June 25, 12-1:30 CT: MB Branch Webinar – Eric-Lorne Blais, The Legacy of Lake Manitoba Regulation on Downstream First Nation Communities
In 2011, flooding in Manitoba and the dire situation endured by the First Nations on the shores of Lake St. Martin made national news. Record water levels destroyed the community occupied by the Lake St. Martin First Nation and caused damage on the reserve lands occupied by the Pinaymootang, Little Saskatchewan and Dauphin River First Nations.
Although the 2011 flood event made headlines, there is a back story to the flood that can be traced to the early 1900s and society’s attempts to control the waters of Lake Manitoba and the Assiniboine River at the expense of the downstream First Nation communities.
This talk will put into perspective the long and sad legacy of Lake Manitoba regulation and its impact on downstream flows, water levels, and communities.
For more information, download the event poster here.
This luncheon presentation is eligible for 1.0 credit hour of professional development with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM).
The Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) also considers this luncheon as a continuing education opportunity.
Cost for Members: $10
Cost for Non-Members: $15
Please note that this event has a two-step registration. After checking out through the payment website, you will receive a link to finish your registration for the webinar with your payment confirmation email. You must sign up through the confirmation email link to receive attendance information for the event.
This webinar will be recorded and a copy of the recording will be sent to everyone who completes registration for the event.