York University World Water Day Celebrations March 20th, 2023
World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day held on 22 March that highlights the importance of fresh water. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
This year York University will celebrate World Water Day on March 20th as many community members are attending the UN Water Conference which will start on Water Day. One WATER Institute is grateful to its members for organizing and participating in these events to celebrate World Water Day.
1. Exhibition Presentations
World Water Day Art & Science Exhibition Presentations
Date & Time: March 20th 9am to 4pm
Location: Vari Hall Rotunda and Central Square.
Event Sponsors: Faculty of Science and YorkU Vice President Research and Innovation’s office.
Undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty members doing water related research at YorkU will be presenting their work and will engage with YorkU community. Please come meet with us!
Moving from academia to the water industry; improving the resilience of water infrastructure to climate change
Date & Time: March 20th 1pm to 4pm
Location: Second Student Centre, Second Floor.
Organizer: Stephanie Gora for The International Water Association, Young water professional, Canadian Association of Water Quality and One WATER Institute.
Event sponsors: Lassonde School of Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto Metropolitan University
3. Movie Screening
Omiwatari and Conversation with Film maker Zeesy Powers
Organizers: Sapna Sharma (One WATER Institute), Stephanie Gora (One WATER Institute) and Alicia Filipowich (Centre for Asian Studies)
Sponsors: Sharma Lab, Centre for Asian Studies, Lassonde School of Engineering, YorkU Vice President Research and Innovation’s office and One Water Institute
Followed by a reception March 20th 4pm to 6pm, Second Student Centre, second floor.