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Canada Water Week

A week of raising awareness about ongoing issues with water management

To bring public attention to World Water Week, the Urban Water TMU Office hosted several events in collaboration with many partners. Events included hosting a public screening of the Accidental Parklands documentary with a Q&A with Director Dan Berman, as well as, a Sustainability and Urban Water Panel.


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Film Screening of Accidental Parkland Documentary

The School of Urban and Regional Planning and Urban Water TMU hosted a public Film Screening of Accidental Parkland (external link)  - a documentary with Director/Producer Dan Berman of Metal Dog Films!

Accidental Parkland is a documentary on the changing nature and sustained value of Toronto‚Äôs urban waterways, both the waterfront and ravines. 

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Water Conservation Awareness Drop-In Event

On March 21st, Ryerson's Sustainability Office and Urban Water TMU hosted a Water Conservation Awareness drop-in event in the Student Learning Centre.

The event aimed to build awareness about freshwater, finding a way to reduce our water footprint and protecting this precious resource.

Sustainability and Urban Water

A panel discussion was held with three water experts to address the health and sustainability of our urban watersheds, a crucial resource for supporting life within cities. The panel discussion focused on the development of cities within and around our watersheds. It focused on the impacts on rising pollution rates on the health of our water and cities.


Carl Mitchell, University of Toronto (Scarborough)

Duncan Boyd, D.A. Boyd Associates, Former Supervisor, Great Lakes Monitoring, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Jennifer Bonnell, York University

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