Living Water Policy Project
Note - the Living Water Policy website is currently down due to lack of funding. The partners are trying to revive the project.
The Living Water Policy Project website is now live! Visit it here.
Water policy and law in Canada is a complex web of rules and regulations. As a result, there is a lack of understanding about how these policies enable (or hinder) effective management of our fresh water resources.
This problem was the impetus of the Living Water Policy Project.
FLOW is partnering with the Living Water Policy Project – a new venture that unites emerging water policy experts from across the country to improve the reliability and accessibility of water policy data on provincial, territorial, and federal water policy.
Initiative One: Water Policy Data
In the first Living Water Policy Project initiative, emerging water policy experts across Canada have conducted a selective, comparative review of water policies across Canada and made it available here.
The purpose of the work is to improve understanding of the complex jurisdictional frameworks that guide the management of water resources in Canada. The initiative involves consolidating information on provincial, territorial and federal policy relating to water management, water quantity and water quality - the results of which will be presented in an interactive, updatable website.
In subsequent initiatives, this work will be leveraged to identify trends, gaps and themes in water policy across the country, with the hopes of identifying best practices and opportunities for development of sustainable water management policy.
For more information, contact the project manager, Elizabeth Hendriks.