Magazine article ROM Magazine

Director's Signature Series: Water!

Magazine article ROM Magazine

Director's Signature Series: Water!

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This dynamic series of lectures, panels, and debates provides an engaging public forum to address pressing and controversial issues around water--one of the most critical environmental topics of our time.

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Should Canada Sell its Water?

Opinions are sharply divided: some say selling to our thirsty southern neighbours is inevitable, so we should set our own terms: others contend that even a trickle will open a floodgate of issues.

Speakers: Adele Hurley, director of the Water Program at The Munk School of Global Studies, moderates a panel of experts

Date: February 15, 2011, 7 pm

The Blue Covenant

Among the items under discussion is the proposed Article 31--the global obligation of water-rich countries to provide clean potable water to the 1 billion people who do not have access to it.

Panelists: Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, the Council of Canadians; Bruce Pardy, professor of Environmental Law, Queen's University; and Dr. Zafar Adeel, director, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health Date: March 3, 2011, 7 pm

The Blue Legacy

Alexandra Cousteau continues her family's environmental advocacy and storytelling. Speaking with passion and first-hand knowledge, and accompanied by stunning footage from her own expeditions, she will outline the global interconnectivity of water issues and the critical importance of local action.

Speaker: Alexandra Cousteau, granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Cousteau

Date: March 8, 2011, 7pm

Full Day Symposia

Leading scientists, academics, industry specialists, and policy makers present day-long forums on the following topics designed to encourage participation and the exchange of ideas. …

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