Striking a Balance: Growth and Watershed Protection on the Avalon Peninsula
Newfoundland and Labrador is poised to lead Canada in economic growth this year. Booming industries foreshadow new wealth for the province. But as communities and industries flourish, water resources are stressed and those same stakeholders’ livelihoods threatened. How can we learn from other provinces and each other to effectively manage our water and guide Newfoundland towards a truly sustainable, prosperous future?
The Spring 2011 Future of Water workshop, “Striking a Balance: Growth and Watershed Protection on the Avalon Peninsula”, will focus specifically on the Avalon Region with the goal of building the capacity of the region to effectively balance economic growth and resource protection by developing strong, informed future leaders with a commitment to and passion for healthy watersheds.
The weekend-long residential workshop will bring young leaders from surrounding communities together with local experts to explore how industrial and urban development is impacting the region’s most precious resource. Through experiential field tours, interactive dialogue and mentoring sessions, the group will learn about current water issues while sharing perspectives and knowledge across generations, sectors and cultures.
Are you a passionate change-maker aged 18-35 years concerned about the future of St John’s and the surrounding region? Do you want to gain the insight, tools and connections to make real change? If you answered yes, then this workshop is for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet local organizations and individuals leading the way in sustainable watershed development, and youth peers who are ready to join you as tomorrow’s smart decision makers.