As a part of Wildsight’s Fire & Ice Series this presentation will be held at Radium Hot Springs Centre
By Chadd Cawson Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Climates are changing. Wildfires are burning bigger and hotter. Glaciers are disappearing. A glacier’s ice is nature’s way of putting aside a safety net or savings account of water. Change is inevitable for glaciers with a warmer future ahead. Wildsight has been providing education through their Fire & Ice series over the last few months. On Sept. 27, take an hour out of your evening from 7 to 8 P.M. for this free presentation as Wildsight partners with Living Lakes Canada to explore our watershed and the monitoring framework spend with a presentation on Climate Change and Watershed Security.
“This presentation is incredibly important to the community. Water is life, and integral to our community,” said Lianna Ferguson, program co-ordinator at Wildsight Invermere. “Living Lakes Canada has been leading water stewardship for almost two decades across Canada and BC. The Columbia Basin watershed is where they are based, so we are so lucky to share this region alongside such a leader in water science and monitoring. Everyone who can, should attend. Every single person relies on this resource, so no one is exempt from the risks that we are facing with water.”
Presenting that evening will be Nicole Trigg, Communications Director, Living Lakes Canada and Carol Luttmer, Columbia Basin Groundwater Monitoring Program Manager, Living Lakes Canada. Together they will discuss and educate on state of water in our Columbia Basin as well as its Water Monitoring Framework, an innovative program that supports Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and decision makers in understanding water quantity. There have already bee predictions that future wars may revolve water.
“Those that can attend this event will take away a better understanding of the risks that we are currently facing with water and what data we are able to collect from the initiatives that are happening around the watershed, and also what makes up this framework,” said Ferguson.
To register for this presentation, visit wildsight.ca