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June 27th, 2017

Simon Fraser University's Faculty of Environment's Pacific Water Research Centre and partners are inviting you to learn about an exciting rain garden initiative in Puget Sound and explore what it would take to build 12,000 rain gardens on the North Shore.

An effective blend of regionally coordinated but locally driven efforts, the 12,000 Rain Gardens in Puget Sound campaign has played a major role in taking the rain garden concept from obscure to commonplace and from outlier to mainstream in terms of stormwater management strategies. With representatives from the City of North Vancouver, the District of North Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver, we will talk about what it would take to engage our citizens in such an initiative here on the North Shore.

COLOMBIA’S TRANSFORMATION: GOOD NEWS IN A CONVOLUTED WORLD: BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN A GROWING MIDDLE INCOME ECONOMY WITH HIS EXCELLENCY NICOLAS LLOREDA-RICAURTE AMBASSADOR OF COLOMBIA

Join us for a presentation and discussion with the Colombian Ambassador to Canada Nicolas Lloreda-Ricaurte on the Colombian economy, political outlook, trade and investment, and business opportunities for Canadian companies.

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Room 470 Hamber Foundation Boardroom,
SFU Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W Hastings Street, Vancouver

This is a free public event.

Biography

His Excellency Nicolás Lloreda-Ricaurte, serves as Ambassador of Colombia to Canada since February 14, 2013. Previously (2010-2012), he served as the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Colombia in Washington, D.C. Between 2001-2010, Mr. Lloreda practiced law in Washington D.C., where he focused on international business transactions, trade, investment policy and international dispute resolution. Mr. Lloreda also served as Director General of the Andean Community (1997-2000), where he supervised the legal department and prosecuted and defended cases before the Andean Court of Justice. Earlier, Mr. Lloreda spent four years with the Colombian Government Trade Bureau in Washington, D.C. (1993-1997), where he served as Director of the Trade Bureau of the Colombian Embassy. In 2010, he was appointed as an arbitrator before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, ICSID. Mr lloreda is an attorney admitted to practice in Colombia, the State of New York and the District of Columbia. His wife, Alessandra is an economist. They have two children.
 

This event is sponsored by:

  • SFU International
  • SFU School for International Studies
  • SFU Institute for Diaspora Research & Engagement Development and Sustainability Group
  • SFU Faculty of Environment: Professional Programs & Partnerships

RAIN GARDENS AND OTHER GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE: APPROACHES TO MANAGE STORM WATER AT HOME

Learn about various ways to minimize run off and flooding damage from rain and snow to our local ecosystems and community infrastructure in this two-part event. All are welcome, registration is free (pre-registration required).

Rain Garden Tour

Enjoy a guided tour of a local rain garden developed by West Vancouver residents at Pauline Johnson School. Learn valuable tips for building your own rain garden from Kyra Smiljanic, Co-Chair for the community project.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Location: Pauline Johnson School (Back Field)
1150 22nd St., West Vancouver

Followed by:

Presentations by Sustainability and Water Experts from SFU and the Fraser Basin Council

Discover how different types of green infrastructure including rain gardens can manage storm water and flooding plus hear about the Seattle and Puget Sound initiative to install 12,000 rain gardens.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Education Centre (Classroom 1)
2225 Marine Dr., West Vancouver
 

This Cool Drinks is proudly supported by:

  • Vancity
  • SFU Community Engagement Funds
  • Faculty of Environment, Professional Programs