Women and Water

March 22 is World Water Day, a day dedicated to focusing attention on the importance of water. Join the Women’s Centre of Calgary and guest presenters Women in Science and Environment on March 20 to celebrate a couple of days early! Women and Water will be an evening exploring water in the context of Southern Alberta.

Women in Water Science will host a “Get to Know Your Watershed” workshop, exploring water quality, water quantity, and threats within the Bow River Basin.  Women in Water Science will guide the group in a discussion about water monitoring, and will explore “big-picture,” issues like water policy, and the intersections between gender and water.  Click here to RSVP. 

Participants will learn how water quality and water quantity is monitored and evaluated in Alberta, and there will be interactive stations to learn about groundwater systems and surface water/groundwater interaction, brainstorming threats to water within the Bow River basin, and perform water quality measurements using a citizen science laboratory from Calgary’s non-profit group, RiverWatch.

This event is free and open to anyone who identifies as a woman. Snacks will be provided, child minding is offered on site for children 19 months to 12 years of age.

The Women in Science and Environment group is comprised of employees of Alberta Environment and Parks, Environmental Monitoring and Science Division (EMSD-WISE). They are an employee-driven initiative focused on recognizing and raising awareness of the unique challenges and barriers women in traditionally male-dominated fields, such as in Science and Environment, face in the workplace. Their goal is to empower women working in Science and Environment roles, support women in Science and Environment in career and personal development, and highlight and educate issues faced by women in Science and Environment.

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39 4 St NE, Calgary, AB
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Women and Water