The CWRA - New Brunswick Branch was started informally in the mid-seventies and subsequently became a Branch. The Branch has members and directors from many parts of New Brunswick including the North West, North East, and the Fredericton area. Although the New Brunswick Branch is relatively small, many of the Branch members are active professionally or maintain an active interest in water resource management issues and policy. The New Brunswick Branch meets several times a year, mostly in Fredericton. Guest speakers on various water resource management issues are invited to the Branch meetings. The Branch occasionally holds small forums on various water issues. The Branch also encourages university students to participate in the Branch activities. Branch members are also active in CANCID (Canadian Committee on Irrigation and Drainage) and other professional organizations with an interest in water resources.