Call for Poster Designs

The Okanagan Basin Water Board and the Canadian Water Resources Association, BC Branch, have extended the deadline for poster submissions to the siwłkʷ (WATER) FOR ALL – OUR RESPONSIBILITY Environmental Flow Needs Conference 2018: Science, Policy & Practice.  The conference is planned for October 17-18, 2018 in Kelowna, B.C. The NEW submission deadline for posters is Sept. 7, 2018.

As noted previously, this conference will bring together representatives from national and international organizations engaged in water management or research, including fisheries and water managers, First Nations, regulators, policy-makers, academia, and NGOs.

We invite you to share innovative approaches to establish and protect Environmental Flow Needs (EFNs) by presenting your poster at the conference.


  • Methodologies for determining EFN values
  • EFN science and applications
  • EFN and fisheries
  • Ecosystems services and EFNs
  • EFN policies – opportunities and barriers
  • Collaborative approaches to EFN management
  • Drought response plans

We have prizes for best student posters!

All posters should include background or problem summary, discussion of approaches / methods used, and results and conclusions. Poster content should be informative and inclusive of an interdisciplinary group and broader audience. Suggested poster size: 36 inches (91 cm) x 48 inches (120 cm).

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:The deadline for submission of poster abstracts is Sept. 7th, 2018. We will notify authors of accepted poster abstracts by Sept. 10th, 2018.

For more information, please contact Nargiz Rahimova at

For more on the conference, please visit

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