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An Introduction to the Watershed Ecosystems Science Cluster

An Introduction to the Watershed Ecosystems Science Cluster

We are pleased to share this short video on UBC’s Cluster of Research Excellence on Watershed Ecosystems – an interdisciplinary team of researchers and community partners assessing critical linkages and interactions in the Peachland watershed in the Okanagan. Dr. Wei is the cluster lead. For more information on the cluster, or to request to be […]

5th Annual Community Water Forum: Nov. 30, 2021

5th Annual Community Water Forum: Nov. 30, 2021

Join us for our 5th annual Community Water Forum: An Ecosystem Approach: Finding shared solutions in a changing world Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Time: 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Location: Online via Zoom Webinar Cost: The event is free, but registration is required. For More Information, and to Register: https://research.ok.ubc.ca/cwf/ — At this year’s annual […]

Deforestation, forestation and water supply – Science, March 5, 2021

Deforestation, forestation and water supply – Science, March 5, 2021

Deforestation, forestation and water supply. A systematic approach helps to illuminate the complex forest-water nexus. Download the PDF: Deforestation, forestation and water supply | Science View the article on sciencemag.org Deforestation, forestation, and water supply, Mingfang Zhang and Xiaohua Wei, DOI: 10.1126/science.abe7821, Science 371 (6533), 990-991.

Watershed Ecosystem Science Cluster Announced

Watershed Ecosystem Science Cluster Announced

Watershed Ecosystem Science Cluster Funded through UBC Okanagan Eminence Program November 13, 2020 The newly formed Watershed Ecosystem Science Cluster consists of an interdisciplinary team of eight researchers addressing critical topics such as forest disturbance and cumulative hydrological effects, trade-offs and resilience, inclusion of Indigenous values in watershed governance, and climate change adaptation. Cluster members […]

Dr. Adam Wei responds to questions at the 2019 Community Water Forum

Dr. Adam Wei responds to questions at the 2019 Community Water Forum

The Community Water Forum Held November 2019 focused on water topics of importance to the Okanagan and BC. This year’s theme centred around the role of restoration in achieving resilient ecosystems.

Free Seminar Jan. 31/20: Cumulative Effects of Forest Disturbance on Hydrology in the BC Interior – Dr. Adam Wei

Free Seminar Jan. 31/20: Cumulative Effects of Forest Disturbance on Hydrology in the BC Interior – Dr. Adam Wei

Join us for a free seminar presented by Dr. Adam Wei on: Cumulative Effects of Forest Disturbance on Hydrology in the BC Interior On January 31, 2020 from 3:30pm – 4:30pm in the Science Building (SCI337) at UBC Okanagan Understanding the cumulative effects of forest disturbance on hydrology is critical for reducing environmental risks, protection water supply and […]

Bad fire seasons can come in bunches, but so can quiet ones.

Bad fire seasons can come in bunches, but so can quiet ones.

“Each year is a single case, but overall we’ve got to expect that our fire risk is increasing,” said associate professor David Scott, research chair in watershed management at UBC Okanagan. “We should expect larger areas to burn and that’s the big picture.” The smaller picture is a bit more complex.

A Community Water Forum on Forests, Water and People: The Restoration Imperative

A Community Water Forum on Forests, Water and People: The Restoration Imperative

Creating opportunities for compelling conversation and sustainable solutions that protect our shared water resources.

Dr. David Scott Notes Need for Strategic Fuel Mitigation

Dr. David Scott Notes Need for Strategic Fuel Mitigation

“Fuel mitigation is critical to reducing the threat of wildfire”, notes Dr. David Scott in an interview with Global News on September 27, 2019. Global News Interview: Pressure Mounts for Province To Do More Fuel Mitigation on Crown Land

Local Wildfire Risk Q&A with David Scott – July 19, 2019

Local Wildfire Risk Q&A with David Scott – July 19, 2019

This article was contributed by journalists from local news organizations: Castanet (July 20, 2019) and Kelowna Capital News (July 19, 2019). Summer is upon us in the Okanagan, and unlike summers in recent past, the majority of the valley’s fire danger rating is sitting at low to moderate. But, with long-range weather forecasts predicting little precipitation and a […]