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[OPIRG-EVENTS] water issues

WHO: David Schindler, Professor of Ecology, University of Alberta
        Jamie Linton, environmental author
        Maude Barlow, National Chairperson, Council of Canadians

WHAT: Around the world, fresh water is quickly becoming big business, and 
the preserve of the wealthy. As a global water shortage looms, there is 
enormous pressure on Canada to export our water. But are water exports the 
solution, or the problem?

The Council of Canadians is holding a Newsmaker Breakfast to get at the 
answer to this question.

Dr. Schindler will present results from his personal research on the 
ecological impacts of bulk water exports.

Jamie Linton will outline the findings of his new paper "Ecological Effects 
of Water Exports".

Ms. Barlow will talk about how big business is making the problem all the 
more severe.

The event is in celebration of World Water Day, March 22.

WHEN: Monday, March 18, 2002, 8 am. Hot breakfast included. $7 NPC members, 
$20 non-members.

WHERE: National Press Club Dining Room, 150 Wellington Street, Ottawa, 

Ms Barlow and Tony Clarke have just published "Blue Gold: The Battle Against 
Corporate Theft of the World's Water". Copies of the book will be available 
to media by request.

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For more information contact Jennifer Story at (613) 233-4487, ext. 234 or 
(613) 795-8685 (cell)

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