Prentice Institute to discuss access to water at luncheon
Access to water is a human right, the United Nations maintains.
But in Canada, many First Nations or remote communities don’t have a secure water supply. One reason, a researcher says, is that responsibility for water has been downloaded to local governments with inadequate resources.
On Thursday, the Prentice Institute will present a “brown bag lunch” outline of the issue, open to all interested. It’s set for noon in the Prentice Boardroom, L1102 in the library at the University of Lethbridge.
Maura Hanrahan, a U of L professor of Indigenous Studies, conducts research into issues of water security. Her studies, which also include nutrition history, indigenous health and land use, have been published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health and other research publications.
Hanrahan will discuss the impacts of Canada’s highly decentralized approach to water governance, and its ongoing impacts. There is no charge to attend.