Understanding Basin Water Resources

Training Type(s): Education, Webinar
Date / Time: May 27, 2017 6:30 pm

Saturday May 27th, 12:30 – 1:45 Pacific, 1:30 – 2:45 Mountain time

Dr. Martin Carver, Aqua Environmental Associates, and
Vice- Chair, Columbia Basin Watershed Network Society

Responding to a growing interest in current information about water resources and water monitoring efforts, Columbia Basin Trust has released a report about the current state of water knowledge in the Columbia Basin Trust region. The report is called Water Monitoring and Climate Change in the Upper Columbia Basin.

Since climate change can influence the quality, quantity and timing OF FLOW of Basin water resources, understanding relevant changes and trends is increasingly important for Basin communities and resource managers. The report includes:

* an overview of Columbia Basin water resources, from glaciers to groundwater, and pressures on them
* anticipated effects of climate change on various types of water resources in the Basin
* status and scope of water monitoring efforts in the region
* an outline of opportunities to fill knowledge gaps about water resources to support a range of activities such as ecosystem stewardship and community water supply planning.

This webinar will be given by Dr. Martin Carver, who prepared the report on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust. The webinar will come to you live from the Spring Member Meeting of the Columbia Basin Watershed Network.