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

  • September 26th, 2022

    On the Pulse: Public Opinion on Fresh Water and Watershed Security

  • June 1st, 2022

    Data Management System Options for Community-Based Water Monitoring Groups

  • April 29th, 2022

    Water Objectives Innovation Brief

Events & Webinars

  • February 8th, 2023

    Fourth Annual Water Research Roundup

  • September 21st, 2022

    Mapping B.C.’s Mine Tailings Threat

  • April 26th, 2022

    Indigenous Knowledge Aspects of Community-Based Water Monitoring & Data Management

In the News

  • October 21st, 2022

    9 things that could have been done to prevent the Sunshine Coast’s state of emergency

  • September 24th, 2022

    Defending our river systems has never been more urgent

  • May 16th, 2022

    Expert Q&A on water crisis amidst climate change

Project Updates

  • December 14th, 2022

    POLIS Holiday Reading Guide 2022

  • December 1st, 2022

    We want your feedback!

  • November 4th, 2022

    Ralph Pentland Appointed to the Order of Canada

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