Season Two Launch of The Freshwater Stream
Watersheds are the source of BC’s most precious resource – our freshwater. Our watersheds provide us with freshwater for drinking, agriculture, recreation, sanitation and also support many local economies in BC.
To bring a spotlight on the importance of BC’s watersheds, in 2021, Canadian Freshwater Alliance, in collaboration with Watershed Watch Salmon Society and CodeBlue BC launched the first season of The Freshwater Stream — a podcast about BC’s watersheds and the people who care about them.
Host Danielle Paydli has since interviewed British Columbians from across the province who are working to protect their home watersheds, from the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island to the Nass and Unuk transboundary watersheds in northwest BC.
After last year’s successful season one, we are happy to announce the launch of season two!
The first episode features Lina Azeez, Coquitlam River watershed resident and Connected Waters campaign manager for Watershed Watch Salmon Society. Lina and Danielle discuss the severe rainstorms in November 2021 that resulted in devastating flooding in the Fraser Valley. They dig into how British Columbia’s governments must look to other ways for managing floods that will better protect communities and wild salmon from future flood risk.
Next month we will be speaking with David Slade, a water well driller, on groundwater in BC. Be sure to subscribe on your podcast app to get notified when the next episode drops!