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Canada Water Agency

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The Forum for Leadership on Water is an independent, non-partisan group of policy experts from across Canada.

RECENT ANALYSIS

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September 2020

A Throne Speech Commitment to Water

Alongside public health and economic stimulus measures, the federal government reaffirmed its commitment to establishing a Canada Water Agency in their Speech from the Throne. This is significant. A throne speech commitment demonstrates high priority under normal circumstances; in these extraordinary times, it is even more meaningful.

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June 2020

Water Infrastructure in a Green Recovery

The rush to identify shovel-ready projects must not undermine the bigger opportunity to drive a clean and competitive economy. Investments in water infrastructure, rather than simply replacing aging assets, should prioritize sustainability, resilience, and innovation.

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March 2020

Looking Back at Federal Freshwater Leadership

Nearly 13 years ago, a diverse group of water experts came together to publish a landmark report that made a compelling case to renew federal focus on freshwater. This group would eventually form FLOW. As we enter a new decade, we take a look back on what has changed – and what has remained the same – since FLOW's founding report was published.   

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

Oliver Brandes
FLOW Chair

Norm Brandson
 

Jim Bruce

Murray Clamen

Marc Hudon

Brenda Lucas

Tony Maas

Michael Miltenberger

Ralph Pentland

Merrell-Ann Phare

Robert Sandford

Ted Yuzyk

Richard Farthing-Nichol

Coordinator

WHAT WE DO

OUR WORK

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.

FLOW MONITOR

The FLOW Monitor is a periodically published bulletin that provides analysis and perspective by FLOW members and guest commentators on key water issues and public policy solutions.

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