2021 Program


The organizing team for the 2021 Canadian Water Summit is pleased to announce some exciting updates to the content delivery for the event.

In addition to multiple keynote speakers and plenary discussions, we are streamlining the content for our concurrent sessions to better complement the interests of our attendees. There will be three concurrent sessions (two in the afternoon on June 10, 2021 and one in the morning on June 11, 2021), which will follow these six overlapping themes:

  • Drinking Water
  • Wastewater
  • Stormwater
  • Policy
  • Projects
  • Innovation

Each water category (drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater) will feature one session each of three secondary themes (policy, projects, and innovation).

The specific topics for the concurrent streams, as well as the keynote speakers and plenary panel discussions, will be announced in the weeks and months leading up to the Summit.

Diversity in Water Workshop

In 2021, we will tweak the focus of our annual workshop to look at diversity in the Canadian water sector. We’ll discuss the barriers that exist to creating more diverse workplaces, and what the industry is already doing to address these barriers. We’ll then turn to you, our attendees, to generate more ideas on what can be done to encourage and promote diversity. That information will then be released to the industry through a series of content deliverables produced by the team at Water Canada.

Youth in Water Workshop

For the time, the Canadian Water Summit will host a workshop specifically targeted at young professionals and post-secondary students looking to enter the industry. This workshop will feature presentations by industry associations and NGOs on opportunities for industry involvement and mentorship, as well as discussions on how to further your water education, and find jobs in the sector. It will also be an opportunity for industry leaders to hear from you on the barriers that they see for getting involved in the water sector. That information will be presented to the national water industry by Water Canada through its content platforms.