The Latest News From CWRA

CWRA/ARCH 2021 Preliminary Program Released

Our Conference Scientific Committee is developing a strong program with five days of plenary talks and focused sessions. Take a look at our preliminary program, and stay tuned for the detailed, searchable conference program coming soon!

Le programme préliminaire du congrès est maintenant disponible

Notre Comité scientifique a élaboré un programme solide avec cinq jours de séances plénières et de sessions ciblées. Jetez un coup d’œil au programme préliminaire et restez à l’affût du programme détaillé et interrogeable qui sera bientôt disponible!

Water News is Going Online

Our Magazine is going online-only. This will allow us to publish more timely news and articles with live links and event listings, and it will be easier to share articles and follow up on what you read. We’ve updated our Winter/Spring 2021 edition of the magazine with our new interface so you can explore the layout. Stay tuned for the Summer 2021 edition.

CWRA Response to the Canada Water Agency Discussion Paper

The CWRA has been actively engaged with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and other water-focused organizations in Canada in discussions of the proposed Canada Water Agency (CWA). Our National Executive prepared and submitted a response document to the ECCC Discussion Paper, “Toward the Creation of a Canada Water Agency”.

Sign up to be a mentor with CWRA

Are you interested in being a mentor with CWRA? Read more about our program and sign up to get more information about mentoring in your province, and be a part of our national mentoring network.

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Professional Development Events

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!