Last month, Winnipeggers got a taste of what thousands of communities across Canada go through every year: a boil water advisory.
For two days, Winnipeg residents had to boil water for drinking and food preperation. Bottled water flew off the shelves at grocery stores, restaurants and businesses were affected, people waited in long line-ups at coffee shops, only to find out that their favourite morning drink was off the menu, because it couldn't be heated at a high enough temperature to kill off bacteria.
It was inconvenient...for two days. Imagine what it would be like to be under a boil-water advisory for months, or even years. Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has been under an advisory for over 15 years. And the irony of it is that their water quality has been negatively impacted because of the infrastructure that is in place to transport water from Shoal Lake to the City of Winnipeg. Check out the stories in the Water News section of this bulletin
Mark your Calendar for Reel Geen 2015
Inspiring People, Celebrating Nature
Short films will offer awe-inspiring views of the land, water and life we treasure, and the work we all do to protect it. Come to catch up with friends new and old over good food and drink.
To top it off, CBC's Trevor Dineen will host a lively auction with fantastic eco-themed prizes. See you there!
Purchase tickets now: online or by phone 1-800-838-3006
Winnipeg for Water 6k Walk
Sunday February 15, 2015, 1:00 P.M.
Winnipeg for Water is a non-profit organization started by Bronwyn Fenn, a Winnipeg student, who believes that everyone deserves access to clean drinking water.
On February 15, 2015 join Bronwyn and fellow Winnipeggers on the Winnipeg for Water 6 km walk and help raise money for rainwater harvesting tanks. Proceeds from the walk will be donated to the Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) to fund a rainwater harvesting project at a school in the Karatu District of Tanzania.
For more information and to register, visit winnipegforwater.com
Connecting Water Resources 2015 – From Knowledge to Action (CWR 2015)
March 10-12, 2015
CWR 2015 brings together the private sector; public sector; and the world of academia to a forum where leading water thinkers and doers collaborate on how to impact water management. We will address the real needs and questions affecting decision-making in water management.
For more information and to register, visit cwr2015.ca
University of Manitoba: Sustainability Outreach
13 month full time position expected to end March 31, 2016
• Assist the Director and the Office of Sustainability (OOS) team in delivering outreach activities.
• Stakeholder engagement, meeting facilitation, student orientation, community development.
• Event planning and coordination.
• Responding to community requests for information.
• Document findings through report writing.
• Conduct policy research, provide recommendations to OOS Director.
• Provide support to other OOS projects, including but not limited to sustainability performance management and developing technical advice for partners.
• Research, analysis and report writing.
Posting Closing Date: 4:30 P.M. February 13, 2015
For more information and to apply, visit University of Manitoba posting
Office Space for Lease
Manitoba Eco-Network is seeking a suitable sub-tenant for office space located in the EcoCentre on the 3rd floor of Mountain Equipment Co-op, 303 Portage Avenue.
For more information, visit mbeconetwork.org. To view the premises, please contact Christie Fischer: (204) 947-6511 or firstname.lastname@example.org.