FLOW Monitor

FLOW Monitor - Fall 2012

Fall 2012

The Forum for Leadership on Water is pleased to be returning to our roots with this issue of the FLOW Monitor: Canadian Water Policy Watch. After producing two consecutive special editions, this issue follows our original format, reviewing and commenting on water policy activities presently happening across Canada. 

The federal government decided to stop funding the Experimental Lakes Area. As such, we have asked award-winning author Chris Wood to write a piece that moves the discussion beyond simply why the federal government should reverse its decision to one that stimulates dialogue on solutions for ensuring the program’s survival. In this issue, we also outline recent advancements in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin, why it is important consider water and climate in a Pan-Canadian energy strategy, and principles that must be considered in the development of a national First Nations water governance regime.

Comments, ideas and inquiries can be directed to FLOW's Program Manager, Nancy Goucher.

What is the FLOW Monitor?

The FLOW Monitor is a regularly published bulletin that provides independent commentary and information on key water events and issues written primarily by FLOW members.

What is the purpose of the FLOW Monitor?

The FLOW Monitor is one of the ways we will work to advance the water policy debate in Canada. This bulletin will provide perspectives on water issues that emphasize the profound importance of this resource. Articles will advocate actions and policies of all orders of government who share responsibility for water security in Canada. The authors may also independently comment on progress, or lack thereof, towards sustainable management of Canada’s waters.

Who will be interested in the FLOW Monitor?

The bulletin will be one of FLOW’s primary means of communication with articles that appeal to a wide audience including government decision makers, non-government organizations, First Nations, businesses, watershed organizations, researchers and interested members of the public.

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