Welcome to the website of the BC Branch of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA). The CWRA is a national organization of individuals and organisations from the public, private and academic sectors that are committed to raising awareness of the value of water, and to promoting responsible and effective water resource management in Canada.
The BC Branch hosts a variety of events throughout the year to enhance the understanding of water and to provide a venue for networking amongst water resources professionals. The majority of events are held in the Lower Mainland, where most of our members are based, but we also host events in smaller venues as well as online
The BC Branch SYP group held a summer social and potluck, with some brainstorming to support our strategic planning for the 2016/2017 year. This included sharing food, sunshine, laughter, and ideas for what we'd like the BC CWRA SYP accomplish in the next year. We categorized activities the group currently organizes and ideas for possible future endeavours into 3 categories: "Stop", "Start", and "Continue". We then used sticky dots to vote on the ideas we preferred, dotmocracy style! We also threw up words and terms that we associate with the BC CWRA, to produce a sort-of Wordle. The plan is for the group's leaders to use these ideas and preferences to draft a strategic plan with themes, directions, and specific event ideas of the upcoming year.
The BC Canadian Water Resources Association-Students and Young Professionals group is organizing a summer social and potluck next week to get to know one another, share some food / laughs / lawngames, and talk about what you'd like to see from the CWRA SYP this upcoming 2016/2017 year. Never attended a CWRA event? Have a great event and/or speaker idea you'd like to see organized? Just want to hang in the sun and have some fun with new and old friends? Then this evening is for you! Details are below and feel free to bring your friends, family, neighbours, and non-CWRA members.