Promoting Watershed Security in Ontario – Water for People and for Nature

Public Engagement

The OHI’s Civic Engagement portfolio refers to short-term projects and on-going programs. Originally designed to help facilitate increased public awareness of Ontario’s framework approach to watershed management, we began shifting in 2024 to focus on watershed security, and created the Coalition of Ontario Watershed Guardians. 

Past efforts included two Symposia on Watershed Management and three sets of regional meetings across South-central Ontario with multiple partners and about 800 participants. 

In 2018, we launched the WaterScape project, a massive effort on sustainable land use planning; WaterScape II, which was a 2019 survey on that subject; and, in 2020, WaterScape III, in which another set of regional meetings were turned by the Covid-19 pandemic in to webinars. While no longer active, we have maintained the material from 2018 and 2019 on this website, which you can see here.