Congratulations to WPGG alumna Marie Claire Brisbois, who was the runner-up for the 2015 Oran R. Young Prize for her paper "Natural resource industry involvement in collaboration for water governance: influence on processes and outcomes". Marie Claire received the good news while attending the 2015 Earth Systems Governance Conference in Canberra.
Are you interested in challenging the ways in which we approach governance for water in Canada. I am recruiting a new member for a team that will help me undertake my project: Rethinking water governance: towards a new agenda for research and practice.
Congratulations to our WPGG award winners! Marie Claire Brisbois defended her PhD in 2015 and was the winner of the 2015 of the Faculty of Environment's Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies Award for her work. Incoming Master's student Allison Turner is a winner of one of the RBC Water Scholarship awarded by the University of Waterloo's Water Institute.
We've just published a major report from a project that explored the role of collaboration in drought management. This report, co-authored by Alyssa Roth and Rob de Loë, with assistance from our project partners, surveys Canadian and international experiences in using collaboration as part of drought planning process. The report is the final product from our project funded through the Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network.
A masters (thesis) position is available for an exceptional student with an interest in pursuing transdisciplinary graduate research in social-ecological systems and geospatial methods, focused on water resources. The position is situated within the research programs of Drs. Ryan Plummer, Julia Baird and Marilyne Jollineau, whose research explores water resources and the themes of resilience, governance and climate change adaptation.