Water Solutions Series

The Water Solutions Series launched by the Pacific Water Research Centre in 2016 examines challenges to water demand, availability and quality through a variety of lenses including scientific, ethical, economic, and local knowledge to identify solutions for water conservation and management. Programs in the series include public lectures, community workshops, think tanks, policy roundtables and reports.

Recent Events

April 7, 2016

Free public talk and discussion, 7pm SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver

Water and the Sacred: The Flow from Commodity to Gift

Presented by Dr. Stephen Scharper, School of Environment, University of Toronto.

Are you curious about the water crisis facing over 780 million people and increased threats such as climate change to clean water?  Dr. Scharper will explore how blending human rights concerns with religous and cultural worldviews embracing the sacredness and spiritual power of water may help us address the water crisis.

Reservations:  http://scharper.eventbrite.com

January 18, 2016 – Inaugural Lecture
The Human Face of Water Security: A focus on vulnerable individuals and communities

Presented by Dr. Zafar Adeel, Director, Institute of Water, Environment and Health, United Nations University, Hamilton, Ontario and Steve Conrad, Associate Director, Pacific Water Research Centre, SFU.

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