Transforming water governance through SI:
Housed at the University of Victoria's Centre for Global Studies, alongside the POLIS Water Sustainability Project, the Water, Innovation, and Global Governance Lab is a group of researchers fascinated by the seemingly insurmountable social-ecological challenges being faced in watersheds throughout Canada and the world. We believe that improving water governance in the future will require innovation, and not just technological innovation, but social innovation. With that interest in mind, we undertake case studies from across the province, the country, and the world, to find out how to build the existing capacity for social innovation in watersheds to address the most complex issues for water. We attempt to understand and characterize the conditions required for social and governance innovation and how that may contribute to the overall resilience of our watersheds.
FYI Latest issue of Soc&NatRes journal focuses on water crises and institutions - open access link tandfonline.com/toc/usnr20/30… via micheleleemo
WIGGlab's JConstable featured in the news for her work on water quality & community engagement in water gov goldstreamgazette.com/news/39… via mic