Zoë Barrett-Wood


Zoë Barrett-Wood joined the Water Sustainability Project as a summer intern from July to August 2009 to research the opportunities and challenges of urban rainwater harvesting.  For September, 2009, she is returning to her fourth year of an Environmental Sciences degree at the University of Guelph, with an Environmental Geography major and Ecology minor.  She has diverse interests, including water governance, urban planning, aquatic biology, film, acting, and journalism.  She works for her university’s Sustainability Office, writes a weekly environmental column in the school paper, and leads a group called Tap In! that works to minimize bottled water consumption on campus.  Before beginning her work at POLIS, Zoë filmed a documentary on Canadian water issues.  She had a wonderful time at POLIS and looks forward to future collaboration with the incredible people she met there.