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Rob Andrews (President and CEO, Ontario Clean Water Agency)
David Angus (President and CEO, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce)
Ahmed Badruddin (CEO, WatrHub Inc.)
Edward Burtynsky (Photographer, Edward Burtynsky Photographic Works)
Imogen Coe (Dean of the Faculty of Science, Ryerson University)
Bernadette Conant (Executive Director, Canadian Water Network)
Ramona Doyle (Sustainability Coordinator, City of Charlottetown)
Darwin Durnie (President, Canadian Public Works Association)
Blair Feltmate (Associate Professor, University of Waterloo)
Kerry Freek (Manager of Marketing and Communications, WaterTAP)
Christopher Gasson (Publisher, Global Water Intelligence)
Hon. Glen R. Murray (Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation, Government of Ontario)
Robert Haller (Executive Director, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association)
Paulien Hartog (Strategic Advisor for Water, Region of Amsterdam)
Bryan Karney (Professor, University of Toronto)
Todd Latham (President, Actual Media Inc.)
MaryLynn Lodor (Deputy Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) and Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) joint utility)
Bruce Lounsbury (CEO and Co-founder, newterra)
Brenda Lucas (Executive Director, Southern Ontario Water Consortium)
David Main (Director of Asset Management and National Benchmarking, AECOM)
Brian Mergelas (CEO, WaterTAP)
Alex Mifflin (Host / Writer / Co-Director / Lead Researcher, The Water Brothers)
Tyler Mifflin (Director / Host / Co-Producer / Videographer, The Water Brothers)
David Miller (President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund - Canada)
David Moran (Director of Sustainability and Community Investment, Coca-Cola Canada)
Alexis Morgan (Director, AWS Global Water Roundtable, WWF / Alliance for Water Stewardship)
Mike Nemeth (Environmental Specialist, Alberta WaterSMART)
Lynn Patterson (Director, Corporate Responsibility, RBC)
David Rudolph (Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences , University of Waterloo)
Bob Sandford (EPCOR Chair, Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade)
Doug Saunders (Author and Journalist, The Globe and Mail)
Krystyn Tully (Vice President, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper)
Anne van Leeuwen (Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands)
John W. Campbell (President and CEO, Waterfront Toronto)

Rob Andrews

President and CEO, Ontario Clean Water Agency
Rob Andrews Rob Andrews was appointed President and CEO of the Ontario Clean Water Agency on January 6, 2014. Prior to joining OCWA, Rob was the Chief Executive, Global Water at AECOM, where he formed and integrated the company’s first global water division. AECOM Water is now the world’s largest water engineering business, with annual revenues exceeding $1 billion and more than 6,000 dedicated staff providing water, wastewater, water resources and community infrastructure services to clients on 6 continents. Rob’s other previous industry experience includes a role as the Executive Vice President, Global Water Projects and Products Division, at Earth Tech, a company with annual revenue of $600 million and 3000 staff, including several water treatment technology companies, that was acquired by AECOM in 2008. The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) is a provincial agency that operates and maintains over 800 municipal water and wastewater facilities and a number of private sector water treatment sites—more than any other operator in Canada. Established as a provincial crown agency in 1993, it provides environmentally responsible and cost-effective water, wastewater and engineering services to businesses and communities across Ontario.
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David Angus

President and CEO, The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce
David Angus After almost 20 years working in the private sector, Dave Angus became president and chief executive officer of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce in 1999. Since then he has served as president of the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada; represented local chambers on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Strategic Planning Committee; and was elected as a representative for the Canadian chambers on the board of directors of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. In 2013, Dave held the position of Chair of the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) for the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, a national committee of three countries working together to protect our shared environment. Under his leadership, the Winnipeg Chamber has increased its membership to the highest level in its history (more than 2,060 corporate members) and has not only been recognized by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce as an Accredited Chamber with Distinction but has also received recognition by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives for being in the top 10 Chambers for membership growth.The Winnipeg Chamber has been instrumental in bringing a World Trade Centre to Winnipeg, establishing an international trade conference called ‘Centrallia’, establishing Leadership Winnipeg, and many other new initiatives. The current Manitoba BOLD campaign, a policy designed to mobilize the community behind bold ideas, has stimulated an interest in the area of sustainability and has led to the development of the Chamber’s Clean Energy Policy.
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Ahmed Badruddin

