Climate Resilience for Water and Well-being

Water Events

A collaborative learning roundtable workshop towards sustainable solutions

Workshop info for Climate Resilience for Water and Well-Being

This workshop will feature some of the very best Indigenous scholars, Saskatchewan-based researchers, community organizations, and young and aspiring professionals in water-based careers.

We strive to be an inclusive event. The room is accessible and we are providing snacks and lunch, including gluten free and vegan food options throughout the day. If you have other dietary requirements, please provide that information as part of your registration. Registration will be limited to 65 participants.

When: Thursday, November 23, 2023 | 8:30am - 4:30pm CST
Where: Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan
120 Peter MacKinnon Building, 107 Administration Place, Saskatoon, SK


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Here is a proposed breakdown of the day's events (full agenda coming soon):

8:30 - 9:00 am Arrival and registration, welcome packages, snacks and coffee
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome remarks
9:15 - 10:00 am Indigenous tea ceremony
10:00 - 11:00 am Water quality and climate resilience panel
11:00 - 11:15 am Break
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Roundtable discussions
12:00 - 12:30 pm Report back
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 2:45 pm Water extremes and climate resilience panel
2:45 - 3:00 pm Break
3:00 - 3:30 pm Roundtable discussions
3:30 - 4:00 pm Report back
4:00 - 4:30 pm Final thoughts and closing remarks

Questions for discussion during the workshop

  • Where do solutions work or not work?
  • How do they contribute sustainable communities and countries?
  • What are some barriers to their uptake?
  • What are the key benefits?
  • Are there ways to combine different solutions?
  • What are some challenges?

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Meeting Code of Conduct

The Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and accessible space for everyone. By adhering to the principles in this Code of Conduct, participants will actively nurture a healthy environment and lead by example. The GIWS Code of Conduct requires participants of this event to:

  1. Treat people with dignity and respect in accordance with the principle of Manācihitowin: a Cree/Michif phrase that translates to 'let us respect each other'.
  2. Respect the rules and policies of the University of Saskatchewan including the University of Saskatchewan’s Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy.
  3. Act with integrity and honesty and take personal responsibility for behaviour and conduct.
  4. Demonstrate respect for others by practicing active listening skills, respecting views and perspectives that may be different than your own, respecting time limits and remaining on topic.

There will be no tolerance for any behavior that is considered by participants to be racist, sexist, ableist, harassment, bullying, threatening, violent, or aggressive in nature. Formal complaints of discrimination or harassment must be submitted to the University of Saskatchewan’s Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Services or local authorities. To learn more about reporting procedures or report a complaint of discrimination or harassment contact:

University of Saskatchewan
Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Services (DHPS)
Phone: (306) 966-4936
Website: Contact DHPS

Other violations of this code of conduct, DURING THE EVENT may be reported to the Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security.

Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace
Executive Director Global Institute for Water Security
Phone: 306-966-2103

Event Details

08:30 AM - 04:30 PM CST
Convocation Hall, University of Saskatchewan