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UBC-led panel tackles water worries, solutions

PostedOctober 6, 2015 by in Vancouver
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Common Sense Canadian publisher and Fractured Land co-director Damien Gillis will join a UBC Dialogues panel this Wednesday evening titled “Water Worries: What is the state of our most valuable resource?”

Moderated by CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe, the discussion will examine the key challenges facing our water resources in an era of climate change and drought. Other panellists include:

  • Margaret Catley-Carlson – Vice chair of the Canadian Water Network Board and patron and past chair of the Global Water Partnership. She is also a member of the United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water.
  • Leila Harris – Associate Professor at UBC’s Institute on Resources Environment and Sustainability
  • Simon Donner – Associate Professor in the Department of Geography at UBC

“We often hear about the possibility of future water wars as populations can’t survive without adequate and safe supplies of fresh water,” say event organizers. “In recent years, the effects of climate change have led to a global redistribution of water reserves, and agricultural and industrial uses are further straining our supplies of clean fresh water. California is in the midst of a devastating drought and in recent months areas of British Columbia have been hit by drought-like conditions.”

Panelists will try to answer pressing questions such as:

What steps do we need to take to protect the quality and quantity of our water supplies for decades to come? What lengths will governments go to in order to secure fresh water sources? Who “owns” the planet’s water and how can we ensure there’s enough to go around?

Wednesday October 7, 6:30-9:30 PM


The Fairmont Waterfront – 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC- map


$10 per person (or free for students with A-Card and advance registration); Register online here



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    ” Who “owns” the planet’s water?”

    Apparently those with the most HAARP machines and geo engineering capability.

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