Canadian Water Summit 2018
Knowledge to Practice: Applying science, policy, and research to the blue economy
*The organizers of the Canadian Water Summit would like to formally acknowledge the our event will be hosted on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.*
Wednesday, June 20
|8:00 – 8:30 a.m.||Registration|
|9:00 – 9:10||Welcome & opening remarks from CWS Co-Chairs|
|9:10 – 9:30||Keynote guest|
|9:30 – 10:30||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 – 11:00||Networking break, exhibits, student academic poster contest|
|11:00 – 12:15 p.m.||Session 2: Reduce, Reuse, Replenish: Data to Informing Decisions to Inform Private Sector Water Use|
The global water cycle is changing. How are business responding, putting knowledge to practice?
|12:15 – 12:50||Networking break, exhibits, student academic poster contest|
1:15 – 1:45
Jill Heinerth Explorer-in-Residence, Royal Canadian Geographical Society: Canadian cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer and filmmaker.
|2:00 – 3:15||Session 3.1: Let it Flow: Innovation in Nation-to-Nation Water Governance |
Innovation in water governance across jurisdictional and cultural boundaries
|2:00 – 3:15||Session 3.2: Capturing Value from Disruptive Technologies |
How Canada’s municipal sector can thrive during the emergence of disruptive influences emerge in the ways we manage water
|2:00 – 3:15||Session 3.3: Water Leadership in Natural Resource Development|
|3:15 – 3:40||Networking break and exhibits|
|3:45 – 5:00||Session 4.1: Traditional Knowledge, Science, and Arctic Adaptation|
|3:45 – 5:00||Session 4.2: Readying Canada’s Future Workforce, powered by Waterlution|
|3:45 – 5:00||Session 4.3: Natural Resources, Water, and Indigenous rights |
Innovation in using science, data, and traditional knowledge to inform natural resources decision-making
|5:10 – 5:30||Closing remarks|
|5:30 – 7:00||Neworking reception|
|7:30 – 9:30||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.
Thursday, June 21
| all day|
10:30 – 12:30
TBD/2:00 – 5:00
|National Aboriginal Day celebrations at Trout Lake|
The Canadian Water Summit is building upon the success of our 2017 #WomenInWater Networking Breakfast by partnering with Canada’s leading water industry association from to explore knowledge and best practices for increasing workplace diversity in the water sector.
Matinee theatre production of SLIME
SLIME is a work of sonic theatre about the impact of climate change on the ‘great animal orchestra’ – the biophony – in which we are immersed, and from which we have become dangerously disconnected by our infatuation with the sound of our own human voices. The play is set in a fictional conference on marine extinction.
Friday, June 22
|7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Stanley Park Run|
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Nestlé Hope Bottling Plant and Fraser River Tour
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
RESEAU-WATERNET Annual General Meeting (invitation only)