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March 21, 2016

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WATERLOO – March 22 marks World Water Day; this year’s theme “water and jobs,” brings attention to the integral relationship between water and employment.

The following Laurier experts are available to comment on a variety of topics related to water:

Philip Marsh, professor in Laurier’s Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and Canada Research chair in Cold Regions Water Science, is an expert on the effects of climate change on the freshwaters of arctic and subarctic North America. He is the co-author of The changing cold regions network: Observation, diagnosis and prediction of environmental change in the Saskatchewan and Mackenzie River Basins, Canada. Contact information:

Janet McLaughlin, assistant professor in Laurier’s Health Studies program and research associate at Laurier’s International Migration Research Centre (IMRC), is an expert on migrant agricultural workers’ rights and health. She is available to comment on agricultural workers’ access to water and to sanitary conditions. Contact information:

For more Laurier experts on water, visit the Laurier Institute for Water Science

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Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.884.0710 x3070



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