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Warsaw Water Gathering
January 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Have your say! Tell us about water in Warsaw.
- Free, drop in event
- Food provided!
Join us to share stories, concerns, and to tell us about the steps you and the community are taking and would like to take to protect and improve water in Warsaw.
We want to know all about how the water affects you, and how you affect the water. We’d love to learn more about: wells, septic systems, the Indian River, flooding, drought, water pollution, aquatic wildlife – anything water-related that you’d like to share!
Reducing barriers: We would like to reduce any barriers to participating in this event. Children are welcome to attend, and we will have child-friendly activities on site. It is also a drop-in event to be mindful of your time and so that you can come by when it suits your schedule between 5 and 8pm.
Please let us know if you require any accommodations in order to attend.
How the information will be used: All information collected at this event will be synthesized and incorporated into an action plan for the Hamlet of Warsaw. No personal identifying information will be included, unless we request specific permissions (e.g., for a testimonial).
Here is some more information about the SUN-Warsaw program:
The impacts of climate change (such as more frequent and severe floods and droughts) will not impact all communities and residents equally. Understanding climate change impacts, opportunities, and solutions at a neighbourhood scale allows action and planning unique to the needs of each neighbourhood. The needs of urbanizing rural communities, like the Hamlet of Warsaw, vary greatly. Like other SUN neighbourhoods, Warsaw requires its own unique action plan. In 2019, thanks to funding from the RBC Foundation, GreenUP launched its SUN program in the Hamlet of Warsaw.
Located along the Indian River within the Township of Douro-Dummer, the SUN Warsaw program focuses on sustainable action with the goals of:
- Improving water quality
- Protecting and remediating the Indian River
- Increasing knowledge and awareness of water within the community
SUN Warsaw will be the first rural community to pilot the model and will be a prime example of how a rural community can advance sustainable renewal and climate action.
The GreenUP Sustainable Urban Neighbourhoods (SUN) program is a collaborative, neighbourhood-based solution for advancing sustainable renewal and climate action. SUN joins neighbourhood residents, municipalities, and other community partners to identify and support opportunities for sustainability through immediate, demonstrative impacts, visioning and planning for future action, and the sharing of skills and knowledge.