Unprecedented flooding in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley in November and December of 2021 had a profound impact on thousands of acres of farmland.
Come join us in-person on Saturday November 5th at the Signature Sandman Hotel in Langley to network and hear from a great line up of speakers discussing changing climate conditions and the impacts and lessons learned from the disastrous atmospheric river event that flooded Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie.
- 9:30am to 10am: PD event sign-in/coffee and networking
- 10am to 3pm: PD event
Cost: $20 includes lunch
Session topics will include:
- Atmospheric river events and future climate condition projections for BC
- Impacts of flood water on surface water and soil
- Impacts on blueberry plantings and their recovery
- Mass carcass disposal
- Dr. Elizaveta Malinina (Liza), Research Scientist, Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis (CCCma), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Carrington Pomerory, Physical Scientist, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)
- Liz Freyman R.P.Bio., Water Quality Section Head, Regional Operations Branch, Environmental Protection Division, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy
- Eric Gerbrandt, Research Director BC Blueberry Council
- Jake Turek, Waste Management Engineer, Agriculture Resource Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Food
- Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag., Associate, Senior Soil Scientist and Regulatory Specialist, McTavish Resource & Management Consultants