Brock and WWF-Canada partnership to address freshwater challenges

MEDIA RELEASE: 17 June 2020 – R0103

Brock University’s Environmental Sustainability Research Centre (ESRC) is set to launch a new partnership focused on freshwater resilience and stewardship.

The University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada) and will launch the partnership on Thursday, June 25 with a virtual panel discussion, The Future of Freshwater.

Each organization is contributing specific skills and abilities to support freshwater resilience — first in the St. John River Basin and then, over time, across Canada. The collaboration represents a transdisciplinary approach to research and practice.

For more than half a century, WWF-Canada has worked to protect the future of nature and is         the country’s largest international conservation organization. With 20 per cent of the world’s freshwater supply in Canada, we have a global responsibility to keep our waters healthy. WWF-Canada is working towards a future where all Canadian waters are in good condition by building water-resilient communities, bringing big water data to decision-making tables, and creating a culture of water stewardship across the country.

The MOU solidifies a partnership between the two organizations, which have collaborated together on projects over the years. Both Brock University and WWF-Canada aim to address freshwater challenges and opportunities through a mix of academic and community-based approaches to resilience and stewardship, in order to make evidence-based decisions.


What: Brock University and WWF-Canada collaboration announcement and The Future of Freshwater panel discussion

When: Thursday, June 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST

Where: Live on the Lifesize video conferencing platform here


For more information or assistance arranging interviews:

* Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University or 905-347-1970

* Alexandra del Castello, WWF-Canada Associate Specialist, Communications, or 647-246-6996 

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