CEO, WatrHub Inc.
Ahmed Badruddin Ahmed Badruddin is the CEO of WatrHub Inc., an award-winning data and analytics company that that delivers timely, tailored market intelligence to drive faster growth and smarter decision-making in the Water Industry. Prior to WatrHub, Ahmed worked in various technology leadership roles at Microsoft working on consecutive versions of their flagship Windows product. He led a globally distributed development team based out of the U.S., India, and China, deriving novel ways to improve team workflows and knowledge sharing. Ahmed has a Bachelor’s of Applied Science from the University of Toronto in Electrical Engineering. He is an avid reader and always brings data to any decision-making meeting, even if it is about picking out his morning coffee.
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Edward Burtynsky

Photographer, Edward Burtynsky Photographic Works
Edward Burtynsky Edward Burtynsky is known as one of Canada's most respected photographers. His remarkable photographs are included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California. Burtynsky’s new movie Watermark and his highly anticipated book Water tells us stories of where water comes from, how we use it, distribute and often, waste it. Frequently using a bird’s-eye perspective, the photographer shows us water’s remote sources, remarkable ancient step-wells and mass bathing rituals.
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Imogen Coe

Dean of the Faculty of Science, Ryerson University
Imogen Coe Dr. Imogen Coe is the Dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University and is Internationally recognized for her pioneering research in membrane protein cell biology and biochemistry. Throughout her 15-year career in academia, Imogen has been a strong independent voice for science. She is committed to student experiential learning through participation in research projects having supervised more than 30 graduate and undergraduate students to date. Imogen is an advocate in the support and promotion of girls and women in science and has spoken on the topic locally and nationally. She is also active in promoting and highlighting the importance and relevance of science to her local community. An accomplished researcher and speaker, Imogen has presented her research at conferences and seminars across the globe for more than a decade and has more than70 scholarly papers, book chapters and abstracts to her credit. Imogen has received many research grants and awards throughout her career, currently holds grants from both NSERC and CIHR and was awarded the Premier's Research Excellence Award (now known as the Early Researcher Award) for her research activities from 2000 - 2005. She has also dedicated her time as an internal reviewer for multiple Canadian funding agencies including NSERC, CIHR, and the National Cancer Institute of Canada, as well as acting as a reviewer for other national and international funding groups. Previously, Imogen was Associate Dean, Research and Partnerships, in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, York University. Imogen received a PhD in Biology from the University of Victoria, an MSc from the University of Victoria and a bachelor’s degree from Exeter University in the U.K.
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Bernadette Conant

Executive Director, Canadian Water Network
Bernadette Conant Bernadette Conant is the Executive Director of Canadian Water Network (CWN), where she has been working with an exceptional team of individuals to improve the connection of research to application in the water sector since 2003. CWN plays a vital role in ensuring that Canada benefits from its investments in research to manage its water resources more effectively and becomes a world leader in water management. Bernadette currently serves as a Director on the Boards of the Global Water Research Coalition, Hydrogeologists Without Borders, and the recently established Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network. She is also a member of the Water Partner Advisory Committee to the Water Stewardship Council of the Council of the Federation and is a member of the Steering Committee of the Blue Economy Initiative. She is a past Board Member of the Association of Ground Water Scientists and Engineers of the National Ground Water Association. Bernadette has a BSc in Earth Sciences and an MSc in Hydrogeology from the University of Waterloo and holds the Faculty of Science Alumni of Honor Award from that institution.
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Ramona Doyle

