Another Drop March 2015
For the March 2015 Another Drop Seminar, the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) is pleased to announce its next free, public lecture: Bob Sandford and Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace speaking on the topic of the importance of meeting water and energy targets post-2015!
This Another Drop event will feature the launch of the UN report, Putting Water and Energy at the Heart of Sustainable Development, a reception announcing a new partnership between UNU-INWEH and EPCOR, and a seminar presentation on the importance of meeting water and energy targets post-2015.
Water & Energy for Societies, Equality & Sustainable Development
As independent sectors and through their inextricable linkages, water and energy are key drivers of economic growth and social development. Together, water and energy can promote stable societies and human dignity as well as realize basic human rights. However, significant advances are required in policy, research, and practice to realize the benefits of this nexus. Specifically, there needs to be policy prioritization, technology mobilization, and investment shifts within and between both sectors. Ultimately, a dedicated water goal in the post-2015 development agenda, with key interlinked targets in the energy goal, is essential to achieving a sustainable future.
Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace has broad experience at the water-health nexus including the areas of environmental factors for climate change impacts on and outbreaks of waterborne diseases and linkages to human health and well-being. Prior to joining the United Nations University, she worked in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph, was a water-environment specialist for the Public Health Agency of Canada, and consulted in Part 2 of the Walkerton Commission of Inquiry into the Walkerton, Canada drinking water tragedy of 2000.
Bob Sandford is the EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade. He is also an associate of both the Centre for Hydrology and the Global Water Institute at the University of Saskatchewan and senior water policy advisor for the Inter-Action Council an international policy advisory group composed of 30 former Heads of State. Sandford has published a number of high-profile books on water including, Cold Matters: The State & Fate of Canada’s Snow and Ice, which was published in late 2012.
When?: Tuesday, March 10th, 2015
Time?: 6:00pm (Reception) 7:00pm (Seminar)
Where?: McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road South, Hamilton, ON. CANADA. L8P 0A1
Admission Cost?: Absolutely free! Seating is limited, so please register your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking?: On-site parking is available free-of-charge after 5pm.
Do I need to be an environmental scientist to attend the Another Drop Seminars?: No, UNU-INWEH’s Another Drop Seminar Series was created as a means to help the general community understand key linkages/challenges on issues regarding water, environment, and health. Students and faculty from any field of study and all members of the community who are interested in the global water crisis are encouraged to attend. This seminar series is open to the public, and a great way to network with professionals and other like-minded individuals!
What will you gain?: Lessons from leading practitioners working at the interface of climate science and policy in water management.
Where can I learn more about the Another Drop Seminar Series?:
Visit inweh.unu.edu/another-drop for more information.
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