Natural and Social Capital
Our work on natural and social capital focuses on people, places and planning for sustainability.
The advancement of human well-being depends both on our natural capital—our ecosystems—and on social capital, which refers to the connections among individuals and organizations that help innovate our way toward sustainability in the communities and watersheds in which we live. We strive to improve planning and management for ecosystems and communities, while ensuring that the processes for doing so are inclusive, adaptive and integrative.
Water Security in Canada: Responsibilities of the federal government
In taking on the responsibility of governing Canada, the federal government agrees to a social contract—that it will protect Canadian citizens from...Read More
Agricultural Participation in Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) in Canada: Four case studies
Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) has been recognized as an effective means of integrated landscape and regional planning in Canada and...Read More
First Nations Carbon Collaborative-Indigenous Peoples and Carbon Markets: An annotated bibliography
The emergence of carbon markets has created a unique opportunity for indigenous communities to develop an economic sector that can be aligned with...Read More
First Nations Carbon Collaborative-Indigenous Carbon Leadership: Voices from the field
A series of indigenous carbon market case studies have been examined to provide lessons learned and best practices from ten indigenous communities...Read More
Establishing a Foundation for Ecological Infrastructure Investments in the Red River Basin
Finding a better balance between human-altered and natural environments while maintaining or enhancing the overall long-term socioeconomic...Read More
Optimizing Private Sector Participation in Water Infrastructure: A comment on OECD – A draft checklist for public action
The report provides a commentary on the OECD document Optimizing Private Sector Participation in Water Infrastructure: Draft checklist for public...Read More
Crude Accounting for the Gulf of Mexico Inc.
The need for consistent, decisive ecological accounting principles has been argued in professional circles for some time, but is perhaps never...Read More