Presenters, Elmvale Water Festival 2010
The 2010 Elmvale Water Festival (Saturday August 21) was presented by Bayshore Broadcasting Corporation (http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca).
KEYNOTE: Restoring the Flow: Towards a New Canadian Water Ethic
Bob Sandford is the EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations "Water for Life" Decade. This national partnership initiative aims to advance long-term water quality and availability issues in response to climate change in this country and abroad. In this capacity, Bob also sits on the Advisory Committee for the prestigious Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy.
Sustainability of Municipal Water Supplies: The Story of the Wellington Water Watchers
James Gordon is the co-founder of the Wellington Water Watchers, a group based in Guelph ON that has had a major impact on water stewardship, promoting tap water, monitoring the water taking activities of the nearby Nestle Water Bottling plant, and initiating their ground-breaking Message In The Bottle Campaign that by next year will place 40,000 refillable stainless steel water bottles in the hands of students across the county. Nationally known as a singer-songwriter, playwright, director, producer and activist, Gordon has recorded over 40 CDs filled with songs that often have a social justice, environmental or heritage theme. He was a songwriter-in-residence with CBC radio for 12 years, and in his own community was the founding president of the Hillside Festival, the Guelph Civic League, The Family Mental Health Network and the Guelph Arts Platform.