Advance water thinking
Nurture water thinkers
Water, our planetary lifeblood, integrates all aspects of life, but all too often we take it for granted. The Ontario Water Centre’s programs advance water thinking and nurture water thinkers in three ways:
- by inspiring people to think more often about their water
- by stimulating innovative, integrated approaches to water issues
- by encouraging people to think in ways that are inspired by water (water being infinitely malleable, embracing all it touches, overcoming obstacles in many different ways).
The Ontario Water Centre involves people in activities they enjoy that help transform them into contributors, participants and/or champions who celebrate water and watersheds. The Centre encourages researchers and policymakers to involve people more effectively in decisions that affect their water. It uses technology to make knowledge more accessible to all participants.
Ontario Water Centre initiatives begin with local pilots that are designed to replicate and scale in order to impact provincial, national and even international agendas. Programs leverage community networks and relationships to accelerate the adoption of new practices.