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April 16, 2014

Early Bird registration rates have been extended until April 30th. Take advantage of the lower rates and register today.


April 11, 2014

Turn your visit to the Canadian Water Summit into a whole week of water events. Check out the related events connected to the 2014 Canadian Water Summit. Exciting events include Ryerson Urban Water Day on June 17th, the WetSkills Water Challenge for students, and a certificate workshop in water auditing offered by the University of Toronto on June 19th and 20th. You can also take advantage of registration discounts if you attend the Canadian Water Summit and either the Groundswell Conference or the CWRA 2014 Congress. Click HERE for all of the details.


April 3, 2014

Announcing a new panel at the 2014 Canadian Water Summit, Financing Urban Water. Phenomenal response to conservation programming has left some cities clambering for revenue. At the same time, infrastructure funding is growing hard to come by. How are cities paying for water infrastructure? What are the emerging models? Rob Andrews (President, OCWA), Brian Mergelas, (CEO, WaterTAP), Bruce Lounsbury (CEO, Newterra), and Cynthia Robertson (Principal, Parkridge Consulting) will share their insights. Find out more.


March 5, 2014

What people have said about past Canadian Water Summits:

“It was a great mix of people with different perspectives which brought about real, tough questions and helped us all see a different view or angle.”

“Representation from industry was phenomenal.”

“The overall discussion was thought- provoking and the speakers were very passionate and frank with their opinions.”

“It was interesting to learn about all the desires for making policy regarding water in Canada. It was good to see the business sector involved with these discussions. Other events sometimes ignore those who would be funding such studies.”


February 6, 2014

The CWS Advisory Committee is excited to announce that a draft program outline is now available online.


January 23, 2014

Announcing CWS 2014 Chair 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 joins advisors from WaterTAP, Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, Actual Media, Brock University, Alberta WaterSMART and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper on the 2014 CWS Advisory Team.


November 28, 2013

Announcing Keynote Luncheon Speaker 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 film 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. Come to the Canadian Water Summit to hear and see this iconic Canadian’s perspective on water.


November 27, 2013

Early Bird registration is now open! Get your ticket for the 2014 Canadian Water Summit early and save on registration.


November 6, 2013

Join us for the 5th annual Canadian Water Summit in Toronto at the International Centre on June 18, 2014.


June 27, 2013

Canadian Red Cross teams are actively responding across the province to ensure that immediate needs for flood victims across Alberta are being met. The Red Cross has raised over $2.1 million for Alberta flood relief so far and your help is urgently needed. Please consider making a donation to the Red Cross to help flood victims in Alberta.

Make a donation to the Alberta Floods Fund.


June 24, 2013

NEW LOCATION: We are very pleased to see a number of evacuation notices lifted in Calgary. Due to the unbelievable flooding, we have had to change our meeting venue for the Summit, as the BMO Centre was flooded. The Summit is still on...same date, same times, same agenda... but at a new location! We will now be at the Delta Calgary Airport Hotel. Find out more...


June 21, 2013

Please note we are monitoring the situation in Calgary and are sending our good wishes to our friends in Southern Alberta. We are hoping for a safe end to the floods in the area and are looking forward to a successful Summit on June 27. A venue change to be announced shortly due to flooding at BMO Centre.


June 17, 2013

The deadline for the Cenovus Young Leaders Challenge has been extended to June 19th. Enter your response today to win free registration to the Canadian Water Summit. Find out more...


May 31, 2013

Win a FREE PASS to the Canadian Water Summit! The Canadian Water Summit and Cenovus Energy are looking for big ideas from young leaders on how Canada's industry and public can make our country a world leader in water innovation and conservation. Enter your idea in the Cenovus Young Leaders Challenge to win a FREE pass to the Canadian Water Summit on June 27 AND an exclusive Networking & Development Workshop on June 26. Click here to find out more.


