Project Leads

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Carolyn Jones

Associate Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University

Carolyn’s expertise is in the areas of Canadian and US comparative environmental policy; water policy; Great Lakes governance; intergovernmental relations; and policy capacity. Carolyn is the lead researcher on the Great Lakes case. 

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Debora Van Nijnatten

Professor of Political Science and North American Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University; associate faculty with the Balsillie School of International Affairs. 

Debora's research and publications have focused on transboundary environmental governance in North America, at the cross-border regional, bilateral (Canada-US and US-Mexico) and continental levels. Projects have focused on the operation of transgovernmental networks in the continental context in terms of air quality, climate-clean energy and now water cooperation in North America. Debora is the lead investigator on the Rio Grande case. Profile

Current Research Assistants

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Michelle Brake is a Master's student at Wilfrid Laurier University studying in the Applied Politics program; her primary interest is water policy and transboundary water governance. She is working towards the completion of her major research project which seeks to assess through the development and application of indicators stakeholder engagement in cooperative management of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin. Her undergraduate degree is in Political Science and Legal Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University as well, and she currently holds the position of Head Instructional...

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Michelle Woodhouse completed her Honors Bachelors of Arts at the University of Toronto with a double major in Environmental Geography and Environmental Studies, and a minor in Geographic Information Systems. She is currently a first year Masters student at Ryerson University in the Environmental Applied Science and Management graduate program. Michelle has a strong interest in water issues, and she is passionate about stakeholder and indigenous engagement in water governance in the Great Lakes basin. She is currently an intern for the US Consulate General Toronto Water...

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