My passions: solving environmental problems

Canadian environmental policy seems to be stuck in the topic of climate change since 2006, at least. Why do I say that? Well, because back when I first started teaching Environmental Policy and Politics here in Canada, that seemed to be the big topic of the moment. Canada and the US have taken diverging policy pathways. While up until 2008 when President Obama was elected, the US was considered to be a laggard in regards to climate policy, lately Canada has been perceived as the one behind.

Yet, to be quite honest, I don’t see climate change as the biggest environmental problem. Water, for me, is one if not the most important environmental issues.

Stanley Park Prospect Point Event

Water has been on my main research agenda for the past 6 years, and I foresee that it will remain there. The thing that water resources offer is a very broad array of research questions. Water quality, the right to water, water poverty, water footprint. All these issues are very relevant and remain interesting research puzzles. I have started to get my feet wet in regards to climate policy (particularly adaptation) but it’s a topic that I haven’t mastered yet. Ask me in a year!


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emotional!August 31st, 2009 at 12:00 pm

[...] you can guess, this post is be mostly about emotion (i’ll leave the water to my good friend raul) although it is interesting to note that in some traditions, water is intimately connected with [...]

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