UPEI hosting water symposium
UPEI’s environmental studies program is hosting an evening symposium today exploring regional perspectives on water. The symposium takes place 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy Centre on the UPEI campus. Three speakers will give brief presentation and then join together for a panel discussion related to water issues on Prince Edward Island as it develops a Water Act. Questions will be taken from the audience. Speakers are Eliza Star Child Knockwood, Mawita’jik (“Gathering Together”) activities co-ordinator with the Prince Edward Island Aboriginal Women’s Association, Mike van den Heuvel, director of the Canadian Rivers Institute, and Jocelyne Rankin, freshwater co-ordinator of the Ecology Action Centre. Donations will be taken for WaterAid Canada, a non-governmental organization which works with communities in the developing world to provide clean water and improved sanitation.