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Another Drop October 2018

The United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH) is pleased to invite you to its next free, public lecture! 

Water and Canada’s Extractive Industries: Challenges and Opportunities

The extractive industries (mining, oil and gas) are large drivers of the Canadian economy, and many provinces generate a considerable portion of their revenue from these operations. However, extractive industries are not environmentally benign, altering surface and subsurface water quantity and quality. In this talk, Dr. Sean Carey will use examples from his experience working with resource industries to highlight the challenges and opportunities in mitigating and restoring disturbed landscapes. Examples from Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories will highlight the water challenges associated with existing mines and resource extraction, and the increasingly serious issue related to the stewardship of hundreds of abandoned mines that exist throughout Canada.

WHEN: Tuesday October 16th, 2018

6:45pm (Refreshments)
7:00pm (Lecture)

McMaster Innovation Park
Conference Room 1AB
175 Longwood Road South
Hamilton, ON. L8P 0A1

ADMISSION COST: Absolutely free!


Please note that seating is limited. 

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Guest Speaker

Dr. Sean Carey is a Professor in the School of Geography and Earth Sciences at McMaster University where he directs the Watershed Hydrology Group. He splits his time between evaluating the influence of climate change on Canada’s cold environments and understanding the influence of landscape disturbance on catchment processes. Sean loves all things cold, particularly skiing and beer.
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