Advancing Water Resiliency: Nature’s Contribution to People and Agriculture

Media Advisory Release Date: November 2, 2020 12:00 a.m.

Media are invited to attend the Advancing Water Resiliency discussion panel through Zoom. 

United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 12 envisions using natural resources, such as water, sustainably in both consumption and production practices. While agricultural producers have made important contributions in this regard it is important not to lose the momentum. This panel will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and will envision a path forward. 

Details: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Preregister at:

Moderated by Margot Hurlbert, Canada Research Chair in Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy; Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina, the panel includes:

Heather Bear, Fourth Vice-Chief, FSIN a member of the Ochapowace First Nation in Saskatchewan. Prior to being elected to the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations as Fourth Vice Chief, Heather served as a Council member of the Ochapowace First Nation.

Alice Davis, Board Member, Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards Inc. (LQWS). 

Many challenges face the 6 recreational lakes and Alice is proud to be part of “changing the challenge” along with many of our friends from the Craven Dam to the Manitoba Border. 

Larry Durand, Owner and Operator, Field Good Agronomics Ltd., a crop consulting business in Humboldt, SK. He has been providing agronomic services to Humboldt area farmers for 22 years.

Paul Galpern, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary where he is a landscape ecologist and conservation biologist. An active area of his research is investigating win-wins on the prairies: where both agricultural and sustainability objectives can be achieved at the same time.

Ian McCreary, Owner and Operator, McCreary Land and Livestock Ltd. a mixed grain and livestock farm at Bladworth Sask. Ian served on the board of the Canadian Wheat Board and is the chair of the Community Pasture Patrons Association of Saskatchewan which works with the farmers and ranchers who assumed governance of the old PFRA pastures.  

This lecture is supported by Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Regional Centre of Expertise - Saskatchewan, and Saskatchewan Alliance for Water Sustainability.

For more information contact: 

Karen Jaster-Laforge

Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Phone: 306-585-5512



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