Considering Site C

Event Date: Nov 20 2009
City: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada

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The Peace River in northern British Columbia is currently being considered for a major hydro-electric project at Site C, near Fort St. John. The river has already been dammed twice. Another dam raises many potential questions about social and environmental effects.

We seek to answer the following questions:
How does the environmental and social history of the river inform the current debate?
What environmental changes will a dam introduce?
What are the possible social and economic effects?
Are there alternatives to secure BC’s future electricity needs?

Archived Presentations

NiCHE has archived three presentations from this event. The Peace River in northern British Columbia is currently being considered for a major hydro-electric project at Site C, near Fort St. John. The river has already been dammed twice. Another dam raises many potential questions about social and environmental effects.


Citation: Hirt, Paul. “On System Evolution of Electric Power Generation.” Considering Site C.
Running Time: 25:07
Bio: Paul Hirt is a professor of history at Arizona State University


Citation: Loo, Tina. “Towards an Environmental History of Progress.” Considering Site C.
Running Time: 16:43
Bio: Tina Loo is a Professor of History at the University of British Columbia


Citation: Mouat, Jeremy. “On the Columbia River Treaty” Considering Site C.
Running Time: 15:32
Bio: Jeremy is a Professor of History at Athabasca University Abstract:

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