May 17, 2013

Register today and you will receive a free copy of the new book Down the Drain: How We Are Failing to Protect Our Water Resources at the Summit!


May 16, 2013

Check out the updated list of organizations attending the 2013 Canadian Water Summit. Find out which organizations will be there by clicking here.


April 29, 2013

Announcing keynote speaker Joppe Cramwinckel, Water Director for the World Business Council on Sustainable Development. Mr. Cramwinckel will make the business case for local engagement and watershed-level collaboration and describe how we can ensure a viable business future in water.


April 11, 2013

The Honourable Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development for the Government of Alberta, will deliver the morning keynote for the Summit!


April 8, 2013

COSIA Chief Executive Dan Wicklum is the latest speaker to join the Canadian Water Summit program. Dan Wicklum will join Tony Maas from WWF Canada and Geoff Riggs from Smarter Cities IBM Canada to debate the merits of collaboration as the cleanest path to new innovations in the water arena.


April 3, 2013

Alberta Innovates is the latest sponsor for the Summit!


March 5, 2013

Registration is now open for the 4th annual Canadian Water Summit. Across Canada and across the world, organizations have realized that tackling our most pressing water challenges can drive multiple benefits, both environmental and economic. Leaders also realize that collaboration across geographic and sector boundaries will get us there faster and with longer lasting impact. Register today and get the Early Bird Special.


July 24, 2012

The Digital Report publishes an in depth review of the Canadian Water Summit. http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/329145


June 6, 2011

NEW Regional Panel on "Canadian Water Leadership"

We are proud to announce that the Canadian Water Leadership panel will feature leaders from Saskatchewan, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, and Turtle Clan Mohawk. Refer to the to learn more.


May 20, 2011

If you missed it, check out the latest Water Summit newsletter. Be sure to sign up for updates and register for the Summit!


May 17, 2011

Check out the first of a 5-part segment on the business of water on BNN SqueezePlay, featuring Canadian Water Summit Advisor, Steven Renzetti. Tune in on Thursday, May 19th at 5:30 PM EST for an interview with Anthony Watanabe, CEO of the Innovolve Group.


May 8, 2011

"Global Water Security Poses Risk to Canadian Supply Chains." "Corporate Water Use Measured For the First Time." - Topics to be addressed at the upcoming Canadian Water Summit covered in Canadian trade media.
Read more:
Corporate Water Use Measured For the First Time - Construction Links
Does a global water scarcity poses a risk to Canadian industrial supply chains? - MRO Magazine
Global Water Security Poses Risk to Canadian Supply Chains - CIEN Magazine
Corporate Water Use Measured For the First Time - Exchange Magazine
Global water scarcity poses risk to Canadian supply chains - Canadian Environmental Protection Magazine


April 11, 2011

What would happen if water became scarce in a region that Canada depends on for imports? How would Canadian businesses adapt to shortages in the inputs they need to produce goods and services domestically? Do buisnesses have the tools needed to manage this risk? Water is emerging as a long-term risk and opportunity for corporations according to a new UK study, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Water Disclosure. Read the press releases to learn more.
Water Summit PR Finance Apr11.pdf
Water Summit PR Investing Apr11.pdf


April 5, 2011

Last week's Canadian Water Summit in Calgary was without a doubt the most meaningful Summit in the history of the event. As in years past, participants were part of a rich mix of water leaders convening to share best practices and explore opportunities for innovation. But unlike past events, our discussions were informed by the very real and very recent Calgary floods.

While some of us have left Calgary, most of the participants were locals who continue to deal with the aftermath of the floods as they affect friends and family. We were humbled by the devastation, and inspired by Calgarians' reaction to it.

We strongly encourage the entire CWS community, from Europe to Mexico to the US and across Canada, to make a donation to the Red Cross Alberta Floods Fund.

As articulated by our keynote speaker, Joppe Cramwinckel, the Calgary floods coincided with floods in India, Germany and Ontario. Clearly our water work, in all its complexity and simplicity, is more important than ever before.


