2016 Conference

Each year, Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin (PFSRB) strives to bring quality speakers, water experts, non-profit, and industry representatives together to talk about the interconnectedness and importance of water,  our most valuable resource.  

PFSRB is pleased and thankful to all the sponsors, speakers and attendees that made the 2016 Annual Conference, Every River Has a Story…What is Yours?  possible. The conference took place in Saskatoon from October 16 to 19, 2016 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel.  The theme for the 2017 conference will be Water Quality.

To see what speakers were on the roster and for other conference information you can visit the conference webpage here:  http://www.skriverstory.com/ 

Conference Presentations: 

Oct 17, 2016

A River to Reconcile – Keynote Speaker, Trevor Herriot

Paddlewheels to Confederation: “Fire Canoe” Explores Canada’s Race to become a Nation from Sea to Sea – Ted Barris

A Cross Canada Canoe Odyssey  -  (Video)

The Raising and Revival of Cofan Cabin & Shelburne Heritage River – Sally Steele

Exploring the Connection Between Happiness and a Healthy Watershed in the Skeena River, B.C.  – Quinn Barabash (Video)

Our Battle: People and Place in the Battle River Watershed - Nathalie Olson

Rideau Waterway: Recreation on a 19th Century Canal - Susan Millar

Humber River:  The Carrying Place – Sonia Dhir

Oct 18, 2016

Boiling Point – Keynote, Maude Barlow

Marching into History - Commemorating the War of 1812 in New Brunswick – Molly Demma

Voices From the Deltas – Dr. Toddi Steelman, School of Environment and Sustainability

Water Research: Reflections from In-Land Deltas and Beyond – Dr. Graham Strickert, Global Institute for Water Security

WWF Canada Watersheds Reports: Creating a National Assessment of the Health of and Threats to Canada's Rivers – Elizabeth Hendriks, WWF Canada

The Athabasca River Headwaters: Enduring Values and Evolving Challenges – Shawn Cardiff

Meewasin and Me: How a River Shaped My Work, Life and WorldviewJohanne Kristjanson

Meewasin’s Citizen Science Program: Water quality and BiodiversityGillian May & Kenton Lysak, Meewasin Valley Authority

We Are the River – Keynote, Andrea Menard


Oct 19, 2016

Transformation and Re(formation): Indigenous Peoples and Water – Keynote,  Danika Littlechild

The 2013 Bow River Flood, Flood Recovery and Source Water Protection Planning at Siksika Nation – Dr. Robert Patrick

High Water Concerns for the Wintering Grounds of Mistawasis Nêhiyawak - Anthony Blair Dreaver Johnston​ & Katherine Finn

Eau Canada: How You Can Celebrate Canada 150 on Your River – Molly Demma

Canadian Heritage Rivers System Story Map: Engaging in a Digital AgeNorman Shields, CHRS



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