Date
-
Branch
Fraser Valley-District 2
Location
Signature Sandman Langley Hotel, 8828 201 St, Langley, BC V2Y 0C8
PDH
5.00
Event PD type
Agrology CE – Informal

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.  

Time:

  • 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

Speakers include:

  • 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

 

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