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Clean Water and Sanitation

This goal ensures everyone has access to sustainable water and sanitation services, which is a critical climate change mitigation strategy for the years ahead.  

The University's main campus is situated on the shore of Wascana Lake, serving as a visual reminder to us of the importance of water preservation and educating the community on effective water management.

We promote water conservation and conscious use of this valuable resource on campus and in the community. Our buildings are equipped to prevent polluted water from entering the water system, including those caused by accidents and incidents. We also provide clean and safe drinking water, and encourage reusing water bottles at various bottle-filling locations around campus.

Prairie Water Resilience Research Initiative

There are national and regional conversations underway related to water management and given the government’s commitment to establishing a Canada Water Agency. The University of Regina is known for our research into climate change, the environmental impacts, and water use and quality on the prairies. Most importantly, we look to understand the impact on communities of our water practices and policies, and from climate change and from how we change our environment. Our panel members are renowned researchers in their areas:

Dr. Margot Hurlbert, Canada Research Chair in Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy; Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina

Dr. Peter Leavitt, Professor, Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change and Society, Director, Institute of Environmental Change and Society, University of Regina

Dr. David Sauchyn, Professor and Director, Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative, University of Regina

(June 23, 2020)