2010 Freshwater Summit

From Science to Policy

On June 1 and 2, the 2010 Freshwater Summit was held in Bracebridge, Ontario. The Summit provided a forum for freshwater scientists, policy makers, Aboriginal peoples of Canada, students, interest groups and the public to discuss issues concerning the protection, use and management of freshwater in Canada and how to better integrate water research and monitoring into policy development.

In addition to the more than 300 participants at the Summit, local high schools, supported by Nipissing and Laurentian Universities, joined us in a parallel Youth Summit.

Recommendations arising from the 2010 Freshwater Summit are contained in a communiqué and in a companion document, a draft Canadian Charter of Water Rights and Responsibilities.

In the weeks before the G8 Summit in Muskoka, leading environmentalists and concerned citizens gather nearby to prepare a public statement about the crucial importance of fresh water to the future of our planet. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy moderated the proceedings.

Speaking Truth To Power, Part 1 & 2
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Ideas Air Date: June 24, 25, 2010

COGECO Digital Customers – Catch video of the 2010 Freshwater Summit presentations free through COGECO Video On Demand.