The Climate Crisis is a Water Crisis

What: A Water Forum in Recognition of World Water Day

Date: March 22nd, 2022

Hosted by the Water Security for Canadians consortium (comprising the Global Water Futures (GWF) program, University of Saskatchewan, the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, the POLIS Water Sustainability Project, and UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health), this forum consisted of two panels that brought together Members of Parliament across parties and Indigenous leaders with interest in water (High-Level Panel), as well as water experts from universities and civil society (Water Knowledge Panel). Read more>

Keynote Speakers

Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

Dr. Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences Programme, UNESCO

High-Level Panel

Elizabeth May, MP

Francis Scarpaleggia, MP

Dan Mazier, MP

Laurel Collins, MP

Linda Debassige, Chief M’Chigeeng First Nation

Monique Pauzé, MP

Water Knowledge Panel

Dr. John Pomeroy, Global Water Futures

Dr. Dawn Martin-Hill, McMaster University

François de Gaspé Beaubien, Zoom Media & Fondation de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation

Dr. Corinne Wallace, Global Water Futures

Merrell-Ann Phare, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources & Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW)

The event was facilitated by Dr. Annette Trimbee, MacEwan University, and Robert Sandford, The United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).