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Elizabeth Hendriks
Elizabeth Hendriks
Vice-president, Freshwater Program
My career and activities, like water, seems to be constantly changing forms! I did my graduate work at the University of Waterloo and learned something about the water soft path concept and changing water management paradigms. I worked with blue builders – residential home builders who care about changing the way they do business. I worked with the POLIS Water Sustainability Project as the Water Policy and Governance Coordinator rushing through the current outpouring of legal water reform. I have been a Waterlution Associate and, over the years, have had the opportunity to meander and dabble in a myriad of water issues as I helped create the space for different folks with different strokes to have conversations about the water challenges they face in their communities. I am managing the Living Water Policy Project, a national initiative organized by water policy leaders across the country. We navigate the floods and droughts of water policy information. Finally, I am a new import to WWF – Canada and am working in the Freshwater Programme. I love connecting to both the usual and unusual suspects and hope to do so through this blog.
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How Canada’s government can get freshwater right
Concerned about proposed freshwater legislation, WWF-Canada is asking for improvements to regulations to minimize the cumulative impacts of new developments on ecosystems, communities and wildlife.

Canada’s top 10 wild rivers identified for first time
Here’s why wild rivers are so important.

Plan 2014 a win for Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River wildlife
Approval of binational water level management plan proves it’s possible to create conservation measures that benefit freshwater species and habitat, local communities and industry at the same time.

Freshwater ecosystems face immediate threats
A silent crash is taking place in Canada’s waters. From the tiny mussels that filter toxins to the giant sturgeon, a survivor from the time of the dinosaurs, freshwater life is dropping at an alarming rate.

Inaccessible or unmonitored: the trouble with water data in Canada
Earlier this week, WWF-Canada released seven new Watershed Reports as part of its national assessment of our country’s freshwater. Elizabeth Hendriks, vice president of freshwater, takes an in-depth look at a worrisome trend emerging from these reports.