Press release

Experts gather to confront water issues across the prairies

September 19, 2005
WINNIPEG — Media representatives are advised that water experts will speak to a host of issues ranging from critical information gaps, to prairie water "hot spots," to transboundary issues exemplified by the recent Devils Lake controversy.
  • Event: Prairie Water Policy Symposium
  • Who:
    • Henry David Venema, Director, Sustainable Natural Resources Management, IISD
    • Lance Yohe, Executive Director, Red River Basin Commission
    • Terry Duguid, Co-chair, Lake Winnipeg Implementation Committee and CEO of ICID (International Centre for Infectious Diseases)
  • Date: Thursday September 22, 2005
  • Time: 1:00-1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Inn at the Forks, upstairs foyer, (Winnipeg, Manitoba)

All sessions of the Prairie Water Policy Symposium are open to the media. The symposium is on Thursday Sept 22 and Friday Sept. 23 and includes presentations made by Steve Ashton, Manitoba Minister of Water Stewardship, David Forbes, Saskatchewan Minister of Environment and the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, President of the University of Winnipeg and former federal Foreign Affairs Minister.

For a full symposium program, please click here.

About IISD

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 250 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.