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  • Blue Economy Initiative Announced | Blue Economy Initiative
    Release Archive Tuesday June 14 2011 Blue Economy Initiative Announced PRINT June 14 2011 The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation Canadian Water Network and RBC Blue Water Project team up for Blue Economy Initiative June 14 2011 TORONTO Today Canada s most experienced funder of water organizations the nation s leading water research network and Canada s largest bank joined forces in a two year venture that will make a clear case for the critical role water plays in Canada s economy The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation Canadian Water Network and RBC Blue Water Project announced The Blue Economy Initiative which will provide information to Canadians and key decision makers about the economic benefits of protecting Canada s fresh water and the economic risks of neglecting the health of our watersheds Its goal is to create an upswell of support for sustainable water management in Canada addressing questions that so far remain unanswered such as What is the value of protecting restoring aquatic ecosystems Can we decrease healthcare costs by reducing water pollution Can we enhance agricultural productivity to help address the global food crisis while at the same time ensuring responsible water use How can cities tackle the

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  • New report highlights innovative water solutions for municipalities and regions across Canada
    in research design and innovation this report will help policy makers government officials businesses and community leaders create tangible solutions for sustainable water management on a national and global scale This report is a timely and fascinating look at how communities can move forward with water as a central theme notes Shari Austin Vice President Corporate Citizenship RBC and BEI partner There are excellent cases of successful water projects that communities have already implemented We were fortunate to speak with a diverse distinguished and multi disciplinary cast It was remarkable to note similar themes in our discussions with them said Kirk Stinchcombe Co Founder of Econics and lead author The report focuses on real measures and solutions of urban water issues that exist today This is a very tangible report on a common vision and shared innovations As record infrastructure costs grow the need for innovative solutions alongside innovative funding mechanisms are increasingly in demand Canadians are feeling first hand the changes that need to be made within their own communities For regions and municipalities in Canada this report is a strategic tool for creating a business case and framework for their own water sustainable city The report features interviews with high level managers executive directors and researchers from innovative organizations including IBM City of Toronto Halifax Water and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Download a copy of the report Blue City The Water Sustainable City of the Near Future 1 About the Blue Economy Initiative The Blue Economy Initiative 2 is a national project founded byCanadian Water Network theRoyal Bank of Canada and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation The project seeks to inspire dialogue among Canadian decision makers and key influencers around the opportunities and benefits of preserving water and the economic risks of not making sustainable

