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World Water Week 2011

Hello everyone!

I am very excited to announce that World Water Week  planning at UBC Okanagan is well under way for 2011. This year’s theme is “Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge”. So far,  we are just in the early stages of developing our schedule of events but it looks like this year will be one to remember.

This year World Water Week will be overseen by  Leanne Bilodeau Director, Sustainability Operations and myself Allisha Luther your student coordinator. Leanne, myself and John Wagner (our Steering Committee Chair) are looking forward to the various events that are planned for this year.

As our keynote speaker this year, we are very honored to have Oliver Brandes.  Oliver is a political ecologist who has been involved in various environmental and development projects in Costa Rica and Ecuador, including a tropical reforestation initiative, water treatment facility construction and a sea-turtle restoration project. He also worked in Canada’s North for the territorial judges at the Nunavut Court of Justice. Additionally we will have a variety of events from the student body and community member throughout the week.

Please stay tuned for further updates!

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