Media Advisory: Interview Opportunity – Scientist available to assist with understanding the evidence presented at the Cohen Commission’s evidentiary hearings on hydro, water, and temperature
September 14, 2011
From September 15-16th, evidence related to impacts from hydroelectric development, water management and temperature impacts will be presented to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River.
Watershed Watch Salmon Society’s Executive Director Dr. Craig Orr will be testifying on September 15th and is available to assist with understanding evidence related to:
- The importance of instream flows to salmon
- Groundwater management
- Thermal impacts on sockeye
- Impacts from hydroelectric developments
See below for the schedule of the evidentiary hearings related to hydro, water and temperature issues. For more information see http://www.cohencommission.ca.
To arrange an interview please contact Dr. Craig Orr at 604-809-2799.
For background information on hydro issues see the report Recommendations for Responsible Clean Electricity Development in British Columbia:
Schedule of evidentiary hearings – Hydro, Water, Temp:
- Dr. Mike Bradford – DFO
- Dr. Steve MacDonald – Research Scientist, DFO
- Dr. Craig Orr – Executive Director, Watershed Watch Salmon Society
- Glen Davidson – Director, Water Management Branch, BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (appointed as Comptroller of Water Rights)
- Paul Higgins – Manager, Environmental Resources Department, BC Hydro (formerly)
- Jason Hwang – Area Manager, Ecosystem Management Branch, BC Interior Area, DFO
- Lynn Kriwoken – Director, Water Protection and Sustainability Branch, Environmental Sustainability Division, BC Ministry of Environment
Watershed Watch Salmon Society has been watching out for BC’s wild salmon since 1998. Our focus is to elevate the dialogue surrounding wild salmon and to improve our chances of saving them. Watershed Watch believes that real changes in attitude and behaviour are based on understanding, and that significant understanding requires a broad and deep appreciation of a wide range of habitat, harvest, and management issues. www.watershed-watch.org