People

Faculty Researchers

  • WPGG Director
    University of Waterloo
    water governance; water security; source water protection; water allocation; transboundary water resources; climate change adaptation
  • Sara Edge
    Assistant Professor
    Ryerson University
    Water governance with particular focus on environmental health, collaborative approaches, and the social construction of knowledge, evidence, and policy
  • Faculty Researcher
    Brock University
    Collaborative resource management; water governance; source water protection in First Nations communities
  • Hugh Simpson
    Adjunct Professor
    University of Guelph
    Governance for source water protection in rural areas, risk communication

Research Staff

  • Julia Baird
    Post-Doctoral Researcher
    Brock University
    Water governance and policy, focusing on social networks, adaptive capacity, and institutional context of policy transfer.

Graduate Students

  • Fabiola Alvarado-Revilla
    PhD Student
    University of Waterloo
    water governance; private actors
  • Parastoo Emami
    PhD Student
    University of Waterloo
    water governance; actor networks; collaborative water governance
  • Natalya Melnychuk
    PhD student
    University of Waterloo
    Collaborative approaches to water governance, legitimacy.
  • Michelle Morris
    PhD student
    University of Waterloo
    Transboundary water governance, collaborative water governance, water security, water allocation.
  • Bereket Negasi Isaac
    PhD Student
    University of Waterloo
    Water governance with emphasis on water security, water allocation and institutional analysis
  • Jespal Panesar
    PhD Student
    University of Waterloo (Advisor: de Loë)
    Transboundary water governance (in India and Bangladesh), collaborative water governance, social networks in water governance.
  • Gráinne Ryder
    PhD Student
    University of Waterloo
    adaptive governance, environmental management of large hydro dams, environmental flows, hydro privatization, and development finance
  • Allison Turner
    Master's Student
    University of Waterloo
    water governance; Great Lakes Basin; Lake Erie; nutrient contamination
Reid Kreutzwiser: an Appreciation

REID KREUTZWISER
Retired
University of Guelph

Reid Kreutzwiser retired from the University of Guelph at the end of 2009 after a long and distinguished career in the Department of Geography. Reid is a major part of the reason why the Water Policy and Governance Group exists. He and Rob banded together soon after Rob arrived at Guelph in 1995. They formed the Rural Water Management Group, and then the Guelph Water Management Group. After Rob moved to the University of Waterloo in 2008, Reid became a founding member of the Water Policy and Governance Group. Reid and Rob collaborated on 19 projects, and supervised dozens of graduate students together. Along the way, they built the profile of water governance research in Canada, and had an enormous amount of fun. Ryan joined the Guelph Water Management Group before Reid retired and thus had a chance to enjoy working with him too. Through the Water Policy and Governance Group, Rob and Ryan are carrying on the tradition Reid started. Reid is enjoying a well deserved retirement, but we still miss him.