Water Here, Water There: Can we protect watersheds in the face of future demands in Alberta and beyond?

Free Public Forum and Book Launch of Eau CanadaEsso Theatre, Calgary ZooMonday, September 17, 2007, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.Hosted by the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and Bow RiverkeeperJoin us on September 17 for an engaging and informative public forum, including a panel and a presentation, on water management issues, both here in Alberta and across the border. Celebrate the launch of Eau Canada: The Future of Canada’s Water published in 2007 by UBC press and edited by Karen Bakker, director of the Program on Water Governance at the University of British Columbia. In this timely book, 27 contributors discuss contemporary water management and governance in Canada and solutions for protecting this vitally important resource. Mix and mingle with book contributors as well as grant recipients and advisors of the Foundation’s Fresh Water Resources Protection Programme.AgendaCanadians and Americans Working Together to Protect Transboundary WatershedsAdèle Hurley, director of the Program on Water Issues at the University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies, will moderate a panel with Steve Thompson, Project Coordinator with the National Parks Conservation Association in Whitefish, Montana and David Conrad, Senior Water Resources Specialist with the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, DC.Short break for mix and mingle and book launch. A Landscape Vision for Alberta: The Delicate Balance Between Myriad Demands and Ecological ConstraintsBrad Stelfox, landscape ecologist and founder of FOREM Technologies, will give a dynamic multimedia presentation using his ALCES (A Landscape Cumulative Effects Simulator) simulation tool to argue the case for a truly integrated approach to ecosystem management.For more information visit www.gordonfn.org or contact Margaret Chandler at 403-244-2211 or by email at mchandler [at] greenfuse [dot] ca

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