Research Themes

Institutions and Community

WEPGN researchers investigate a broad range of challenges and issues in water management from the lens of social and related sciences. Projects are organized under three broad thematic areas. Research projects under the Institutions and Community build knowledge about stakeholders’ interactions with water-use institutions and identify features of institutions and governance processes that will protect Canada’s water resources efficiently, effectively and fairly. Research concentrations for this theme include: addressing First Nation’ and vulnerable communities’ water challenges; distributed governance, collaboration and water-resilient communities.

To learn more check out some of our research projects addressing institutions and community: