Speakers for Keepers of the Water VI: Our Waters are One
September 26-29, 2012 · Fort Nelson, BC
Executive Director, Fraser Basin Council

David Marshall, a professional engineer, is the founding Executive Director of the Fraser Basin Council. The Fraser Basin Council is a non-government organization focusing on collaborative management and sustainability of a large watershed. It involves public, private and non-governmental sectors and First Nations into a new mode of collaborative governance.

In May 1998 he received the National River Conservation Award of Merit for his outstanding contribution to river conservation in Canada by the Canadian Heritage Rivers System. In September 2001 he was appointed the Chair of the Drinking Water Review Panel by the Government of British Columbia to review the effectiveness of the proposed Drinking Water Protection Act.

Mr. Marshall has conducted and participated in workshops on watershed management, sustainable development and environmental impact assessment in many parts of Canada, Russia, Thailand, South Korea, Barbados, Jamaica, China, Indonesia, the Middle East and the Philippines.

» BACKGROUNDER: Collaborative Watershed Governance Initiative (53kb PDF)
» VIDEO: A Fraser Basin Approach to Sustainability (6:49 · YouTube)