National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)   March 01, 2011

On 2 March 2011, Mi'kmaw Elder Albert Marshall will be attending this workshop hosted by NRTEE in collaboration with the Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI) at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre in Sydney, NS.  The purpose is to explore how collaborative governance might assist in achieving effective, efficient, and equitable water use by the natural resources sectors. An additional aim is to develop a better understanding of criteria for assessing when collaborative water governance models should be pursued.  This event is part of a national initiative from the NRTEE on the sustainable use of water by the natural resource sectors in Canada. The overall objectives of the program are to address the following questions:

  • With development of the natural resource sectors on the rise (agriculture, mining, forestry and energy production), and with pressures on water resources due to increasing population and a changing climate, does Canada have enough water to support economic growth while maintaining the health of our country’s ecosystems?
  •  Is Canada in a position to sustainably manage its water resources for future generations?

The first phase of this research led to the report Changing Currents, which can be accessed at: