About Water Policy and Governance Group (WPGG)

The Water Policy and Governance Group (WPGG) is a multi-university, collaborative research team based at the University of Waterloo. Our focus is water governance and water policy, emphasizing Canadian experiences. Major themes in our research program include collaborative water governance, water security, source water protection, water allocation, and adaptation to climate change. We carry out practical, policy-relevant research that contributes solutions to these problems.

Our success is grounded in our network of researchers and partners across Canada and around the world. Graduate training is a central part of our mission. We accomplish our goals in large part because of our excellent graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and research associates.

We are grateful to the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, for providing the WPGG with dedicated research space and administrative support.

  1. June 2, 2017Banting Fellowship winner Marie Claire Brisbois

    Congratulations to Dr. Marie Claire Brisbois, PhD gradaute from the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability's PhD program and alumnus of the Water Policy and Governance Group! Marie Claire won a prestigious Banting Fellowship, which she will hold at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Her project is titled "Shifting political power: the nature, mechanisms and consequences of distributed renewable energy transitions".

  2. Jan. 9, 2017Congratulations Michelle

    Recent WPGG alum Michelle Morris will take up a position with the Goverment of Alberta as Groundwater Policy Advisor starting in February. Congratulations and best wishes Michelle!

  3. Oct. 31, 2016Alumni news

    Master's graduate Alyssa Roth is the new Community Engagement Coordinator for the South East Alberta Watershed Alliance, based out of Medicine Hat, Alberta. This position builds perfectly on the experiences Alyssa' gained through her research on collaborative planning for low water response in Ontario. A refereed journal article in Ecological Economics is in press and should be out soon.

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