Oliver Brandes and the POLIS Water Sustainability Project team at the University of Victoria in British Columbia are finding an ever-increasing interest and sophisticated dialogue around issues related to water and watershed sustainability in Canada.
"Across the country, governments, decision makers, civil society, and people from across sectors are realizing the critical importance of clean, accessible fresh water, and the need for innovative solutions to the governance challenges facing this vital resource," states Oliver Brandes.
"Moving beyond our traditional municipal or provincial boundaries, watershed governance requires planners and managers to consider the complex interaction of natural water flow and other natural processes with human activities. Across Canada and all over the world, a shift to watershed-scale governance is beginning to take place."
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