“Canadian Water Summit 2015” will be held in Vancouver (June 25, 2015)
Note to Reader:
The 6th annual Canadian Water Summit is coming to Vancouver, BC on June 25. This national event will offer expert plenary sessions and panel presentations filled with case studies, real world projects and positive examples of nexus opportunities that exist for water and energy which benefit government, industry and first nations. For more details visit www.watersummit.ca
“The Energy of Water theme is about water professionals celebrating the positives and opportunity that water can bring to Canada,” says Todd Latham, Summit Director
“The world is more complex and fragile than ever before. These trends are bigger than any one organization can solve,” stated Todd Latham, Director of the Canadian Water Summit 2015, when he quoted an observation made by IBM’s Geoff Riggs at a previous summit.
“The professionals in attendance will be engaged and inspired by a program that encourages collaboration and seizes advantages of the ‘energy of water’ in Canada and around the world. Led by an advisory committee of water industry leaders, including Oliver Brandes, David Marshall, Anna Warwick-Sears and Ingrid Stephanovic, the Summit 2015 program is beginning to take shape.”
A Look Back to the 2014 Water Summit
“Last year the Summit was held in Toronto and featured world renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky as the luncheon keynote speaker. Mr Burtynsky spoke about his haunting images of water scarcity and impacts around the globe as well as his movie, Watermark, which was released early in 2014,” continues Todd Latham.
“Watermark concerns the history and use of water. The film brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.”
“Robert Sandford was the closing keynote of the 2014 Canadian Water Summit program and spoke passionately about flood risks and our changing climate. Robert had just released his new book ‘Flood Forecast’ which he co-authored with former editor of Water Canada magazine, Kerry Freek.”
“In Flood Forecast, two of Canada’s most respected water experts explain what is happening to the hydrological cycle by way of the very personal impacts that disastrous flooding had on them, their colleagues, neighbours, friends and family.”
Looking Ahead to the 2015 Summit in June
“The Honorable Mary Polak, British Columbia’s Minister of Environment, will deliver a keynote address at the June 25 event which will certainly touch on BC’s new Water Sustainability Act.”
“The Energy of Water theme for the 2015 Canadian Water Summit is more than the water/energy nexus conversation – it’s about water professionals celebrating the positives and opportunity that water can bring to Canada,” emphasizes Todd Latham.
TO LEARN MORE:
For details about the Summit program, and to find out who is on the Summit Advisory Committee, visit www.watersummit.ca. The Partnership for Water Sustainability in BC is an ‘endorsing organization’ of the 2015 Canadian Water Summit.