Sustainability Coordinator, City of Charlottetown
Ramona Doyle Ramona Doyle began working with the City of Charlottetown in 2010 as the Water Conservation Program Coordinator for the Water & Sewer Utility Department. In 2014, she changed positions with the City and became the Sustainability Coordinator. Through these roles, Ramona has shown a commitment to freshwater protection and to engaging the Charlottetown community in water conservation programs and initiatives. Her work has included developing several water conservation rebate programs, implementing the first phase of a universal metering program, coordinating the development of a water loss reduction strategy and working closely with watershed organizations on wellfield protection.
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Darwin Durnie

President, Canadian Public Works Association
Darwin Durnie Darwin Durnie is President of the Canadian Public Works Association. This volunteer role calls upon his 30 years of industry experience to maintain CPWA as “the voice” of public works in Canada. Its 2300 members are the engineers and practitioners who design, build and operate the municipal infrastructure. Darwin is a Fellow of the Donald C Stone Institute for Public Works Leadership, served as Chair of the Certification Commission of the American Public Works Association for two terms and is a Past President of the Alberta Public Works Association. Durnie is recognized as an expediter and innovator and has achieved success in both the private and public sectors. As a Registered Engineering Technologist he has applied his skill as a project manager to navigate large scale civil projects from concept to completion. Being able to see through the chaos and focus on the issue at hands has resulted in projects being completed on time and on budget. He has applied his techniques with great success to lead or support delivery of non-traditional projects, some of which include 2002 G8 World Leaders Summit - Kananaskis, 2010 G8 & G20 World Leaders Summits - Toronto and Huntsville, 2005 Drumheller Flood, 2011 Slave Lake Fire and 2013 Alberta Flood – Drumheller and High River. Annually he delivers a fun workshop on Municipal infrastructure to elected officials in Alberta. Durnie presently is a Director of Business Development for Stantec in Red Deer, Alberta.
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Blair Feltmate

Associate Professor, University of Waterloo
Blair Feltmate Dr. Feltmate is Associate Professor, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo. Positions he holds include: Chair, Climate Change Adaptation Project, Canada; Senior Advisor, Sustainable Electricity Program, Canadian Electricity Association; Board Member, CLEAResult; Chair, WeatherWise, City of Toronto; Co-Chair, Greening Greater Toronto. He works extensively with Canada’s Property & Casualty insurance sector on matters pertaining to extreme weather and flooding. Previous positions Dr. Feltmate has held include: Vice President, Sustainable Development, Bank of Montreal, and Director of Sustainable Development, OPG. Dr. Feltmate has developed the sustainable development programs for two dozen multi-national companies. He was sustainable development advisor to the American Chemistry Council (Washington, DC) and Canada’s first Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development.
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Kerry Freek

Manager of Marketing and Communications, WaterTAP
Kerry Freek Kerry is the Manager of Marketing and Communications for WaterTAP. Previously, she was the editor of Water Canada, the complete water magazine and the associate editor of ReNew Canada, the infrastructure renewal magazine. Kerry has written on topics such as bridge collapses, building retrofits, bioenergy, bottled water bans, and water technology. She has participated in trade missions and press tours in Canada, Sweden and Israel.
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Christopher Gasson

Publisher, Global Water Intelligence
Christopher Gasson Christopher is an authority on water finance and markets. After a degree in politics and economics at Oxford University, he worked as a financial journalist and in corporate finance, before acquiring Global Water Intelligence in 2002. Since then he has authored and published a number of different market reports on the industry Including Desalination Markets 2010, The Global Water Market 2011, and Industrial Desalination and Water Reuse Markets. Besides GWI, he is also publisher of Water Desalination Report and DesalData, which includes the IDA Worldwide Desalting Plant Inventory.
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Hon. Glen R. Murray

Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation, Government of Ontario
Hon. Glen R. Murray Glen Murray has a lifetime of activism in urban planning, sustainable development and community health. He was the Senior Resident and Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Design at Massey College, University of Toronto and worked on the Development of the University’s City Centre. He was a Managing Partner of AuthentiCITY, a Toronto based Urban Sustainability consulting and planning firm. He was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute in 2007 and led the development of award winning programs in community energy mapping & planning, regional economic development and culture lead regeneration of urban centres. Glen was appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada to Chair the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE), where he helped to shape environmental policy and respond to climate change in Canada. Glen is a founding member of the Canadian AIDS Society and was Director of Health Education and HIV Prevention Services at the Village Clinic/9 Circles Community Health Centre in Winnipeg. He was also part of the World Health AIDS Service Organization’s working group for the Global Program on AIDS. Glen was mayor of the City of Winnipeg and during his tenure was the Chair of the Big City Mayors Caucus where he led the successful campaign that resulted in the federal government to transfer the equivalent of 5 cents a litre of the federal tax on gas to municipalities for infrastructure renewal and construction. Glen has a long history of active participation in human rights and social activism. He was a member of the Toronto Gay Patrol in 1983, the Co-Chair of Canadians for Equal Marriage and has logged over 5,000 kilometres cycling for Habitat for Humanity’s fundraising “Cycle for Hope” to raise money for affordable housing in Canada. Glen’s public service has led to several awards including the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, the 2003 “Fight for LGBT Justice and Equality” award from Egale Canada and for his work with the aboriginal community he was given the highest honour of an Eagle Feather. Glen was born in Montreal where he earned a diploma from John Abbott College. He then attended Concordia University’s School of Community and Public Affairs for four years, majoring in Urban Studies. While at Concordia, he served as President of the student union.
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Robert Haller

Executive Director, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association
Robert Haller Robert Haller is the executive director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association. He started with the CWWA in May of 2012 after 20 years as a senior municipal administrator where he oversaw several infrastructure projects including a new wastewater treatment facility. Robert holds a BA in Geography from Carleton University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario where his work focused on water policy following the Walkerton tragedy. Robert has served on the Source Protection Working Group for the St. Lawrence River and has served on the Municipal Advisory Panel to the Ontario Clean Water Agency. He feels his work as a municipal town manager has made him a jack of all trades when it comes to municipal government and provides him the credentials to speak on behalf of municipal utilities across Canada.
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Paulien Hartog

Strategic Advisor for Water, Region of Amsterdam
Paulien Hartog Paulien has 15 year experience in linking water challenges (flooding, groundwater, stormwater, sanitation, waterinfrastructure) to urban planning and management. As a strategist at Waternet, the public watercycle organization of the Amsterdam region (run by the City of Amsterdam and the regional water authority), she is specialized in urban adaptation to climate change and water governance and participates in several national and international networks. She is an experienced speaker at international conferences on these subjects. At this moment she represents Amsterdam as an expert of water and climate change adaptation in international cooperation with partner cities worldwide and she is part of the Amsterdam Rainproof team, which is building an open city platform in which municipal authorities, residents and businesses work together on resilience.
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Bryan Karney

Professor, University of Toronto
Bryan Karney Bryan Karney graduated in engineering in 1980 and completed his Ph.D. in 1984 in Civil Engineering, both from UBC. He is a professor of Civil Engineering and the Associate Dean of Cross Disciplinary Programs in Engineering at the University of Toronto. He is also a principal of the engineering consulting firm HydraTek & Associates Inc.. Bryan has over 30 years of experience in hydraulic consulting services and has worked on a wide range of fluid systems, including water, wastewater, oil, gas, and jet fuel. Bryan has taught, spoken and written widely on subjects related to pipelines, water resource systems, energy issues, hydrology, climate change, engineering education and ethics. He has published numerous papers and articles and has won a number of teaching and research awards.
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Todd Latham

