Upcoming webinar on resilient watersheds

The POLIS Water project, hosted at the University of Victoria, is hosting a webinar on watershed resilience.

Webinar Date and Time

Wednesday January 9th, 2013
9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. PT (12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET)
**please note your timezone**

This is the second webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project’s 2012/2013 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. To view archived webinars click here.

To register email Laura Brandes at communications@polisproject.org

Webinar Summary

When it comes to watershed governance, interest is growing in the role that innovation can play in building resilience and a capacity to solve the complex problems being faced in watersheds around the globe. In this webinar, the guest speakers will discuss challenges and opportunities for building resilience within watersheds. Michele-Lee Moore, an emerging scholar in global water governance, will discuss the importance of global networks for driving new innovation processes and improving resilience in our domestic watersheds. Drawing on her research from the Prachinburi River basin in Thailand and the Murray-Darling basin in Australia, she will explore the growing linkages between these watersheds and the challenges and benefits that transnational relationships bring for watershed-based organizations. Respondent Frances Westley, a leading social innovation researcher, will focus on the role of social “traps” during disasters and how they can affect the capacity to build resilience across sectors within a watershed.

Guest Speakers

Michele-Lee Moore
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Victoria
Director, Water, Innovation, and Global Governance Lab (WIGG)
Research Associate & Strategic Faculty Advisor, POLIS Water Sustainability Project

Frances Westley
Waterloo Institute of Social Innovation and Resilience
JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation, University of Waterloo

Upcoming Webinars

Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming webinars in the 2012/2012 Creating a Blue Dialogue series! The focus of this year’s series is The Water-Energy Nexus and Water (and Watershed) Governance Reform.

Please contact Laura Brandes for further information.

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