Our mission is advancing scientific research and engaging with governments and organizations to secure water resources in British Columbia and around the world. This can also be summed up with four questions...
Who are we?
A research collective of passionate engineers and geoscientists who believe in a more sustainable future and in protecting precious groundwater resources
Supportive, compassionate and professional humans who collaborate with other researchers and experts from around the world
Individuals from diverse, international backgrounds that acknowledge our position of privilege in higher education in the Global North
People who mostly live in Victoria, where deer stroll around our neighbourhoods and where views of the ocean and mountains abound
What do we do?
Advance research in hydrology and water resources often in collaboration with other disciplines
Engage with governments, organizations, communities, and industries to constantly evolve research priorities and ensure our research is useful and meaningfully integrated into policies and management
Analyze data, make models, creatively distill ideas and collaborate across disciplines
Share our data, methods, and findings freely by following open science practices
Communicate broadly through academic papers, blog posts, talks, videos, and social media to make our research accessible and exciting
Teach the next generation of geoscientists and engineers technical skills and how to think about water sustainability globally and from different perspectives
Why do we do these things?
We are passionate about water and sustainability. We want everyone to be able to drink clean water and swim in nature, while sustaining ecosystems and ensuring food security.
We are committed to learning and advancing our understanding of hydrology and water resources.
We believe in collective action to solve complex problems which require many people thinking and acting differently in order to benefit future generations.
Who do we do it for?
The scientific and broader academic community as well as science-oriented practitioners
Governments, organizations, communities, and industries , primarily through personal relationships
Check out our blog post discussing the process of writing this mission statement. Image sources: thenounproject's: accountant, sanctuary city, and partnership icons.