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The Story of Water: How Albertans can help solve the World’s water crisis

Mar 21 2010 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

World Water Week reminds people that clean water is quickly becoming scarce. Approximately one billion people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack water for adequate sanitation (see http://www.unesco.org/water/wwap/facts_figures/mdgs.shtml). Almost half of the World’s population faces water scarcity (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/environ.shtml).

Although Darfur and Calgary seem worlds apart, both share the same problem: water. For the first time in 15 years, the Government of Alberta plans to change how water is allocated, which gives Albertans a great opportunity to shape the future of this and future generations to come. Come and join us for the Story of Water: How Albertans Can Help Solve the World’s Water Crisis, because Albertans can be a part of the solution by being actively engaged at home. 

Highlights

First 200 people will receive a free gift bag from Community Natural Foods, Spuds.ca, and Bullfrog Power

Also, people will have a chance to win a canoe from Mountain Equipment Coop and rain barrels from Green Calgary!

Art by: Dick Averns

Music by: Singer and Songwriter, Evan Freeman and Paul Gettis

Speakers

  • Julia Ko, Water Policy and Programme Coordinator for Water Matters,
  • Shahab Moeini, Water engineer who worked in Darfur to provide people with clean water, University of Salzburg

Special thank you to ARUSHA and the Student Association of Mount Royal University.

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 19, 2010 by Anonymous

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