Research • Policy • Education • Action

The POLIS Water Sustainability Project is an action-based research group at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies. We develop cutting-edge research and share solutions, best practices, and opportunities for reform with those working on the ground (and in the water). This includes communities, experts, governments at all levels (local, Indigenous, provincial, federal), and non-governmental and Indigenous organizations. By combining practical research with community action, we demonstrate the powerful potential of new governance approaches and work to drive innovative law reform to generate change towards a sustainable and secure freshwater future. Learn more >


Research & Publications

  • August 1st, 2024

    Investigating the risky dilemma of regional flood planning: The case of the Wolastoq | Saint John River Basin, Canada

  • May 14th, 2024

    Learning to Live with Fire: State of Wildfire in B.C.—Policy, Programs & Priorities

  • March 22nd, 2024

    Ripples 2024: An Arts Zine Created by Youth

Events & Webinars

  • March 22nd, 2024

    World Water Day with Alberta’s Watershed Planning & Advisory Councils

  • March 21st, 2024

    Changing Course: A River’s Journey of Reconnection

  • February 15th, 2024

    Fifth Annual Water Research Roundup

In the News

  • May 16th, 2024

    B.C. may be burning but solutions exist

  • May 15th, 2024

    B.C. needs to update its wildfire strategy, former minister says

  • April 30th, 2024

    B.C. needs local watershed boards to avoid water wars

Project Updates

  • June 3rd, 2024

    Living & Leading with Deep Resilience

  • May 28th, 2024

    Remembering Rod Dobell

  • May 21st, 2024

    Fire, Water & Watershed Security

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