Past Canadian Water Summits

Past Canadian Water Summits

9th Annual Canadian Water Summit: Knowledge to Practice — Applying science, policy, and research to the blue economy

June 20–22, 2018, Vancouver Marriott PinnacleVancouver, British Columbia

Overview: The Canadian Water Summit attracts professionals from water industry groups across all orders of government, manufacturing, industry associations, cleantech, local communities, academia, and NGOs. Since 2009, CWS has grown into Canada’s largest and most diverse annual gathering of business, government, academic, and non-profit water leaders, attracting 300+ attendees each June.

8th Annual Canadian Water Summit: Collaboration to Action — Leadership and Investment in Canada's Blue Economy

June 22, 2017, Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto, Ontario

Overview: Bringing together over 240 leaders from government, energy, finance, cleantech, academia, conservation, agri-food, and beverage, as well as Indigenous Canadians, CWS 2017 facilitated conversations about how organizations of varied interests can work together to improve water management.

7th Annual Canadian Water Summit: The Business of Water – Innovation Across the Entire Life Cycle

June 23, 2016, Hilton Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Overview: With a focus on the “Business of Water Across the Entire Lifecycle of Water Use,” the 2016 Canadian Water Summit hosted close to 230 business, clean-tech, government, and non-government leaders. The 7th annual event engaged “non-traditional” actors to advance discussions around innovation, leadership, and water resilience; including craft brew masters, airport managers, corporate aboriginal executives, and venture capitalists.

7th Annual Canadian Water Summit: The Business of Water – Innovation Across the Entire Life Cycle

June 23, 2016, Hilton Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Overview: With a focus on the “Business of Water Across the Entire Lifecycle of Water Use,” the 2016 Canadian Water Summit hosted close to 230 business, clean-tech, government, and non-government leaders. The 7th annual event engaged “non-traditional” actors to advance discussions around innovation, leadership, and water resilience; including craft brew masters, airport managers, corporate aboriginal executives, and venture capitalists.

6th Annual Canadian Water Summit: The Energy of Water - Exploring Nexus Opportunities

June 25, 2015, Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Overview: The conference offered expert plenary sessions and panel presentations filled with case studies, real world projects and positive examples of nexus opportunities that exist for water and energy which benefit government, industry, and First Nations.

5th Annual Canadian Water Summit: Urban Emergency – Managing Extreme Water Crises in Cities

June 18, 2014, Hilton Garden Inn, Toronto, Ontario

Overview: As the floods in southern Alberta and Toronto demonstrated last year, adaptation and resiliency measures are a critical necessity for many cities.

4th Annual Canadian Water Summit: Blue Collaboration for Blue Prosperity

June 27, 2013, Delta Calgary Airport Hotel, Calgary, Alberta

Overview: Amidst the backdrop of the Calgary Floods, the worst in Alberta’s history, water leaders assembled in the City to discuss and debate the future of water in the province and the country.

3rd Annual Canadian Water Summit: Water and the Economy

June 28, 2012, TELUS Spark, Calgary, Alberta

Overview: The 2013 Canadian Water Summit examined how to prepare for the challenges emerging from the interdependence between WATER, FOOD and ENERGY.

2nd Annual Canadian Water Summit: Water and the Economy

June 14, 2011, The International Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Overview: The 2011 Canadian Water Summit examined practical solutions to common challenges in the areas of water risk, cities, energy, and agriculture. CDP Water Disclosure brought its message to Canada for the first time.

1st Annual Canadian Water Summit: Water and the Economy

June 23, 2016, Hilton Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

Overview: With a focus on the “Business of Water Across the Entire Lifecycle of Water Use,” the 2016 Canadian Water Summit hosted close to 230 business, clean-tech, government, and non-government leaders. The 7th annual event engaged “non-traditional” actors to advance discussions around innovation, leadership, and water resilience; including craft brew masters, airport managers, corporate aboriginal executives, and venture capitalists.