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We accelerate, advance and improve water management decisions.

When decision makers ask, ‘What does the science say about this?’ Canadian Water Network frames what is known and unknown in a way that usefully informs the choices being made.

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Our History

Canadian Water Network was established in 2001, in response to Walkerton’s deadly drinking water crisis. Over the next 16 years, the organization invested more than $100 million in water research as a Network of Centres of Excellence. Today, the organization is an independent nonprofit that serves decision-makers across the water sector.

Our Network

We draw upon an extensive network of leading ‘thinkers & doers’ from government, academia, NGOs and industry to articulate key water challenges, share knowledge and practice insights, discuss effective strategies and build partnerships. We also connect with and support emerging water leaders through our Student and Young Professional program.

A National Leader

Through initiatives like our expert panel review of contaminants in wastewater, state-of-the-knowledge reports, Canadian Municipal Water Consortium, annual Blue Cities conference and collaborative projects with stakeholders, we are shaping important national narratives on some of Canada’s most complex water management challenges.

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