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Transboundary Water Policy

Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States to present.

4:00-5:15 pm on March 25th
Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center
RSVP requested: cstpp@umn.edu

Water often has an emotional or symbolic value for countries. Water also touches every human life and is needed in a wide range of economic activities. Yet we share many of our water resources with our neighboring countries. Gary Doer, Canada's 23rd representative to the United States of America will speak about the challenges and opportunities in crafting agreements on shared water resources, particularly the Red River Basin and the Great Lakes.

In addition to Ambassador Doer's current position in Washington, he served as Premier of Manitoba for ten years. During that time, he worked extensively with many U.S. governors to enhance Canada-U.S. cooperation on trade, agriculture, water protection, climate change and renewable energy. In 2005, he was named by Business Week magazine as one of the top 20 international leaders on climate change.

Following the Ambassador's presentation, Deborah Swackhamer, Denny Chair of the Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy and Co-Director of the Water Resources Center, will facilitate discussion.

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