HWI Symposium Summary

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On Thursday, February 23, 2023, Watersheds BC joined over 90 individuals – project team members, First Nations leaders, provincial and local government representatives, and community members – to celebrate the outcomes and learnings from the Healthy Watersheds Initiative (HWI) and to celebrate the work being done for British Columbia’s watersheds.

The work completed through the HWI – an important investment in watershed security – strengthened the resilience of communities in the face of extreme climate events, created thousands of jobs and training opportunities, supported food security, advanced the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) and reconciliation across the province.

The Symposium took place at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University (SFU), and the evening program was held at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art.

View the summary of proceedings on the HWI website: Symposium & Celebration Dinner – Healthy Watersheds Initiative