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Watershed Futures Initiative Events

The Watershed Futures Initiative delivers webinars and workshops for the community of scientists, practitioners, and policy-makers working on cumulative effects in salmon-bearing watersheds of British Columbia.

You will find recordings and supplementary materials from past events below. If your work fits with the Watershed Futures Initiative's goals, contact us to inquire about future events. 

Skeena watershed

June 2022


Indigenous Stewardship of Salmon Watersheds: Taking care of knowledge, taking care of salmon

As a Tier 1 event, this second event in the WFI Indigenous Webinar Series explored the intersection of data, cumulative effects, and Indigenous stewardship of salmon watersheds. We discussed what ‘data’ is, how it is used (and sometimes misused), and explored a positive vision for Indigenous data sovereignty. Speakers shared examples of successful arrangements and tools. Attendees had opportunities for ‘virtual visiting’ in smaller groups and shared challenges and opportunities. Together, we worked to identify actionable solutions for Indigenous communities on how to advance and protect their knowledge and data, and generate recommendations for external researchers and policymakers.

Past events
Aerial view of river

June 2021


Sharing Stories on Climate Change and Cumulative Effects

The Indigenous Stewardship of Salmon Watersheds webinar series seeks to provide a platform for sharing experiences and charting a course forward for salmon watersheds.

As a Tier 1 event, the first webinar in the series: Sharing Stories on Climate Change and Cumulative Effects, is intended as an opportunity for the sharing of information among Indigenous technical staff from nations across BC, who have first-hand experience of the changes linked to climate change and cumulative effects in their own watersheds and whose perspective is informed by those who have lived in place for countless generations.

Coho Underwater

November 2020


Emerging Cumulative Effects Assessment Approaches for Salmon Watersheds

What tools are available to assess cumulative effects, particularly in relation to salmon-bearing watersheds in British Columbia? In November 2020, five experts gave us a sampler of assessment tools to help propel Watershed Futures Initiative discussions.

This webinar was the first major event for the Watershed Futures Initiative and marked its official launch. This webinar included an introduction to the Watershed Futures Initiative, and a series of short presentations offering an overview of assessment frameworks and management strategies from BC and beyond.

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