April 5, 2011

Check out highlights from the 2011 Canadian Water Attitudes Study, commissioned by RBC and Unilever Canada.
2011 Canadian Water Attitudes Study NR.pdf


March 30, 2011

Read about how water is becoming a key to Canadian productivity, competitiveness and prosperity in a special GLOBE AND MAIL feature on Liquid Wealth, with excerpts from Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of the Innovolve Group.
Water and the Economy Feature Mar 19 2011.pdf


March 21, 2011

The Innovolve Group announced that for the first time, executive Chris Hedemann from the The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Water Disclosure will be coming to Canada to share insights into how water measurement is changing the policy and practice of business globally at this spring’s Canadian Water Summit on June 14th in Toronto.
CDP CWS 2011 Release.pdf


February 8, 2011

Check out the Water Canada feature on the addition of CDP Water Disclosure the 2011 program.


January 24, 2011

Watch the special segment on Water and the Canadian Economy on BNN’s Headline with Howard Green, featuring guests Anthony Watanabe, President and CEO of the Innovolve Group; Sandara Odendahl, Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs at RBC; and Rick Whittaker, Vice President of Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).

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January 17, 2011

On January 11, Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of the Innovolve Group, showcased innovative water technologies live on CP24 Breakfast Television from Molson Coors' Toronto Plant.

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January 17, 2011

Watch Anthony Watanabe, President & CEO of the Innovolve Group, talk about exporting Canada's water expertise in an interview on Daytime Toronto.

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December 1, 2010

Check out the article, "Canada on doorstep of global water boom," with stats sourced from the "Water and the Future of the Canadian Economy Report."


November 30, 2010

Anthony Watanabe, President and CEO of the Innovolve Group, will present findings of Innovolve’s new report, "Water and the Future of Canadian Economy" at the 2010 Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit on November 30th.
Nov 29 2010 - Media Advisory
Nov 29 2010 - Media Release


November 4, 2010

We are proud to present the 2nd Annual Canadian Water Summit. Check out the new website and save your seat a "Water and the Future of the Canadian Economy" Report Presentation in a city near you!


September 21, 2010

Check out the Canadian Water Summit on page 22 of the September issue of The Ethical Corporation.


July 15, 2010

See the latest issue of Water Canada for an overview of the Canadian Water Summit.


June 21, 2010

Check out interviews with Canadian Water Summit Speakers, David McLaughlin of NRTEE, Gerrald Butts of WWF-Canada, and Tony Maas of WWF-Canada.


June 16, 2010

Check out the latest press release on the Summit: The Innovolve Group Hosts Inaugural Canadian Water Summit.


June 7, 2010

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty will be joining the
conversation at the 2010 Canadian Water Summit.
Don't miss this important opportunity to take part in
the Premier's luncheon address.


May 10, 2010

Check out the May/June issue of Water Canada magazine for an interview on Canadian water technologies with five Canadian Water Summit speakers, including David Henderson, Angella Hughes, John Milloy, John Neate, and Zoltan Tompa.


March 16, 2010

Speakers that recently joined the Canadian Water Summit program include:


February 19, 2010

Registration is now open! Secure your spot before April 22nd to take advantage of early bird pricing.


December 17, 2009

Canadian Water Summit advisor, Tony Maas, Director of the Freshwater Program at WWF-Canada, will participate in a discussion on the importance of water on Friday, December 18 at 3:30pm EST on "The Drive with Dan Ahlstrand" on News 88.9 Saint John and News 91.9 Moncton. Listen online at www.news919.com or www.news889.com


December 17, 2009

The Canadian Water Summit officially launched. Read the national press release.


December 8, 2009

The Canadian Water Summit launched its new website, featuring information on programming, partners, sponsors and water issues.


November 19, 2009

The 2010 Canadian Water Summit recently appeared in the November/December 2009 issue of Canadian Water Treatment Magazine, now known as Water Canada.


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