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Natural Channel Systems Conference 2018
University of Guelph, 23rd-25th May 2018
Sustaining Connectivity: Exploring the Importance of Connectivity in Systems, Knowledge, Practice and Policy

At the 6th Natural Channel Conference we will explore Sustaining Connectivity – linking knowledge through generations, practice among disciplines, policy amidst practitioners, and science across the landscape. In 2018 we will take a multidisciplinary look at natural channel systems with a widened view of cause and effect, employing the knowledge of past work with present research to connect the landscape to the channel.

This conference is geared to practitioners, academics, policy makers and other stakeholders from government, conservation authorities, consulting firms and environmental organizations. It will provide an avenue to discuss, share and learn new science, policy, practices and academic research. In line with the theme, we encourage all disciplines to join the conversation to make connections professionally, in knowledge, and in practice.

Call for Abstracts - Deadline Monday November 13th

As a reminder, the Natural Channel Conference Committee is soliciting abstracts from practitioners from across Canada for the May 23-25, 2018 Natural Channel System: Sustaining Connectivity Conference.

The abstract deadline is fast approaching - please submit your abstract by Monday November 13, 2017.

The Committee is seeking abstracts on new ideas, approaches and projects in the following subject areas:

  • Collaborative Design
  • Communications
  • Economics
  • Environmental Flows
  • Innovation
  • Monitoring and Lessons Learned
  • Policy and Regulation
  • Resilience
  • Urban Hydro-modification

A description and example topics for each session can be found on the conference website under “Call for Abstracts”. You will also find more information on the conference, presentation formats, and instructions on how to submit your abstract. Please send questions and completed abstracts to

We look forward to seeing you at the 6th Conference on Natural Channel Systems!

Conference Committee Members
- Alexandra Veglio, Credit Valley Conservation
- Dr. Andrea Bradford, University of Guelph
- Bill Trenouth, Credit Valley Conservation
- Cassie Schrembri (co-chair), Credit Valley Conservation
- Ed Gazendam, Water’s Edge
- Jack Imhof, Trout Unlimited Canada (retired)
- Jacqui Empson Laporte, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
- Jeff Hirvonen, GeoProcess Research Associates
- Karen Anderson, Allset Inc.
- Mariette Pushkar, Ecosystem Recovery
- Rick Portiss, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
- Sally-Beth Betts (co-chair), Credit Valley Conservation

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact:

Karen Anderson
Conference Coordinator, 6th Conference on Natural Channel Systems
1‑888‑274‑1364 ext. 103


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