The Latest News From CWRA

November 26, 2021: Applications for the CWRA 2021-2022 Graduate Research Scholarships are now open!

CWRA will offer six scholarships this year, including the new Golder Scholarship for Indigenous Students in Water. For information on how to apply to our scholarship program, and a link to the application, visit our website. The application deadline ins February 14, 2022.

October 1, 2021: Pre-order your copy of Service Beyond Measure: The Story of the Water Survey of Canada

CWRA is excited to offer this book from Dale R. Kimmett for pre-sale. Read more about the book, which is in both French and English, in our most recent edition of Water News. You can reserve your copy by emailing us at

September 10, 2021: New Edition of Water News is out

Read Water News Vol 40 No 3 on our website now. This edition features articles on the Natural Hazards Risk Assessment for Saskatchewan, the history of the Water Survey of Canada, and 2D stormwater modeling case studies in Vancouver.

June 4, 2021: Parliamentary Secretary Terry Duguid will provide an update on the Canada Water Agency today at 12:30 ET at CWRA 2021

Terry Duguid, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will discuss the Government of Canada’s progress towards establishing a Canada Water Agency, including what the government heard through its recent public engagement process. The Parliamentary Secretary’s remarks will be delivered at the start of the final plenary (12:30 pm ET) on Friday June 4. This session will be open to the public. Please join the session at this link.

May 21, 2021: New Edition of Water News is out

Read Water News Vol 40 No 2 on our website now. This edition features articles on the new federal Flood Damage Estimation Guidelines documents, the realignment of Keith Creek in BC, and the first part in a new series from CSHS on accessing streamflow data in R.

May 14, 2021: 2021 CWRA Scholarship Winners Announced

Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Award winners! Visit our Scholarships page to read a little about each winner and their work. Patrick Morkus, our Dillon Consulting Scholarship winner, will be presenting on his work next week before the Ontario Branch AGM.

March 12, 2021: 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”.

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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!