Keeping Water on the Land
Be part of the Lake Winnipeg solution
Thursday June 20th, 2013
10 am to 3pm
Greenwood Inn & Suites, 1715 Wellington Ave
Featuring Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh, United Nations' Bob Sandford, and more, this workshop explores the Lake Winnipeg solution. Learn about what is wrong, what actions are being taken to make things better, and what you can do to help. To learn more and register, visit www.mbwatercaucus.org
Webinar - Giving Nature a Voice: Legal Rights of Waterways
Monday, June 24th, 2013
3 pm to 4:30 pm
The weaknesses of our environmental laws stem in large part from the fact that the overarching legal system treats the natural world as property that can be exploited and degraded, rather than as an integral ecological partner with its own rights to exist and thrive. While our laws focus on the rights and needs of people to flourish, they pay relatively little attention to the same rights on the part of the natural world. They assume that the environment will be protected if humans take from it a little less, and a little less quickly. But this simply slows, never stops, the downward slide. Drawing on case studies from around the world--including the Whanganui River in New Zealand--the guest speakers will discuss the importance of rights of waterways, progress that has been made, and challenges that lie ahead.
Linda Sheehan - Executive Director, Earth Law Center
Vernon Tava - Solicitor, Grey Lynn Neighbourhood Law Office, New Zealand
To register email Laura Brandes at firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd Annual Golf Fore Water Golf Tournament
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Larter’s St. Andrews
TEAMS OF 4 GOLFERS costs about $178 per golfer and includes:
Get some friends together to form a team (personalize your team name) for a super day of fun at our 3rd GOLF FORE WATER Tournament … you’re supporting a great cause! For more information please visit the Lake Winnipeg Foundation website.
Lake Winnipeg Basin Workshop
Experience the Lake Winnipeg Basin up-close with CWN!
August 19-23, 2013
This workshop will take students and young professionals to the Lake Winnipeg Basin to explore the challenges and associated work that is being done in this expansive area. The week will feature a unique, hands-on, interactive program including site visits, tours, outdoor activities and direct interaction with researchers and local water professionals.
A light lunch
2 golf carts/team
18 holes (Texas scramble with shotgun start at 1 pm)
A fun-filled, entertaining Dinner event with amazing prizes
A tax receipt for a portion of your registration fee
CWN will bring successful applicants from across Canada for the opportunity to learn from local watershed experts on the unique challenges that are faced in the Lake Winnipeg Basin related to water management. In addition to the significant educational value of this workshop, participants will also benefit from an excellent opportunity to network with other students and young professionals, as well as with experts from a variety of disciplines.
Application deadline is June 20th. Visit website for more details.
Rosenberg International Forum: The Mackenzie Basin
The Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy released this report based on the findings of a 2012 workshop on transboundary relations in the Mackenzie River Basin. The workshop convened several experts in the fields of law, economics and various scientific disciplines with the goal of looking at the legal and scientific principles relevant to creating a co-ordinated basin-wide approach to management.
Save Our Seine hiring Executive Director
Seeking a highly organized person with demonstrated communication, project planning and fund raising skills, to assist in implementing our stewardship and awareness initiatives. The position begins in September 2013 and lasts for at least 14 months. Apply by July 15th.