Global Institute for Water Security

Dr. Corinne Schuster-Wallace is the Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security and faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Previously positions include Senior Research Fellow for UNU Institute for Water, Environment, and Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada. She founded the Women Plus Water community and is the inaugural Chair of Cansu Global's Science, Innovation, Technology, and Education (SITE) initiative. In 2023 she was recognized as a Water Shero by the Red Dot Foundation. Her research utilises a coupled systems approach to water-related human health in rural, remote, and marginalised communities. Her work integrates university and community, different knowledge systems, and research, practice, and teaching. Coupling environmental and social systems provides a comprehensive understanding of socio-environmental determinants of health and how inequities and intersectionality along with knowledge, attitudes, and practices affect health and wellbeing. These are critical considerations in building climate resilience and more equitable and sustainable water resources management approaches.

Recent Work

Harnessing smart technology for private well risk assessment and communication
Hoffman, T., Hynds, P.D., Schuster-Wallace, C.J., Dickson-Anderson, S.E., and Majury, A.

Water Security,
March 2019

A coupled-systems framework for reducing health risks associated withprivate drinking water wells
Stephanie Di Pelino, Corinne Schuster-Wallace, Paul D. Hynds, Sarah E. Dickson-Anderson and Anna Majury

Canadian Water Resources Journal/Revue canadienne des ressources hydriques,
March 2019

Critical elements for local Indigenous water security in Canada: a narrative review
Tessa Latchmore, C. J. Schuster-Wallace, Dan Roronhiakewen Longboat, Sarah E. Dickson-Anderson and Anna Majury

Journal of Water & Health,
December 2018

Evaluating health research priority-setting in low-income countries: a case study of health research priority-setting in Zambia
Lydia Kapiriri, Corinne Schuster-Wallace and Pascalina Chanda-Kapata

Health Research Policy and Systems,
November 2018