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UN expert calls on governments to work with First Nations on water management – CBC

Says current governance structures not adequate for fixing environmental problems like Lake Winnipeg

Sep 18, 2019

A United Nations expert is calling on government officials to partner with First Nations leadership and Indigenous knowledge keepers to help manage water systems like the Lake Winnipeg Basin.

“The future of Lake Winnipeg right now is uncertain,” said Bob Sandford, who is the Water Security Chair at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

“The condition continues to deteriorate and … it’s very important for us now to orchestrate new ways of relating to one another.”

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