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Research Area: Water Sustainability


  • Waffle, C., Z. Barrett-Wood, C. Maas, and E.J. Alfred, 2009. Rainwater Harvesting: An Untapped Opportunity for Ontario. Paper presented at New Directions in Stormwater. November 2009.


  • Brandes, O.M., and D. Curran, 2008. Water Licences and Conservation: Future Directions for Land Trusts in British Columbia. Report prepared for The Land Trust Alliance of BC, May 13, 2008.

  • Brandes, O.M., 2008. Clean Water, Green Jobs: A Stimulus Package for Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investments. Briefing Note to the Minister of Environment.  A joint project of the POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, FLOW Canada, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA).


  • Brandes, O.M., and D. Brooks, 2007. "Ingenuity Trumps Hard Tech: The Water Soft Path is the Best Bet for Canada's Public and Ecological Needs." Alternatives 33(4): 10-13.

  • Brandes, O.M., and T. Maas, 2007. "Community Paths: Investigating BC's Urban Water Use." Alternatives 33(4): 13.

  • Brandes, O.M., and D. Brooks, 2007. "Soft Planning: How to Create a Water Soft Path." Alternatives 33(4): 25.

  • Brandes, O.M., T. Maas, and E. Reynolds, 2007. "A New View of Water Security: Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps." Municipal World Magazine, March 2007.


  • Boyd, D., 2006. The Water We Drink:  An International Comparison of Drinking Water Standards. Vancouver: David Suzuki Foundation.
    Full Report

  • Brandes, O., T. Maas, and E. Reynolds, 2006. Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps: Top 10 Ways Communities Can Save Water and Money. Victoria: POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, University of Victoria, October 2006.
    English Version ::  La Version Française

  • Brandes, O. and D.B. Brooks, 2006. The Soft Path for Water in a Nutshell. Victoria: POLIS Project, University of Victoria and Friends of the Earth Canada, May 2006.
    Full Report