2016 Canadian Water Summit Archives


On June 23, 2016, leaders from business, government, NGOs and academia gathered at the 7th Annual Canadian Water Summit in Toronto to explore the business of water. With a focus on the “Business of Water Across the Entire Lifecycle of Water Use,” the 2016 Canadian Water Summit hosted close to 230 business, clean-tech, government, and non-government leaders. The 7th annual event engaged “non-traditional” actors to advance discussions around innovation, leadership, and water resilience; including craft brew masters, airport managers, corporate aboriginal executives, and venture capitalists.


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Plenary 1: The Big Picture: Engaging water users in a conversation about sustainable water use

Plenary 2: Cleantech Entrepreneurs: Improving the business life cycle for innovative water tech companies

Session 3.1: Food & Beverage: achieving innovation to improve the business lifecycle of water

Session 3.2: The Value of Water: Overcoming Challenges to Innovation in the Water Industry

Session 4.1: Multi-Sectoral Partnerships: Harnessing opportunities to address water issues through collaboration and partner agreements

  • Lindsay Telfer, Project Director, Canadian Freshwater Alliance
  • Mark Romoff, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
  • Sangeeta Chopra, Engineering Services, Director, Ontario Clean Water Agency

Session 4.2: The Business of Water Infrastructure


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