Water Stewardship Team


The CFFO Water Stewardship Team is made up of staff from a number of agriculture and ag-related groups. The Team works to build the reservoir of knowledge on agricultural water use in Ontario.


Team Activities & Objectives


  1. To build organizational capacity: Members meet quarterly to share information, hear from expert researchers and policy makers, or make site visits to successful water management projects. Team members regularly seek information from non-agricultural projects and research that might be adaptable to agriculture.
  2. To collaborate on joint policy submissions: Where appropriate, the Team will submit policy recommendations relating to water issues. Collaboration like this opens opportunities to find shared values and desired outcomes—even across a range of perspectives.
  3. Communicate information to the broader agriculture, food and environmental communities: The Team regularly spreads information to members of their organizations, the media, etc., and collaborates to offer events like the 2017 CFFO Water Stewardship Workshop.


Member Organizations


Beef Farmers of Ontario

Credit Valley Conservation Authority

Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario

Farm & Food Care Ontario

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Ontario Nature

Ontario Sheep

Ontario Soil & Crop Improvement Association


This team was established by the CFFO in 2015 through funding from Growing Forward 2 (GF2), a federal-provincial-territorial initiative. The Agricultural Adaptation Council assists in the delivery of GF2 in Ontario.