Water & Oil Sands Waterlution Workshop

October 25, 2010 - 6:00am to October 27, 2010 - 6:00am
  • Are you interested in learning of the challenges and opportunities to water management?
  • Do you want to learn how community engagement works in Fort McMurray?
  • Are you interested in learning how Alberta's water supply is managed in the oil sands region?

Purpose of the Program

The Water and Oil Sands Waterlution workshop is a two and a half day residential workshop that engages Canadian youth in dialogue surrounding current water issues in the province of Alberta.  This workshop, is in it's fifth year and focuses specifically on the oil sands region, where vast quantities of
water are used for Alberta's booming energy sector. Participants will look closely at corporate operations, the provincial government's policies, the engagement of First Nations and community leaders, and how these groups work together in managing water within this intensive environment.

The purpose of this workshop is to develop future leaders in water resource management and related fields. Participants will be flown from Calgary to Fort McMurray on a group flight departing the afternoon of October 25th and returning late on October 27th.

Please see the attached invite for more information

Who Should Apply

There is space for 20 individuals between the ages of 20-35 to participate in the workshop. In an effort to foster broad dialogue, we are looking for applicants representing the public, private, academic and NGO sectors.
How to Apply

If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please submit a one-page application letter describing your interest in attending the workshop. A CV may be included but is not required. In your application letter, please highlight: why you are interested in learning about water and oil sands production, and corporate, public policy, and community engagement; what potential you see in inter-sectoral dialogue; and what background you will bring to the discussion.

Please submit your application to Elizabeth Hendriks, Waterlution Associate:
[email protected].

Cost of Participation

Participants accepted into the workshop are required to pay a $75 participation fee. Aside from this fee, there are no additional costs to participants during the residential workshop period related to accommodation, meals or field trips. All participation fee cheques should be made payable to Waterlution – A Water Learning Experience. Only with receipt of this cheque is your space confirmed. Applicants who cannot afford this fee should make note of this in their applications. Waterlution supports outstanding individuals and cost will not be a barrier to participation. 

Please note this is the fifth year of the Future of Water Workshop Series. For more information on previous workshops and outcome documents, visit www.waterlution.org.

Deadline for Application is September 17, 2010. The workshop fills up quickly so get your application in as soon as possible.

Please e-mail Elizabeth Hendriks with questions and your application at:
[email protected] or 250 721 8189.

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Fort McMurray , AB