The Program On Water Issues (POWI) creates opportunities for members of the private, public, academic, and not-for-profit sectors to join in collaborative research, dialogue, and education.
The Program is dedicated to giving voice to those who would bring transparency and breadth of knowledge to the understanding and protection of Canada’s valuable water resources. Since 2001, The Program On Water Issues has provided the public with analysis, information, and opinion on a range of important and emerging water issues.
Its location within the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto provides access to rich analytic resources, state-of-the-art information technology, and international expertise.
In the fall of 2014, Adèle Hurley, Director of the Program on Water Issues at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, was elected by the Royal Society of Canada as a Specially Elected Fellow. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.
In December of 2014, Ms. Hurley was also appointed a member of the Order of Canada, “for her commitment to exposing how bottled water hurts the environment, the conservation and the protection of Canada’s natural resources”.