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Water in the West: Water Resources Conference

October 05, 2007 // 8:00am3:00pm

Please note this event was held in Calgary, Alberta

Water and resource management has become an increasingly hot topic in today's world. Mounting concerns about climate change and energy conservation have created a need to discuss both near-term and big-picture strategies regarding this resource. Broad issues and themes surrounding this subject include rural/urban divisions, economic development, and water management policy.

The Canada Institute joined the Institute for United States Policy Research, the Canada West Foundation, the Network on North American Studies in Canada, and The Institute for Advanced Policy Research for a conference which discussed water and resource management in the western North America region. This conference served as a way to raise consciousness on water issues north and south of the border by engaging the business, academic, and government communities about new implications for Canada and U.S. policy. Topics included ecosystem management approaches, institutional governance, water pollution, resource rights, water quality, and water pricing.

Read below, or click on this link for the program agenda.

Welcome and Introductions
Douglas Walker, Associate VP (Research), University of Calgary
David Biette, Director, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Roger Gibbins, President and CEO, Canada West Foundation
Michael Hawes, Network on North American Studies in Canada
Ron Kneebone, Director, Institute for Advanced Policy Research, University of Calgary

Keynote Address
Henry Vaux, University of California at Berkeley
The Evolution of Water Policy Issues in Western North America

Plenary Session
Introduction by Ron Kneebone, Institute for Advanced Policy Research
Arlene Kwasniak, Canadian Institute for Resource Law
Jurisdictional Challenges to Implementing Ecosystem Management Approaches to Canada/U.S. International Watersheds
Nigel Bankes, Canadian Institute for Resource Law
Transboundary Water Issues in the West from Devil's Lake to the Columbia River

Plenary Session
Introduction by Michael Hawes, Network on North American Studies in Canada
Abe Springer, Fulbright Chair, University of Lethbridge,
If the Water Stops Going Over the Mountain: The Arizona Groundwater Management Code in the Verde River Basin
Ted Horbyluk, Department of Economics, University of Calgary,
Putting a Price on Alberta's Water

Lunch
Introduction by Stephen J. Randall, Institute for United States Policy Research, University of Calgary
The Hon. Rob Renner, Alberta Minister of the Environment

Plenary Session
Introduction by David Biette, Canada Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Lorne Taylor, Chair of the Management Board, Alberta Water Research Group

Wrap-up Session
Introduction by Roger Gibbins, Canada West Foundation
Michal Moore, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Economy and Environment
Kim Sturgess, CEO and founder, Alberta WaterSMART
Robert J. Quint, Acting Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation, United States Department of Interior
 

 
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