The POLIS Project on Ecological Governance is hosting a Webinar on Weensday January 9th, titled Creating a Blue Dialogue.  This is the second webinar in their Creating a Blue Dialogue series.

Guest speakers will include Michele-Lee Moore, Assistant professor in the Department of Geography at University of Victoria and Research Associate and Strategic Faculty Advisor for POLIS, and Frances Westley, JW McConnell Chair in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo.

Webinar Summary

When it comes to watershed governance, interest is growing in the role that innovation can play in building resilience and a capacity to solve the complex problems being faced in watersheds around the globe. In this webinar, the guest speakers will discuss challenges and opportunities for building resilience within watersheds. Michele-Lee Moore, an emerging scholar in global water governance, will discuss the importance of global networks for driving new innovation processes and improving resilience in our domestic watersheds. Drawing on her research from the Prachinburi River basin in Thailand and the Murray-Darling basin in Australia, she will explore the growing linkages between these watersheds and the challenges and benefits that transnational relationships bring for watershed-based organizations. Respondent Frances Westley, a leading social innovation researcher, will focus on the role of social “traps” during disasters and how they can affect the capacity to build resilience across sectors within a watershed.

For more information and to register, visit their website.