Thirteen high-profile estuary experts on tap for Duncan symposium

Want to know more about the expected impacts of climate change on coastal communities and estuaries? The Cowichan Estuary Restoration and Conservation Association is holding a full day symposium on the subject June 14.

Expert discussions will highlight how climate change, pollution, unsustainable development and resource use affect the ecological integrity of estuarine ecosystems and coastal communities. It is hoped that the symposium will serve sharing experience by stakeholders related to estuary restoration and conservation, and help to develop strategies to mitigate current and expected adverse impacts.

There will be two morning, and one afternoon session and a panel discussion with representatives of estuary groups from Vancouver Island, Squamish, Surrey and the Washington state.

"Thirteen high-profile presenters from academia, government, non-profit organizations and the private sector promise to turn this event into a unique learning experience and a wake-up call for all of us," said a press release about the event. "Climate change is unequivocal with potentially dramatic future impacts on our lives and the world we know."

The symposium is taking place Vancouver Island University’s Duncan campus. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at a nominal fee of $15 and $10 for students and seniors.

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