Access to Safe and Sustainable Drinking Water Sources in First Nation Communities

Date: April 15th, 2019

According to Health Canada and the First Nations Health Authority, drinking water advisories are currently in effect in over 40 First Nation communities across Canada, including nine First Nation communities in British Columbia. Drawing on current research and firsthand experience, this webinar will explore the topic of safe and sustainable drinking water in First Nation communities.

Drawing on current research and firsthand experience, this webinar explored the topic of safe and sustainable drinking water in First Nation communities. The speakers discussed the serious realities around this issue, addressed some of the challenges being faced, and offered insight on how decision-making can be improved.

SPEAKERS
Lalita Bharadwaj (School of Public Health, University of Saskatchewan)
Kukpi7 (Chief) Wayne Christian (Splatsin)

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Hosted since 2010 by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria, the Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series brings together expert water practitioners and thinkers, as well as emerging water leaders, to engage with innovative ideas on water policy and governance in Canada. By creating an online community of interest, the series strengthens the national capacity to engage with and solve problems, and raises awareness about emerging Canadian water issues, best practices, and policies. The 2018/019 season is being co-hosted by POLIS and the Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN) with a focus on research developed by WEPGN researchers and partners.

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