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The RBC Blue Water ProjectTM Advisory Panel was convened in 2008 to provide expertise, opinion and guidance on matters pertaining to the RBC Blue Water Project initiatives. The panel is advisory in nature and does not have decision-making authority. The Panel provides expertise and advice, and helps us by:

  1. Developing a strategic approach to activities of the RBC Blue Water Project, and providing guidance on grants and other activities to ensure the greatest social and ecological impact on water issues.
  2. Reviewing and commenting on specific programs, initiatives, partnerships and grants, as submitted to the Panel by RBC.
  3. Recommending key program assessment criteria, including social and environmental impact metrics and ongoing measurement of program success.
  4. Acting as a "sounding board" relative to employee and client engagement for the RBC Blue Water Project
  5. Providing advice on an ad hoc basis as requested by RBC with respect to issues, trends and developments relating to the RBC Blue Water Project.


Rob de Loë (chair)

Rob de Loë (chair)
Professor and University Research Chair in Water Policy and Governance, University of Waterloo

Anne Warwick Sears

Anna Warwick Sears
Executive Director of the Okanagan Basin Water Board


David Brooks

David Brooks
Senior Advisor (Fresh Water), Friends of the Earth Canada, and retired water specialist with International Development Research Centre.


David Moreau

David Moreau
Water Expert and Professor, University of North Carolina.


Merrell-Ann Phare

Merrell-Ann Phare
Executive Director, Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources.


George Yap

George Yap
Program Director, WaterCan, and Coordinator, Sanitation and Water Action Network.

Robert Sandford

Robert Sandford
Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the UN International Water for Life Decade.

 

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