Date - 10-08-20
Time - 12:00 PM
Location - Online
Tickets - Tickets
Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin is excited to present a brand new webinar series sponsored by City of Saskatoon!
Our second webinar on October 8 features Michael Goffin, Regional Director for Environment and Climate Change Canada, speaking about Protecting Canada’s Fresh Water: Creating a Canada Water Agency.
Canada has the third largest renewable supply of fresh water in the world. No resource is more important to Canadians than fresh, clean water—to our economy, health, and well-being. That’s why the Government of Canada is creating a new Canada Water Agency to work together with the provinces, territories, Indigenous communities, local authorities, scientists and others to find the best ways to keep our water safe, clean and well-managed. Environment and Climate Change Canada, with support from Agriculture and Agri-food Canada, will be working with other federal departments and agencies over the coming months to explore current and projected future freshwater management challenges. Challenges to fresh water—both water quality and quantity—can differ vastly between regions and communities across Canada. This presentation will discuss fresh water challenges in Canada as well as the role a new Canada Water Agency could play in protecting our water.
Due to the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to forego the regular annual conference format. To maintain social distancing while still sharing professionals’ insights on the latest water issues, we are excited to offer a series of monthly webinars with Canada’s water experts.
Healthy watersheds are essential to human, ecological, and economic health. The PFSRB webinars will be the premiere opportunity for partners working across the entire Saskatchewan River Basin to discuss collaborative efforts to improve watershed health. These webinars will enhance the exchange of science, best management practices, stewardship, and education to foster the health of lakes and waterways, and demonstrate commitment to a healthy water system.