Michelle Brownlee speaking at "Water Innovation in Action"

Water Innovation in Action 2.0 brings together the province’s water sector players, including industry, government, municipalities, and academia, to discuss progress, plans, and goals for our thriving sector. What have we achieved since Ontario passed the Water Opportunities Act? What remains to be done, and where are the opportunities? Most importantly, how will we raise the bar together?

Hosted by WaterTAP, this one-day conference is part of Ontario Water Innovation Week.

Michelle Brownlee, SP's Director of Policy, will be speaking on a panel about "Better Best Practices to Improve Water Innovation in Ontario"

Toronto Marriott
Bloor Yorkville
Toronto, Ontario
October 18, 2016

Click here to register or for more event information.

Venue: 
Toronto Marriott, Bloor Yorkville
Event-Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 07:45

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About the Project

The goal of this project is to shed light on the relationship between economic activity and the environment by exploring the linkages between changes in our natural capital and our measures of productivity generally, and through the construction of an environmentally adjusted measure of productivity specifically.

While it is now commonly accepted that economic activity and the state of our environment are linked, many economic measures still fail to incorporate the environment – both the things we draw from it and the pollution we release into it. By developing and calculating measures of productivity that include natural capital, Canada may be able to better understand these linkages. This, in turn, may lead to the identification of strategies that can help Canada become more efficient and innovative in the use and protection of natural capital, and thus more productive and more prosperous.

Using the forestry sector as a case study, this project aims to construct an environmentally adjusted measure of multifactor productivity. In doing so, we aim to add another layer of understanding to the environmental and economic performance of this sector. The proposed measure will have relevance to the Canadian economy as a whole.