Our process helps Canada achieve sustainable development solutions that integrate environmental and economic considerations to ensure the lasting prosperity and well-being of our nation.


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


We convene opinion leaders and experts from across Canada around our table to share their knowledge and diverse perspectives. We stimulate debate and integrate polarities. We create a context for possibilities to emerge.


We generate ideas and provide realistic solutions to advise governments, Parliament and Canadians. We proceed with resolve and optimism to bring Canada’s economy and environment closer together.


Like other natural resources, the world’s supply of fresh water is limited and finite.  With population growth,  increased energy needs and climate change, we need to find ways to conserve, protect and share our water.  

Canada’s economy depends on access to a clean and sustainable supply of water.  Does Canada have enough water to support economic growth while maintaining the health of our country’s ecosystems?  Canada’s apparent water abundance may mask a looming scarcity challenge for our natural resources sector and for certain regions of the country.

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Water Sustainability and the Future of Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors

Water Sustainability and the Future of Canada’s Natural Resource Sectors

Access to clean, sustainable supplies of water is essential for Canada’s major natural resource sectors — energy, mining, forest, and agriculture. Our ecosystems also depend upon those same clean, sustainable water supplies, creating the potential for competing uses. With development of the natural resource sectors on the rise, does Canada have enough water to support…

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