Working In and About Water

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Format: Online 


In this two-day workshop, expand your knowledge of legal obligations and environmental constraints in environmental and natural resource-related projects that involve work in or around water. You’ll be participating in this interactive format of discussions, breakout sessions, and activities with like-minded professionals.


  • Interpret current and recent changes to Canadian and British Columbia legislation, regulation and policies 
  • Apply current regulatory frameworks for individual projects of all sizes
  • Assess potential project risks, requirements and regulatory obligations
  • Recognize potential project constraints, including fish and fish habitat, streams, species at risk, migratory birds and navigable waters
  • Plan projects to avoid and mitigate harmful impacts to the aquatic environment
  • Identify and contrast roles and responsibilities (professionally and ethically) of proponents, qualified professionals, regulators, Indigenous peoples and other stakeholders in conducting and reviewing projects in or about water
  • Understand how projects are reviewed by regulatory bodies (e.g. Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Complete and submit applications for permits, approvals and other authorizations to regulatory bodies successfully
  • Develop and discuss approaches to avoid issues and errors that can result in time, cost and potential litigation.

This Course Includes

  • Free, lifetime access


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