On May 26th2011, Sierra Club Ontario hosted the Action H2O Forum, a day long workshop to discuss water policy, public outreach and communications, and collaborative action. The Forum was attended by over 25 representatives of environmental non-government organizations (ENGOs) that are actively working on Great Lakes and water-related issues in Ontario.
The overriding purpose of the Forum was:
To engage ENGO leaders in identifying strategies for collaborative action to enhance water policy and water resource management in Ontario.
The Forum focused on three key themes:
1. Influencing government policies;
2. Collaboration between ENGOs; and
3. Communication with mass media.