ACT’s recent release of the Climate Change Adaptation & Water Governance report was followed by a 16-city cross-Canada tour last October and November conducted by ACT water policy author Bob Sandford, co-chair of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW) and one of Canada’s foremost water experts.

Over a two-month period, Sandford talked to hundreds of Canadians, getting a first-hand account of the state of fresh water across the country – the first time since the 1980s that anyone has taken the national pulse on water.

The 42-page report on the tour documents the growing need for solutions that transcend chronic jurisdictional challenges. The report, Cross-Canada Checkup: A Canadian Perspective on our Water Future, is co-authored by Jesse Baltutis of the University of Victoria’s POLIS Project on Ecological Governance, and Timothy Shah of Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT), with guidance from Sandford. Both POLIS and ACT were partners with FLOW for the tour and the report.

The report is available on ACT’s Water Governance page. The complete national press release is also online.