The workshop was hosted by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, Dean of the Faculty of Environment at Simon Fraser University and held in Toronto on May 4th, 2015. Dr. Stefanovic gathered together an intimate group of internationally renowned experts to discuss the intersection between water ethics and public policy. The group included philosophers, economists, public policy experts, lawyers, experts on Aboriginal rights, and scientists from Canada, the USA, and Japan. Ryerson Urban Water (RUW) contributors included Carolyn Johns and Alex Wellington. RUW was invited to participate and act as a sounding board in the discussion. RUW researchers and graduate students from the Environmental and Applied Science Management Program attended the Workshop.