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We rigorously research and conduct high quality analysis on issues of sustainable development. Our thinking is original and thought provoking.


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Workshop on Water Use Information – Ottawa, Ontario – May 5, 2011

 The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) is evaluating water use information, data and knowledge related to the natural resource sectors in Canada. The NRTEE convened a workshop with water experts and practitioners to discuss possible solutions to critical issues related to this subject.

The purpose of the workshop is to:

  • Validate solutions and recommendations proposed by the NRTEE
  • Discuss and develop frameworks for implementation of the proposed solutions

The proposed solutions are centered on four concepts:

  • Coordination of existing and new programs related to water data and information;
  • Standardization of monitoring, measurement and reporting related to water data and information;
  • Integration of water data and information to produce accurate local scale water assessments;
  • Communication and accessibility of water data and information in a transparent manner.




Abdel-Zaher Kamal Abdel-Razek
Water Resources Management Division, Department of Environment & Conservation
Government of Newfoundland

Paul Allen
Assistant Director, Horizontal Policy and Cabinet Strategies
Natural Resources Canada

Jill Baker
Senior Policy Advisor
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)

Scott Bates
Water Budget Program Analyst
Land and Water Services Section
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Giulia Brutesco
Manager, Environment and Technology
Canadian Electricity Association

René Drolet
Director, Policy & Research
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)

Gemma Dunn
Research Associate and Policy Outreach Coordinator
Program on Water Governance
University of British Columbia

Denise Edwards
Administrative Assistant
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)

Jim Gerhart
Acting Vice President, Operating Division
Saskatchewan Watershed Authority

Mark Henry
Research Officer, Environment Accounts and Statistics
Statistics Canada

Chris Hilkene
NRTEE Member
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)

Dave Kiely
Manager, National Water Supply Expansion Program, Water Innovation and Adaptation Unit
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Rob Matthews
Manager, Water use Licensing Section
Department of Water Stewardship

Dave McGee
Senior Water Policy and Implementation Manager
Alberta Environment

Sandeep Pandher
Policy Advisor
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)

Robert Slater
NRTEE Member, Vice-Chair, NRTEE
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)

François Soulard
Chief, Research and Development Section,
Environmental Accounts and Statistics Division
Statistics Canada

Michel Villeneuve
Manager, Sustainable Water Management
Public and Resources Sectors, Environment Stewardship Branch
Environment Canada

Jennifer Vincent
Senior Policy Analyst, Policy Development, Strategic Policy Directorate
Environment Canada

Moira White
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