Leading Collaboration to Action – Bold Directions for Water Policy and Investment

Municipalities, industry and public ratepayers all agree that clean, accessible water and the smart stewardship of our natural and built water systems are critical to the Canadian way of life in our urban and rural areas. As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, we will explore the strong leadership, progressive policies and winning asset management methods being applied to our natural and built water systems across the country. This leadership will sustain our most precious resource for decades to come.

Join us in Toronto for the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit on June 22, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Mark your calendars, sign up for the email alerts and stay tuned to CWS social media feeds – more details to come!


News About the Summit

November 10, 2016
CWS has launched a survey to gain your help in shaping the 2017 program!
Please take this short, six-question survey to share your ideas with us:

November 8, 2016

The organizers of the 2017 Canadian Water Summit are proud to announce that The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; Geoff Green, Executive Director & Expedition Leader of Students On Ice; Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change; and
Catherine McKenna (invited), federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change have been added to our program.

August 11, 2016
Read Roy MacGregor’s feature on the history of the Don River, inspired by the CWS Paddle the Don excursion.
Bringing Toronto's Don River back from the dead

It reads: This year, a second ‘paddle' was part of the Canadian Water Summit held in Toronto in late June. “In Canada,” Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities told the gathering, “we cannot begin to speak about improving the quality of life without improving the quality of water.”

July 20, 2016

Feedback from the attendees:

“The panel format was very refreshing as there were lots of ideas presented and different ideas.”
“I really enjoyed the beverage session. I learned about some of the water challenges and gain a deeper appreciation for the efforts and challenge the community faces.”
“The best part for me was the networking with such a broad cross section of participants, especially those from other geographies.”
“I enjoyed listening to how small companies and entrepreneurs stayed determined on their path to achieving success in the water industry.”
“The best part was networking at the Paddle the Don River event!”

July 14, 2016
Notable Highlights from 2016 Canadian Water Summit:
  • Anne Van Leeuwen, Consulate General of Netherlands highlighted the crucial role of water innovation and management in the Dutch economy.
  • Minister Glen Murray discussed the growing concerns about water taking in global geopolitics.
  • Jonathan Radtke of Coca-Cola described the company’s 100 per cent water replenishment goal for 2016.
  • Jodi Glover of RealTech delivered an impassioned speech about what motivates water entrepreneurs to pursue their ambitions.
  • Roy MacGregor described his experiences reporting on Canada’s major rivers.
  • Kevin Jones of BLOOM shared his ambitions to improve waste streams in the food and beverage sector across Ontario.
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Jonathan Wilkinson delivered perspectives on the federal governments innovation agenda.
  • Minister Amarjeet Sohi shared an eloquent and touching story about how infrastructure—including water infrastructure—help him achieve his full potential as an immigrant of India.

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