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Abstract - Rob de Loë

08:20 Collaboration for Shared Governance of Transboundary Basins: The Canada-US Great Lakes and Lessons for Other Big Water Bodies
Rob de Loë, Water Policy and Governance Group, School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Abstract: Canada and the United States have a long history of collaborating successfully to address shared water challenges in the Great Lakes Basin. It's tempting to take our success for granted, and to assume that we'll always be able to work our problems out together. But like the water sector as a whole, the Great Lakes Basin is under growing pressure from a wide range of social, economic and political drivers that present new kinds of challenges for water managers. What does the future hold for Canada-US collaboration in the context of this vital shared water resource in light of population changes and climate change? And what insights can we take from this experience that are relevant for other shared basins around the world, such as Lake Victoria, or the Aral Sea? 

Past Rosenberg Involvement: 2010 speaker