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. We are pleased to partner with the Canadian Water Resources Association in hosting this important conference about issues surrounding dams in the Prairie provinces.
"The Dammed Rivers!"
October 1 - 3, 2018
Park Town Hotel
A multitude of dams are found along our rivers throughout the Prairie Provinces – rivers both large and small. Dams are constructed for a variety of reasons – to create reservoirs to use for electrical generation, water use and recreation, dams to create wetland areas for waterfowl and wildlife, and dams to control water drainage.
These dams change the landscape in many ways, altering stream flows, creating lakes, and creating wetlands. All construction affects the landscape in some way and therefore the way that we humans interact with our surroundings.
The conference will bring together experts from many fields related to the existence of dams. We have confirmed speakers from Water Security Agency, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Global Water Futures, SaskPower, Bow River Basin Council, University of Guelph, Environment Canada, Meewasin Valley Authority, City of Saskatoon, and Golder Associates, with more TBA in the near future. Please join us October 1 through 3, 2018 in Saskatoon to hear about how the presence or lack of dams affects our everyday lives.
Stay tuned for more details.