This past October, 15 leading water policy experts, joined by four graduate and post-doctoral students, came together for two days of dialogue and collaboration. The workshop, entitled "Water as a Social Opportunity", was hosted by the Queen's Institute of Energy and Environmental Policy, and led by WPGG PhD Candidate Seanna Davidson and Dr.
WPGG member Ryan Plummer, Brock University, launched a new project, entitled Climate Change Impacts and Implications for Niagara. His team, including postdoctoral researcher Julia Baird, will develop a Niagara-specific climate change background document, which will summarize present climate change knowledge and activities.
The Brock Environmental Sustainability Research Unit (BESRU) was launched in 2011 with the goal to pursue innovative and transdisciplinary research concerning the environment, sustainability, and social-ecological resilience. Initially launching with only 6 members, BESRU has more than tripled in size, and are continuously accepting applications for membership.