Conference Workshops and Tours

Registration for the workshops and tours will be available through the conference registration page.


CWRA 2018 Workshops

R Workshop - Half Day

Date: May 28, 2018

Cost: $75 / $60 Student

Combine and save: Flow 3D and R Workshop $235 / $220 Student

Presented by: Sam Albers - Knowledge Management Branch , BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy 

R is an open source programming language and environment for statistical computing and graphics. It has become one of the most widely used languages in data science in all sectors. The utility of R has been highlighted previously as an excellent choice in hydrology to facilitate automation of repetitive tasks, reproducible workflows and scaleable analysis. This workshop is intended as an introduction to R for beginners. In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Load data into R
  • Conduct a variety basic data tidying steps
  • Generate high quality plots in R
  • Use the R package tidyhydat to access realtime and historical Water Survey of Canada data directly from R
  • Understand where and how to seek help for R
  • Take away your R recipes for future analysis
FLOW 3D - Half Day
Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples
2018 NASH Flow Regatta, Q Competition, and BBQ
Project WET

CWRA 2018 Tours

Half Day Tour: Environmental Equipment Manufacturing & Maintenance Company

Environmental Equipment Manufacturing & Maintenance Company

Date: June 1, 2018 08:00 - 12:00

Cost: $50

Wear comfortable footwear and clothing for a brief outdoor walk in spring (i.e. possibly wet) weather.

Forest Technology Systems (FTS) is a leading manufacturer of remote environmental monitoring solutions including systems, instrumentation and communications technology for the Hydrology, Fire Weather and Meteorology industries. Visit the FTS design, manufacturing and maintenance facility to learn more about the extremely durable monitoring equipment that is built right here in the greater Victoria area! After visiting FTS the tour will stop at Hatley Park National Historic Site, the location of Royal Roads University, for refreshments and a brief walk around the exterior of Hatley Castle.

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Photo credit - FTS


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Photo credit – Hatley Castle National Historic Site


Full Day Tour # 1: CRD Watershed: Source to Tap
Full Day Tour # 2: City and Rural Stormwater Management
Full Day Tour # 3: Pacific Marine Circle Route

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Conference Sponsors

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 Gold Sponsors          
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Silver Sponsors          
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Bronze Sponsors        
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Conference Exhibitors


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