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(Executive Director, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association)
(President and Vice Chancellor, Ryerson University)
(President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund - Canada)
Photographer, Edward Burtynsky Photographic Works
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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Manager of Marketing and Communications, WaterTAP
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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Executive Director, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association
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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President, Actual Media Inc.
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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President and Vice Chancellor, Ryerson University
Sheldon Levy is President and Vice Chancellor of Ryerson University, and has been a respected postsecondary leader and analytical visionary for the past forty years. He previously served as Vice President Finance and Strategy, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Vice President Government and Institutional Relations, University of Toronto; President, Sheridan College; and Vice President Institutional Affairs, York University. Current appointments include: Council of Ontario Universities Executive Committee and Government & Community Relations Committee; Board of Directors, Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation; Advisory Council, Toronto Region Board of Trade; Board of Governors, Trails Youth Initiatives; and Honorary Board of Directors, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance. Sheldon is recognized for championing an entrepreneurial academic model with the international impact of both the Ryerson Digital Media Zone and the Centre for Urban Energy, and is dedicated to student success, distinctive programs and research, and the university’s role as city-builder. He was awarded a BSc, MA, and Doctor of Laws honoris causa by York University, and lectured in computer science and mathematics.
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President and CEO, World Wildlife Fund - Canada
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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Professor of Economics, Brock University
Steven Renzetti is a Professor of Economics at Brock University and has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of East Anglia. He earned his PhD in economics at UBC in 1990. Professor Renzetti’ s research is principally concerned with the economics of water resources. His research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Canadian Journal of Economics and Environmental and Resource Economics. He is the author of The Economics of Water Demands (Kluwer, 2002) and coauthor of Economics of the Environment and Natural Resources (Blackwell, 2004). Dr. Renzetti has also acted as a consultant for a number of agencies including Environment Canada, the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment and the World Bank. Dr. Renzetti is an Associate Editor of Water Resources Research and recently served on the International Joint Commission’ s Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River Study Board, as well as the Council of Canadian Academies’ Expert Panel on Groundwater.
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Special Advisor, Alberta WaterSMART
Dr. Taylor is a consultant and businessman based in Medicine Hat in southeastern Alberta, and was the founding Chair of the Alberta Water Research Institute. He is currently the Special Advisor to Alberta WaterSMART. He is also a member of the Premier's Council on Economic Strategy. He grew up in Medicine Hat where his father was in the cattle business. He received a Bachelor of Education, Master of Education and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Calgary in 1971 and has held tenured positions at several universities.
Dr. Taylor entered politics in 1993 by being elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the riding of Cypress Medicine Hat. From 1993 to 2004, he served as Alberta's Minister of Science, Research and Information Technology, Minister of Innovation and Science, and Minister of the Environment. While in government, Dr. Taylor was instrumental in the creation of the Alberta Ingenuity Fund, Alberta SuperNet, and the Water for Life Strategy which remains the government's water strategy to this day.
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Vice President, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
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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