The Program on Water Governance (PoWG) conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on water sustainability, and fosters dialogue on water policy with communities and decision-makers. In addition to our journal publications, we engage in extensive public outreach activities, through briefing notes, policy papers, and a renewed web presence, which makes extensive water-related information resources freely available. The PoWG team also advises national and international agencies, including (recently) the National Round Table on Environment and Economy, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Environment Canada, and the BC Ministry of the Environment. This is an essential part of fulfilling our mandate to support informed public debate over water resources in Canada and around the world.
Our team of researchers has a diverse range of backgrounds including geography, environmental science, law and political science. Our research includes a 4-year project funded by the Canadian Water Network (CWN) on water security (www.watersecurity.ca); as well as a new research initiative on water governance in Latin America, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Read more about our team members here.