Clean Drinking Water in Indigenous and Non-Urban Communities: What Will It Really Take?

Clean Drinking Water in Indigenous and Non-Urban Communities: What Will It Really Take?

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PST)
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Delbrook Community Recreation Center, Maple Room
851 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7N 4C2

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The Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA) would like to invite you to join us in an
informative presentation by Dr. Madjid Mohseni from University of British Columbia.

Ensuring safe drinking water in small, rural and Indigenous communities has long
been recognized as a priority for the Canadian government as well as many
researchers and NGOs. However, many conventional strategies and programs
have not produced sustainable results and there are increasing numbers of
communities facing challenging water issues. Among the challenges that set
small and Indigenous systems apart from larger urban centres include their
chronic lack of financial resources for infrastructure investment, as well as limited
access to skilled workers and adequate technical information and suitable
technologies. Complicating the issue is the fact that source waters for many such
communities exhibit high seasonal and geographic variability, meaning that
multiple solutions may be required to achieve proper disinfection – exacerbating
the funding and technology gaps with which these communities must cope.

This talk focuses on highlighting some of the challenges facing Canadian small
and Indigenous communities, and provides an analysis on some of the relevant
innovations and initiatives towards a better solution in this area. In particular,
there will be a discussion on how one can adopt new courses for innovation while
embracing the notion that issues in drinking water quality are directly connected
to complicated, broader health and social challenges in these communities.

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location

Delbrook Community Recreation Center, Maple Room
851 West Queens Road
North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7N 4C2

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Iranian Engineers of BC Association (IEBCA)
1189 Melville St
Vancouver, BC, V6E
IEBCA
info@IEBCA.ca

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