President, Actual Media Inc.
Todd Latham Todd is a media entrepreneur with over twenty-three years of experience in environmental business publishing, marketing and communications. He is President of Actual Media Inc. a specialized publishing and creative design firm that produces ReNew Canada – the infrastructure magazine and Water Canada - the complete water magazine. Todd is an cross-industry participant, advisor and communicator with broad practical knowledge and an extensive network in the environment, infrastructure and government sectors. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) and the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM). He is the Communications Chair of both organizations. He is co-founder of the Canadian Brownfields Network, a senior associate of the Canadian Urban Institute, a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) Infrastructure Task Force and a University Fellow with the University of Toronto Environmental Finance Committee. He was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the Future Industry Leader Honors Program in Shanghai, China and the Places To Invest Advisory Council in Washington, DC. In March 2011 he travelled to Antarctica and became an alumnus of 2041 - an international group committed the preservation of the continent.
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MaryLynn Lodor

Deputy Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) and Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) joint utility
MaryLynn Lodor MaryLynn Lodor is a Deputy Director for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSDGC) and Greater Cincinnati Water Works (GCWW) joint utility. As Deputy Director of Shared Services since April 2013, MaryLynn oversees Engineering and Watershed Management, Finance, Communications, Regulatory and Safety Compliance, Strategic Planning, HR and IT. In her previous position as Environmental Program Manager for MSDGC, MaryLynn developed the utility’s sustainable infrastructure program which evaluated sustainable stormwater mitigation solutions to address combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and other water quality challenges within the context of MSDGC’s Consent Decree. MaryLynn has led MSDGC’s “Communities of the Future” initiative since May 2009; this context sensitive approach explores the potential to link CSO solutions with community revitalization for an enhanced triple bottom line for the community. Prior to joining MSDGC in June 2010, MaryLynn worked as a consultant in the water, wastewater and watershed management field. She also worked for the Butler County (Ohio) Department of Environmental Services for 12 years, five as head of the Environmental Division overseeing industrial services, regulatory compliance, laboratory, public relations and program management. MaryLynn holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management and Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York, Oswego.
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Bruce Lounsbury

CEO and Co-founder, newterra
Bruce Lounsbury Bruce Lounsbury is CEO and co-founder of newterra with responsibility for the strategic direction of the firm. Under Mr. Lounsbury’s guidance, the company’s management team has a consistent track record of profitability and year-over- year growth. newterra has also distinguished itself by being selected as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies for the past seven consecutive years (Platinum status) by Deloitte. Over his 20+ year at newterra, Mr. Lounsbury has been intimately involved in all aspects of the operation – from equipment design and manufacturing to sales, field service, operations and accounting. He has also been instrumental in forging strategic partnerships that have fueled the company’s growth and entry into new markets. As CEO, Mr. Lounsbury has helped carve the path that has seen newterra emerge as a leading, mid-sized player in the water industry. Leveraging newterra’s unique ability to provide modular, scalable solutions for water and wastewater treatment challenges, the company has added critical core technologies and expanded globally – all in alignment with its strategic focus. He and his team have attracted investment from North America’s leading growth investors in the water sector to provide the resources for continued expansion. Prior to founding newterra, Mr. Lounsbury held a variety of roles with Imperial Oil/Esso Resources in Calgary, AB. His early experience was in operations engineering for oil and gas production. He then held roles in business management, culminating in a key role in Esso’s highly successful mergers and acquisitions team. He was one of the leaders in efforts to improve the company’s environmental practices, which nurtured his keen interest in the environment – and ultimately lead to the genesis of newterra.
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Brenda Lucas

Executive Director, Southern Ontario Water Consortium
Brenda Lucas Brenda has led the implementation and development of the Southern Ontario Water Consortium, a platform for water technology demonstration, since it was created in 2011. Brenda has more than a decade of experience in the water policy and research community in Canada, developing networks and collaborative projects. She has previously worked with a private foundation, non-profit organizations and as a Senior Policy Advisor to two provincial Ministers of the Environment. She is a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW Canada) and Chair of Water TAP’s Sustainable Infrastructure Working Group.
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David Main

