World Water Day YEG 2019

March 22, 2019 - 4:30pm to 8:30pm

From World Water Day YEG:

Join us for an exciting evening to meet and network with inspired water collaborators, learn about local water initiatives in the province of Alberta, and listen to forward-thinking solutions on freshwater issues. Water is essential for life, and is the single most important resource on the planet. World Water Day YEG will feature:

Keynote Speaker, Engaging Talks, and Q & A with Water Experts in Alberta

The event will be held at the Shaw Theatre on the NAIT Campus and will feature a variety of speakers who bring diverse perspectives to this year's theme: Leave No One Behind (Human Rights and Refugees).

  • Keynote address: Caleb Behn, Special Advisor - Water, Assembly of First Nations
  • Renee Vaugeois, Executive Director of the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
  • Dr. Nicole Marshall, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the department of Political Science at the University of Toronto

Interactive Tradeshow & Exhibitor Space

In the foyer outside the Shaw Theatre we will have an exhibition of water innovators. Booths will be set up to provide demonstrations, information, and opportunities to engage in active solutions to water issues. This year we even have an Augmented Reality Sandbox!

Networking Reception

Get to know the YEG water community with beverages and tapas following the presentations.

International Fundraising 

We will host a fundraising opportunity for the international organizations Water for People and Water School that are dedicated to ending the global water crisis.

What is World Water Day?

Designated by the United Nations in 1992, March 22 is an international day held as a means of bringing awareness to the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The 2019 theme Leave No One Behind (Human Rights and Refugees) highlights the need for greater attention on bringing safe, reliable access to clean water to all people.



NAIT Shaw Theatre
11762 106 Street NW
T5G 2R1 Edmonton , AB