In many parts of BC changing precipitation patterns and average temperatures are resulting in hotter and drier summers. These conditions increase the water needed for healthy crops and livestock while reducing the available water supply. This session will highlight projects that have been underway in very different parts of the provinces (Delta and the Kootenays) to implement proactive strategies for increasing agricultural water resilience.
Strategies for improving water conservation on farms: Lessons from the Kootenay-Boundary region, Andrew Bennett, Living Lands Agroecology
Modelling, monitoring and sharing salinity data for agricultural water management in Delta, Leisa Yee, Delta Farmers’ Institute and Andrew Nadler, Peak HydroMet Solutions
Session host: Emily MacNair, Climate & Agriculture Initiative