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The format of the conference was informed by a traditional Syilx process used for planning, problem-solving, conflict resolution, and decision-making. For more background, see Section 1.1 in the following document: https://www.syilx.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Okanagan-Syilx-Nation-Health-Plan-2010.pdf

CONFERENCE FACILITATORS

SESSION 1: FOCUS ON LOCAL

Brian Guy EFN in the Okanagan context
Tessa Terbasket Syilx (Okanagan) Water Declaration
Lee Hesketh Ranching and EFNs
Rich McCleary and Patrick Farmer Merritt EFN work and Nicola pilot project
Rod MacLean Impacts and pressures within the watershed

SESSION 2: CURRENT EFN STRESSORS

Natasha Neumann Managing EFN data
Drew Lejbak Streamflow Naturalization to support the Identification of Environmental Flow Needs in Okanagan Streams
Karilyn Alex Okanagan approach: Tennant & Weighted Usable Width
Mike Epp Application of EFN in decision‐making British Columbia
Keiko Parker Development and Application of EFNs by a large water system

SESSION 3: NATURAL RESOURCES & ECOSYSTEMS

Richard Bussanich History and status of Okanagan fisheries and salmon reintroduction & ecosystem valuation
Shaun Reimer and Dawn Machin Fish/Water Management Tool for decision support
Mark Lorang Understanding Rivers through the lens of Ecohydrology
Kim Hyatt Fisheries climate adaptation
Andrew Petersen BC Agriculture and EFNs

MEDIA PANEL

SESSION 4: INTERACTION AND COMPLEXITY

Craig Nichol Groundwater‐EFN interface

Groundwater and Surface Water Interaction at the Regional-scale – A Review with Focus on Regional Integrated Models – by Barthel & Banzhaf

Streamflow Depletion by Wells – Understanding and Managing the Effects of Groundwater Pumping on Streamflow – by Barlow & Leake

Rita Winkler Forests and water
David Thomson Effects of the timing of groundwater use
Suzan Lapp Incorporating EFNs in water management
Matt Kennedy Managing run-of-river hydroelectric projects

SESSION 5: HUMAN DIMENSIONS

David Tickner Potential applications of EFN approaches
Michelle Tung and Chief Larry Nooski Carrier‐Sekani surface water management case study
Claudia Pahl-Wostl EFNs and water governance: managing sustainable water uses

SESSION 6: POLICY

Deana Machin – Implications of Okanagan EFN setting work for policy in BC
Ted White Regulatory opportunities under WSA
Deborah Curran Water law and policy in BC
Rosie Simms EFNs in BC

POSTER ABSTRACTS:

Andrew Harwood and Susan Johnson
Listen to the River: Lessons From a Global Review of Environmental Flow Success Stories

Rob Friberg
Strengthening Community Resilience to Landscape-Level Change in Ecosystem Services

Neil Taylor
Incorporating Environmental Flow Considerations into Watershed Planning for Streams of the Toronto Region

Krysta Giles-Hansen
The Effects of Forest Disturbance and Climate Change on Hydrology in the Deadman River Watershed: Implications for Environmental Flow Needs

Sadia Ishaq, Rehan Sadiq, Shaukat Farooq, Kasun Hewage
A Critical Review of Stormwater Regulations and Guidelines: Making a Case for Promoting LID Alternatives in Canada

Dan Bewley
Implementing an Instream Flow Assessment in the Crowsnest Pass

James Hager
Optimization of Urban Stormwater Management Strategy to Support Environmental Flow Needs

Berthot | St. Hilarie | Caissie | El-Jabi
Environmental Flow Determination in Southern Quebec (Canada): Actual and Future Hydrologic and Climatic Context

Stefan Gronsdahl, Dan Moore, Brett Eaton, Jordan Rosenfeld
Effects of Forestry on Late Summer Low Flows and Fish Habitat in Headwater Catchments of the Pacific Northwest

Faye Hirshfield
Examining the Environmental Flow Needs of the Tod Creek Watershed: Opportunities and Barriers

Michael Blackstock
Blue Ecology: A Water First Approach

Taylor McRae and Bernard Bauer
Escaping The Heat: Stream Temperature as a Critical Environmental Flow Need in the BC Interior

Louise Porto
Environmental Flow Needs (RFN) For SARA-Listed Shorthead Sculpin In Norns Creek, Castlegar, BC

Alexander MacDuff
A Strategic Assessment of Potential Temperature Sensitive Streams (TSS) in the Thompson Okanagan Region

David Reid
Channel Morphology, Variability of Aquatic Habitat, and Implications for Flow Allocations in Coastal Streams

Richard McCleary and Kim DeRose
Achieving Late Summer Flow Targets During Drought in the Nicola River Watershed Through a Combination of Reservoir Releases and Curtailment of Surface Water and Groundwater Withdrawals

 

VIDEOS:

Our Salmon Our People
This film celebrates the return of the Okanagan Nation Sockeye from the brink of extinction – and the revitalization of the Syilx people themselves. This inspiring account of the importance of continued Indigenous stewardship was made by an inter-generational Syilx team led by mother/daughter filmmakers Kelly and Madeline Terbasket and post production by father/son duo Rick Sagayadan and Jordan Coble.

Picking Up the Pieces
Find the story of the 4 Food Chiefs at the 1:30 mark in this film directed by Kelly Terbasket.


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