On February 17th, the POLIS Water Sustainability Project is hosting the third webinar in its 2016/2017 Creating a Blue Dialogue webinar series. Register now!
WHAT: Making Urban Water Sustainability a Reality
DATE: Friday, February 17th, 2017
TIME: 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. PT ( 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET)
Canada's water and wastewater infrastructure requires urgent attention. The 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card revealed that 29 per cent of Canada’s drinking water infrastructure and 35 per cent of its wastewater infrastructure is in fair to very poor condition. Canada is facing an "infrastructure moment," which includes an unparalleled opportunity to set the course for the next generation of sustainable urban water infrastructure in this country. The Government of Canada is committed to investing over $180 billion in infrastructure over the coming decade.
In this webinar, Tony Maas will discuss the importance of urban water sustainability. He will present a suite of recommendations to align water infrastructure investments and regulatory regimes around a vision of sustainability, resilience, and innovation. Emanuel Machado will then share lessons learned from the Town of Gibsons’ pioneering "eco-asset" management strategy, which was developed to promote ecological sustainability and smart infrastructure management and maintenance.
**SPACE IS LIMITED** Register now!
Towards an Eco-Asset Strategy in the Town of Gibsons (Town of Gibsons, February 2015)
**If you are in Victoria, B.C., we will be hosting a live viewing of the February 17th webinar at the Centre for Global Studies on the University of Victoria campus. Contact Rosie Simms at email@example.com for more details.**