October 6, 2021, 12:00 ET: CWRA Ontario Branch Webinar: Water and Climate Change
CWRA Ontario Branch has rescheduled the postponed 2020 World Water Day event! We are pleased to present this event virtually on October 6, 2021, at 12:00 PM ET.
Isabelle Hemmings, the CWRA Ontario Branch President, will host the presentations from our panelists on Water and Climate Change in Canada.
Heather Crochetiere – WWF Canada
Heather Crochetiere is a senior ecosystem restoration specialist at WWF-Canada. She leads programs to forward Nature-based Climate Solutions across Canada through large-scale regional restoration initiatives and national granting programs. She leads the development of WWF-Canada’s technology challenges which seek innovative, tech-based solutions to freshwater and carbon measurement issues in Canada. Previously, she led WWF’s efforts to safeguard Canada’s Wild Rivers, and work on the intersection of water and energy. 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 Restoration and Regeneration team, she worked with the freshwater, 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’s presentation during this event is titled ““Indigenous Peoples, Water Insecurity and Climate Change”.
Rachel Arsenault is fish clan from Wiikwemkoong Unceded First Nation on Manitoulin Island (Mnidoo Mnising). She works as an Advisor for Coeuraj Canada, a Graduate Research Assistant for York University, and she is currently enrolled in her second year of PhD studies 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). She is also the sole author of Water Insecurity in Ontario First Nations: An Exploratory Study on Past Interventions and the Need for Indigenous Water Governance.
This webinar will be recorded, and everyone who registers will get a copy of the recording.
Sponsorship for this event is provided by Resilient Consulting.