Drought: Planning for Extremes

Preparing for Extremes – Drought Policy Advice and Guidelines Workshop

Event Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Time: 10:00am – 3:30 pm (includes lunch)

Location: Forestburg Community Centre, Forestburg Alberta

Drought is an issue that impacts all areas of life, from food and water security, to social and economic prosperity.

Come and participate in the Invitational Drought Tournament presented by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.  This tool is used by decision-makers to understand how and what drought measures to use at different stages of a drought.  Teams work together to develop a drought plan that examines the trade-offs and aims to address social, economic, and ecological implications of drought and the different drought measures often employed in a balanced way. 

The January meeting will also provide opportunity for decision-makers, regional organizations, and members of the public to respond and have input on the draft drought policy advice and guidelines developed by the BRWA.  These documents were drafted using the input received from watershed residents in the August drought workshops, and using research from the policy context report.  The purpose of this advice is to guide government decision-makers, industry leaders, organizations, and individuals in developing balanced drought management and adaptation initiatives.  Policy advice and guidelines are set to be complete by April 2013.

Join us in working together to develop policy recommendations and guidelines to help our watershed communities plan for drought.

Municipal leaders – plan to attend!

This workshop is free, but pre-registration is appreciated.  Call 780-672-0276 to register.

 

Can’t make it out? We’d still love to hear from you!

Contact us by phone or email susanna@battleriverwatershed.ca

Location: 
Forestburg Community Centre
Event Date: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

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