Program

08:00 AM

Registration

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09:00 AM

Madjid Mohseni
Madjid Mohseni

Scientific Director, RES'EAU-WaterNET

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Kick off the 9th annual Canadian Water Summit.

09:10 AM

Ian Neilson
Ian Neilson

Executive Deputy Mayor

Morning Keynote

Keynote presentation from Ian Douglas Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor of the City of Cape Town, South Africa.

09:30 AM

Dr. P. Kim Sturgess
Dr. P. Kim Sturgess

Founder and CEO

Plenary 1: Tech & Peace: Canada’s Knowledge to Accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Canada is growing its water cleantech presence globally, but how can we leverage this to help achieve the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals?

10:30 AM

Networking Break

Meet and greet other water nerds, check exhibits, and academic posters.

12:15 PM

Networking Break

Meet and greet other water nerds, check exhibits, and academic posters.

12:50 PM

Jill Heinerth
Jill Heinerth

CWS Keynote Speaker

Luncheon Keynote

Join Royal Canadian Geographic Society's Explorer-in-Residence, Jill Heinerth for the luncheon keynote.

02:00 PM

Bob Purdy
Bob Purdy

Director

Session 3.1: Leadership in Resource Development: The Elk Valley Case Study

Case Study: Information to Support Water Quality Planning in the Elk Valley.

02:00 PM

Kerry Freek
Kerry Freek

Vice President and Senior Manager of Communications

Session 3.2: Capturing Value from Disruptive Technologies

How Canada’s municipal water sector can thrive during the emergence of disruptive influences.

02:00 PM

Lynn Kriwoken
Lynn Kriwoken

Executive Director, Water Protection and Sustainability

Session 3.3: Let it Flow: Innovation in Nation-to-Nation Water Governance

Innovation in water governance across jurisdictional and cultural boundaries.

03:15 PM

Networking Break

Meet and greet other water nerds, check exhibits, and academic posters.

03:45 PM

Madjid Mohseni
Madjid Mohseni

Scientific Director, RES'EAU-WaterNET

Session 4.1: Community Knowledge for Small, Remote Water Systems

Deciphering the Code of Success in the Era of Reconciliation.

05:30 PM

Reception

Join us for the opening reception before the Water's Next awards ceremony.

07:00 PM

Water’s Next Awards Gala

The Water’s Next national awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water in our country.

09:00 AM

RES'EAU-WaterNET Annual General Meeting

Achieving socially and technologically sustainable outcomes in drinking water systems for small, rural and indigenous communities

10:30 AM

Women in Water Workplace Diversity Brunch & Workshop

This workshop will host a panel of industry association leaders who will share insights on diversity-focused programs in the water sector.

09:00 AM

Nestlé Hope Bottling Plant and Fraser River Tour

Join us on an exclusive tour of the Nestlé Waters Hope Bottling Plant and Natural Spring in Hope, B.C.