The Latest News From CWRA

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.

August 27, 2021: Fill out the CWRA Member+ Survey

We need some feedback from our members as well as the broader water community in Canada. The survey is anonymous, and we estimate it will take five minutes. We sincerely hope you will take the time to participate, and help us meet your needs by continuing to improve our communications and member services. You can fill out the survey at this link.

August 24, 2021: Applications for the CWRA National Mentoring Program are open until September 15, 2021.

The CWRA National Mentorship Program is intended to provide value to newer members of the CWRA, increase professional engagement in water management activities and in CWRA activities, and build long term connections among members of CWRA. This program is virtual and is geared toward participants across Canada. It will run from October 2021-January 2022. For more information and to apply to be a mentee or a mentor, visit the program page.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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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!