Presentation on Water Management and the Mackenzie River Basin

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January 14, 2011 - There will be a special public presentation on water management and the Mackenzie River Basin next Tuesday in Yellowknife.

The presentation, The Last Great River – The Present and Future of the Mackenzie River Basin, will feature a variety of panel presenters, including GNWT Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Michael Miltenberger who will speak to the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy as a foundation for the future of the NWT and the North.

Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Time: 7:30 – 9:30 P.M.
Location: Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre


Other panel members include:

  • Merrell-Anne Phare, Executive Director and Legal Counsel of the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources, will speak to the importance of indigenous water rights and the precedent-setting NWT Water Stewardship Strategy.

  • Tony Maas, WWF-Canada’s Freshwater Director, will speak to the relevance of the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy in a national and global context.

  • Stephen Kakfwi will speak to the centrality of water to the Aboriginal way of life.


The Walrus magazine is sponsoring the presentation which will be moderated by Chris Wood, author of the article The Last Great Water Fight. Co-sponsors of the presentation include the GNWT, Ecology North, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, and the Forum for Leadership on Water.

For more information, contact:

Judy McLinton
Manager, Public Affairs and Communications
Environment and Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
Phone: (867) 873-7379