The state of water sources: diagnosis, follow-up and monitoring
Risk management and emergency measures
Plans, strategies and source protection measures
Regulatory and economics instruments
Governance and land use planning
Monday 31st October 2016
1:00 – 4:45 p.m.
Visit the watershed of the water intake of the City of Québec and facilities for the protection of the source to northern marsh
Register for the field trip. Visit the watershed of the water intake of the City of Québec and facilities for the protection of the source to northern marsh The tour allows you to discover the main source of drinking water for the City of Quebec, Lac Saint-Charles, which supplies more than 425 000 people. The field visit will begin with a guided walk to the Marais du Nord, a protected area located upstream of the lake. You can observe the flora and fauna characteristic of the region and enjoy beautiful views of the lake. We then go explore the banks of the lake, allowing you to see the improvements that have been implemented to manage the flow of water. The tour continues with a stop at the Association for the Protection of Lac-Saint-Charles, located at the outlet of the lake, where you will learn about the conservation efforts of the source that have been deployed throughout watershed in recent years. We’ll be passing by the dam and by the Fall Kabir Kouba, where beautiful scenery and a canyon to the particular soil properties await. For those who have registered for the traditional dinner in Wendake, the output will end at the Hotel-Museum First Nations, and the evening will continue with a tour of the museum and a dinner with local flavors. Meet at 1:00 p.m. at the main entrance of Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins, in 2325 rue University, Université Laval, Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6. Yellow school bus.
Our Keynote Speakers
Dr. Lawrence Susskind
Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Water diplomacy & new strategies for resolving water management disputes