Toronto, ON- World Water Day 2020: Water and Climate Change POSTPONED

 In Archived Event, Archived ON

The CWRA Ontario Branch will host their annual World Water Day Panel event at the Textile Museum in downtown Toronto on March 23rd, 2020. Our panel will cover a range of perspectives on current and future impacts of climate change on water resources in different parts of Canada. Jeff Hirvonen of the CWRA Ontario Branch will moderate the panel discussion.

After the panel, join us in the reception room for further discussion and networking. A light snack will be provided and beer will be served for $5 each. We will post more details and speakers as they are confirmed.


Date and Location

Monday March 23, 2020 5:45pm-9pm

Textile Museum of Canada

55 Centre Avenue, Toronto ON


Event Agenda

5:45: Registration Desk open

6:30: Panel Introduction (Jeff Hirvonen)

7:30: Audience Questions


Confirmed Panelists

Heather Crochetiere – WWF Canada

Heather Crochetiere is a senior freshwater specialist at WWF-Canada. She leads WWF’s efforts to safeguard Canada’s Wild Rivers, the Loblaw Water Fund, the WWF-Canada Restoration Fund, and work on the intersection of water and energy. She is also leading the first ever WWF-Canada tech challenge, which seeks innovative, tech-based solutions to freshwater issues in Canada.  She played a key role in the technical analysis and outreach efforts for Watershed Reports, released in 2017. Her work involves engaging communities and governments, research and analysis, strategic planning, and overall program management.  

 Heather has been with WWF-Canada since 2012. Prior to her role on the freshwater team, she worked with the climate and energy, conservation science and practice, strategic partnerships, and major gifts teams.  

Before working with WWF, Heather’s Masters research built on her time spent working at the Royal Botanical Gardens. It focused on the efficacy of voluntary initiatives designed to prevent invasive horticultural plant species introductions.  

Rachel Arsenault –  York University

Rachel Arsenault is fish clan from Wiikwemkoong Unceded First Nation on Manitoulin Island (Mnidoo Mnising). She works as a Research Assistant for the Conservation Through Reconciliation Partnership Project based out of Guelph University and she is currently enrolled in the Environmental Studies PhD program at York University. While she was completing her Masters degree, she was made first author on two collaborative projects with her Decolonizing Water colleagues which can be found here (Global Environmental Politics) and here (MDPI – Water).

David Atkinson –  Ryerson University

Bio coming soon.



If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Meg Olson for information.


Thank you to our Catering Sponsor!




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