Water for Life?
Water Security, Sovereignty and Policy in Alberta
Water has been identified as a critical resource for environmental, economic and human development in Alberta, yet there are significant socio-political and hydrological challenges presented by this core natural resource.
This lecture examines the core issues surrounding water for Alberta. We will discuss water quality and supply, management, authority and regulation. We will also consider regulatory and planning approaches such as the Land Use Framework, sector- and watershed-specific plans that are intended to improve and ensure access to adequate quality and quantities of water in Alberta.
Dr. Hallström is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta and the inaugural Director of the Alberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities. He is committed to overseeing the ACSRC’s efforts to advance the U of A’s rural focused research and to forge practical connections to rural communities.
Dr. Hallström’s research is diverse and includes issues relating to small-scale forestry and woodlots, public health, and the politics of environmental movements. He is committed to overseeing the ACSRC’s efforts to advance the U of A’s rurally-focused research and to forging practical connections to rural communities. He holds a PhD from Purdue University and a BA from the University of Calgary.
LUNCH AND LEARN:
Thursday, January 29
12 noon-1 pm
Dr. Roger Epp Conference Room, Augustana Campus Forum
$5 Admission: Lunch included with pre-registration
RSVP by Friday, January 23
To register, or for dietary concerns, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-679-1626.