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Nancy Goucher

University of Waterloo’s Water Institute
Knowledge Mobilization Specialist
Nancy is the Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the University of Waterloo’s Water Institute. In her role, she ensures the water research produced at the university is actively used and impacts the way communities and governments prepare for and manage increasing water-related threats. She brings an extensive network and her experience with policy decision-making to this position.

Over the past ten years, Nancy has played an important role in shaping water policy conversations across Canada and particularly in the Great Lakes region. She has experience with a wide array of water issues including algal blooms, Asian carp, drinking water and agricultural policy. Nancy has helped successfully negotiate policies including the Canada-Ontario Lake Erie Action Plan, the Great Lakes Protection Act and the ban on plastic microbeads.

Nancy has previously held positions at Freshwater Future, Environmental Defence and the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW). She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Master’s degree in Planning in 2007.