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Water E-Bulletin - A service of the Manitoba Eco-Network
October 13, 2016
 

October is Sustainability Month

View water through the lens of sustainability this month and join in the celebration! Organizations from Manitoba are providing opportunities to learn more about sustainable living. This month features a month-long series of events including film screenings, book readings, workshops, panel discussions, music concerts, art exhibits, and much more! More information.

Events

Water Wednesdays
October 19 - Qualico Family Centre

The final event in Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s three-part series, So now what: Water stewardship in the real world. Where are the opportunities for on-the-ground solutions? What does meaningful collaboration look like? How can we measure return on investment? Join special guest Gord Bluesky (Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective), Justine Reid (LaSalle Redboine Conservation District), Loren Remillard (The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce), and Francesco Zurzolo (SNC-Lavalin Inc.).  More information.
Recent Advances in Integrated Hydrologic Modelling: Application to the Assiniboine River Basin
October 25 - Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Highway

An introduction to HydroGeoSphere will be provided, with focus on recent advances in its ability to facilitate high-resolution fully coupled groundwater – surface water simulations for large river basins. An overview of the Assiniboine River Basin project will also be provided along with some snapshots of current progress.Register online.
41st Annual Manitoba Conservation Districts Association Conference
December 6-8 - Keystone Centre, Brandon

We will have presenters on carbon ranching, water ponding, wetland restoration in other countries, local stories of big wins on the landscape, and much more.  Take a look at new and exciting changes like a day and a half stacked full of keynote speakers PLUS a completely new layout!. More information. 

34th Annual Red River Basin Commission Conference
January 17-19 - Ramada Plaza, Fargo ND

This years’ conference theme Passport to Progress:  Thinking Beyond Our Borders will continue to look at how residents, organizations and governments work together to achieve basin-wide commitment to comprehensive integrated watershed stewardship and management in the Red River Basin. More information.

News

Drown-proofing program could come to Winnipeg School Division
October 3 - CBC
The tragic deaths of two Winnipeg School Division students this summer at Grand Beach prompted a trustee to bring forward a motion to add drown-proofing programs at schools.

Ripple effect: The Red River, what's in the water and how safe is it?
October 4 - Global News
Proposed changes to the way the province operates the Portage Diversion would send more Assiniboine River water downstream to ensure municipalities such as Headingley and Winnipeg "share the pain" of flooding with property owners along Lake Manitoba. 

Red River Basin Municipalities Talk Climate Change
October 8 - Pembina Valley
Municipal leaders from across the southern Red River Valley gathered in Morris this for the Third Annual Red River Basin Commission South Chapter Fundraiser Dinner. This year's theme, Climate Adaptation - With An Agricultural Perspective, featured Manitoba municipal relations minister Eileen Clarke and Dr. Hank Venema from the Prairie Climate Centre as the guest speakers. South Chapter board chair Don Wiebe says the issue of climate change is a timely one having come through one of the wetter summers on record.

Resources

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Work with us! We are hiring for an Education and Outreach Assistant. More information.

Water News Fall 2017 Issue is out!

Feature article: A bellwether of climate impacts to come, written by R. W. Sanford, EPCOR Chair, Water and Climate Security, UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health. Browse the digital version here.
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