A Life Shaped by Mountain Headwaters

Bob Sandford is the EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade. This national partnership initiative aims to inform the public on water issues and translate scientific research outcomes into language decision-makers can use to craft timely and meaningful public policy.

Bob is also the Director of the Western Watersheds Research Collaborative and an associate of the Centre for Hydrology which is part of the Global Water Institute at the University of Saskatchewan. Bob is also a Fellow of the Biogeoscience Institute at the University of Calgary. He sits on the Advisory Board of Living Lakes Canada, the Canadian Chapter of Living Lakes International and is also a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), a national water policy research group centred in Toronto. Bob also serves as Water Governance Adviser and Senior Policy Author for Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team. In 2011, Bob was invited to be an advisor on water issues by the Interaction Council, a global public policy forum composed of more than thirty former Heads of State including Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, U.S. President Bill Clinton, and the former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Brundtland. In this capacity Bob works to bring broad international example to bear on Canadian water issues. In 2013, Alberta Ventures magazine recognized Bob as one of the year’s 50 most influential Albertans.    

Bob has published a number of high-profile books on water including Cold Matters: The State & Fate of Canada’s Snow and Ice which was published in late 2012. Bob’s sixth book on water, Saving Lake Winnipeg, was published by Rocky Mountain Books in the fall of 2013. Bob lives with his family in Canmore, Alberta.



 
 

 


Robert Sandford

 

Globe 2014 Mar. 26-28

Vancouver, B.C.

Food and Water Security in a Changing World

Thursday, March 27

2:45pm - 3:45pm

 

Globe Series 2014 - Robert Sandford


Flood 2005

 

Globe 2014 Mar 26-28

Vancouver, B.C.

Canada not prepared
for natural disasters, say top insurance execs

The Tyee - Canada not prepared for natural disaster


Robert Sandford

 

Toronto March 21-29

Water Docs Film Festival

Opening Night
Friday, March 21

Oh! Canada …
World Premiere of Cold Amazon & the launch of the Campaign for Action

Cold Amazon - Watch the Trailer


Lake Winnipeg Algae

 

Lake Winnipeg the

focus of $1M exhibit

on World Water Day

March 22nd

CBC News Manitoba

Lake Winnipeg Foundation



Saving Lake Winnipeg

 

Book Launch

New Book from RMB

Saving Lake Winnipeg

McNally & Robinson

Winnipeg,

Oct. 25, 2013

7:00 PM

McNally & Robinson Winnipeg Events


Bob Sandford Epcor Chair

 

Featured Speaker

Robert Sandford

Water Woes:
Higher Highs and
Lower Lows

Sat, Nov. 2nd, 2013
3:30pm - 6:00pm
Toronto International Centre
Conference Centre

Federation of Ontario Cottagers: Fall AGM




Mtn. Stream

 

Interview:

Experts say all

flooded homes should

be included

in recovery plans

July 31, 2013

Calgary Herald News Feature


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Honoured:

Venture Magazine

Alberta’s 50

Most Influential

People 2013

Meet the people who are changing your world – and find out how they’re doing it.




flood 2013

 

Interview:

Province was

Ill-prepared for

Flood

Water Experts Say

June 26, 2013

Calgary Herald News Feature


Flood 2013

 

Interview:

Calgary Canada

Aerial View Video

Bob Sandford Speaks

on Flooding

June 22, 2013

The Current Interview and Arial Video Footage



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Speaker

Robert Sandford

FCM Sustainable Communities
Windsor Ont.

Water and Climate Security


View Video

IT in Canada News Feature


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Speaker

Robert Sandford

The Loss of Stationarity

March 6th at 6:30pm

Room 1425 at SFU Vancouver

Free and open to the public

ACT - Adaptation to Climate Change Team


Poster_info

 

Speaker

Robert Sandford

An Unexpected Water Crisis

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2012
WINNIPEG, MB.
TIME: 5:30-7:00 PM
CONVOCATION HALL
UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG


View Poster

Literay Review of Canada Article


Waterfall

 

Speaker

Robert Sandford &
Debra Harford

Water Crisis Real or Not? STORMWARNING

CRANBROOK AND KIMBERLY

OCTOBER 24th -26th, 2012

 

View Venues
Cranbrook and Kimberley Locations


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Speaker

Robert Sandford

STORMWARNING CONFERENCE

Banff, Alberta Oct 16-19, 2012

Glacier retreat affects stream ecology, water resources

Calgary Herald
By Colette Derworiz


View Story

 

The Myth of Adundant Fresh Water


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Speaker

Robert Sandford

The Mackenzie:
Canada’s Cold Amazon

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2012
OTTAWA, ONT.
TIME: 6:00–8:00PM
RIVER CONFERENCE ROOM (Room 2220)
RIVER BUILDING,
1125 COLONEL BY DRIVE
CARLETON UNIVERSITY

View Poster

Learn More at FLOW Canada


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Taking water for granted

How our growing inability to predict droughts, floods and storms could bankrupt whole provinces.
By Robert Sandford

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Literay Review of Canada Article


MacKenzie_river

 

Resolving jurisdictions key to saving 'Amazon of the North'

The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, Sep. 4, 2012 9:14AM EDT


CTV News Story


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InterAction Council
Bob attended the 29th Interaction Council meeting in Quebec City, May 2011. A highlight was a dinner-reception at the Governor General's Residence overlooking the mighty St. Lawrence River.


Canmore Water Expert to Advise Global Council
Friday December 9th 2011

The Global Water Crisis: Addressing and Urgent Security Issue
2012

Download here.

 

Final Communique, 29th Annual Plennary Conference as it relates to Water.


Ethical_Water_Book_Cover

 

Ethical Water by Bob Sandford
is now available.

Book launch of the Manifesto Series
in Winnipeg, Oct. 18th, 2011

Available from
Rocky Mountain Books

View other publications by R.W. Sandford available at Rocky Mountain Books.


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