Valuing Ecosystem Services, Climate Change and Thinking Like a Watershed
Tuesday March 14th: 7pm-9pm
SYMPOSIUM and COMMUNITY WORKSHOP:
Exploring Eco-system Services and Eco-asset Management Opportunities in the Upper, Mid and Lower Comox Valley Watersheds
Wednesday March 15th: 9-4:15
COST: $25 includes catered lunch from Tria Fine Catering
Registration Link: https://
Please join us for an Eco-Asset Management Symposium to explore a powerful new practice where local goverments are formally valuing and accounting for the ecological services provided by nature to deal with infrastructure challenges including flooding, storm surges, water quality and rain water management.
These ecological services are becoming more and more important as communities struggle to adapt to rapidly changing infrastructure demands due to climate change. Together we have an incredible opportunity to tackle some of our communities infrastructure needs, with natures assistance. When we “think like a watershed’ we see how ecological services are provided from mountain top to ocean floor. These services are more affordable and more adaptive than those provided by ‘hard infrastructure”.
This exciting event aims to introduce the community to the value of ecological assets and how to integrate an eco-asset management approach into municipal and regional planning. Featuring presenters from Gibsons (where eco-asset management is being implemented), hydrologists, climate change scientists, engineers and policy leaders, this 2 day event features a free community presentation Tuesday evening and a full day workshop on Wednesday where community members can apply their professional skills and knowledge to exploring options for eco-asset management right here in the Comox Valley.
Presenters and panelists include:
Presented by the Comox Valley Land Trust in partnership with Project Watershed, the Centre for Water Sustainability in BC, K’ómoks First Nation, Comox Valley Regional District, City of Courtenay, Village of Cumberland, Town of Comox, Real Estate Foundation of BC, Wedler Engineering, CV Collective and the Comox Valley Record.