Striking a Balance: Growth and Watershed Protection on the Avalon Peninsula

Newfoundland and Labrador is poised to lead Canada in economic growth this year. Booming industries foreshadow new wealth for the province. But as communities and industries flourish, water resources are stressed and those same stakeholders’ livelihoods threatened. How can we learn from other provinces and each other to effectively manage our water and guide Newfoundland towards a truly sustainable, prosperous future?

“Striking a Balance” is a two-and-a-half day residential workshop for up and coming leaders in the region, aged 18-35 years. The program will focus specifically on the Northeast Avalon Region with the goal of building its capacity to effectively manage economic growth and resource protection by developing strong, informed future leaders with a commitment to and passion for healthy watersheds. Through experiential field tours, interactive dialogue sessions, mentoring and visioning exercises, the group will learn about the development-protection interface while envisioning sustainable management solutions across generations, sectors and cultures.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet local organizations and individuals leading the way in sustainable development, and youth peers who are ready to join you as tomorrow’s smart decision makers!

Organized by Waterlution – A Water Learning Experience

In partnership with the Northeast Avalon ACAP, Northeast Avalon Regional Economic Development Board and the Suncor Energy Fluvarium.

Deadline to apply: MAY 13, 2011

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