Sustainability

Water & Cities: What can be done to future-proof our water supply?

Location:
Calgary

Description:
The Centre for Applied Business Research in Energy and the Environment (CABREE) is proud to present2006 EPCOR Distinguished LectureDr. Peter Droege • Thursday, October 19, 2006 • Calgary, ABWater and CitiesWhat can be done to future-proof our water supply?Fresh Water is the lifeblood of cities and its decline has been recorded on a world wide scaleWith many global metropolitan areas suffering from depleting water resources, water security has become a major concern for many national and urban leaders. The process of evaporating water resources is driven by many factors, one being the development of fossil fuel generation. But the most threatening promises to be accelerating climate change impacts. What can be done to future-proof our cities from a water security point of view? Solutions may lie in integrated water cycle management, distributed micro-watershed management, water right registration and trading and in accomplishing a fundamental urban energy transition to more efficient and renewable models.

ENGO Capacity Building: Engaging Companies for Corporate Environmental Responsibility, New Approaches and Lessons Learned

Location:
Kananaskis

Description:
This fall, join the Pembina Institute in the Rockies to discuss how Canadian ENGOs can best engage companies for corporate environmental responsibility, whether as adversaries or allies.From November 13-15th, Pembina will host a training workshop designed to help the Canadian ENGO community build the skills and knowledge necessary to more effectively engage companies operating in Canada. Highlights of the session include: Presentations by leading industry thinkers and practitioners on what makes companies tick and what ticks companies off; Pembina Institute lessons from 20 years of engaging companies for increased environmental responsibility, both as good cop and bad cop; Shared lessons from the experiences of 20-25 Canadian ENGOs and; A concluding “Thought Leader” forum, during which workshop attendees and industry/government representatives will collaboratively discuss approaches and solutions to a hot-button environmental issue.

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