The Latest News From CWRA

June 4th, 2023

THE CWRA 2023 NATIONAL CONFERENCE HAS SOLD OUT. If you’d like to be added to our waiting list, please email You will get a reply only if a ticket becomes available. Registration for workshops and tours is still OPEN! Registration for the workshops and tours is open to all, including those who are not registered for the conference. Workshop registrations close on June 12th, and Tour registrations close on June 5th, so please register as soon as you can! Still really want to attend? Please volunteer with us! We’re looking for a few more people to volunteer. If you can offer a small time commitment, you will still be able to enjoy this excellent conference. See more details on the Volunteer page.

June 2nd, 2023

Hello poster presenters! We would like to give another bump to the opportunity for students who are presenting posters at the CWRA 2023 National Conference to put their names forward for consideration for the Hoskin Scientific Poster Award that will be awarded as part of the conference. Details related to eligibility and otherwise can be found at this link. If eligible and interested in having your poster considered for this award, please contact by June 13th!

May 26th, 2023

ATTN MEMBERS: The presentations from the April 2023 AB Branch conference are now available on the Conference & Workshop Proceedings page, the AB Branch Conference Page, as well as in the Webinar Archive. Make sure to check them out!

May 2nd, 2023

The deadline to submit your paper for the CSHS Student Paper Award has been EXTENDED! The new deadline is MAY 15th, so be sure to submit yours ASAP!

April 13, 2023

Vol 42 No 2 of Water News is now available to read online.

February 3, 2023

Applications for Mentors and Mentees for the Winter 2023 National Mentoring Program have been extended to February 8, 2023. Find out more information about the program and apply online here.

January 30, 2023

The deadline for abstract submissions to #CWRA2023 has been extended to February 7, 2023. You can read more about the conference in Halifax and submit your abstract online at the conference website.

January 18, 2023

The newest issue of Water News is NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE! To explore the first 2023 Cryosphere-themed issue please visit the Water News page here.

December 21, 2022

The Call for Abstracts for CWRA 2023 is now open. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2023. You can read more, and submit your abstract in French or English, on the conference website.

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CWRA is the oldest and largest member-based water resources management association in Canada today. One of CWRA’s main goals is to serve its members by delivering programs, publications, educational opportunities and services, such as conferences, courses, events, scholarships and partnerships.

Expertise and Services

CWRA’s members provide expertise and professional knowledge services in a variety of ways from reviewing and editing water resources management documents to serving on technical advisory committees. The majority of this work is on national, multi-sectoral water related issues.

Resources and Publications

CWRA produces many different publications and resources, some of which are exclusive to members. These include Project WET Canada programming and instructional resources, our member magazine WaterNews, and the Canadian Water Resources Journal.


CWRA members have a wide range of backgrounds – water engineers, hydrologists, geographers, biologists, climate scientists, planners, modellers, academics, industry representatives, and policy makers. Why did they all join? Because members:

  • Receive discounts to conferences, workshops, webinars, and technical courses;
  • Value professional networking opportunities to share ideas with academics, practitioners, and government;
  • Gain insight into water and climate-related issues through our publications and webinars;
  • Have access to our Water News magazine and quarterly Canadian Water Resources Journal;
  • Learn what’s happening across jurisdictions and with other water-related disciplines in Canada;
  • Build relationships, form partnerships, and create collaborations;
  • Enjoy the opportunity to volunteer in Canada’s vibrant water community; and
  • NEW! Members only online office hours on the first Friday of the month, 1-2PM ET. Sign in as a member for access.

You can join as an individual student, young professional, regular, or retired member of CWRA and our affiliates, CANCID and CSHS, or as a corporate member at three levels of benefits!