The Forum for Leadership on Water is an independent, non-partisan group of policy experts from across Canada.
Federal Party Platforms on Freshwater Commitments
FLOW recognizes that many people do not have the time to read through party platforms to understand the individual party’s takes on freshwater policy. To help with this, FLOW has gone through the official party platform documents and condensed the information as a resource to interested readers.
Failing grades and Water Worries Continue
Op-Ed written by Thomas Axworthy for the Hill Times.
Budget allocations for big programs such as the Freshwater Action Plan are indeed complicated, but creating the Canada Water Agency is not. The environment minister need only summon his officials and utter three words: “Do it now.”
5 Foundational Pillars for the Canada Water Agency
A new Canada Water Agency is an opportunity to rethink how we manage and govern fresh water. This submission, endorsed by 51 organizations, calls upon the government to commit the resources, effort, and capacity needed to ensure that the Agency is established to affect meaningful change.
Bringing together past political leaders, former officials with federal and provincial governments, and senior staff of respected research institutes and non-governmental organizations, FLOW has been working for over a decade to secure the health of Canada’s fresh water.
We convene leading thinkers, provide critical analysis and commentary, and engage with governments to advance progressive public policies and inform important decisions about the future of our most precious resource.
MEMBERS & STAFF
Emily Lorra Hines
Dr. Thomas Axworthy
WHAT WE DO
FLOW works to ensure that legal, public policy and governance systems are in place to ensure the protection and sustainable management of Canada’s freshwater resources and ecosystems. Explore a decade of work that includes comprehensive reports, policy briefs and formal submissions to governments.