Policy brief: Women and Water Security for Peacebuilding in the Arab Region
The Pacific Water Research Centre has just released their policy brief based on the discussions during the Symposium on Women and Water Security for Peacebuilding in the Arab Region on May 9 - 10, 2018.
Discussion paper: Women and Water Security for Peacebuilding in the Arab Region
The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs in collaboration with United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia and PWRC organized the Symposium on Women and Water Security for Peacebuilding in the Arab Region, aiming to review and advance the emerging water security gender nexus in the Arab region. A paper and summary composed by the PWRC for this symposium gives an in depth overview of the role that women in the Arab region have in water secuirty and peacebuilding within their commuities. More →
March 5, 2017
The Protection of Pacific Wild Salmon: Understanding potential risk factors and seeking solutions
Recommendations from a think tank of scientists
Scientists and experts from academia, First Nations, industry, non-profit organizations and government from Western Canada, Atlantic Canada, Norway, Ireland, Iceland and the US met in January 2017 to pool expertise to assess the status of Pacifc Salmon, and to advance opportunities for science-based management to address their multiple stressors. This report offers scientific findings and recommendations to Canada's Government in the hope of supporting their stated commitments as they apply to the management and conservation of wild Pacific Salmon. More →
A Snapshot of community Based Water Monitoring in Canada
PWRC member, Tyler Carlson (Master's Student, School of Resource and Environmental Management) with co-authors Alice Cohen and Kat Hartwig released A Snapshot of Community Based Water Monitoring in Canada. Community-Based monitoring (CBM) is providing invaluable support to the monitoring of Canada's freshwater resources to address the diminished or inconsistent capacity of governments to monitor the health of watersheds. Understanding the current state of CBM programs and their potential to inform decision-making is paramount. More →
October 31, 2016
Imagining Industan - Overcoming Water Insecurity in the Indus Basin
The release of "Imagining Industan - Overcoming Water Insecurity in the Indus Basin" co-edited by PWRC Executive Director Zafar Adeel garners international media attention. In just two days, the book has received coverage from over 2,700 news outlets.
The UNU book "appeals to the three nuclear armed powers sharing the Indus River basin - India, Pakistan and China - and Afghanistan to cease decades of conflict and self-serving policies and begin working together as never before to manage the precious resource."
Read more: http://inweh.unu.edu/
Evaluating the Coquitlam Watershed Roundtable Planning Process
PWRC Member, Gillian Fielding has released a report, "Evaluating the Coquitlam River Watershed Roundtable Planning Process" that examines community-based water resource management plannning in a local watershed. More →