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  • Blue Economy Initiative | HEALTHY WATERS, A PROSPEROUS FUTURE
    America Monterrey Wednesday October 8 2014 23 50 0500 America Montevideo Thursday October 9 2014 02 50 0200 America Montreal Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Montserrat Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Nassau Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America New York Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Nipigon Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Nome Wednesday October 8 2014 20 50 0800 America Noronha Thursday October 9 2014 02 50 0200 America North Dakota Beulah Wednesday October 8 2014 23 50 0500 America North Dakota Center Wednesday October 8 2014 23 50 0500 America North Dakota New Salem Wednesday October 8 2014 23 50 0500 America Ojinaga Wednesday October 8 2014 22 50 0600 America Panama Wednesday October 8 2014 23 50 0500 America Pangnirtung Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Paramaribo Thursday October 9 2014 01 50 0300 America Phoenix Wednesday October 8 2014 21 50 0700 America Port of Spain Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Port au Prince Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Porto Velho Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Puerto Rico Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Rainy River Wednesday October 8 2014 23 50 0500 America Rankin Inlet Wednesday October 8 2014 23 50 0500 America Recife Thursday October 9 2014 01 50 0300 America Regina Wednesday October 8 2014 22 50 0600 America Resolute Wednesday October 8 2014 23 50 0500 America Rio Branco Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Santa Isabel Wednesday October 8 2014 21 50 0700 America Santarem Thursday October 9 2014 01 50 0300 America Santiago Thursday October 9 2014 01 50 0300 America Santo Domingo Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Sao Paulo Thursday October 9 2014 01 50 0300 America Scoresbysund Thursday October 9 2014 04 50 0000 America Shiprock Wednesday October 8 2014 22 50 0600 America Sitka Wednesday October 8 2014 20 50 0800 America St Barthelemy Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America St Johns Thursday October 9 2014 02 20 0230 America St Kitts Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America St Lucia Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America St Thomas Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America St Vincent Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Swift Current Wednesday October 8 2014 22 50 0600 America Tegucigalpa Wednesday October 8 2014 22 50 0600 America Thule Thursday October 9 2014 01 50 0300 America Thunder Bay Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Tijuana Wednesday October 8 2014 21 50 0700 America Toronto Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Tortola Thursday October 9 2014 00 50 0400 America Vancouver Wednesday October 8 2014 21 50 0700 America Whitehorse Wednesday October 8 2014 21 50 0700 America Winnipeg Wednesday October 8 2014 23 50 0500 America Yakutat Wednesday October 8 2014 20 50 0800 America Yellowknife Wednesday October 8 2014 22 50 0600 Antarctica Casey Thursday October 9 2014 12 50 0800 Antarctica Davis Thursday October 9 2014 11 50 0700 Antarctica DumontDUrville Thursday October 9 2014 14 50 1000 Antarctica Macquarie Thursday October 9 2014 15 50 1100 Antarctica Mawson Thursday October 9 2014 09 50 0500 Antarctica McMurdo Thursday October 9 2014 17 50 1300 Antarctica Palmer Thursday October 9 2014 01 50 0300 Antarctica Rothera Thursday October 9 2014 01 50 0300 Antarctica South Pole Thursday October 9 2014 17 50 1300 Antarctica Syowa Thursday October 9 2014 07 50 0300 Antarctica Vostok Thursday October 9 2014 10 50 0600 Arctic Longyearbyen Thursday October 9 2014 06 50 0200 Asia Aden Thursday October 9 2014 07 50 0300 Asia Almaty Thursday October 9 2014 10 50 0600 Asia Amman Thursday October 9 2014 07 50 0300 Asia Anadyr Thursday October 9 2014 16 50 1200 Asia Aqtau Thursday October 9 2014 09 50 0500 Asia Aqtobe Thursday October 9 2014 09 50 0500 Asia Ashgabat Thursday October 9 2014 09 50 0500 Asia Baghdad Thursday October 9 2014 07 50 0300 Asia Bahrain Thursday October 9 2014 07 50 0300 Asia Baku Thursday October 9 2014 09 50 0500 Asia Bangkok Thursday October 9 2014 11 50 0700 Asia Beirut Thursday October 9 2014 07 50 0300 Asia Bishkek Thursday October 9 2014 10 50 0600 Asia Brunei Thursday October 9 2014 12 50 0800 Asia Choibalsan Thursday October 9 2014 12 50 0800 Asia Chongqing Thursday October 9 2014 12 50 0800 Asia Colombo Thursday October 9 2014 10 20 0530 Asia Damascus Thursday October 9 2014 07 50 0300 Asia Dhaka Thursday October 9 2014 10 50 0600 Asia Dili Thursday October 9 2014 13 50 0900 Asia Dubai Thursday October 9 2014 08 50 0400 Asia Dushanbe Thursday October 9 2014 09 50 0500 Asia Gaza Thursday October 9 2014 06 50 0200 Asia Harbin Thursday October 9 2014 12 50 0800 Asia Hebron Thursday October 9 2014 06 50 0200 Asia Ho Chi Minh Thursday October 9 2014 11 50 0700 Asia Hong Kong Thursday October 9 2014 12 50 0800 Asia Hovd Thursday October 9 2014 11 50 0700 Asia Irkutsk Thursday October 9 2014 13 50 0900 Asia Jakarta Thursday October 9 2014 11 50 0700 Asia Jayapura Thursday October 9 2014 13 50 0900 Asia Jerusalem Thursday October 9 2014 06 50 0200 Asia Kabul Thursday October 9 2014 09 20 0430 Asia Kamchatka Thursday October 9 2014 16 50 1200 Asia Karachi Thursday October 9 2014 09 50 0500 Asia Kashgar Thursday October 9 2014 12 50 0800 Asia Kathmandu Thursday October 9 2014 10 35 0545 Asia Khandyga Thursday October 9 2014 14 50 1000 Asia Kolkata Thursday October 9 2014 10 20 0530 Asia Krasnoyarsk Thursday October 9 2014 12 50 0800 Asia Kuala Lumpur Thursday October 9 2014 12 50 0800 Asia Kuching Thursday October 9 2014 12 50 0800 Asia Kuwait Thursday October

