On May 9-10 the WPGG, in association with its research partners, hosted a workshop in Guelph, Ontario for water practitioners from across Canada. The workshop, titled Governance for Source Water Protection in Canada, brought together practitioners and researchers from across the country. Building on a pre-workshop survey, participants examined challenges for implementing source water protection in Canada, identified and evaluated possible solutions to these challenges, and identified future research priorities. This report synthesizes outcomes from the study. To download the report click here.
WPGG in partnership with Agriculture and Agri-food Canada (AAFC) have recently completed a project investigating farmers' perspectives on collaborative approaches to water governance. This study aimed to explore how agricultural representatives perceive and experience collaborative approaches to water governance. Specifically, the study aimed to identify (1) benefits that accrue both to farmers and the collaborative process, and (2) challenges for farmers and to collaborative processes that result from the participation of producers in collaborative processes.
For a copy of the Summary of Findngs report resulting from this project, click here.
This report is also available in French.
Disponible en français.
In 2011 members of the WPGG, in partnership with members of the Lake Windermere Ambassadors (LWA) and Wildsight, collaborated on a study designed to identify and evaluate governance challenges facing the LWA. This report explores the concept of water governance, focusing on experiences specific to the East Kootenay Region of British Columbia (BC). By combining knowledge of local, context-specific challenges facing the LWA and insights from previous WPGG research, this report provides insights regarding the specific challenges faced by the various people and organizations involved in water governance in the region, and suggestions for how they could be addressed.
For a copy of this report, click here.
The Water Governance in New Brunswick: Looking Forward workshop was held in Miramichi, New Brunswick on November 4, 2011. This one day workshop was intended to bring together watershed organisations, and other stakeholders from the Maritimes to discuss watershed management and governance, specifically focused around the Water Classification Regulation.
The report resulting from this workshop has now been released. Download it here.
In December 2010 we released the report Water Challenges and Solutions for First Nations Communities, by Sue von der Porten and Rob de Loë.
In December 2010 we released the report Challenges for Water Protection in Canada: A Discussion Paper, by Georgia Simms and Rob de Loë. This is the second report (of more to come) in the project series Governance for Source Water Protection in Canada.
In December 2010 we released the report Exploring the Role of Policy Transfer in Water Governance, by Rebecca Swainson and Rob de Loë. This report examines challanges and opportunities in applying policies, approaches, knowledge and ideas from other locations to address Source Water Protection in new contexts, with a specific focus on Canada.
Welcome to the new project website for Governance for Source Water Protection in Canada! Here you will be able to download project publications, learn more about our research themes, get to know the project team, and stay informed about news and updates as the project unfolds. Enjoy!
Please feel free to contact us with questions or for more information on the project.
In May 2010 we released the report Tools and Approaches for Source Water Protection in Canada, by Georgia Simms, Deb Lightman and Rob de Loë. This is the first report (of more to come) in the project series Governance for Source Water Protection in Canada.
The WPGG and CWN project research team are happy to report on a very successful workshop held on May 18-19, 2010, in Guelph, ON. The Workshop on Governance for Source Water Protection in Canada brought together 45 project team members, supporters, researchers and students from across the country to discuss and debate issues and challenges relating to many aspects of water governance. A milestone event for this project, the workshop has set the stage for the next phase of project research and outreach. Thanks to all who participated!