Celebrating the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity

Council E-News
May 2010
Letter from the Editors 

Welcome to Council E-News, the new electronic newsletter of the Council of Canadian Academies.

In support of a greener environment, Council E-News will be published exclusively online on a quarterly basis. Also available for download on the Council's new and improved website, Council E-News will provide readers with updates on the Council's assessments, corporate activities, and Member Academies. We hope you will join us in embracing this new format and the opportunities it presents!

Questions? Comments? Email us at editors@scienceadvice.ca.

President's Message 

I am pleased to present the inaugural edition of the Council's electronic newsletter, Council E-News. This quarterly newsletter will provide you with a gateway to the Council, its assessments, and its Member Academies.

As part of the Council's commitment to the environment, Council E-News will be published exclusively in electronic format and will be available on our website, www.scienceadvice.ca.

In This Issue: 

President's Message 
Expert Panels at Work
Fellow in Focus: Dr. Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, FCAE
Spotlight on Innovation
Around the Council
Speaking Scientific Truth to Power: Council Hosts Symposium at AAAS

News from the Academies 
External Review of the Council 
Did You Know...?

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Did You Know...?

waterAlmost 10 million Canadians depend on groundwater to supply drinking water, and more than 80 per cent of the country's rural population relies on groundwater for its entire water supply.

Groundwater is water that is located beneath the ground's surface in pores, fractures, and aquifers. It is responsible for maintaining the hydraulic balance of surface water systems and it is a critical resource for millions of Canadians. How then, do we manage this complex system to ensure our groundwater is safe from contamination and depletion?

Find out more about groundwater and how to manage it effectively in: The Sustainable Management of Groundwater in Canada.

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