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Flood, Fire & Famine: Forum on building climate resilience in the Boundary

Graham Watt

Thursday, 26 September 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Climate resilience forum: public Sold Out Ended Free  

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The climate is changing. Warmer temperatures, rising oceans, and shrinking glaciers are on the top of people’s minds, but how will climate change affect our communities in the Boundary, and what can we do to adapt?

On the evening of September 26 in Christina Lake, please join the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan Stakeholder Advisory Group at a special forum to discuss climate change impacts and ways to build resilience in the Boundary. 

Advisory Group Chairperson & RDKB Area ‘C’ Director Grace McGregor and a panel of experts on climate, food systems, economics, ecosystems and watersheds will lead participants through provocative and proactive dialogue about how we can develop regional solutions for climate adaptation.

As a citizen of the Boundary, we believe that you will be interested in learning about climate change impacts, and your participation will be an important contribution to developing relevant, timely solutions for resilience in the Boundary.

You will be joining up to 50 other participants from the region including elected officials, public works staff, members of business, industrial, forestry, stewardship and tourism organizations, First Nations, and the general public. Registration for the general public is limited, so a waiting list is available. The event will also be presented live online - stay tuned for details.

This forum is a free event made possible by the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary and RDKB Electoral Area 'C'. Please note any dietary restrictions when replying to this invitation. RSVP by September 20th.




Grace McGregor

Advisory Group Chair
RDKB Area ‘C’ Director
Phone: 250.447.9293

Bill Baird

Steering Committee Chair

RDKB Area ‘E’ Director

Phone: 250.445.6578

Graham Watt

Project Coordinator

Office: 250.442.2708 ext 225

Mark Andison

RDKB Director of Planning & Development



Draft Agenda

  • 6:30 – Welcome (Grace McGregor)
  • 6:35- 7:30 – Dinner featuring food from local producers
  • 6:40-7:10 – Keynote Presentation: What is climate change and how will it affect life in southern BC? (Greg Utzig, Conservation Ecologist & Soil Scientist)
  • 7:10-7:45 – Four lenses for climate change resilience in the Boundary: Food systems, water resources, ecosystems and economics (Roly Russel, Graham Watt, Ryan Durand, and Sandy Mark)
  • 7:45-8:00 – Questions for panel
  • 8:00-9:00 – Group discussion on resilience challenges and strategies in the Boundary
  • 9:00-9:30 – Sharing of highlights (Graham Watt to facilitate)
  • 9:30 – Closing (Grace McGregor)


Have questions about Flood, Fire & Famine: Forum on building climate resilience in the Boundary? Contact Graham Watt

When & Where

Christina Lake Community Hall
90 Park Road

Thursday, 26 September 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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Graham Watt

Coordinator, Kettle River Watershed Management Plan, Regional District of Kootenay Boundary

Office: (250) 442-4111 / Cell: (250) 444-0550

2140 Central Ave, Box 1965 Grand Forks, BC V0H1H0
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