ICGC has worked in partnership with the Program on Water Governance (PWG) at the University of British Columbia to advance the work of our collaborative research circle on water access and governance in the global south. At UBC, our partnership activities are led by the PWG Co-Directors Leila Harris and Karen Bakker. Professor Harris, an ICGC alumna, is also a UBC faculty member in the Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Institute for Gender, Race and Sexuality and Social Justice. Professor Bakker is a faculty member in the UBC Department of Geography and holds the Canada Research Chair in Political Ecology.
The Program on Water Governance (PoWG) conducts cutting-edge interdisciplinary research on water sustainability, and fosters dialogue on water policy with communities and decision-makers. Our collaborative activities aim to foster interinstitutional research on water issues and to secure support for additional research, education, and outreach projects.