Topics

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.

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Our Keynote Speakers

Dr. Lawrence Susskind

Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Department of Urban Studies and Planning 
Opening Keynote
Water diplomacy & new strategies for resolving water management disputes

 

 

Dr. Ralf Ludwig

Professor, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München 
Opening Panel 
Source Water Protection Approaches: Munich, New York City and Ontario – Discussion on implementation challenges and key elements of success

Mr. Paul V. Rush

Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection – Bureau of Water Supply 
Opening Panel 
Source Water Protection Approaches: Munich, New York City and Ontario – Discussion on implementation challenges and key elements of success

Ms. Chitra Gowda

Source Water Protection Lead, Conservation Ontario 
Opening Panel 
Source Water Protection Approaches: Munich, New York City and Ontario – Discussion on implementation challenges and key elements of success

Objectives

To provide a platform for sharing ideas, knowledge, tools and innovative practices regarding the protection of drinking water sources

Objectives

Disseminating knowledge in a transfer perspective

Objectives

Allowing participants to learn from practices and initiatives which have proven effective

Objectives

Sharing the latest developments in research and innovation

Objectives

Supporting the approach initiated in Quebec for the protection of drinking water sources

Objectives

Empowering local stakeholders to facilitate the planning and implementation of protection strategies

Organized by

Regroupement des organisations de bassin versant du Québec

In collaboration with

 

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