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Lake Winnipeg most threatened in world in 2013
Lake Winnipeg has earned a disturbing new title from the Global Nature Fund (GNF), as the Threatened Lake of 2013.

Water Demand for Energy to Double by 2035
The amount of fresh water consumed for world energy production is on track to double within the next 25 years, the International Energy Agency (IEA) projects.

Ducks Unlimited, Manitoba government partner for North America's largest wetlands restoration project 
The Manitoba government and Ducks Unlimited Canada marked World Wetlands Day by announcing a $3.5-million partnership to help restore Delta Marsh, one of the world's largest marshes covering 190 square kilometers on the southern shores of Lake Manitoba. 
Antibacterial agent used in common soaps found in increasing amounts in freshwater lakes
University of Minnesota study raises new questions about use of triclosan. When people wash their hands with antibacterial soap, most don't think about where the chemicals contained in that soap end up. University of Minnesota engineering researchers do.


Upcoming Events

Presentation: Climate, flooding and phosphorus in Lake Winnipeg
Thursday, February 7th, at 4:00 PM
University of Manitoba, Civil Engineering Dept. Room E2-160

University of Manitoba Water Environment Federation would like to invite you to the next presentation in the series of meetings with UMWEF: 
Greg McCullough, PhD, Professor, University of Manitoba.  Panel discussion with Drs. McCullough, Michael Stainton and Jan Oleszkiewicz will follow; coffee and cookies provided.

RSVP by Tuesday, February 5th to Damian Kruk

Manitoba Environmental Industries Association Environmental Career Expo
February 7th,  from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Multi-purpose room, 
second floor University Center,University of Manitoba Fort Garry location, .

32 exhibitors with over 90 professionals from the industry, including:

  • Manitoba Hydro
  • Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship
  • Manitoba Eco-Network
  • Industry Organizations such as Magellan Aerospace and Miller Environmental
  • Reps from all of Manitoba’s Post Secondary Institutions

Keynote Panel Discussion
Developing Your Future – Professional Development in the Environmental Sector: The keynote for this event will consist of a panel discussion exploring some of the options available to students for enhancing professional development.


CWRA Luncheon -  Kidney Failure: Wetland loss, What we can, and can’t, do about it
February 13th at 12:00 noon
Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Speaker: Tim Sopuck, Chief Executive Officer of the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation
Tim's talk, centered on the agricultural landscape, will draw on his program delivery experience, including his interactions with wetland and watershed planners, researchers, agricultural producers and agricultural industry officials. He will discuss wetlands in the context of wider provincial and watershed interests, especially water and nutrient management, and will offer some thoughts – conventional and unconventional - on how to move forward.

Cost: $15.00 for CWRA and SYP Members and $20.00 for Non-Members. To register, contact Janet Sabourin at  Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon, Friday, February 8th, 2013


Canada Water Week: Calendar and event toolkit
Canada Water Week is a week-long celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast, held annually in the third week of March to coincide with World Water Day on March 22.  Individuals, organizations and governments across the country are encouraged to get involved by organizing or participating in fun and educational events. 

This year's theme is I Love My Waterbody.  More information, a Canada-wide event calendar (where you can advertise your event!), and an event toolkit including posters, handouts, and press release templates are available at the Canada Water Week website.

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