World Water Day 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019 (all day)

Leaving no one behind: Water for all

Join the Water Institute for a full day of activities as we explore together how to find viable solutions for marginalized people living without safe water.

UN-Water's World Water Day on March 22, 2019, tackles the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many are being left behind. On this day, the Water Institute will host a World Water Day celebration at the University of Waterloo that will include an Indigenous panel, research posters and lightning talks, a career fair and keynote presented by former Ontario premier Bob Rae. 

For more information, and to register, visit the World Water Day website.

Time and Location Activitiy
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. STC atrium Registration, coffee, networking
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. STC 0060

"Exploring solutions to the Indigenous water crisis in Canada," presented by: 

  • Chief Linda Debassige, M’Chigeeng First Nation, Ontario
  • Lydia Hwitsum, Cowichan Nation, British Columbia; Principal, Hwitsum Consulting; Board of Governors Royal Roads University
  • Deborah McGregor, Whitefish River First Nation, Ontario; Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, Osgoode Hall Law Faculty, York University
  • Kelsey Leonard, Shinnecock Nation; PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science; Philomathia Water Policy Fellow, McMaster University
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. STC atrium Lunch and networking
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. STC atrium Career Fair
12:00 - 2:30 p.m. STC atrium Water student research poster exhibit
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. STC 0060 Water student lightning talks
2:30 -3:00 p.m. STC atrium Coffee and networking
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. STC 1012 "What the challenge of clean water at home and around the world tells us about ourselves, our country, and our planet" presented by former Ontario premier Bob Rae