Lac du Bois Conservation Area, BC (Photo by NCC)

Lac du Bois Conservation Area, BC (Photo by NCC)

Does water matter?

November 10, 2017
Vancouver, BC


Nature Conservancy of Canada public event explores the value of water – as a resource, an inspiration and a force that sustains life

As we enter into the months-long rainy season that earns Vancouver its most enduring reputation as the capital of the “Wet Coast”, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is hosting an evening of discussion exploring the value and importance of the very substance we love to complain about: water.

NatureTalks: Why Water Matters is coming to Vancouver on November 14 at TELUS Garden at 7 p.m. The evening will feature a panel that will explore a diversity of perspectives on one of our planet’s most precious resources and how we should do a better job using and conserving it.

The evening will invite an open discussion about why the conservation of fresh water matters for nature and for people, with panelists who are leaders in the field of Canadian water conservation.

“In southern Canada, where almost nine out of 10 Canadians live, much of our fresh water has been heavily impacted by habitat loss and nutrient pollution,” said Linda Hannah, Nature Conservancy of Canada Vice President in BC. “Without clean fresh water, everything falls apart. We need to pay close attention to this important resource and recognize the role of nature in helping to protect it.”

NCC’s NatureTalks a dynamic speaker series that challenges our notion of why nature matters. Providing a stage for ideas to breathe and a space for communities to come together to explore and discuss nature, as a resource, an inspiration and a place that sustains life. 

To arrange interviews ahead of time, or for information on attending the event, contact the Nature Conservancy of Canada through the contact info at the end of the release.

Event Details:

What: NatureTalks: Why Water Matters
Where: TELUS Gardens
            510 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
           Doors open at 6:30 p.m., event begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets can be reserved in advance at

TD Bank Group, through the TD Common Ground Project, is title sponsor for the NatureTalks speaker series. TELUS is the venue sponsor for the Vancouver NatureTalks event.


The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is the nation's leading private, not-for-profit land conservation organization, protecting vital natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped protect 2.8 million acres (more than 1.1 million hectares), coast to coast. In British Columbia, NCC has conserved almost one million acres (over 400,000 hectares) of ecologically significant land and water through land donations, purchases and conservation agreements.

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