Thursday, March 20, 2014
Just Add Water!
Drift on over to Central Community Park for speakers, music and more March 22
Released by Sheila Muxlow, WWP
nding off a series of community events for Canada Water Week, the WaterWealth Project is hosting the Fraser Valley's first World Water Day celebration on Saturday, March 22nd from 1-2:30 PM at Central Community Park.
The local event coincides with the UN designated day to support water awareness events around the world. The United Nations nominated the theme of ‘Water & Energy’ for this year’s World Water Day supporting a closer look at the water-energy nexus and the inequities in access to clean drinking water and sustainable energy sources, as well as the policies and frameworks that affect energy security and sustainable water use in the economy.
WaterWealth will be hosting a number of local speakers, singer-songwriters and artists to celebrate the value of healthy, clean and flowing local waterways and the issues that threaten to undermine the Valley's unique water wealth.
“The Fraser Valley is one of the luckiest places in the world when it comes to fresh clean water, yet often times it is easy to take it for granted,” comments Sheila Muxlow, Director with the WaterWealth Project. “World Water Day is an opportunity to show that our community cares about protecting our local water wealth and ensure that decision makers are clear about their responsibility to prioritize the care of our home waters.”
“Although lucky in the world, the Fraser Valley is not free from the complications of the water – energy nexus,” adds Natalie Jones, WaterWealth Community Organizer. “We have both natural gas and heavy oil pipelines that crisscross our aquifers and rivers along with private power hydro projects slated for nearly every river and stream in the Valley. There is definitely an opportunity for us to join in with the global conversation about how we can identify and support best practices that can make a water- and energy-efficient future a reality."
Where: Central Community Park, 45951 Victoria Ave
When: Saturday 22nd, 1-2:30 PM
What: Family friendly rally with speakers and live entertainment with large Art Visuals including people in blue lycra suits and an Uber Drop Art Display. Rain or Shine. Participants are invited to wear blue, bring signs and show their WATER PRIDE!
For more information about the WaterWealth Project, visit www.waterwealthproject.com
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