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Inaugural event of the 2017-2018 Great Lakes Waterworks discussion series

  • D.G. Ivey Library New College, University of Toronto 20 Willcocks St Toronto, ON (map)
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Where are we going and how will we bring water with us? A public discussion on community-based water monitoring, citizen science, and Indigenous water governance in Canada today.

Community-based water monitoring utilizing citizen science methods is growing in Canada as people across the country are mobilizing to protect water resources amidst growing insecurity. As more and more initiatives with innovative ideas and technology are emerging in regions throughout Canada, the time is right to reflect on the changing landscape of water stewardship.

How do community-based water monitoring initiatives see themselves? What are their perspectives on the relationship between government initiatives and their work? Most significantly, how does this work intersect with decolonial water governance being led by Indigenous communities? These are just some of the questions we will address together. Indigenous ceremonial blessing will begin the evening. A panel discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

Gabrielle Parent-Doliner, program manager for Swim Guide, is to be one of the five speakers for the event. 

Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m., please consider arriving at 5:20pm to join us.
Discussion: 6:45pm to 8:30pm.


Earlier Event: October 24
Lake Ontario, Our Future to Shape
Later Event: October 27
Waterfront Summit