Edmonton, Alberta (PRWEB) September 15, 2013
Our liquid assets in Western Canada reminds us of the value of one of nature’s most abundant and precious resource — water. We all act as stewards of this valuable life-giving gift.
Our three keynote speakers each have a voice in how our region manages our water to meet the needs of citizens, the environment and the economy.
The Honourable Diana McQueen
WCW is excited to bring a strategic government partner for water management to the conference as a keynote spaker.
Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, was elected to her second term of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta in April 2012.
She also served as Minister of Environment and Water, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy and the Minister of the Environment, and as co-chair of Climate Change Central, a non-profit organization.
As Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, she carries out the Cabinet mandate to create a healthy, sustainable future for Albertans.
Minister McQueen’s office oversees the Water for Life strategy for Alberta that seeks to ensure safe and secure access to drinking water, maintain healthy aquatic ecosystems, and maintain reliable and quality water supplies for a sustainable economy.
Dr. Peter Gleick
The Annual Conference and Exhibition will also feature the internationally acclaimed water expert, Dr. Peter Gleick, director and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California.
Dr. Gleick received a 2003 MacArthur Fellowship award for his work addressing the critical connections between water and human health. He has written numerous articles, journals and books including the new book, “Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottle Water.”
The Pacific Institute works to create a healthier planet and sustainable communities through interdisciplinary research and partnerships with stakeholders.
Dave Sealock, Executive Vice President of Sunshine Oilsands, Ltd.
The extraction of crude oil from the Athabascan Oil Sands requires strategic partnerships between the government, private companies and other stakeholders. The mining projects also have an impact on water management in these areas.
Mr. Sealock is responsible for strategic corporate operations for Sunshine Oilsands, Ltd. He holds responsibility for the company’s various objectives and activities including health, safety and the environment, key consideration in these mining operations.
We hope you will join us to hear these dynamic and engaging speakers as we celebrate our liquid assets at the Western Canada Water 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Sept. 17-20, in Edmonton, Alberta.
For more information, please contact 1.877.283.2003 or visit our website at wcwwa.ca/events. You can also follow our Twitter feed at #workingforwater13