Upcoming events

  • Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 13:00

This the second webinar in a 3 part series.

Session Two
Climate change presents urgent challenges for Canadian agriculture, and one of the most pressing is changes in freshwater supply accompanied by increasing demands for water.

Dr. Jay Famiglietti, Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan 
Dr. Oliver Brandes, Co-Director of the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies.
They will discuss changing water availability throughout Canada and the implications for agriculture and food security. They will also provide reflections on the Water Sustainability Act in BC and opportunities for improving water governance in the face of climate change.

More info here.  

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 13:00

This the third webinar in a 3 part series.

Session Three
Understanding the challenges in the Cariboo & Okanagan regions in BC

Climate change presents urgent challenges for agriculture, but the specific challenges faced can be very different across regions and types of production. Water needs and the impacts of policy needs to be understood at the regional level.
This webinar features Dr. Joanne Taylor, Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, and 3 panelists who are deeply involved in agricultural water issues.

Dr. Joanne Taylor will present initial findings from a Partnership Development Project examining agricultural resilience to climate change in the Cariboo and Okanagan regions of BC with a focus on water. The research included a review of regulations and policies in BC related to water supply and agriculture as well as interviews that explored how the implementation of BC water policies is affecting the resilience of agricultural producers to climate change.

Three guest panelists will discuss key challenges and opportunities that exist for water supply management in both the Okanagan and Cariboo. 
Andrew Petersen (BC Ministry of Agriculture)
George Powell (consulting agrologist)
Hans Buchler (BC Wine Grape Council and the Canadian Grapevine Certification Network) 
More info here.

  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 10:00

For the third installment of this four-part webinar series, we welcome back José Úrbez-Torres, a Research Scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, along with two international guests - Jonathan Kaplan, an economist at the University of California Davis, and David Gramaje, a plant pathologist from the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (ICVV) in Rioja, Spain. These individuals will present on the emerging issue of grapevine trunk diseases (GTD) in Canada and internationally - what trunk diseases are, economic impacts, control strategies at the nursery level and young vineyards, and the current situation of GTD in Canada.
Date: Thursday May 27th, 2021
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 PM PST
Location: Zoom webinar
Registration is required
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For those unable to attend, the webinar will be recorded and posted to CGCN-RCCV's website.

  • Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 02:00 to Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:00

Sustainable Wine

The Future of Wine Americas 2021

How the wine industry can build resilience and turn sustainability into an opportunity

Online conference, discussion format, FREE to attend

June 2 and 3 

Featuring several BC wine industry speakers.   

Agenda attached - watch the website for updates

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