Pat Lapcevic Gabriola Water Budget 1:40 pm – 2:20 pm
7. Waterline Resources Inc. / KWL Ltd. David van Everdingen / Craig Sutherland Van Island Water Budget 2:20 pm -3:00 pm
Refreshment Break   3:00 pm – 3:20 pm
8. Ministry of Environment Rosie Barlak Community Watershed Monitoring Program 3:20 pm – 4:00 pm
9. GW Solutions Inc. Arnd Burgert Englishman River Study 4:00 pm – 4:40 pm
Closing/RDN 4:40 pm – 5:00 pm