Core Team

Oliver M. Brandes

Project Lead

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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.

Rosie Simms

Project Manager & Researcher

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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.

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.

Kelly Bannister

Water Ethics & Values Initiative

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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.

Roleen Sevillena

Events and Special Projects Coordinator

Roleen joined the POLIS Water Sustainability Project in August 2017 as its Events and Special Projects Coordinator.

Thomas Cinnamon

Communications & Research Assistant

Thomas is completing an undergraduate degree in Physical Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria.



Associates

Jesse Baltutis

Research Associate, Transboundary Governance

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Jesse Baltutis joined the POLIS Water Sustainability Project in November 2011 as its Water Policy and Governance Project Coordinator.

David B. Brooks

Research Associate, Water Conservation & The Water Soft Path

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David advises several Canadian non-governmental organizations on Canadian and international issues related to fresh water.

Randy Christensen

Research Associate, Water Law & Policy

Randy Christensen is a lawyer with a focus on water law and policy, qualified to practice in the United States and Canada.

Kirk Stinchcombe

Research Associate, Water Conservation & The Water Soft Path

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Kirk Stinchcombe is a founding partner and sustainability specialist with Econics, a company that works with water service providers to help them set rates, control water demand, forecast revenue, manage their infrastructure, and sustain their watersheds.