Wednesday, November 13 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Personhood rights for water bodies: A fad or path to Sustainable Development Goals? / Droits d'identité individuelle pour les cours d'eau : un engouement ou une voie vers les objectifs en matière de développement durable?

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Panel Organized by: Nancy Goucher | University of Waterloo / Université de Waterloo

This panel examines whether new legal tools can enhance protection of water bodies around the world and contribute to achieving the Clean Water and Sanitation Sustainable Development Goal. The discussion will draw on international and local case studies to examine their applicability in protecting water bodies such as Lake Erie, which faces numerous complex environmental issues. The panel will also discuss if and how these tools can strengthen the water science agenda in Canada to address problems such as curtailing ongoing pollution or launching restoration programs.

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Nancy Goucher

Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, University of Waterloo’s Water Institute
Nancy is the Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute. In her role, she ensures the water research produced at the university is actively used and impacts the way communities and governments prepare for and manage increasing water-related... Read More →

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Anastasia Lintner

Special Projects Counsel, Healthy Great Lakes, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Appointed as Special Projects Counsel in December 2016, Dr. Lintner holds a Ph.D. in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Guelph and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. Dr. Lintner is Principal of the recently established enterprise focusing on sustainability... Read More →
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Peter Wood

National Campaign Manager, Environmental Rights, David Suzuki Foundation
Peter has worked internationally and within Canada on a variety of issues at the nexus of environmental and human rights for more than 15 years, including for organizations such as West Coast Environmental Law, Global Witness, and the UN. He is currently the manager of the David Suzuki... Read More →
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Lynda M Collins

Professor, Centre for Environmental Law & Global Sustainability, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
Lynda M. Collins is a Professor in the Centre for Environmental Law & Global Sustainability at the University of Ottawa Faculty Law. Professor Collins is an expert in toxic torts and environmental human rights at the domestic and international levels. She served as co-Chair of the... Read More →
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Caleb Z. Behn

Special Advisor-Water, Assembly of First Nations
Caleb Behn is Eh-Cho Dene and Dunne Za from the Treaty 8 Territory of northeastern British Columbia.  He is a graduate of the University of Victoria Law Program and was called to the BC Bar in 2014.  Caleb’s work has focused on the intersection of water, energy and indigenous... Read More →

Wednesday November 13, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm EST