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Sunday, October 20 • 10:00am - 10:50am
The Ongoing Permanent Depletion of Water Resources

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 In Canada, we often think of water as a renewable resource taken from lakes and rivers. In fact, in Canada and many other parts of the world, water is extracted from aquifers that take thousands of years to refill. This process is facilitated by industrial and environmental laws and lack of awareness in citizenry. This conversation gathers the viewpoints of journalists, ethicists, public policy academics and science fiction writers to survey the trend lines and identify policy action.

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Charlotte Ashley

Charlotte Ashley is a writer, editor and bookseller living in Toronto. Her fantasy and science fiction short stories have appeared in F&SF, Clockwork Canada, Luna Station Quarterly, Kaleidotrope, PodCastle, and elsewhere. Her historical fantasy, “La Héron,” was nominated for... Read More →

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Stephen Leahy

Biosphere Journalist, National Geographic, etc
Travelled to a lot of weird and wonderful places, met astonishing diversity of people in 25 years reporting on our biosphere - the thin layer of life that supports us - and our interactions with it. Happy to talk about freelancing, media, science, climate, nature, oceans, and lots... Read More →
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Rick Overwater

Rick Overwater is a Calgary-based journalist, fiction author, and nationally distributed recording artist/songwriter. His latest graphic novel, Futility: Orange Planet Horror is currently shortlisted for a 2019 Aurora Award in the graphic novel category. His latest short story, “House... Read More →
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Kelly Robson

Writer, SFWA
Kelly Robson is an award-winning short fiction writer. In 2018, her story “A Human Stain” won the Nebula Award for Best Novelette, and in 2016, her novella “Waters of Versailles” won the Prix Aurora Award. She has also been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, Theodore... Read More →
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Lynne Sargent

Lynne Sargent is a writer, aerialist, and Ph.D student currently studying at the University of Waterloo. Her work has been published in venues such as Strange Horizons, Wild Musette, and Twisted Moon Magazine, among others. She was a 2018 Rhysling and 2018 Aurora Award Nominee.

Sunday October 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EDT
Penthouse A - 75 seats