Join Maude Barlow, best-selling author and activist, for a discussion of British Columbia’s water crisis and the upcoming provincial election.
2:00 p.m. April 8, 2017
University of Victoria, Rm A240, Human and Social Development Building (Map)
Presented by the Council of Canadians, The University of Victoria, UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme, and The Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA).
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Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of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.
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