Sustainability in the Wake of Summer 2018: Linking the Global and the Local as Canada Responds to a Mounting Water Crisis

What: Lecture & Discussion with Bob Sandford

Date: January 17th, 2019

Time: 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Where: University of Victoria, David Strong Building, Room C103

Cost: Free

Join us January 17th for an engaging lecture and discussion with sustainability expert Bob Sandford (EPCOR Chair in Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water Environment and Health), who will be joined by discussant Oliver M. Brandes (Associate Director, Centre for Global Studies; Project Lead, POLIS Water Sustainability Project).

Drawing on current events and recent water crises, Sandford will offer lessons learned in 2018 and the implications for defining and framing water sustainability and policy and law reform responses in the future. He will review findings from a new United Nations University study on the capacity of the Canadian water sector to meet—and help others meet—the United Nation’s sustainable development goals with respect to water domestically. He will also describe the real opportunity for Canada to step up as a leader in freshwater sustainability, including the potential of a modernized Canada Water Act to effect on-the-ground change by linking global water challenges with local solutions.

A discussion and audience Q&A will follow, moderated by Rosie Simms (Researcher & Project Manager, POLIS Water Sustainability Project)


Space is limited. RSVPs are not required but are appreciated. Please email Stephanie Gruhlke at [email protected].

This event is being hosted by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies and POLIS Water Sustainability Project.



Event Poster