We have had another very successful World Water Week at UBCO! From panel discussions, film viewings, opening ceremonies, keynote addresses and water conservation games, our goal has been met to raise awareness for water related issues, and sustainable development.
From all members of the World Water Committee we thank each and every one of you. Contributors, attendees, and those who came and visited our site. Every ounce of awareness matters! It is our hope that you consider water conservation and issues, not only through Water Week, but continue to make small but overall significant changes in your day to day routine.
Eileen Delehanty Pearkes is speaking this morning at 8:20AM to CBC Daybreak South’s Chris Walker. Tune in to the online audio player and listen to her discuss the Columbia River Treaty! Click on the link below, and then listen live to CBC to hear the interview.
Thinking about water and sustainable development, concept body artist Emma Fay created the above art, capturing the very extremes of water management on a human canvas. Water flowing from pristine nature to a whirlpool of waste, making a sharp division between those that have and those that do not have. The pair of jeans is a reminder of the 10 000 litres of water required for its production.
Emma Fay is inspired by evolution, origins and mind sets, and to create this fine piece of body art, some 8 hours of work and a very patient model were needed.
Tonight we get started at UBC Okanagan with the panel discussion on critical issues surrounding water and sustainable development! The panel discussion will begin at 5PM, followed by a viewing of the new movie and winner of the Canadian International Film Festival’s Award of Excellence “The Paddler”.
Discussions about green economy often ignore the social – this short 10 minute video addresses this issue. For more information, take a look at UNRISD’s Project on the Social Dimensions of Green Economy and Sustainable Development http://www.unrisd.org/greeneconomy
“The Paddler” has received the award of excellence by the Canadian International Film Festival this year. The attached article details Bob Purdy and Carey Missler’s journey in making the film, and their reaction to winning this award.
Bob and Carey will be joining us as panel members on March 17th, 2015, and following the discussion there will be a showing of “The Paddler”.