Brock and WWF-Canada Partnership to Address Freshwater Challenges

Freshwater

Toronto, ON — Brock University 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.

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

About Brock University

Brock University is a comprehensive institution with rich academic programs and world-class research activity. Located in Ontario’s scenic Niagara region, Brock is one of a handful of universities in the world to be situated in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. With nearly 600 full-time faculty members and researchers, Brock’s robust academic scope offers more than 75 undergraduate degree programs and more than 50 master’s and PhD programs. Brock’s student experience is enriched by an emphasis on experiential education, as illustrated by community partnerships, volunteerism and one of Ontario’s largest and most successful co-op programs. Visit us at brocku.ca

About WWF-Canada

WWF-Canada creates solutions to the environmental challenges that matter most for Canadians. We work in places that are unique and ecologically important, so that nature, wildlife and people thrive together. Because we are all wildlife. For more information, visit wwf.ca.

For media inquiries:

Dan Dakin, Manager Communications and Media Relations, Brock University ddakin@brocku.ca or 905-347-1970

Alexandra del Castello, WWF-Canada Associate Specialist, Communications adelcastello@wwfcanada.org, or 647-246-6996