It is our approach that sets us apart. This approach has lead to successful partnerships and strong community up-take of our programs:
Meaningful collaborations & respectful relationships.
Our work with Indigenous advisory council members, industry specialists and First Nations communities ensures that we establish trust and learn from each other — delivering sustainable water programs that meet local priorities.
We hire and train locally.
We hire locally and train primarily young Indigenous adults to ensure communities retain the skills and knowledge gained where they can have a long-term impact.
Blending of traditional knowledge and western science.
With our partners, we weave Indigenous knowledge, values, and customs with western water science education, and interns and youth involved in our programs get out on the land and in the water.