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Source: Mount Allison University

Leading water management expert to speak at Mount A, Oct. 25

October 24, 2006

Dr. Bruce Mitchell of the University of Waterloo will speak on water management issues at Mount Allison University on Wednesday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dunn Building, room 106. His talk is entitled: Backing Into the Future: Reflections on Water Management Experiences in Canada and everyone is welcome to attend.

Dr. Bruce Mitchell is a leading expert in Canadian water management issues, as well as integrated resource and environmental management systems in Canada and a number of other countries. He is an award-winning teacher and scholar and his books are used in a wide range of geography, resource management and environmental planning courses across Canada. A member of the Royal Society of Canada and member of the Board of the International Water Resources Association, Dr. Mitchell is currently professor of geography, cross-appointed in the School of Planning, Faculty of Environmental Studies, and Associate Provost (Academic) at the University of Waterloo.

His public lecture will outline issues, opportunities, and best practice in Canadian water security, water quality, flooding, and heritage preservation, as well as other issues concerning water and the Canadian environment. He will encourage participants to think about what they could or should expect in terms of water quality and management as we move into the future. It will be a lively discussion on a very precious resource and it will stimulate thinking about the larger issues resource and environmental management practices in Canada.

For further information, please contact Joanne Goodrich, Centre for Canadian Studies, Mount Allison University, tel: 364-2264 (



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