Water for Life 2010 Conference: Managing and protecting water reserves for future generations

March 25, 2010 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Water crises are occurring more frequently than ever before, and they threaten the lives of people everywhere.

The need is pressing for comprehensive and integrated water management programs that involve parties outside the water sector, as governments alone cannot solve water crises without the cooperation and coordination of these groups. Although there is growing public awareness of world water issues, there are few concerted, long-term and effective efforts on the water front, and only when water disasters hit communities do concrete actions take place, often with results limited to the short-term.

This conference aims to foreground the subject of water issues and provide a space for discussion and debate by policy-makers, water managers, academics, students and the public in general.  It will focus on water management provincially and globally, its progress and challenges, and the implications of water issues around the world.


  • Rob Renner, Alberta Environment Minister
  • Terra Simieritsch, Pembina Institute
  • Caesar Apentiik, University of Calgary
  • William Cosgrove, United Nations Water
  • Abu Shiraz Rahaman, Haskayne School of Business
  • Mike Scarth, Alberta WaterSMART
  • John Barlow, Okotoks Western Wheel
  • Tobias R. Provost, Water Management Consultant
  • Alanna Mitchell, Journalist and Author

RSVP: March 10, 2010 to [email protected] or 403-220-3812.



Great Hall, Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB