Water Institute members awarded SSHRC funding

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Three Water Institute researchers have been awarded funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to support research on effective governance for climate change, data sovereignty and pro-poor policy approaches.

The projects were included in the announcement made today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, announcing more than $175 million to support 809 social sciences and humanities research projects across Canada. In total, University of Waterloo researchers were awarded $4.4M in today’s announcement.

Congratulations to the following researchers on their SSHRC Insight Grants:

Arts
Daniel Henstra (Political Science): Effective governance arrangements for climate resilient infrastructure ($378,073)

Environment
Peter Johnson (Geography and Environmental Management): Who owns the map? Data sovereignty and the shifting government role in spatial data collection, use, and dissemination ($202,050)

Health
Warren Dodd (School of Public Health Sciences): Interrogating different pro-poor policy approaches in the context of intersecting social-ecological crises in the Philippines ($178,423)

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