Ed Bilodeau

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# Notice (Oct 19/05): So ends my stay here on Blogger. This morning Google implemented an anti-spam 'feature' that forces me to answer a challenge phrase when I want to post to my own blog. No notice of the change, nothing. Worse is that it doesn't even work! I type the phrase, submit, "An error occured", post deleted. Damn you, Google. Chances are I will revive my blog somewhere else, sometime soon. I'll post the new coordinates here as soon as they become available. (BTW, I'm unable to post anything to my RSS stream, so I'd appreciate it if readers could spread the word and ask people to take a look at this notice)

Update (Oct 19/05, ~noon): After a frustrating few hours (and not just trying out alternatives to Blogger), I've decided that this is a good time to take a break from all this. A day? A week? Who knows. But I need to step away from it before I pass a heavy magnet over the whole mess.

Update 2: According to this post, the reason I'm seeing the CAPTCHA (challenge phrase) is that Blogger has classified my blog as spam. Thanks. User for five years and now I'm spam. I searched the Blogger site, but there is no mention of how to get the spam flag turned off. There is also no way of contacting anyone at Blogger. Wow. Spam they say I am, so spam I must be. Maybe it is time to take a break.

Monday, January 10, 2005

McGill School of Environment: Sandra Postel on January 24 :
Dividing the waters: Can We Live Sustainably and
Harmoniously in a Water-Short World?

Sandra Postel, Director, The Global Water Policy Project
Monday, January 24, 2005
Moyse Hall, Arts Building, 853 Sherbrooke Street West
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Free Admission. Open to the Public.

Renewable but finite, fresh water is increasingly scarce in many parts of the world. Mounting competition for water is evident between countries, between states and provinces, between cities and farms, and between people and ecosystems. One of the biggest challenges now facing society is to satisfy the food and water demands of a growing human population while simultaneously safeguarding the health of aquatic ecosystems and the valuable services they provide. Meeting this challenge will require a fundamental shift in how we use, value, and manage fresh water.