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WATER BULLETIN  a service of the Manitoba Eco-Network Water Caucus



 

 

Events & Opportunities

1. Canadian Water Network announces millions of dollars in funding for research and scholarships

2. The next RRBC North Chapter meeting will be on Thursday, October 25th Warren, MB in the RM of Woodlands

3. CWN luncheon series: “Hydraulic Data Acquisition and Modelling of the Netley-Libau Marsh” 
October 25th

4. Presentation: "An Unexpected Water Crisis" on Tuesday, October 23rd, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in Convocation Hall (UWinnipeg campus)




News

1. New Zealand's Whanganui River Gains A Legal Voice

Resources

1. Fall 2012 From the Tap Safe Drinking Water Foundation newsletter

2. Environmental Science news and research, including:
Binational Red and Assiniboine River Basin Water Quality Modelling
and
“Lake Winnipeg – The Forgotten Great Lake”: Journal of Great Lakes Research Special Issue


Events/Opportunities

1. CanadianWater Network folks just announced a couple million dollars in funding for research!  http://www.cwn-rce.ca/category/news-and-events/opportunities/  Also a few scholarships there as well. 


2. The next

Red River Basin Commission North Chapter meeting will be on Thursday, October 25th at 7
p.m. in the Warren Multi-Purpose Room which is located at 152 Macdonald
Avenue in Warren, MB in the RM of Woodlands. Please mark your calendars and
plan to join us! Our presenter for this meeting is TBD.



3. CWNIS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER PRESENTATION IN OUR LUNCHEON PRESENTATION SERIES       
Melissa Haresign, E.I.T.
KGS Group, Water Resources Department
will present: 
“Hydraulic Data Acquisition and Modelling of the Netley-Libau Marsh” 
October 25th, at 12:00 noon
Holiday Inn South
1330 Pembina Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba
To ensure your attendance at this event, register prior to
12:00 noon, Friday, October 19th, 2012 with: Norma Bentham (Manitoba Hydro)
nmbentham@hydro.mb.ca


4. Presentation:
"AN UNEXPECTED WATER CRISIS": OCTOBER 23

Literary Review of Canada (LRC), in partnership with The University of Winnipeg, presents "An Unexpected Water Crisis" on Tuesday, October 23rd, from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in Convocation Hall (UWinnipeg campus).

This free public conversation features leading water expert Robert Sandford, on how climate change risks bankrupting Manitoba. Sandford will explain how business, government and civil society can still cooperate in heading off a climate-driven water crisis that in Manitoba will be “one of the greatest challenges of this generation.
 
An opening welcome will be given by Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President and Vice-Chancellor,  UWinnipeg.
 
Seating is limited, please RSVP to rsvp@reviewcanada.ca by Oct. 19, 2012
Liz Williams
Office Assistant, Campus Sustainability Office
03RC
Richardson College for the Environment
The University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 2E9
ph: 204.789.1478
fax: 204.779.4624

UW Sustainability Initiative -
Collaborating for our future together
sustainability.uwinnipeg.ca

 
News 

1.New Zealand's

Whanganui River Gains A Legal Voice If corporations are people now, why can’t rivers be? Under a landmark agreement, signed in NewZealand earlier this summer, the Whanganui River has become a legal entity with a legal voice.  Read more from the Huffinton Post at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/new-zealand-whanganui-river_n_1894893.html




 Resources
 
1. Fall 2012
From the Tap Safe Drinking Water Foundation newsletter: http://www.safewater.org/PDFS/newsletters/Fall2012Newsletter.pdf The newsletter includes information regarding the Safe Drinking Water Foundation’s educational kits and cyanobacterial blooms, an article written by Dr. Hans Peterson titled “My Road Back”, and much more. The newsletter is also available in French here: http://www.safewater.org/PDFS/newsletters/BulletinAutomne2012.pdf


2. Environmental
Science news and research, including:
Binational Red and Assiniboine River Basin Water Quality Modelling
A binational water quality modelling effort of the Red and Assiniboine river basin is the first of its kind to make use of harmonized geospatial datasets and combined water quality datasets from federal, provincial and state jurisdictions.
Unusual Circulation Patterns and Inverted Thermocline in Lake Erie
High-resolution measurements obtained during the International Field Years on Lake Erie have shown that the layer of rapid temperature change in the lake (thermocline) is deeper offshore than at the coast due to large-scale wind variability and associated water circulation.
Hydroclimatic Monitoring and Modelling in the Upper Great Lakes Basin
A period of continuing low water conditions across the upper Laurentian Great Lakes since the mid 2000s has highlighted the importance of good water cycle measurements over the region.
“Lake Winnipeg – The Forgotten Great Lake”: Journal of Great Lakes Research Special Issue
Lake Winnipeg, the tenth largest freshwater lake in the world, hosts a vibrant commercial fishery ... however, the frequency of nuisance algal blooms has increased due to increases in nutrient concentrations in the lake, and impacted these uses. In response, several management actions were initiated to restore and protect the lake.