I was fortunate to be one of the representatives at the CSL table during the recent Community Service and Investment Fair at our headquarters in NYC!!! It was a great event in which we had about a dozen tables from Riverkeeper to City Year and so many more. It was a chance for the entire building of employees to learn more about not only the Water Partnership, but also to come face-to-face with the many local organizations with whom we partner.
Water Quality and Pollution Sources:
* Salinity levels of surface water vary between 0.8 grams per liter (g/l) and 1.5 g/l with
the majority of resources having a salinity of less than 1 g/l. In the north, most
groundwater is non-saline with less than 1 g/l salinity. In the south the salinity levels
are variable and some sources have high salinity levels of up to 8 g/l.
* Most water resources in Algeria are polluted by uncontrolled and untreated
municipal wastewater. Eighty-seven percent of the urban population is connected to
This presentation was given primarily by our fearless leader Lizz who works in our Corporate Sustainability Team. She was great during this check-in breakfast for CSLs whereby she gave us excelent updates on how we are doing (locally and as a Bank Group) now that we are half-way through the 5-year Water Partnership. The overall format though was quite welcoming in that it was moreso like a conversation. I tried my best to participate within the "converpresentation" as much as possible (as usual!) recounting certain things like my testing experiences, my
Delivered 10 minute presentation on FreshWater awareness on Nov 17, 2014 to my Business Communications class @ BCIT. There was a lot of interest in the topic and it was a great opportunity to spread the message and increase awareness.
In our Area, we do collective morning meetings every quarter. It is really an opportunity to talk about business in a wider persepctives, going far beyond the branch boundaries. Thanks to the availbility of our Area Director as well as our Regional Director, I was able to introduce the Water Programme and FreshWater Watch to a wider audience.
I introduced the programme, explained how a CSL training day works and what additional skills we can bring back to our branches.