Kamloops: Maude Barlow discusses B.C.’s water crisis

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 -
19:00 to 21:00

Maude Barlow

Join Maude Barlow, best-selling author and activist, for a discussion of British Columbia’s water crisis.

7:00 p.m. April 11, 2017
Thompson Rivers University, The Barber Centre – HOL 190, 900 McGill Rd., Kamloops, B. C. (Map)

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The evening will include presentations by:

  • Sunny LeBourdais, Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation
  • Shawna-Rae McLean, student at Thompson Rivers University

This event is co-sponsored by the Kamloops Chapter of the Council of Canadians and TRU Faculty Association Human Rights Committee.

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Kamloops stands on the proposed path of two major projects: the Ajax Mine and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. Both projects face strong opposition and both threaten local watersheds.

Join Maude Barlow, author of the recently released book Boiling Point, as she and others discuss how these projects could deepen the developing water crisis.

We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the world’s fresh water — water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change.

This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep.

Barlow is one of the world’s foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world’s water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security.

Please RVSP if you would like to confirm a seat for this event. Alternatively, seats will be available in the order of arrival.