Our Water Our Future - A Community Conversation
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (MDT)
Alberta's water belongs to all Albertans. How it's managed for the future is vitally important to us all.
CommunityWise Resource Centre is holding a public meeting to give Calgary residents a chance to provide input on the water conversation currently being conducted by the Government of Alberta. The Centre welcomes anyone to attend the session, which will begin with a presentation on the water conversation and will be followed by a facilitated discussion in which feedback will be recorded for submission to government.
The Government of Alberta is engaging in public water conversations throughout the Province. What are the long-term needs and issues for Albertans when it comes to healthy lakes, hydraulic fracturing, drinking and wastewater systems, and water management.
When: Tuesday, March 26th
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Water Conversation begins
× Sign-in, receive information materials, pick-up some refreshments, meet fellow attendees.
6:10 pm - Community Wise Welcome
6:15 pm - Government of Alberta
× Alberta's water context
× About the Water Conversation
6:25 pm - WaterSMART
× Agenda review
× Café style process
× Options to participate in the Water Conversation
6:30 pm - Break-out topic conversations: Round 1
7:00 pm - Break-out topic conversation: Round 2
7:30 pm - Break-out topic conversation: Round 3
8:00 pm - Break-out topic conversation: Round 4
8:30 pm - High-level topic summaries of 'what we heard'
8:45 pm - WaterSMART
× Online survey
× Draft summary notes - review option
8:50 pm - Government of Alberta Closing Remarks
8:55 pm - Community Wise Closing Remarks
The conversation will take place on March 26th, at the CommunityWise Resource Centre 223 12th Avenue SW from 6pm to 9pm. For more information on the water conversation, please go to waterconversation.alberta.ca. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
When & Where
Formerly named The Old Y Centre for Community Organizations, due to its location in the historical YWCA building, COMMUNITYWISE RESOURCE CENTRE is the administrative body of the Old Y building, and has rebranded to distinguish itself as a unique, community driven, collaborative space for multi-sector groups to pursue their individual activities in the context of community development and social change.
Located at 223 – 12th Ave SW, in the heart of Calgary’s Beltline, COMMUNITYWISE maintains a beautiful venue that provides offices, meeting rooms, activity spaces, and both indoor and outdoor common spaces for over 60 member organizations. United by the concept of “co-location” (together in the same space), we believe that when diverse, multi-sector groups co-exist in the same location, the result is more than the sum of its parts. The centre is democratically managed with a tenant board of directors, and a small staff collective. The COMMUNITYWISE office is open from Monday to Friday for access to member organizations, public resources and events. Members have access to the building for their events, meetings and programs seven days a week, from 6am to midnight.