November 15, 2010 09:00 ET

Parliamentary Reception and Discussion on Freshwater

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2010) - Join WWF-Canada, the All Party International Conservation Caucus and top scientists for a discussion around securing Canada's freshwater future.

WHAT: WWF-Canada CEO and President Gerald Butts and the All Party International Conservation Caucus invite you to meet some of Canada's top scientists and policy experts and discuss the growing concern over the health of Canada's freshwater resources and ecosystems, while enjoying selections from a sustainable freshwater food menu.
  Interviews available onsite or by phone/email.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 16, 2010, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
TIMING: 6:30 p.m. – Cocktail reception
  7:00 p.m. – Presentations and speaker 
  7:40 p.m. – Closing remarks
  7:45 p.m. – Cocktail reception and opportunity to ask questions
WHERE: 131 Queen St. Ottawa. Room 7-52.
WHO: Hon. Keith Martin MP and Chair of All Party International Conservation Caucus
  Sandra Postel – Director of the Global Water Policy Project and Freshwater Fellow, National Geographic Society
  Gerald Butts President and CEO WWF-Canada
WHY: Fresh water species populations have fallen by at least 35% in the past 40 years. Canada lacks coherent, cohesive safeguards to protect the quality, quantity, and timing of river flows in the watersheds that our communities and species depend on, putting nature and people at risk

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