Media Advisory - World Water Day Forum - March 19 - to feature global discussion

    VICTORIA, March 17 /CNW/ - International expert on Utilities leads roster
of speakers at public event.
    The Greater Victoria Water Watch Coalition (GVWWC) invites the public to
a free community event and a dynamic evening of presentations and discussion
to mark World Water Day 2008.
    The event will focus on sewage treatment in recognition of the issue
currently in front of Greater Victoria residents and the fact that the
United Nations has declared 2008 the International Year of Sanitation.
    The public is invited to a free community event.

    When:     Wednesday March 19, 7 - 9:30 pm

    Where:    Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave., Victoria

    What:     A panel discussion featuring:

    David Boys, a member of the United Nations Secretary General's Advisory
Board on Water and Sanitation, and Utilities Officer with Public Services
International. David will bring a global perspective speaking on the
United Nations 2008 Year of Sanitation and issues that communities around the
globe are facing to ensure that sewage treatment meets their needs.
    Gwen Barlee, Policy Director for the Western Canada Wilderness Committee,
will talk about the links between protecting the environment and ensuring
public control of sewage treatment and other major projects, such as the Run
of the River hydro projects currently being proposed across the province.
    Cliff White, Atlantic Region Organizer for the Council of Canadians, will
share the experience of the community of Halifax to develop publicly
controlled and affordable sewage treatment.

For further information:

For further information: Kim Manton, at (250) 888-0270, or Terry
Huntington, at (250) 380-1197 for interviews with panelists; Visit: and

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