The Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) and Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation invite you to a free public event.

Location: SFU Vancouver: Room 1800, 515 West Hastings Street
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Date: Wednesday September 5, 2012

SFU’s Dr. Lance Lesack, a nationally respected expert in inland water ecological systems and the interactions with their drainage basins and the atmosphere, speaks about The Importance of the Mackenzie River Basin from a National, Hemispheric and Global Perspective.

Dr. Lesack’s talk will address the question: “Why is the continuing biological, ecological and hydrologic health of the Mackenzie Basin important to people who do not reside within the basin itself?” – a key consideration as the western provinces and territories continue to negotiate a trans-boundary agreement for management of this globally significant river system.

Dr. Lesack’s presentation is being held in conjunction with the Vancouver meeting of the Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy at SFU Downtown, from September 5-7. This session is exclusively devoted to the scientific principles relevant to the management of the Mackenzie Basin. Dr. Lesack‚Äôs talk is the only public event of the three days.

For interviews in advance of the session, please contact Paul Sullivan or Martin Livingston at BreakThrough Communications, 604-685-4742, or