THEMUSEUM is collaborating with Wilfrid Laurier to present Water Dialogues, a series of speakers and films complementing the fall exhibition SURFACE TENSION | The Future of Water.
Water Dialogues presented by Wilfrid Laurier University is meant to educate and inspire conversation around the subject of water. Topics of discussion will range from the steps that Waterloo Region is taking to conserve drinking water to water research in the arctic and water scarcity around the world.
A Water Dialogues Pass is available for $35, giving access to each presentation without having to pay admission each time. Tickets for individual presentations are available online.
Water research in the Arctic: Looking into the past, present, and future.
October 20, 2013
Hilary White, Ph.D. student, Wilfrid Laurier University, Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science
Film Screening: WATERMARK with special guest, Director and Artist Edward Burtynsky
Thursday October 24, 2013 – 7pm at Princess Twin Cinemas
4 Speakers on Local Water Issues
October 27, 2013
Region of Waterloo is striving to conserve drinking water
Steve Gombos, Manager, Water Efficiency, Region of Waterloo, Water Services Division
Walking on Ice: Protecting our Winter Safety and Water Quality
Leanne Lobe, Supervisor, Source Water Protection Programs, Region of Waterloo, Water Services Division
The Grand River Adventure: Tales from a river, source to mouth
Derek Lippert, Quiet Nature Ltd.
The Grand: Our Future
Dave Schultz, Manager of Communications, Grand River Conservation Authority
Water for Nature, Water for People
November 3, 2013
Tony Maas, Director, Freshwater Program, WWF
Film Screening: Waterlife with special guest, Director, Kevin McMahon
Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 2pm
Water Scarcity and Human Rights in Global Perspective
November 10, 2013
Alex Latta, Associate Professor, Department of Global Studies and Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University & Researcher, Centre for Cold Regions and Water Science
Seasick: Why oil and water don't mix
November 17, 2013
Alanna Mitchell, Canadian Journalist and Author of Seasick: The Global Ocean in Crisis
“Planet Ocean” An Afternoon with Bob McDonald
November 24, 2013
Bob McDonald, Host, Quirks & Quarks and Canadian Science Journalist
Film Screening: FLOW: For the Love of Water
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 – 7pm at CIGI
SURFACE TENSION brings together work by artists, designers, engineers and scientists to explore the future of water. Through 35 installations, it plays on water's physical properties, its role in politics and economics, and discusses ways it's harnessed, cleaned and distributed.