Farmland Drainage and the Environment Conference II

Join us for the second annual Farmland Drainage and the Environment Conference. This year’s virtual conference will address the theme of farmland drainage effects to water and our environment.


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Monday, December 7th

An Introduction and Update to Farmland Drainage in Saskatchewan

Jeff Olson, Managing Director, Citizens Environmental Alliance

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Tuesday, December 8th

Regulatory Framework underlying wetland drainage in Saskatchewan. A case study using the Quill Lakes and Peatland Harvesting

Patricia Farnese, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan

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Wednesday, December 9th

Mercury cycling in flooded systems: The basis of concern with wetland drainage

Dr. Britt Hall, Associate Professor, University of Regina

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Thursday, December 10th

Source of Nutrients and their impacts to water quality in the Qu’Appelle River Watershed

Alice Davis, Watershed Manager, Lower Qu'Appelle Watershed Stewards

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Friday, December 11th

Farmland Drainage Hydrology: More than the draining of wetlands

Bob Halliday, Professional Engineer, Halliday & Associates

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Monday, January 11th

Quantifying Carbon Sequestration in Wetlands and the Impact from Farmland Drainage

Murray Hidlebaugh, National Farmers Union

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Tuesday, January 12th

The Indigenous Views of Farmland Drainage Impacts

Heather Bear, Fourth Vice-Chief, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations

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Wednesday January 13th

Bush, Sloughs, and Grass: Making Room for Wildness

Trevor Herriot, Public Pastures – Public Interest

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Thursday, January 14th

Wetland drainage and its impacts on biodiversity in the prairie and parkland region of Canada

Dr. Kiel Drake, Prairies Director, Birds Canada

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Friday, January 15th

What Makes An Environmental Effect Cumulative? 

Dr. Jill A.E. Blakley, Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan

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