Director of Asset Management and National Benchmarking, AECOM
David Main David Main directs AECOM's Asset Management consulting practice in Western Canada, and has project managed the award-winning “National Water and Wastewater Benchmarking Initiative” (NWWBI) for more than 10 years. The NWWBI is recognized as the most advance multi-agency benchmarking program within the public sector in the world and now includes more than 50 of Canada most progressive water, wastewater and stormwater utilities. With 25 years of management experience within Canada’s water sector, he has specialized in assisting both public and private water, wastewater and stormwater utilities throughout Canada adapt to the rapidly changing environment of water infrastructure management. Based in British Columbia, David was also recently elected to the position of President Elect for the British Columbia Water and Wastewater Association (BCWWA).
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Brian Mergelas

CEO, WaterTAP
Brian Mergelas Dr. Brian Mergelas offers a proven entrepreneurial record and wealth of expertise in strategic development, operational leadership, and financial and relationship management. He has successfully commercialized several new technologies in the global water sector. Dr. Mergelas earned his PhD in Physics from Queen's University. After working in the oil and gas sector designing advanced pipeline inspection systems, he realized there was a growing infrastructure funding gap in the municipal market sector that required solutions, and he co-founded the Pressure Pipe Inspection Company (PPIC). PPIC was an Ontario-based company which quickly expanded operations to the United States and Mexico. The company also expanded global markets and delivered major projects in Asia, the Middle East and South America. PPIC is recognized as a Canadian water technology success story and has won several prestigious export and technology awards. Dr. Mergelas currently serves on the board of the Children’s Aid Foundation. He is a member of YPO, The York Angel Investors as well as various industry associations including the American Water Works Association, the Water Environmental Federation, the American Society for Non Destructive testing and The American Society of Civil Engineers.
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Alex Mifflin

Host / Writer / Co-Director / Lead Researcher, The Water Brothers
Alex Mifflin Alex is an award-winning writer and TV show host who has interviewed many of the world’s top environmental and scientific experts for The Water Brothers, a documentary television series he created along with his brother. He most recently won the prestigious BBC Earth Panda award for Best Newcomer for his work on the series, which is now in its third season. Alex graduated from Dalhousie University and the University of King’s College with a degree in International Development and Environmental Science.
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Tyler Mifflin

Director / Host / Co-Producer / Videographer, The Water Brothers
Tyler Mifflin Tyler is an award-winning director and TV show host, winning the prestigious BBC Earth Panda award for Best Newcomer for his work on his television series The Water Brothers, now in its third season and which Tyler directs, co-hosts and co-produces. A graduate of the University of British Columbia with a major in film production, he began his career at SK filming research expeditions and promotional material. Tyler excels as a videographer and director and applies these skills to his work on The Water Brothers series that he created along with his brother. Tyler never travels without his camera and has filmed projects in over 30 countries around the world. From the top of mountains to the depth of our oceans, there is no place he won’t venture in search of great stories.
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David Miller

President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund - Canada
David Miller David Miller is President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund – Canada, Canada’s foremost conservation organization. The WWF creates solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. David Miller was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008 – 2010. Under his leadership, Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership, economic strength and social integration. He is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies, and a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability. David Miller is a Harvard trained economist and professionally a lawyer. He and his wife, lawyer Jill Arthur, are the parents of two children.
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David Moran

Director of Sustainability and Community Investment, Coca-Cola Canada
David Moran David Moran is Director of Sustainability and Community Investment for Coca-Cola Canada. David is a founding member of the board of directors of Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance – Canada’s national recycling service firm. In addition, David was the primary driver behind creating multimillion dollar partnerships with the World Wildlife Fund and ParticipACTION and Coca-Cola Canada. David holds a MBA and Honours Bachelor of Arts degree.
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Alexis Morgan