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  • RBC Blue Water Project | Blue Economy Initiative
    ranging 10 year global commitment to help protect the world s most precious natural resource fresh water Since 2007 RBC has pledged over 36 million to more than 500 charitable organizations worldwide that protect watersheds and promote access to clean drinking water with an additional 6 million pledged to universities for water programs In 2013 2014 the RBC Blue Water Project will focus on supporting initiatives that help protect and preserve water in towns cities and urbanized areas For further information visit www rbc com bluewater Under the RBC Blue Water Project RBC will Provide 50 million in charitable grants to not for profit organizations that protect watersheds and provide or ensure access to clean drinking water Promote responsible and sustainable water use through programs that create an understanding of the value and vulnerability of our water resources Reduce the intensity of our own water footprint Encourage a spirit of collaboration among and between all sectors to help protect the world s freshwater RBC employs approximately 80 000 full and part time people who serve more than 15 million clients in Canada the U S and 49 other countries RBC is recognized among the world s financial social and environmental

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  • Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation | Blue Economy Initiative
    to collaborative stewardship of our freshwater resources and to a people driven equitable and evolving North Over the past quarter century the Gordon Foundation has invested over 27 million in a wide variety of Northern community initiatives and freshwater protection initiatives The vision and mission of the Foundation is to promote both at home and abroad innovative public policies for the North and in fresh water management based on our

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  • Library | Blue Economy Initiative
    s future The Real Wealth of the Mackenzie Region Library Library Water Economics The Blue Economy Initiative library contains PDFs from other organizations that help inform the dialogue on water and the economy in Canada Inclusion of these documents does not constitute endorsement by the Blue Economy Initiative or its partner organizations Filter by All Blue Economy Initiative Reports Ecological Goods and Services Green Infrastructure Efficiency Governance and Policy Water

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  • Canada needs innovative water strategies to capitalize on global food demand
    management is therefore an essential element of this economic opportunity Agriculture is our biggest water user and also leads in impacts on water resources notes Chris Wood co author of the report To secure both our export opportunity and our natural capital we need to become more conscious of both sides of that equation In order for Canada to reach its potential in becoming a global agri food leader Canada must be strategic in making use of a suite of water management approaches and tools These approaches include virtual water and water footprint analysis to help guide decisions and practices best suited for different watersheds At at national level Canada is the third largest exporter of virtual water the water embedded in the production of export goods in the world This is the third in a series of BEI publications The first report Running Through Our Fingers 2 prepared by Steven Renzetti Diane Dupont and Chris Wood looked at Canada s inability to adequately measure and account for the value of water to our economy The second report Canada as the Water Solutions Country Defining the Opportunities 3 prepared by David Crane helped frame a national conversation around Canada s water related strengths and emerging opportunities to become a global leader in water innovation and sustainability Later in 2013 BEI will showcase a vision for a sustainable water city of the near future To download a copy of the paper Better by the Drop Revealing the value of water in Canadian agriculture 1 About the Blue Economy Initiative The Blue Economy Initiative is a national project founded by Canadian Water Network 4 the Royal Bank of Canada 5 and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation 6 The project seeks to inspire dialogue among Canadian decision makers and key influencers around

