Current environmental issues such as climate change, freshwater scarcity and pollution of air and water are global in scope. Frequently, their implications are played out locally and are therefore best addressed, it might be assumed, at the local level. This presentation will get us thinking about our collective response to global environmental issues and about the role that a municipality and its citizens might play.
Dr. Susan Dakin, the City of Lethbridge Municipal Environmental Services Manager, will explore the Lethbridge context for dealing with environmental challenges, such as implementing the Kyoto Accord, water conservation and reducing pesticides in water and air. Bring your ideas and questions.
Speaker Biography: Susan Dakin is currently Environmental Services Manager with the City of Lethbridge. She has experience in research, teaching and consulting in the areas of: environmental and resource management, planning for environmental sustainability, landscape assessment, environmental aesthetics and human-environment interaction. A former faculty member at the University of Lethbridge (1997-2004) and University College of the Cariboo (1996-97) she holds a PhD from University of Waterloo (Environmental Studies – Geography), MEDes from U of Calgary (Environmental Science) and a BSc from University of Waterloo (Kinesiology & Psychology).