World Water Day 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Join the Water Institute in person this year for World Water Day 2023 celebrations!
More information, including speaker profiles, can be seen on the World Water Day event website.

11:00 - 12:30 PM

WATER: Life, History, Art

This fireside chat will explore our intricate relationship with water; how it has shaped civilizations, reconfigured landscapes, formed political institutions, inspired culture and art. Learn how understanding our past can inform our future water security.

Giulio Boccaletti, Author, Water: A Biography; Honorary Research Associate, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University
Dustin Garrick, Professor and University Research Chair in Water and Development Policy, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo
Ulrike Al-Khamis, Director and CEO, Aga Khan Museum

(In-person event)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Water Careers of the Future

This interactive panel session will provide diverse practitioner perspectives on current and emerging water sector issues and what knowledge, skills and attributes students and early career professional should possess to address them.

Carla Torchia, Manager Great Lakes National Programs Office, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Krystyn Tully, Owner, President & CEO, Entremission
Bill Malyk, Vice-President Water Sector Lead Canada, WSP Golder
Monica Emelko, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

(In-person event)

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

World Water Day Evening Social

Join the Students of the Water Institute Graduate Section (SWIGS) after the University of Waterloo World Water Day activities off-campus for an opportunity to network and socialize in-person with other attendees.

(In-person event)