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Water and Climate Dialogue Series  – 8th June- UNU-INWEH celebrating World Envionment Day and World Oceans Day

As the summer is unfolding and the landscape is greening, it is time to celebrate the environment!!! We are approaching the World Environment Day -5 June, established by United Nations General Assembly in 1972. The theme for WED 2016 is the illegal trade in wildlife, which threatens species such as rhinos and tigers with extinction.

A info piece: This year’s World Environment Day celebration are hosted by Angola, a country seeking to restore its elephant herds, conserve Africa’s biodiversity-rich wildlife, and safeguard the environment as it continues to rebuild after more than a quarter century of civil war… more at

The Water and Climate Dialogue Series will host its next talk (as a combined celebration of World Environment Day  and World Oceans Day ) on June 8 – a global day of ocean celebration and a symbolic recognition of joint effort for better future of World Oceans. Since its launch in 2003, this day is celebrated in many countries in the world to acknowledge the diversity of coastal and marine ecosystems. The theme for 2016 is: Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet.

We talked about the salt water ( Oceans) in the last dialogue lead by Dr Rashid from Ocean Canada, now let us hear about sweet oceans – our lakes, basins & watersheds. The Water and Climate Dialogue Series presents Mark Bassingthwaite and John Helka, representing the City of Hamilton, to share with us the success story of a water ecosystem restoration- Windermere Basin, part of the marsh lands near Hamilton Harbor. We will also have the opportunity to visit the site after the talk and experience the restored wetland.

To register your interest for the field trip please drop a line to my colleague: Ms Pream


Please note again: June, 8  2016, 10 – 11  am  at the UNU-INWEH boardroom, followed by a field trip to Windermere Basin in the City of Hamilton

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Date(s) - June 8, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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