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CPAWS SAB AGM with guest speaker Robert Sandford

  • Date: September 09 2014
  • Location: Lougheed House, 707 - 13 Ave SW Calgary, AB
  • We hope you can attend CPAWS Southern Alberta's Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, from 6:30PM - 8:30PM at Lougheed House, with time for mingling following the presentations.  Refreshments and light appetizers will be provided.  We are pleased to welcome guest speaker Robert Sandford, EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations Water for Life Decade.  Please email kolson@cpaws.org with any questions about the AGM.

    Everyone is invited to attend this free event!

    Guest Speaker Topic

    Climate Disruption in the Canadian West:
    Math & Aftermath

    Incorporating the latest in scientific research findings, this powerful presentation on Canada’s changing hydro-climatic circumstances and their consequences underscores the urgent need for a new level of public understanding of linkages between water, weather, climate and ecosystems and a greater degree of policy integration in the management of lands and waters in the Canadian West. In conclusion this presentation will lay down a practical policy framework for an era desperately in need of relentless and courageous citizenship and meaningful leadership.

    About our Guest Speaker Robert Sandford

    Bob Sandford is the EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade. This national partnership initiative aims to inform the public on water issues and translate scientific research outcomes into language decision-makers can use to craft timely and meaningful public policy.

    Bob is also the Director of the Western Watersheds Research Collaborative and an associate of the Centre for Hydrology which is part of the Global Water Institute at the University of Saskatchewan. Bob is also a Fellow of the Biogeoscience Institute at the University of Calgary. He sits on the Advisory Board of Living Lakes Canada, the Canadian Chapter of Living Lakes International and is also a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), a national water policy research group centred in Toronto. Bob also serves as Water Governance Adviser and Senior Policy Author for Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team. In 2011, Bob was invited to be an advisor on water issues by the Interaction Council, a global public policy forum composed of more than thirty former Heads of State including Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, U.S. President Bill Clinton, and the former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Brundtland. In this capacity Bob works to bring broad international example to bear on Canadian water issues. In 2013, Alberta Ventures magazine recognized Bob as one of the year’s 50 most influential Albertans.   

    Bob 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. Bob’s sixth book on water, Saving Lake Winnipeg, was published by Rocky Mountain Books in the fall of 2013. The latest RMB publication Flood Forecast, was co-authored with Kerry Freek in May 2014. Bob lives with his family in Canmore, Alberta.

    Sincerely, 

    CPAWS Southern Alberta

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