Webinar—Shared Water, One Framework: What Canada Can Learn from EU Water Governance
This was first webinar in the POLIS Water Sustainability Project's 2011/2012 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Upcoming webinars are listed below and on the PDF poster (download at bottom of page). The archived recording of the webinar can be viewed here.
Webinar Date and Time
Wednesday September 28, 2011
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST
When it comes to water management, both Canada and Europe face the challenges of jurisdictional fragmentation, unclear responsibilities, and disconnected governance. In 2000, the European Union applied a collaborative approach to water management driven by an ambitious policy: the EU Water Framework Directive.
The guest speakers will discuss the benefits of collaborative water governance and summarize lessons learned from the EU that could be applied in Canada. They will compare water pollution control in the EU and Canada and discuss how more effective environmental regulation and environmental management can contribute to economic opportunities.
If you are interested in reading Shared Water, One Framework (a February 2011 briefing note from the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW)) before the webinar please click here.
Émilie Lagacé, 2009 Gordon Water Fellow
Ralph Pentland, Co-Chair Canadian Water Issues Council (CWIC) and Member of Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW)
Inger Weibust, Assistant Professor, Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University
**SPACE IS LIMITED**
To register email Laura Brandes at communications (at) polisproject (dot) org
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