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#MountainsMatter for Water: a Panel Discussion > a 2018 University of Alberta Mountain Festival Event

  • Telus Centre, University of Alberta North Campus 1-50, 111 Street and 87 Ave NW Edmonton, AB, T6G 2R1 Canada (map)

Join us on December 11, 2018, for our panel discussion on how #MountainsMatter for Water at the University of Alberta as a part of our 2018 Mountain Festival.

Mountains are ‘water towers’ for the world, providing 60 and 80 percent of all freshwater resources. However, all available records indicate that glaciers in mountain ranges around the world are retreating and disappearing due to climate change. At least 600 glaciers have disappeared completely over the past decades, affecting water supplies relied on by billions living downstream. - Source FAO Departments and Offices

Food, Beverages and Networking from 5-5:30pm

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Christy Urban
Introductions, Event Host Representative

Executive Director
Canadian Mountain Network
Faculty of Science
University of Alberta

Biography

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Roger Epp
Moderator

Professor 
Political Science
University of Alberta

Biography

 

Panelists

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Bill Donahue

Visiting Scientist, University of Alberta
Environmental Monitoring and Science Division
Alberta Environment and Parks

Bill Donahue will talk about climate change and its effects on water quantity and quality.

Biography

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Rolf Vinebrooke

Professor
Biological Sciences
University of Alberta

Rolf Vinebrook will talk about mountain aquatic ecosystems and how they’re responding to cumulative impacts of multiple stressors.

Biography

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Leon Andrew

Shúhtagot’įnę Elder
Tulít’a Dene Band
Sahtú Renewable Resources Board

Leon Andrews will discuss the Central Mackenzie Mountain watershed.

Biography

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Dan Farr

Director
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Sciences
Alberta Environment and Parks

Dan Farr will be speaking on Alberta’s headwaters as living laboratories.

Biography

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William Snow

Consultation Manager / Directeur de consultation
Stoney Consultation
Stoney Tribal Administration

Bill Snow will discuss Culturally Important Water Places in the Bow Valley.

Biography

Additional details to be announced.


Seats are limited.

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Earlier Event: December 9
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