Agenda

Day 1 – Wednesday, November 29

Update on Columbia Basin Water Governance Issues and Opportunities for Formal and Informal Public Engagement

8:45 am – 10:20 am

PANEL ONE – THE COLUMBIA RIVER BASIN; GOVERNANCE OF WATER AND EMERGING ISSUES: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE
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Climate Change and Governance in the Columbia Basin

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Water Quality in the Elk and Kootenai/y Rivers and the Efforts of the Ktunaxa Nation Governments to Seek Resolution with the Governments of Canada and the U.S.

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Hydrometric, Climate & Bio Monitoring in the Canadian Columbia Basin

Paige Thurston – Columbia Basin Program Manager, Living Lakes Canada
Kat Hartwig, Living Lakes Canada

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Keynote - Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative

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Q & A Panel Discussion - A facilitated dialogue focussing on what the transboundary governance implications of the discussed issues are, and what venue there is, or should there be for Sovereign (Indigenous, states, provincial) engagement? What avenue exists or should there be for public engagement? What are the transboundary models that we could look at?

10:20 am – 10:30 am – Break 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

PANEL TWO – GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON GOVERNANCE MODELS
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Introduction to Panel Two Themes: When there is no official venue for citizen dialogue, how can we from the non-governmental side, form citizen engagement and organize ourselves so that the government can be informed?

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Keynote - How Does Public Representation Happen? A Global Survey.

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Kimberly 2019 Conference, Great Lakes Governance Model, and Pacific Salmon Treaty.

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How the public can participate when Indigenous representation is not part of the formal process - valuing water for sustainable growth.

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A facilitated dialogue focusing on the applicability of these models to the complexity and evolving nature of the Columbia River Basin and its people, with a focus on formal and informal public engagement.

Day 2 – Thursday, November 30

The Ethical and Intergenerational Aspects of Public Engagement in Water Governance

8:30 am – 8:40 am

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Welcome - Joanne Taylor, University of British Columbia, Okanagan

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Western Religious Prayer

8:40 am – 10:05 am

PANEL THREE – ONE RIVER ETHICS MATTER

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Rivers of Our Moment: Water and Ethics

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Rivers Through our Memory: Looking Back - the Genocide

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Rivers of Our Vision: Climate Change

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Rivers as Our Responsibility: Ethics-based Governance

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Q & A Panel Discussion - A Facilitated Dialogue

10:05 am – 11:30 am

PANEL FOUR – THE ROLE OF YOUTH IN COLUMBIA BASIN WATER GOVERNANCE
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Overview of Panel Participants and Panel Theme

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Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative, and Connections to the Columbia River Basin

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Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative, and Connections to the Columbia River Basin

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Bringing the Salmon Home: The Columbia River Salmon Reintroduction Initiative, Cultivating Safe Spaces for Intergenerational Knowledge Sharing

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Governance in the Columbia Basin

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Q & A Panel Discussion - A facilitated dialogue on youth involvement in Columbia Basin Governance.

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Survey: Survey for Registrants to voice their opinions and ideas for future public engagement in the Basin, next year and beyond.

11:30 am – 11:40 am – Break