Director, AWS Global Water Roundtable, WWF / Alliance for Water Stewardship
Alexis Morgan Alexis is an expert on water stewardship and market-based sustainability solutions. He has spent over a decade working with WWF, the global conservation organization, and most recently coordinated the development of the world's first international water stewardship standard for the Alliance for Water Stewardship. He has worked internationally with the World Bank, The Nature Conservancy and currently serves on the stakeholder council of the ISEAL Alliance (an environmental and social standard setting organization), as well as the board of the White Ribbon Campaign (dedicated to ending men's violence against women). He was the author of the environmental domain of the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and is a lecturer in environmental economics at Simon Fraser University in the City Program. Alexis holds an MSc in urban hydrology and a sustainability-focused MBA, and resides in Vancouver.
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Mike Nemeth

Environmental Specialist, Alberta WaterSMART
Mike Nemeth Mike Nemeth is an Environmental Specialist at Alberta WaterSMART. He supports and manages a variety of projects related to water and watershed management and water use throughout Alberta, and reviews of water monitoring activities and policies around oil sands and shale gas development. Mike began building his water resources experience through his work as the Water Resource Modeller and Strategist with the University of Lethbridge, Project Data Coordinator with the Alberta Water Research Institute, and a Reclamation Research Assistant with Syncrude Canada Ltd. Mike received his Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Environmental Science and his Master of Science in Physical Geography (Hydrology) from the University of Lethbridge. His background includes hydrology, watershed and water resource management, climate change impacts and adaptation, hydrological modelling, and project management. Mike is registered as a Professional Agrologist (P.Ag) in the practice areas of Water Resources Planning and Management, and Environmental Impact Assessment and Mitigation Planning, as well as the Environmental Professional (EPt) Certification Program with ECO Canada.
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Lynn Patterson

Director, Corporate Responsibility, RBC
Lynn Patterson Lynn Patterson is Director, Corporate Responsibility for RBC, and oversees strategy and communications for the RBC Blue Water Project and the RBC Believe in Kids Pledge. She is also responsible for RBC’s corporate responsibility reporting. Lynn has more than twenty-five years experience in corporate communications and belongs to the International Association for Business Communicators. She is a popular speaker, panellist and moderator at national and international sustainability and communications conferences, and is an IABC “All Star” Speaker.
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David Rudolph

Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences , University of Waterloo
David Rudolph Dr. David Rudolph is Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo, specializing in regional hydrogeology and groundwater protection and management. He is also Watershed Node leader for the Southern Ontario Water Consortium – a segment of the platform that supports capacity for the development and testing of innovations in watershed management. A major research focus is on groundwater flow and the movement of excess nutrients, road salt, micro-organisms, and other contaminants in groundwater systems with particular interest in assessing the impacts on water quality from agricultural land-use practices. Dr. Rudolph has worked broadly with both national and international municipal authorities to develop groundwater protection and management strategies, and heads a Canada-wide research team working on prioritizing risk to water quality from various agricultural practices and evaluating performance of beneficial management practices. Recently, he served as co-chair of the Canadian Leadership Panel on Sustainable Agriculture through the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute and was the 2013 Darcy Lecturer in Groundwater Science, presenting on how the nature of groundwater quality has been impacted from agricultural land-use practices. Dr. Rudolph graduated from the University of Manitoba, and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in hydrogeology.
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Bob Sandford

