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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 […]

Dr. Scott and Dr. Curtis Present at 2019 Water Supply Association of BC Spring Workshop

Dr. Scott and Dr. Curtis Present at 2019 Water Supply Association of BC Spring Workshop

Department of Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences faculty members Dr. David Scott and Dr. Jeff Curtis teamed up to deliver a presentation on “Water Quality After Catastrophic Fire in a Watershed: Effects on Hydrology (D. Scott), and Impacts of Large-Scale Forest Wildfire on Water Quality (J.Curtis)” to members of the Water Supply Association of BC.  This […]

Dr. David Scott speaks at a recent watershed tour and workshop hosted by the Okanagan Nation Alliance on World Water Day, March 22, 2019.

World Water Day: March 22, 2019

Collaborative Approach to Water Resiliency: Protecting Our Headwaters. In celebration of World Water Day 2019, the Okanagan Nation Alliance hosted an experiential watershed tour and workshop for members of the community. The day started with a tour of the Peachland Watershed at Headwaters Lake with the sharing of Indigenous traditional knowledge and perspectives. Approximately 100 […]

A Community Water Forum on Fire and Flood: Climate Change & Extreme Weather in the Okanagan

A Community Water Forum on Fire and Flood: Climate Change & Extreme Weather in the Okanagan

Fire, smoke, flood, drought are becoming a new reality in the Okanagan and across the entire Northern Hemisphere.

Forests are the Key to Fresh Water

Forests are the Key to Fresh Water

Both forest vegetation and climate change have an impact on water supply.

EFN Conference: October 17-18, 2018

EFN Conference: October 17-18, 2018

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Environmental Flow Needs Conference 2018: Science, Policy & Practice – October 17-18 in Kelowna, British Columbia

Water Repellent Soils

Water Repellent Soils

Before the very large wildfire season in 2003, the topic of hydrological effects of wildfire had hardly received any attention in British Columbia.

Reflecting on Impact

Reflecting on Impact

The legacy of an endowment continues to advance important research, foster connections between researchers and industry, engage with the community and enrich student learning.

Watershed Tour: June 2018

Watershed Tour: June 2018

Representatives from academia, government, industry and the community gathered on the land to discuss pressing watershed issues.

International Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment

International Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment

Top scientists from around the world gathered at UBC Okanagan to talk about water availability, forestry and aquatic ecology and how they are affected by forest disturbance and climate change.