Presentation on theme: "There are sixteen Monitoring Programs that were awarded to St’át’imc Eco – Resources (SER) following the completion of the Bridge System Water Use Plan."— Presentation transcript:
There are sixteen Monitoring Programs that were awarded to St’át’imc Eco – Resources (SER) following the completion of the Bridge System Water Use Plan in March of 2011. Year 1 of the program (2012 – 2013) focussed on contracting, development of project management capacity, development of a safety program, engagement of experts, technician training and initiation of monitoring projects. Water Use Plan Monitoring:
The ultimate success of the WUP monitoring projects from the St’át’imc perspective depends upon whether 2 overarching objectives are achieved: 1.Capacity Building and 2.Employment Generation (short & long-term.) From BC Hydro's perspective success could be defined as effective delivery of the Terms Of References and testing of the monitoring hypotheses as well as resolution of the management questions. These topics will be regularly re-visited during future WUP monitoring project workshops.
As part of the WUP annual activities, 2 workshops, one in the fall and one in the spring, are held to bring together SER technical personnel and sub-contractors, BC Hydro as well as SGS staff. The purpose of the workshops include: communications; peer review; developing synergies including economies of scale; co-ordination; and capacity building opportunities.
Activities: 1 st year WUP project proposals have been accepted by BC Hydro for Bridge River Monitoring Projects 2, 5, 11, 12, 15, and 16 funds were released for work to begin. 2 nd year WUP project proposals accepted by BC Hydro For Bridge River Monitoring Projects 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, and 14 funds were released for work to begin. BRGMON 6 and 10 will start in 2014.
The St’át’imc technicians were trained to meet BC Hydro safety standards. Training Included: Swift Water Rescue level 2, WPP, PCOC, MED A3 in 2013. Training
St’at’imc Eco – Resources Progression: BRGMON 13 and BRGMON 16 were managed by St’át’imc Environmental technicians. Both projects employed Field Supervisors, Project Manager, and Sr. Technicians. Introduced capacity building throughout the Monitor projects. April 2012 SER pre-qualified as a supplier of services to BC Hydro to monitor the 16 Bridge River Monitor projects. Milestone for SER and SGS in 2012 was the preparation of a Safety Program to guide safety management plans and activities.
IMPLEMENTATION OF SER 2013-2014: Renewing SER Board of Directors. Continue with implementing the SGS Fisheries Implementation Plan 2013-2017. Meet with Communities to discuss contract work SER would like to conduct more safety audits. We’ve established safety procedures, just need the time to conduct them.
SER’S GOALS: Introduce more capacity building and Job shadowing within each of the Monitor projects. Implement training needs and requirements. To employ St’át’imc technicians into higher positions within each monitor project.