Natasha Overduin

Program Manager & Research Associate

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Natasha Overduin discovered the wide and complex field of water governance and management during her undergraduate studies at Carleton University in the Bachelor of Public Affairs & Policy Management program. She then spent three seasons working in the pristine Peel Watershed in the Yukon. This experience inspired her to pursue graduate research in the Water, Innovation, and Global Governance Lab at the University of Victoria’s Department of Geography. Natasha joined the POLIS team in September 2013, where her work focused primarily on supporting capacity-building for watershed governance through workshops and events, research, advising, project coordination, communications, and partnership-building. In 2016, Natasha took on the role of Program Manager for a new joint initiative of the POLIS Project and the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources. This initiative seeks to advance meaningful co-governance of watersheds in B.C. Natasha works remotely from her home in the Columbia Basin (Golden, B.C.), where she is an active volunteer in local, community-based initiatives. While away from her desk, Natasha is likely to be found outside, enjoying the beautiful watersheds of the Columbia headwaters.