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Welcome to the website for the Saskatchewan Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE Sask) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). This site is a portal for community members to interact, participate, and collaborate on topics on education for sustainable development.

Please feel free to navigate the site using the links on the left-hand side. If you are interested in joining our community, please sign up for an account (on the left-hand side). If you have any questions, please see our FAQ section (in the navigation on the left, currently under construction) or if you would like to contact the RCE Sask coordinators or group administrators, please refer to the "Contact Info" link located on the upper right-hand side of this page.

Recent News

  • Members of the RCE Sask are preparing for the upcoming RCE Americas conference that will take place at the University of Regina in Regina, Saskatchewan in May 2008. Please click on the following link to visit the conference website: RCE Sask Conference 2008

2019 Saskatchewan Branch Workshop on Drainage and Drought on the Prairies

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2019-01-10 11:32

February 1, 2019

Travelodge Hotel and Conference Centre

Regina, SK

In 2015 the Minister responsible for the Water Security Agency announced new drainage regulations in Saskatchewan. The new regulations were the first phase of an agricultural water management strategy that recognized the benefits of drainage and the importance of mitigating negative impacts of drainage. The new regulations were designed to streamline the approval process and to help producers become compliant while mitigating downstream
damage due to drainage. The new regulations formed part of a risk-based agricultural water management strategy with the goal of improving the overall process from application approval to complaint investigation in order to lessen future issues.

During the recent “wet decade” drainage has been an important water management tool for producers and watershed managers. Many lessons have been learned since the implementation of the Agricultural Water Management Strategy.

In 2017 an extreme “wet to drought’ event was experienced in the Prairies which raised some concern of a pending “drought cycle” in some sectors. Although drought is not unfamiliar to the  prairies, the most susceptible region in Canada, a major event has not occurred since 2002.

It is expected that climate change impacts on future drought frequency, duration, and severity will have significant economic and  environmental implications. Some work on corporate institutional resiliency has continued and it’s important to bring together this knowledge and provide guidance to water governance in Saskatchewan.

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW
This one-day workshop, hosted by the Saskatchewan Branch of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA), aims to bring together the two important topics of drainage and drought. An overview of the new agricultural water management strategy will be presented in the morning along with some different perspectives about drainage. The morning session will end with a discussion on the benefits and challenges of drainage.
The afternoon will focus on drought strategies, policies and impacts. This will be an opportunity to discuss amongst peers what is working, what is not and what considerations need to be applied in the future.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
A special room rate of $134 has been negotiated with the Travelodge Hotel. This special rate includes complimentary hot breakfast and will be available until January 11, 2019. Please quote group code “CGWRSR” when making your reservation either by calling: 1.844.586.3443 or 306.586.3443 or emailing: groupreservations@travelodgeregina.com

WORKSHOP COST
CWRA Members: $120
Non-Members: $150
CWRA Student Members: $50
Student Non-Members: $75*
*includes a 1 yr student membership

For more information:

https://cwra.org/en/2019-saskatchewan-branch-workshop-on-drainage-and-d…?

 

"Market transformation road map for energy efficient equipment in the building sector" Ministers Conference August 2018

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2019-01-09 14:28

"Paving the Road to 2030 and Beyond: Market transformation road map for energy efficient equipment in the building sector: Supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy" Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference, Iqaluit, Nunavut, August 2018

Details are avaiilable here:

https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/sites/www.nrcan.gc.ca/files/emmc/pdf/2018/en/18-00072-nrcan-road-map-eng.pdf

Save the Date: RCE SK ESD Recognition Event May 8, 2019

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2018-12-17 16:21

The planning committee for RCE Saskatchewan’s 11th annual Education for Sustainable Development Recognition Event is pleased to announce that this year’s event will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Hannin Creek Education and Applied Research Centre on the shores of Candle Lake. The Centre is a partnership of Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation. It is the only boreal forest field station in Saskatchewan.

The day promises to be very exciting. In addition to the recognition awards, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, our community host, is planning a very interactive and interesting afternoon featuring its campus and the applied research being done through its diverse sustainability programs just as forestry, fisheries, wildlife, conservation law, and environmental, civil and water resources engineering technology.

Applications for the recognition awards will be available next month, January, 2019. The deadline for applications will be March 31, 2019.

Please consider joining us at Hannin Creek Education and Applied Research Centre on May 8, 2019. In early May the campus will be beautiful and, as always, we expect the Recognition Event to be an inspiring and hope-filled event.

If you have any questions or wish to have an application form sent to you, please contact the Event Coordinator at rcesk.event@gmail.com Information about past events can be found at https://www.rceskrecognitionevent.com

Photos and Presentations from 7th RCE Conference of the Americas (October 2017)

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2018-12-12 12:25

Attendees from across the Americas at the "7th RCE Meeting of the Americas" in Posadas, Argentina, have shared their photos from the event. The link to these photos (as well as to all the presentations at the conference) can be found at the following address (see Facebook link at bottom of this webpage):

http://www.rcenetwork.org/portal/7th-americas-regional-meeting

Mapping Local Achievements through the Sustainable Development Goals Event, Saskatoon

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2018-10-21 11:38

Invitation – SASKATOON Roundtable Discussion

Mapping Local Achievements through the Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

5:30 to 9:30 PM

Station 20 West, 1120 - 20th Street West

FREE EVENT, SUPPER INCLUDED - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Did you know that you're probably already helping to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals?

Join us for a roundtable workshop to explore how the SDGs relate to the work of local groups and organizations, and how groups are already achieving these goals either locally or globally. The roundtable is part of a series of meetings and aims to make visible the amazing work already happening on the SDGs in Canada and to share this work provincially and nationally. Join us in exploring the potential for improved collaboration and impact across sectors in Saskatchewan. Discussion will focus on the following questions:

1. What are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and why do they matter?

2. How do the SDGs relate to your organization's work locally and/or globally?

3. How can the SDGs be an opportunity for greater collaboration and impact?

Who should attend?

Advocates, staff, students, educators, volunteers, business leaders, policy-makers, service-providers, funders and entrepreneurs interested in:

·        Anti-poverty

·        Community health

·        Ecosystem health

·        Gender equality

·        Homelessness solutions

·        Human rights

·        Peace and inter-cultural understanding

·        Renewable energy

·        Social enterprise

·        Sustainable business, communities and infrastructure

·        Sustainable food systems

·        Water quality and access

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations in 2015, are designed to guide local and global efforts to address major issues such as poverty, hunger, injustice, environmental destruction and climate change, for everyone, everywhere by 2030.

Workshop Facilitated by Dan Harris, Program Officer at the BC Council for International Cooperation.