Roadmap for a Sustainable Agricultural Weather Monitoring Network in BC

May 12, 2021 - 12:30pm(PDT/PST)
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Roadmap for a Sustainable Agricultural Weather Monitoring Network in BC, May 12 @ 9:30am

Strategic adaptation is required to effectively manage climate change risks such as increased frequency of extreme events, abnormal weather patterns, and introduction of new pests. The BC agriculture sector also has opportunities to adapt by implementing new and innovative production practices that can increase resilience and make BC more competitive. This type of adaptation can only be accomplished if high-quality quantitative weather data is available that can be used to help the agricultural sector understand the climatic changes that are occurring, and document new changes.

This webinar discusses findings from a soon to be released comprehensive report that provides the roadmap for the establishment and maintenance of a BC agri-weather network, including:

  • The status of meteorological monitoring within BC,
  • An assessment of agricultural areas that lack sufficient baseline coverage, 
  • Recommendations for an operational structure that builds on work to date, and
  • Tangible action items for improving weather monitoring and tools for agriculture in BC.

The report, Roadmap for Sustainable Agricultural Weather Network in BC, prepared by Andrew Nadler from Peak HydroMet Solutions, will be released in early May in advance of this session.

Register to receive the report and attend the session here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/150983354277

The report and webinar are part of a project supported by the Climate & Agriculture Initiative and the BC Agricultural Climate Adaptation Research Network.