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Monday, March 22, 2021 — 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT

Join the Water Institute for a virtual event exploring what water means to different people, its true value, and how we can better protect this vital resource together. 

More information, including speaker profiles, can be seen on the World Water Day event website.

9:30-11:00 a.m. 
Exploring Our Relationship With Water

Water2Me Workshop

How is water important to your home and family life, your livelihood, your cultural practices, your wellbeing, your local environment? Join SWIGS and the Water Institute for an interactive discussion, learning from one another, and exploring ideas around our relationship with water.


Anishinaabek N’Bi (water) Pedagogies

Sue ChiblowPresented by Ogamauh annag qwe (Sue Chiblow)

This presentation will share knowledge on Anishinaabek N’bi pedagogies that we are water, water is life, water has a spirit, water is medicine, and is the lifeblood of Mother Earth. Everything starts with spirit as reciprocity to our responsibility in our relationships with N’bi. The presentation will contrast Anishinaabek worldview to mainstream society’s worldview, exploring women’s roles and responsibilities in water governance. 

    


2:00-3:30 p.m. 
All We Can Save: Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson in Conversation with Dan Riskin 
Healing our Oceans, our Climate, and our Injustices.

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth JohnsonDr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson is a marine biologist, policy expert, writer, and Brooklyn native.  She is founder of Urban Ocean Lab, a think tank for coastal cities, and is co-creator and co-host of the Spotify/Gimlet podcast How to Save a Planet. With Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, she co-edited the anthology All We Can Save, to nurture the feminist climate renaissance. She publishes widely, including in The New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, she blogs on Scientific American. Dr. Johnson was named one of Elle’s 27 Women Leading on Climate, Outside Magazine called her  “the most influential marine biologist of our time,” and Time Magazine named her to their 2021 Next 100 list of emerging leaders who are shaping the future.

Dan riskinDan Riskin is CTV News' Science and Technology Specialist, contributing science stories from across all disciplines including space, robotics, health, biology, physics, chemistry, and artificial intelligence. Dan's specialty is the biomechanics of bats, the subject of his PhD (Cornell University ’06) degree, and of the more than 20 scientific papers he has authored or co-authored. He is the former co-host of Discovery Canada’s DAILY PLANET, and Animal Planet’s MONSTERS INSIDE ME. Dan has hosted science specials for Science Channel, National Geographic, and CTV’s W5.

This session is supported by the RBC Foundation

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