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Americana 2011 – Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation – A panel discussion – Montreal, Quebec – March 22, 2011

On March 22, 2011, the NRT hosted a 90-minute panel discussion on Water Resources and Climate Change Adaptation. The session was facilitated by René Drolet, Director of Policy & Research at the NRTEE.

The purpose of this panel discussion was to generate a dialogue on the expected impacts of climate change on water resources in Canada and discuss existing and potential actions to adapt to these expected changes. The panel was comprised of three experts from various sectors of activity. The first part of the session consisted of a presentation from each of the three panelists:

Terence Nelligan (Statistics Canada) – Freshwater supply and demand in Canada

David Sauchyn (University of Regina) – Water resources and climate change adaptation in Canada’s western interior

David Lapp (Engineers Canada) – Infrastructure Climate Risk Protocol: Adapting Infrastructure to a changing climate

The presentations was followed by a period of questions from the audience. This panel discussion was part of AMERICANA 2011, an international environmental technology trade show and conference, held in Montréal, Canada, on March 22-24. More information and the full program of the conference can be found at





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