Is Our Drinking Water at Risk?
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)
Is Canada's urban drinking water at risk?
Clean drinkable water is life, yet most Canadians take water for granted.
With less than 3 per cent of municipally-treated water used for drinking, the rest goes down our drains and toilets or on our gardens. We often fail to consider the sustainability of our water.
On June 23rd, you are invited to a free panel discussion,
Is Our Drinking Water at Risk? Water Challenges and Water Solutions in a Changing Landscape
at Telus World of Science in Vancouver, featuring three scientists approaching the question from different perspectives.
- Should we manage growth by accessing new water sources or increasing conservation?
Steve Conrad, SFU
- How is our use of land impacting water systems?
Hans Schreier, UBC
- Our water may look pristine, but in remote areas and in First Nations communities, we need to engineer sustainable water treatment solutions.
Madjid Mohseni, UBC
Moderated by Oliver Brandes of the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance.
7 PM - 8:30 PM Discussion
8:30 - 9:30 PM Networking social hour with a cash bar
This panel discussion is the second in a series of cross Canada discussions and is hosted by the Royal Canadian Institute for Science in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation. The series aims to boost the public’s awareness and understanding of science and of how scientists work.
This event is possible through the generous support of the RBC Foundation BlueWater Project and the Telus World of Science.
When & Where
Royal Canadian Institute (RCI) & the David Suzuki Foundation
The Royal Canadian Institute for Science (RCIScience)
RCIScience is Canada's oldest scientific organization. We began in Toronto in 1849 to help bring science and technology to address problems facing the expanding country. We continue to connect all Canadians to the science and technology so vital to our society.
The David Suzuki Foundation
We collaborate with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work.