Tuesday March 15, 2011
6:30 PM – NSCC Waterfront Campus
A CafÃ© Scientifique is a place where anyone can participate in a conversation about current science and technology over a cup of coffee. Cafes are facilitated by subject matter experts who help to engage participants in the conversation about the selected topic.
â€œWater for Lifeâ€ will focus on conversations about something essential to life – WATER! Water is a basic requirement for all life, yet water resources are facing increasing demands from, and competition among, users.
Canada Water Week is a week-long celebration of water from coast-to-coast-to-coast, starting March 14 and culminating with World Water Day on March 22, 2011. Individuals, organizations and governments across the country are encouraged to get involved by organizing or participating in fun and educational events. Find out more: canadawaterweek.com.
In 1992, the UN General Assembly designated 22 March of each year as the World Day for Water. World Water Day 2005 marked the start of a new UN International Decade for Action on water aimed towards achieving international water-related goals and the United Nations Millennium Declaration. The â€œWater for Lifeâ€ International Decade for Action provides an excellent opportunity for the international community to advance towards a truly integrated approach to the management of the worldâ€™s water that ensures its sustainable use for generations to come. Find out more: www.worldwaterday2011.org.
“Celebrating water for life” is a publication of the United Nations that introduces key issues relevant to water. Find out more [PDF].
Sponsored by: NSCC and NS YES!