POWI works collaboratively with experts, institutions, agencies and NGOs to develop and host forums to discuss and exchange information on critical freshwater issues. These provide opportunities for multi-sectoral dialogue within a neutral, university setting.

As part of its outreach, POWI and members of the Canadian Water Issues Council have made presentations to the Library of Parliament, parliamentarians, the Office of the Auditor General and others on key water issues. POWI also sponsors lectures and book presentations on water issues.

Situated within the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, POWI has access to state of the art information technology and conference facilities. Many of POWI’s events are webcast and where appropriate, translated into French.