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New article: Whose input counts? Evaluating the process and outcomes of public consultation through the BC Water Act Modernization

Posted on: March 12th, 2017

This new article examines the role and outcomes of public consultation in policy making through the case study of British Columbia’s Water Act Modernization. The study analyses both the WAM consultation process and outcomes, highlighting patterns in alignment between the policy preferences of various submitter groups and the policies incorporated into the Water Sustainability Act. Jollymore, A., McFarlane, […]

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New Policy Report on Colonial and Indigenous Water Governance in BC

Posted on: September 23rd, 2016

A new project report has been released for the PoWG project on First Nations and the shifting water governance landscape of British Columbia, part of the SSHRC-funded WEPGN: Water Economics Policy and Governance Network. The project report by PoWG co-director Dr. Leila Harris and PoWG alumna Rosie Simms summarizes the findings of Rosie’s masters research into the […]

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Upcoming event: Watersheds 2016

Posted on: July 3rd, 2016

Watersheds 2016 registration is now open! This forum offers panel sessions, field trips, breakout workshops, structured peer-to-peer learning and networking to help strengthen capacity for watershed governance in BC. Registration is now open but space is limited. We encourage you to register early, and take advantage of the reduced early-bird rate! Website: https://watersheds2016forum.wordpress.com/ Registration: https://www.gifttool.com/registrar/ShowEventDetails?ID=2159&EID=22120 Watersheds 2016 is a […]

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New article on gender & water by L. Harris and colleagues

Posted on: April 12th, 2016

Dr. Leila Harris and colleagues recently published an article on gender and water in the Journal of Gender Studies, based on household surveys conducted in underserved areas of Accra, Ghana and Cape Town, South Africa in 2012. The full text can be accessed via http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09589236.2016.1150819 Harris, L., Kleiber, D., Goldin, J., Darkwah, A. & Morinville, C. (2016) Intersections […]

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New Book: Leaky Governance by K. Furlong

Posted on: January 2nd, 2016

Dr Kathryn Furlong, Assistant Professor of Geography at the Université de Montréal and Program on Water Governance alumnus, has just published her new book titled ‘Leaky Governance’ with UBC Press. Congratulations Kathryn! About the Book Municipalities face important water supply challenges. These are widely attributed to local government politicization. Neoliberal reforms have only exacerbated the […]

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The WALL Papers: The water issue

Posted on: June 6th, 2014

The Wall Papers, the Peter Wall Institute’s quarterly magazine, recently published a special issue on water. The special issue features an article titled ‘Water insecurity requires interdisciplinary solutions‘, which builds upon the recent workshop on water and innovation held at the Peter Wall Institute at UBC. In this article Dr. Karen Bakker highlights growing water […]

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Workshop video: What is healthy water?

Posted on: June 6th, 2014

The Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at The University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, recently hosted an international Exploratory Workshop on water and innovation, led by principal investigators Dr. Karen Bakker and Dr. Leila Harris from UBC’s Program on Water Governance. Watch the short video to learn more about what UBC’s experts […]

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Interdisciplinary workshop on water and innovation

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

An interdisciplinary workshop on ‘water and innovation’ was held at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Research on January 29th-30th. It was attended by scholars from the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences and medicine from UBC and other North American universities. In addition, representatives of global, national and regional organizations attended, including the OECD […]

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