On December 11, 2018, the Canadian Mountain Network hosted a panel discussion on how #MountainsMatter for Water as a part of the University of Alberta's 2018 Mountain Festival.
Mountains are ‘water towers’ for the world, providing 60 and 80 percent of all freshwater resources. However, all available records indicate that glaciers in mountain ranges around the world are retreating and disappearing due to climate change. At least 600 glaciers have disappeared completely over the past decades, affecting water supplies relied on by billions living downstream. - Source FAO Departments and Offices
BILL DONAHUE Visiting Scientist, University of Alberta Environmental Monitoring and Science Division Alberta Environment and Parks Panel Topic: Climate change and its effects on water quantity and quality.
ROLF VINEBROOKE Professor Biological Sciences University of Alberta Panel Topic: Mountain aquatic ecosystems and how they’re responding to cumulative impacts of multiple stressors.
LEON ANDREW Shúhtagot’įnę Elder Tulít’a Dene Band Sahtú Renewable Resources Board Panel Topic: Central Mackenzie Mountain watershed and the relationship to the Tulita Dené.
DAN FARR Director Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Sciences Alberta Environment and Parks Panel Topic: Alberta’s headwaters as living laboratories.
WILLIAM SNOW Consultation Manager Stoney Consultation Stoney Tribal Administration Panel Topic: Culturally Important Water Places in the Bow Valley.
Moderated by Roger Epp
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