- Plenary Session : Developing the Canada Water Agency
Speakers: Michael Goffin, Richard Farthing-Nichol, Amy Winchester, Lara Ellis, Melissa Hotain
The Government of Canada is "establishing the Canada Water Agency to find the best ways to keep our water safe, clean, and well managed."
What role should the Canada Water Agency lay in addressing water issues? How should the Canada Water Agency interact/work with provincial governments and Indigenous governments? What role can the public and private sectors play to support the Canada Water Agency's priorities?
- National Issues for Canada in a Changing Climate
Speakers: Daniel Filippi, Hiran Sandanayake, Hayley Carlson, Alain Pietroniro
This session will focus on climate change impacts and adaptation issues that are of national importance or that would benefit from an integrated, cross-Canada perspective. The National Issues for Canada in a Changing Climate National Knowledge Assessment Report will provide decision makers with a national picture of climate change impacts on our society, natural environment and economy, as well as the adaptation actions being taken to address these impacts.
- Protecting Our Drinking Water: Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future
Speakers: Robert Pitcher, Ian McIlwham, Ryan Schwartz
Public Safety lead discussion on recent events impacting the water sector followed by an introduction of new initiatives to improve cyber resiliency in Canada