Upcoming Brock conference celebrates eight years of water network 

After nearly a decade of research generation and knowledge mobilization, Brock University’s Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN) will be dissolving at the end of February.  

In celebration of the network’s accomplishments, faculty, staff and community members will be gathering at a conference Friday, Jan. 24 from 8:15 to 11 a.m. in CRN 207 of the Roy and Lois Cairns Health and Bioscience Research Complex. 

WEPGN Scientific Director Diane Dupont, who is also Interim Dean for Brock University’s Faculty of Graduate Studies and a Professor of Economics, will be providing opening remarks alongside Tim Kenyon, Brock’s Vice-President, Research. A variety of community partners and researchers will be presenting on topics related to managing Canada’s limited water resources and highlighting key research. A full agenda is available online. 

The WEPGN was established eight years ago through the support of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Grant. Researchers, policy makers, water managers and community groups worked together to share ideas, identify challenges and develop new knowledge to improve the management of water resources in Canada and abroad. With funding coming to an end Saturday, Feb. 29, so will the WEPGN.  

Anyone interested in attending the conference is asked to email Beatrice Beshie, Water Research Network Manager, at bbeshie@brocku.ca to reserve a spot. Space is limited.  

For more information on the WEPGN, visit wepgn.org 

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