EPCOR Chair, Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade
Bob Sandford Bob Sandford is the EPCOR Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations “Water for Life” Decade. This national partnership initiative aims to inform the public on water issues and translate scientific research outcomes into language decision-makers can use to craft timely and meaningful public policy. Bob is also an associate of the Centre for Hydrology, an associate of the Global Water Institute at the University of Saskatchewan and a Fellow of the Biogeoscience Institute at the University of Calgary. He sits on the Advisory Board of Living Lakes Canada, the Canadian Chapter of Living Lakes International and is also a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), a national water policy research group centred in Toronto. Bob also serves as Water Governance Adviser and Senior Policy Author for Simon Fraser University’s Adaptation to Climate Change Team. Bob is also senior advisor on water issues for the Interaction Council, a global public policy forum composed of more than thirty former Heads of State including Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and U.S. President Bill Clinton. In this capacity Bob works to bring broad international example to bear on Canadian water issues. In 2013, Alberta Ventures magazine recognized Bob as one of the year’s 50 most influential Albertans. Bob’s sixth book on water, Saving Lake Winnipeg, was published by Rocky Mountain Books in the fall of 2013. It should also be noted that the contents of his presentation have been expanded into a book co-authored by Kerry Freek entitled Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada. This book, which will by published by Rocky Mountain Books in May of 2014, tracks the flooding events that took place in Calgary and Toronto in 2013 and their consequences for infrastructure management, public safety and public policy in Canada.
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Doug Saunders

Author and Journalist, The Globe and Mail
Doug Saunders Doug Saunders is a Canadian-British author and journalist. He is the author of the books Arrival City: The Final Migration and Our Next World (2011) and The Myth of the Muslim Tide (2012) and is the international-affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail. He served as the paper’s London-based European bureau chief for a decade, after having run the paper’s Los Angeles bureau, and has written extensively from East Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and North Africa. He writes a weekly column devoted to the larger themes and intellectual concepts behind international news, and has won the National Newspaper Award, Canada’s counterpart to the Pulitzer Prize, on five occasions.
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Krystyn Tully

Vice President, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
Krystyn Tully Krystyn Tully is Vice President of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper and co-creator of the Waterkeeper Swim Guide app. Growing up in Oshawa, Ontario, Krystyn witnessed first-hand how communities disconnected from their waterfronts struggle, both culturally and economically. She developed a special passion for local water issues while working as a researcher during the Walkerton Inquiry. Since co-founding Lake Ontario Waterkeeper with Mark Mattson in 2001, Krystyn has written or edited numerous articles about water and environmental policy, appeared before various government committees, and spearheaded the creation of the Waterkeeper Swim Guide and Drink Guide apps.
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Anne van Leeuwen

Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Anne van Leeuwen Anne van Leeuwen was born on January 31, 1962, in Driebergen in the Province Utrecht in the Netherlands. He earned his master of arts in social anthropology from the University of Amsterdam in 1988. Two years later he began working at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the beginning of his diplomatic career he worked in the South Asia Division of the Foreign Ministry (1991-19993), in the Dutch Embassy in Paramaribo, Suriname (1993-1996) and in the Conflict Management and Crisis Prevention Division in the Ministry (1996-1999). From 1999-2002, Mr. van Leeuwen served in the Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. After that he worked from 2000-2006 in the Embassy in Ottawa, before taking positions as Deputy Director of the Facility Services and Housing Division in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-2009) and as Head of the Consular Affairs Division in the Ministry (2009-2013). In 2013 Mr. van Leeuwen was appointed as Consul General of The Netherlands in Toronto. Anne van Leeuwen is married to Ivon Kemper. Together they have two sons who live in Leiden and Groningen in the Netherlands.
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John W. Campbell

President and CEO, Waterfront Toronto
John W. Campbell Before joining Waterfront Toronto in April 2003, John Campbell was a senior executive at Brookfield Properties. He headed up the Canadian property management services subsidiary and also played a leadership role in the development of the company's most prestigious property – BCE Place; directing construction, marketing and leasing of the $1.2 billion award winning project. Prior to joining Brookfield in 1989, Mr. Campbell held senior positions in the real estate divisions of Bimcor Inc. and Bell Canada. He has an MBA from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Carleton University.
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