Rob de Loë

University of Waterloo, Water Policy and Governance Group


For three decades, Rob’s teaching, research and external service focused on water and environmental governance in Canada and around the world. His major contributions have been in the areas of climate change adaptation, local capacity for water management, transboundary water governance, and collaborative approaches to environmental problem solving. His most recent water governance research focuses on understanding how the traditional boundaries of water governance systems can undermine the achievement of water objectives, and how this problem can be addressed. Work in this program is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Global Water Futures program.