Canada Water Week
Keep your calendar clear for Canada Water Week and participate in events such as the unveiling of the new Manitoba Museum interactive exhibit about Lake Winnipeg, Manitoba Eco-Network's screening of the new film Watermark, water activities at Oak Hammock Marsh and the celebration of world water day on March 22nd.
More details and links to events in Manitoba will be sent out in the next ebulletin.
Webinar: Improving Water Quality and Quantity with Pervious Pavement
March 19, 1:00 pm (1-1.5hr)
Reduce your runoff quantity and improve your water quality! Join Glenn Herold and Chuck Taylor for a FREE live and on-demand webinar exploring how to reduce your urban stormwater runoff, and improve your water quality through the effective design and maintenance of permeable pavement interlocking concrete paver (PICP) systems.
For more information and to register, visit the Forester University website.
Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative (presented by MEIA)
April 08, 2014, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Highway
Mr. Les Rutherford will provide a presentation which addresses the Lake Winnipeg Basin Initiative (LWBI), the Environment Canada led, Government of Canada program to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its basin. An update will be provided on the three program elements of the LWBI: Science, Stewardship and Transboundary Partnerships.
Visit the MEIA website for more information and to register. Registration is $60 ($40 for members)
Canadian Water Summit
June 18, 2014
International Centre, Toronto, Ontario
The 2014 Canadian Water Summit is returning to Toronto on June 18th to put the spotlight on urban water issues. The event will connect water professionals with paths that lead to solving the Canadian urban water puzzle.
Breakout sessions include:
Early Bird registration is available until March 31st: $549 for Delegates, and $349 for NGOs and Academics
- Putting Water on Page One: How do we put water front and centre in the public eye?
- Urban Emergency: Managing Extreme Water Crises in Cities: How are cities dealing with more extreme effects of a changing climate? How are we better planning for times of emergency?
- Financing Urban Water: How are cities paying for water infrastructure? What are the emerging models?
For more information and to register, visit watersummit.ca
For listings of workshops and conferences happening across the country, visit: Water Canada
Winnipeg Discoloured Water Investigation Report
Independent report cites excess levels of manganese, a naturally occurring metal found in groundwater, for Winnipeg's brown water woes. A city-commissioned report has found that a chemical (ferric chloride) used to treat the water supply could be exacerbating the problem. Find the report together with the CBC story: Chemical used in treatment made brown water worse, report says.