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  • Blue Economy Initiative | HEALTHY WATERS, A PROSPEROUS FUTURE
    America Monterrey Wednesday October 8 2014 23 51 0500 America Montevideo Thursday October 9 2014 02 51 0200 America Montreal Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Montserrat Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Nassau Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America New York Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Nipigon Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Nome Wednesday October 8 2014 20 51 0800 America Noronha Thursday October 9 2014 02 51 0200 America North Dakota Beulah Wednesday October 8 2014 23 51 0500 America North Dakota Center Wednesday October 8 2014 23 51 0500 America North Dakota New Salem Wednesday October 8 2014 23 51 0500 America Ojinaga Wednesday October 8 2014 22 51 0600 America Panama Wednesday October 8 2014 23 51 0500 America Pangnirtung Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Paramaribo Thursday October 9 2014 01 51 0300 America Phoenix Wednesday October 8 2014 21 51 0700 America Port of Spain Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Port au Prince Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Porto Velho Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Puerto Rico Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Rainy River Wednesday October 8 2014 23 51 0500 America Rankin Inlet Wednesday October 8 2014 23 51 0500 America Recife Thursday October 9 2014 01 51 0300 America Regina Wednesday October 8 2014 22 51 0600 America Resolute Wednesday October 8 2014 23 51 0500 America Rio Branco Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Santa Isabel Wednesday October 8 2014 21 51 0700 America Santarem Thursday October 9 2014 01 51 0300 America Santiago Thursday October 9 2014 01 51 0300 America Santo Domingo Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Sao Paulo Thursday October 9 2014 01 51 0300 America Scoresbysund Thursday October 9 2014 04 51 0000 America Shiprock Wednesday October 8 2014 22 51 0600 America Sitka Wednesday October 8 2014 20 51 0800 America St Barthelemy Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America St Johns Thursday October 9 2014 02 21 0230 America St Kitts Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America St Lucia Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America St Thomas Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America St Vincent Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Swift Current Wednesday October 8 2014 22 51 0600 America Tegucigalpa Wednesday October 8 2014 22 51 0600 America Thule Thursday October 9 2014 01 51 0300 America Thunder Bay Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Tijuana Wednesday October 8 2014 21 51 0700 America Toronto Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Tortola Thursday October 9 2014 00 51 0400 America Vancouver Wednesday October 8 2014 21 51 0700 America Whitehorse Wednesday October 8 2014 21 51 0700 America Winnipeg Wednesday October 8 2014 23 51 0500 America Yakutat Wednesday October 8 2014 20 51 0800 America Yellowknife Wednesday October 8 2014 22 51 0600 Antarctica Casey Thursday October 9 2014 12 51 0800 Antarctica Davis Thursday October 9 2014 11 51 0700 Antarctica DumontDUrville Thursday October 9 2014 14 51 1000 Antarctica Macquarie Thursday October 9 2014 15 51 1100 Antarctica Mawson Thursday October 9 2014 09 51 0500 Antarctica McMurdo Thursday October 9 2014 17 51 1300 Antarctica Palmer Thursday October 9 2014 01 51 0300 Antarctica Rothera Thursday October 9 2014 01 51 0300 Antarctica South Pole Thursday October 9 2014 17 51 1300 Antarctica Syowa Thursday October 9 2014 07 51 0300 Antarctica Vostok Thursday October 9 2014 10 51 0600 Arctic Longyearbyen Thursday October 9 2014 06 51 0200 Asia Aden Thursday October 9 2014 07 51 0300 Asia Almaty Thursday October 9 2014 10 51 0600 Asia Amman Thursday October 9 2014 07 51 0300 Asia Anadyr Thursday October 9 2014 16 51 1200 Asia Aqtau Thursday October 9 2014 09 51 0500 Asia Aqtobe Thursday October 9 2014 09 51 0500 Asia Ashgabat Thursday October 9 2014 09 51 0500 Asia Baghdad Thursday October 9 2014 07 51 0300 Asia Bahrain Thursday October 9 2014 07 51 0300 Asia Baku Thursday October 9 2014 09 51 0500 Asia Bangkok Thursday October 9 2014 11 51 0700 Asia Beirut Thursday October 9 2014 07 51 0300 Asia Bishkek Thursday October 9 2014 10 51 0600 Asia Brunei Thursday October 9 2014 12 51 0800 Asia Choibalsan Thursday October 9 2014 12 51 0800 Asia Chongqing Thursday October 9 2014 12 51 0800 Asia Colombo Thursday October 9 2014 10 21 0530 Asia Damascus Thursday October 9 2014 07 51 0300 Asia Dhaka Thursday October 9 2014 10 51 0600 Asia Dili Thursday October 9 2014 13 51 0900 Asia Dubai Thursday October 9 2014 08 51 0400 Asia Dushanbe Thursday October 9 2014 09 51 0500 Asia Gaza Thursday October 9 2014 06 51 0200 Asia Harbin Thursday October 9 2014 12 51 0800 Asia Hebron Thursday October 9 2014 06 51 0200 Asia Ho Chi Minh Thursday October 9 2014 11 51 0700 Asia Hong Kong Thursday October 9 2014 12 51 0800 Asia Hovd Thursday October 9 2014 11 51 0700 Asia Irkutsk Thursday October 9 2014 13 51 0900 Asia Jakarta Thursday October 9 2014 11 51 0700 Asia Jayapura Thursday October 9 2014 13 51 0900 Asia Jerusalem Thursday October 9 2014 06 51 0200 Asia Kabul Thursday October 9 2014 09 21 0430 Asia Kamchatka Thursday October 9 2014 16 51 1200 Asia Karachi Thursday October 9 2014 09 51 0500 Asia Kashgar Thursday October 9 2014 12 51 0800 Asia Kathmandu Thursday October 9 2014 10 36 0545 Asia Khandyga Thursday October 9 2014 14 51 1000 Asia Kolkata Thursday October 9 2014 10 21 0530 Asia Krasnoyarsk Thursday October 9 2014 12 51 0800 Asia Kuala Lumpur Thursday October 9 2014 12 51 0800 Asia Kuching Thursday October 9 2014 12 51 0800 Asia Kuwait Thursday October

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