Oliver M. Brandes is an economist and lawyer by training and a trans-disciplinarian by design. He serves as Co-Director of the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, based at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies, where he leads the POLIS Water Sustainability Project.
Project Manager & Researcher
Rosie joined the POLIS Water Sustainability Project in June 2015, where her work includes research and outreach on legal/policy options to advance freshwater protection; convening B.C.
Laura Brandes leads the Water Sustainability Project’s communications, outreach, and knowledge mobilization activities.
Program Manager & Research Associate
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.
Strategic Advisor, Water Policy
Dr. Jon O’Riordan joined the Water Sustainability Project as a strategic water policy advisor in 2007, where he focuses on provincial water policy reform and the ecological governance of water management.
Water Ethics & Values Initiative
Dr. Kelly Bannister is Co-Director of the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance and heads the Water Ethics and Cross Cultural Values Initiative at the POLIS Water Sustainability Project.
Research and Communications Assistant
Megan Spencer began work with POLIS in May 2014, applying her research and administrative skills to the Water Sustainability Project and the Ecological Governance Now Project.