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March 13, 2012 – Climate Change, Freshwater Management, and the Role of Science (Munk School of Global Affairs)

The Program on Water Issues at the Munk School of Global Affairs, at the University of Toronto hosted a webcast event on Tuesday March 13, 2011 entitled “Climate Change, Freshwater Management, and the Role of Science”. This event examined the effects and impacts of climate change on Canada’s water resources. The role that scientific research and monitoring play in understanding the state of freshwater resources and informing policy and program decisions was explored as well as the important linkages between water use and the natural resource sectors in Canada. The panel was moderated by Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs Columnist at the Globe and Mail, and co author Hot Air: Meeting Canada’s Climate Change Challenge. The presentations drew on recent reports released by the three speakers: David McLaughlin, the President and CEO of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy, Gord Miller, the Environment Commissioner for Ontario, and Scott Vaughan, the federal Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development.


David McLaughlin, NRT President and CEO
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