Upcoming Events, February and March 2012

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC, February 16-20, 2012.

Session 1: Friday February 17, 2012  12:00-12:45pm (lunchtime topical lecture)
Topic: Water Privatization, Urbanization and Development
Speaker: Karen Bakker (UBC)
Sponsor: AAAS

Session 2: Friday February 17, 2012  1:30-4:30pm (afternoon panel session)
Topic: Links and trade-offs between water, energy and food security
Speakers: Howard Wheater (USask), Patricia Gober (Arizona State U), Gordon Young (former UN WWAP coordinator), Dennis Lettenmaier (U of Washington), Peter Gleick (Pacific Institute), and Karen Bakker (UBC)
Moderator: Diana Allen (SFU)
Sponsors: AAAS and the Canadian Water Network (CWN)

Session 3: Friday February 17, 2012 7:30-9:30pm (free evening event open to the public)
Topic: Water Security in Canada
Speakers: Howard Wheater (USask), Gordon Young (former UN WWAP coordinator), Tom Pedersen (UVic), Judy Isaac-Renton (BC Centre for Disease Control)
Moderator: Karen Bakker (UBC) and Mike Church (UBC)
Sponsors: AAAS, University of British Columbia, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and the Canadian Water Network (CWN)

World Water Day – March 22nd 

Events 1: Emily Carr University of Art and Design is organising a four day event to celebrate World Water Day. Evening events are open to the public/ daytime events are by invitation onlyTo apply to participate visitwww.downstream.ecuad.ca or email reimaginingwater@gmail.com

March 5-14: Concourse Galley Exhibition
March 21-24: Series World Water Day events “Downstream: Reimaging Water”

March 22nd: Free evening event open to the public 7-8:30pm Readings by Lee Maracle and Michael Blackstock and screening of “Samaquan: Water Stories”

Event 2: Canadian Water Resources Association and Engineers Without Borders are organizing a workshop on the UN World Water Day theme “Water and Food Security”. This will be an all day event at Performance Works on Granville Island. Participants are encouraged to visit Emily Carr for their evening of readings and film screening. More information will be released shortly.

Green College Lecture on Water and the MDGs

Dr. Lyla Mehta
Off track, Onside?  Realising the water and sanitation MDG may be possible but what will it achieve?
5pm, Coach House Green College
March 28th, Wed
Dr. Mehta will also be giving the colloquium  in Geography that Tuesday March 28th at 12.30 pm. The talk will focus on issues of water scarcity. Again, more details forthcoming.

Water into Wine…

The EDGES research collaborative will also be organizing a Water into Wine event later this spring.  The evening will involve a film showing on contemporary water issues, followed by wine, snacks and conversation.  Details will be provided by early March.


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