The Manitoba Branch of CWRA was formed in the mid-1970’s with the mission of “promoting effective water management”. Activities of the Branch are overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of no less than six and no more than twenty directors, who are elected at the annual general meeting held in May/June of each year. Each director is elected to hold office for a period of two years. Manitoba Branch members also play a strong leadership role at the national level, serving on the National Board of Directors and on national committees and working groups. Manitoba members also contribute significantly to Project WET and CSHS.
The Manitoba Branch is very active, holding monthly meetings in conjunction with noon-hour presentations by various individuals in the water resources community of Manitoba. The Manitoba Branch also organizes local events, including conferences, workshops, and tours. The Manitoba Student and Young Professional (SYP) chapter coordinates luncheon presentations, recruitment sessions and networking events.
The Manitoba Branch has actively promoted dialog on local water resource issues. In 2008, the Manitoba Branch organized the 61st Annual Canadian Water Resources Association Conference in Gimli with the theme: Managing the Health of Canada's Lakes and Rivers through an improved understanding of watershed influences. The Manitoba Branch invited participants from across Canada to Gimli to discuss how we can best manage Canada's watersheds for the health of our lakes and rivers for the benefit of current and future generations. To find out more about Manitoba Branch events, check this web site for notifications. Everyone is welcome to attend the events.
The Branch warmly welcomes new members and student members. To become involved or for additional information, please email or contact any of the executive members.