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Water News

CREATE H2O: First Nations solutions to First Nations issues
The University of Manitoba has just announced CREATE H2O...[a research project] intended to address the longstanding lack of accessible sanitary drinking water within First Nations communities.

Water footprinting: will it help companies manage a scarce resource?
Water is not just vital to sustain life; it's also a crucial resource for businesses. From food and clothing to cars and mobile phones, water is an essential input.

Experts Address Global Water Issues in Stockholm
Over 2,500 leaders and experts from the world’s scientific, business, government and private sector communities are convening this week for the annual World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden.

Manganese levels in all Winnipeg water on the rise
Manganese levels in Winnipeg water have been steadily increasing over the past few years, according to city tests. And the highest level recorded in recent routine testing of Winnipeg's water is raising health concerns.

Water Investor Sharon Kleyne Announces New Category Water Development Stock
Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, addresses that, as an investment, fresh water is described by Goldman Sachs as the “petroleum of the next century.”

Dangerous mine conditions require government action to protect environment
According to an engineering report filed with the Manitoba government on August 30, an underground mine is on the verge of collapse under Bernic Lake in eastern Manitoba between Whiteshell and Nopiming Provincial Parks.

Ingenious 19-year-old Develops Plan to Clean up Oceans in 5 Years
With millions of tons of garbage dumped into the oceans annually and repeat incidence of oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon Disaster, it’s the Ocean which has taken the brunt of unsustainable methods from man.

No water, no beer: brewers race to save the ales
As water becomes increasingly scarce on our ever more crowded and warming planet, brewers of beer are racing to secure a steady supply of their most prized ingredient by using less of it.

EcoAction to fund the Water Caucus "Protect our Water"

The Manitoba Eco-network Water Caucus has received Environment Canada EcoAction funding to run the "Protect our Water" project.

"Protect our Water" has been running since 2010, educating Manitobans and providing tools for water conservation in the home. With the funding provided through EcoAction, we are expanding to deliver programming in both official languages. Read more about "Protect our Water" on our website.

If you are part of a community that might be interested in participating in the "Protect our Water" project, please contact the Water Caucus at water@mbeconetwork.org for more information.



Upcoming Events

Celebrating Sustainability Month
Oct 1-3: Celebrating Sustainability Kick off event
Oct 4-10: Water Week
Oct 11-17: Food Week
Oct 18-24: Waste Week
Oct 25-31: Energy Week
Nov 1-2: Celebrating Sustainability Wind up event


Manitoba’s first Sustainability unConference is a month-long celebration of the people, organizations, and businesses who are inspiring and empowering us to live more sustainability.

The MESDWG (Manitoba Education for Sustainable Development Working Group) invites organizations and businesses like yours to get involved in this month-long celebration. The unConference aims to inspire and empower Manitobans to accelerate the uptake of sustainable living. For more information on the unConference visit our website at www.sustainabilitymonth.ca.



CWRA LUNCHEON
Growing Forward 2 Growing Assurance: A new Ecological Goods & Services Program

Oct 3, 12 Noon
Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Hwy

The new Growing Assurance – Ecological Goods and Services (EG&S) Program is a partnership between Canada and Manitoba that provides funds to local Conservation Districts to help implement Beneficial Management Practices restore, conserve and enhance the agricultural landscape.This presentation will provide an overview of some of the tools used to develop Growing Forward 2,  and some of the outcomes expected.

FEATURING GUEST SPEAKERS:
Dr. Esther Salvano, Manitoba Agricutlure, Food and Rural Initiatives
Dr. Rhonda McDougal, Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship

COST: $15.00 Members, $20.00 Non-Members
Please register by sending an email to
mb@cwra.org by 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 27, 2013


Virtual Living Waters Rally 2013
October 3, 2013 at 10:30 am to October 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm

The Canadian Freshwater Alliance invites you all to participate in the 2013 Living Waters Rally from the comfort of your home or office space. Over the course of two days you will have the unique opportunity to discover leading strategies for freshwater organizations, to participate in engaging discussions and to connect with colleagues from across the country.

This Rally will have something for everyone: storytelling, creative memes, collaboration with Indigenous water allies, constituent mapping, list building for recreation and fishing groups, not to mention a keynote from one of Canada’s leading engagement organizers.

If you haven’t participated in a Virtual Rally before, don’t sweat it. You probably already have what you need: a computer with internet connection, a microphone and speakers or earphones.



Resources

The RBC–Evergreen Watershed Champions Award

Evergreen's Watershed Champions program supports high-impact student learning about Canadian watersheds and recognizes teachers that cultivate both knowledgeable and caring students.

Nine awards ($2,500 - $3,500) are awarded to classes from Kindergarten to grade nine who demonstrate learning about their local watershed or about water in the context of their local watershed.

Award recipients will be announced June 2014. Award money will be given to the school and must be applied against school environmental initiatives.

Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 18, 2014 5pm Eastern Standard Time

For more information please visit the RBC Evergreen Watershed Champions Award website.
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