Dangerous Ideas: Water is Life

University of Waterloo

11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Why this talk?

From Nestle to Standing Rock… From the threats to defund the Great Lakes water protection efforts to the threats of climate change on water recharge and quality… From dwindling fossil water in our food growing regions to regional conflicts over surface water rage… How we respond depends greatly on how we characterize water. While “Water is Life” is a rallying cry for water protectors on the front lines, understanding what it means to recognize Water as “life” impacts what course of action we take at this crucial time.

Why this panel?

With an introduction from Dr. Shiv Chopra, the internationally recognized leaders on our panel – women who’ve spent lifetimes in service to the interests of the people – are inspirational speakers who challenge audiences to act. Chief Leslee White-Eye and the Chippewa of the Thames are engaged in a court battle to protect their waters. Maude Barlow and the Council of Canadians continue to defend water rights on numerous fronts. Dr. Vandana Shiva’s work towards Earth Democracy began with the Chipko Movement and their efforts to protect water.

This year, Dr. Shiva celebrates 30 years of engagement through her organization, The Navdanya Institute.

THIS EVENT WILL BE WEBCAST LIVE FROM UW – LINKS WILL BE POSTED MID MAY.