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Congratulations to Professor Derek Mueller of DGES who is one of the six Carleton researchers who will benefit from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Leaders Opportunity Fund!

Professor Mueller will use the funds ($185,000) to construct the Water and Ice Research Laboratory, a new facility at Carleton University, that will examine the impacts of climate change and other environmental issues on aquatic and cryospheric systems. This research will make use of innovative field approaches, laboratory equipment and geospatial computing.

Source: Carleton Newsroom

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Celebrate Water Week and World Water Day (on March 22nd) by checking out some of the Library’s books, e-journals and videos on water:

Books

The World’s Water

Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Security

Water Quality Concepts, Sampling and Analyses

The Water Footprint Assessment Manual: Setting the Global Standard

Water and Ice

e-journals

Urban Water Journal

Water History

Videos

White Water, Black Gold

Reducing Water Pollution

Blue Gold: World Water Wars

The Last Drop: is the world running out of water ?

Carleton University will also celebrate World Water Week with Professor Banu Ormeci who will deliver a lecture entitled; Water, Sanitation and Health on Tuesday, March 22 at 1 p.m. in Room 3444 of the Mackenzie Building.

See you there!

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Join the Water Consumption Earthcast

Thursday 24th March 2011
17:00 (UK time – GMT), 12:00 (EDT), 9:00 (PDT)

Click here for free registration

This is a free webinar presented by the authors of The Water Footprint Assessment Manual and Corporate Water Strategies that highlights how to assess water usage and develop more successful sustainable business strategies for consumption.

  • Understand the issues facing us globally in water management
  • Learn how water footprints can be calculated for individual processes and products, as well as for consumers, nations and businesses

Who should register?

  • Business leaders, sustainability consultants
  • Water resource planners, and policy-makers
  • Students of business studies and water resource management
  • Anyone interested in understanding how we can better manage this critical resource

Source: Earthscan



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World Water Day

Did you know that:

2.7 tons of plastic are used to bottle water – 86% of that becomes trash or litter.

 © Johnathan LiebermanInternational World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Learn more.

Source: UN World Water Day web site

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