Water Security Evening Event (17 Feb)

On the 17th February 2012, the University of British Columbia’s Program on Water Governance held a panel event exploring Water Security in Canada.

Water is arguably our most critical resource. But how secure is Canada’s water? What are the greatest threats we face? And what should be our priorities for management and conservation? Invited experts explored these questions, and presented views on current and future water issues in Canada. The presentations were followed by a moderated discussion with audience members.

Speakers included:

Prof. Gordon Young (former UN World Water Assessment Program coordinator),
Prof. Howard Wheater (Canada Excellence Research Chair in Water Security and Director, Global Institute for Water Security, University of Saskatchewan),
Prof. Tom Pedersen
(Director, Pacific Institue for Climate Solutions, University of Victoria)
Prof. Diana Allen (Department of Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University)
Dr. Judy Isaac-Renton (Public Health Laboratory Director, BC Centre for Disease Control).

The panel was moderated by Prof. Karen Bakker, Director of the UBC Program on Water Governance (and author of Eau Canada: The Future of Canada’s Water) and Prof. Mike Church (University of British Columbia).

Water Portraits” by Peter Holmes were also on display.

Water Security in Canada was a free event open to the public, held in conjunction with the 2012 Annual Meeting of the AAAS in Vancouver. It took place in room 109, Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building on Friday 17th February from 7:30-9:30pm.

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