The keynote evening of the 2017 NatureCity Festival features an evening with Maude Barlow, renowned Canadian author, water activist, former UN Senior Advisor on water and board chair of the Council of Canadians.
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. This keynote evening, Maude will lay bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of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.
Join us for an inspiring evening, joined by several guests, as we explore the role of water in our prarie lives.
This event is no cost, rush seating. Please order tickets in advance at http://bit.ly/2p9bXbb
Maude is the recipient of fourteen honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”), the 2005 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Fellowship Award, the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment Awards, the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award, the 2009 Planet in Focus Eco Hero Award, and the 2011 EarthCare Award, the highest international honour of the Sierra Club (US).
In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly and was a leader in the campaign to have water recognized as a human right by the UN. She is also the author of dozens of reports, as well as 18 books, including, Blue Future: Protecting Water For People And The Planet Forever and her latest Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis