News & Events
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April 26, 2013
Karen Kun, Executive Director of Waterlution is the first water leader to be asked to fill out this Water Proust Questionnaire giving water a voice! Innovative appreach from Water + Company, and cheeky but clever responses from Karen! Take a look here.
Back by popular demand, Waterlution presents - the Art of Hosting Water Dialogues 2013. A workshop series focused on developing hosting and facilitation skills within Canada's most promising leaders.
- May 14-16 - Lindell Beach, BC
Save the Date: Sept. 24-29, 2013
Waterlution & the Canadian Water Network Presents:
Water Innovation Lab 2013
September 24-29, 2013
Applications open May 9, 2013
1. Pre Lab Workshops (September 24-26, 2013)
- Workshop #1: Food Security, Agriculture and Water.
- Workshop #2: Source to Tap. Columbia Icefields, the Bow Valley and the City of Calgary, AB.
- Workshop #3: Oil, Gas and Water. Fort McMurray, AB
2. Headlining Lab Event (September 26-29, 2013)
For more information click HERE.
Waterlution was delighted to host the workshop: "What's in a Watershed" at the Earth Day Canada/EcoMentors 2013 Earth Month Youth Forum!News:
April 4, 2013
Karen Kun (Executive Director of Waterlution) Speaking Engagements:
- Karen wass delighted to be a panelist at AIESEC Canada’s Youth to Business Forum on Friday May 3, 2013 in Calgary, AB. For updates go to: http://aiesec.ca/y2b/
- On Monday, April 8, 2013 Karen was the keynote speaker at St. Clement’s School Career Day in Toronto, ON. Karen embraced the opportunity to share her enthusiasm and hopes to inspire some young leaders of tomorrow to follow their passions in developing creative solutions and businesses of tomorrow.
In the News:
September 24, 2012
"Social Innovation and the Social Innovator"
Waterlution mentioned as a Canadian organization providing space for collaborative problem solving. See the full blog post here.
September 13, 2012
"The Permaculture and Dialogue Connection"
Collaboration and new opportunities resulting from the Art of Hosting Water Dialogues. Read more courtesy of Alla Guelber in: "The Permaculture and Dialogue Connection".
May 1, 2012
Seeking Common Ground Through Shared Water Dialogues: Waterlution's Karen Kun Shares Insights
December 21, 2011
Waterlution's Ottawa 2011 Workshop: "One Watershed, Many Voices" in the News
The "One Watershed, Many Voices: The Ottawa River and Transboundary Challenges" facilitators (Émilie Lagacé and Gemma Boag) and some workshop participants were interviewed for a radio feature. You can listen to the interview on the Carleton website here. The Waterlution interview begins 41 minutes into the show.
November 6, 2011
The Tides Top 10 recognizes the nation’s most innovative and forward-thinking projects and organizations that have demonstrated outstanding leadership, vision and real-world impact in addressing today’s most pressing environmental and social problems. Waterlution was chosen for working across sectors and generations, providing opportunities for dialogue and leadership to develop inclusive and sustainable ways to manage water. Check out the Tides Top 10 2011 recipients and video here.
When accepting the award, Waterlution's director Karen Kun, emphasized the question "how are you developing young leaders in your work and personal life?"
“Each of this year’s Tides Top 10 initiatives is working on a unique set of environmental and social challenges, and each one is ground-breaking in their approach to social change.” said Ross McMillan, President and CEO of Tides Canada. “Through innovation and solutions-oriented approaches, the Top 10 recipients are empowering others to drive positive change.”
Thank you Tides Canada for this recognition!
Past Event: The Art of Hosting Water Dialogues
In April 2012, Waterlution held a 3-workshop series focused on developing facilitation skills within Canada's most promising water leaders...
- April 13-15, Vancouver BC
- April 16-18, Calgary AB
- April 20-22, Toronto ON
Thank you for applying!
Past Event: Waterlution Oceania
. . . We’re going global and we’re starting down under.
Auckland NZ. Feb 10-12, 2012.
- Are you based in New Zealand or Australia?
- Are you passionate about positive change?
Thank you for applying!
Applications are now closed and spots have been filled. If you missed the deadline and want to be added to the waiting list, please email Donna.
October 31, 2011
Waterlution Director featured in Chatelaine
Karen Kun, Director and Co-founder of Waterlution, has been named "Game Changer of the Year" by Chatelaine Magazine! Read the complete story here. THANK YOU to all who voted! And a big thank you Chatelaine for recognizing innovative leadership.
Past Event: CWIL
The Canadian Water Innovation Lab 2010:
An Unconference for Uncommon Leaders. The Albertan Rockies, October 18-24, 2010.
In October 2010, 250 young Canadians attended a once-in-a-lifetime learning event to turn their good intentions into concrete actions to protect our most precious natural resource. The Canadian Water Innovation Lab 2010 was designed to give tomorrow’s leaders the insights, tools, and connections to make a difference in protecting and preserving water. Right now.
“The Lab served to re-motivate me; to reaffirm that what I am doing is really important and that I can have a significant impact.” - CWIL Participant, 2010.
“The Lab showed me the power of group dialogue in moving Canada’s water policy forward.” – CWIL Facilitator, 2010.
"The Lab was an excellent opportunity to network and learn in a 'safe' environment where it's okay to ask questions and propose unconventional ideas.” - CWIL Participant, 2010.
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