Pollution in Canada Webinar | Watershed Sentinel

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Join us for a free webinar on March 23, 2022, 12:30 p.m.

As we strive to protect our environments, it is essential that we know which pollutants are already affecting our communities and which pollutants are likely to arrive with new industrial projects. This information is available from the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) through the data it collects on emissions from most major sources of pollution in Canada. In this webinar, we’ll look at what information is available and how to use it. Our presenters are all experienced conservationists who have used the NPRI to organize and mobilize.

Register to attend the webinar on zoom in click here.

Webinar speakers:

John Jackson
John has been heavily involved in public input to the National Pollutant Release Inventory for the past thirty years. He served as an environmental group representative on the advisory committee that the Minister of the Environment established in 1991 to develop a proposed NPRI for Canada. Since then, he has been part of the multi-stakeholder working group that provides advice on the NPRI. Over the past forty years, John has worked with citizen groups on a wide range of environmental issues, including waste issues, including radioactive waste, and water quality and quantity issues. Much of his work takes place in the Great Lakes Basin where he works with binational groups on transboundary issues. He is a member of the International Joint Commission’s Great Lakes Water Quality Board. John lives in Kitchener, Ontario.


Anna Tilman
Anna has been involved in a wide range of social and environmental issues and associated with numerous Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGOs), including the International Institute of Public Health Concern (IICPH), the STORM (Save the Oak Ridges Moraine) and currently, the Watershed Sentinel Educational Society (WSES). As an ENGO representative and strong advocate for the public’s right to know, she has participated in numerous consultations, primarily related to air issues and toxic substances, nationally and internationally, with particular emphasis on mercury. She was an ENGO delegate to the United Nations Minamata Convention on Mercury.
For several years, she was an ENGO representative on Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) working group, now representing the Watershed Sentinel Education Society (WSES). In addition, she served as an NGO representative on the North American Pollutant Release and Transfer Program, which compares the pollutant inventories of Canada, the United States and Mexico. Over the past decade, she has worked on many facets of the nuclear chain in Canada, including as an intervenor in hearings conducted by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and as a writer (for example, series “On the Yellowcake Trail”, published in the Watershed Sentinel).


david stevens
Dave Stevens is president of CHOKED (about our health!), an environmental cooking group in Smithers, BC. They are grumpy about utterly unnecessary local air pollution and together with his friends he has spent two decades in court and regulatory processes trying to make a difference. Engineering school (chemistry) helped him soak up the technical landscape he bumped into, as did school and employment at SFU in computer science and computer programming. These days, he’s doing what all geezer activists do – he’s replaced protests with computer screens. But everything helps.

A Glasswaters Foundation webinar series produced by the Watershed Sentinel Educational Society

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