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National 2018 Conference

Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience through Innovation

May 28 - June 1, 2018
Victoria, BC
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Alberta Branch Conference

Mine the data, Mind the Resource

March 25 - 27, 2018
Red Deer, Alberta
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International Conference and 69th International Executive Council

Meeting of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

August 12-17, 2018
Saskatoon, SK
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 CSHS Modelling Shortcourse

Principles of Hydrologic Modelling UW Graduate Course

and Professional Short Course 

June 4 - 8, 2018
University of Waterloo

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Ontario Floodplain Mapping Technical Transfer

Floodplain Mapping Knowledge Transfer Workshop
March 6-7, 2018
Bellagio Boutique Event Venue - byPeterandPauls.co 
8540 Jane Street
Vaughan, Ontario

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Natural Channels 2018

CWRA ON Branch is proud to partner with Natural Channels Initiative for
May 23 - 25, 2018
Guelph, Ontario

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Saskatchewan 2017/2018 Webinar Series

All webinars start at 12:00 noon Central time

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Date  Topic Presenter
Tuesday, March 13, 2018  Balancing Act: Multipurpose Water Management and Species at Risk  Corie White, Water Security Agency
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 International Water Experiences: Future Considerations for Shaping Canadian Water Management Russel Boals, Consultant
Tuesday, May 18, 2018 Smith Project Naturalization/Decommissioning  Brad Uhrich, Ducks Unlimited Canada
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 NASA SWOT Mission Al Pietroniro, ECCC & University of Saskatchewan

Become a member and watch recorded webinars at your leisure.

CWRA is currently undergoing a website redesign.

Our new website launch date is early 2018. 

Thank you for your patience.

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Conferences and Documents Library

70th National Conference

Water: A Continental Asset

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69th National Conference 

Water Management at all Scales - Reducing Vulnerability and Increasing Resilience


68th National Conference 

More Extremes? Preparing for Future Challenges to Canada's Water Resources

2015 Conference Banner Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba June 02-04, 2015

Conference Presentations from the 68th Annual CWRA Conference can be viewed by logging into our website and navigating to the Members section.

67th National Conference 

Water: What is the Future We Want?

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66th National Conference 

CWRA, CMOS and CGU Scientific Congress

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan May 26-30, 2013

65th Annual CWRA-CGU National Conference: Earth, Wind and Water – Elements of Life

Banff Alberta, June 05-08, 2012

The 2012 CWRA-CGU National Conference provides an excellent forum to exchange thoughts and ideas on innovations in water resources and geosciences: relevant research and policies; and their
contributions in Canada and globally. Delegates' attendance at this conference and presentations on wide range of water resources and geoscience topics in more than sixty sessions shows the
strong commitment to protecting, conserving and valuing our precious natural resources to ensure their security and sustainability now and in the future.

Conference Program

64th Annual CWRA National Conference: Our Water - Our Life - The Most Valuable Resource

2011 – St John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador The Newfoundland and Labrador Branch of the CWRA hosted the 64th CWRA National Conference in the City of St. John's. You and your colleagues are invited to join us to share your views on how to ensure and promote the security and sustainability of our precious water resources.

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63rd Annual CWRA National Conference Information, Infrastructure & Environment: What is our Water Legacy?

2010 – Vancouver, British Columbia


Conference Program

62nd Annual CWRA National Conference

2009 - Québec City, Québec

Conference Proceedings (CWRA Members Only)


60th Annual CWRA National Conference

2007 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Conference Proceedings (CWRA Members Only)

59th Annual CWRA National Conference

2006 - Toronto, Ontario

Conference Proceedings (CWRA Members Only)



CWRA National Documents

Toward a Canadian National Water Strategy
2008 Final Report - Rob de Loe

Significant threats to water resources exist across Canada. Climate change is an emerging challenge in all parts of the country, but numerous long term problems also exist, with serious implications for Canada’s environment, economy and society. The process outlined in this report begins with the formation of a leadership team, comprised of people who can speak to the needs, concerns and interests of the various stakeholder groups identified by or in the report.

Toward a Canadian National Water Strategy

Posted: June 18, 2008

This report, commissioned by the CWRA with funding from the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, was authored by Professor Rob de Loë of the University of Guelph. It sets out the benefits for effective and efficient management of water that flow from a coherent, comprehensive, and facilitative national framework for water management.

Press Release (pdf)

Final Report(pdf)

Sustainable Water Management: State of Practice in Canada and Beyond

Posted: January 22, 2007

Executive Summary(pdf) (CWRA Members Only)

Full Document (pdf) (CWRA Members Only)

Protecting Ontario's Water. Supplement to the Globe and Mail

Posted: June 27, 2007

The CWRA Ontario Branch recently participated in a special supplement to the Globe and Mail on June 27, 2007 entitled, Protecting Ontario's Water. The special 6 page insert allowed the Ontario Branch an opportunity to promote its recent publication entitled "Mainstreaming Climate Change in Drinking Water Source Protection Planning in Ontario" which was produced by Pollution Probe and the Canadian Water Resources Association.

Supplement (pdf)


Career Opportunity Posting Information

CWRA website Job Posting policy is described below.

  • Employment ads will be prepared and posted for one week at a price of $200. 
  • Job Postings displayed on the CWRA home page will consist of the job title, 50-75 word brief description with a link to the detailed job description and application process.
  • Continuing the ad for more than one week will be possible at a cost of $100 per week.
  • CWRA members will be given a 10% discount on the Advertisement.
  • Job Postings are not only advertised on the home page but included in our weekly email to members and other subscribers.
  • An email blast to CWRA members is not performed.
  • We will require 1 business day advance notice for a posting to be completed.


If you are interested please submit the posting material to the  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and confirm your billing address and include:

  1. a copy of the advertisement including links to further information (with French version if needed),
  2. date posting should begin, and
  3. date posting is to be removed.

Career Opportunities

  How to Submit a Job Posting

Fish Protection Hydrologist  (Scientific Technical Officer) - BC Public Service, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development

Surrey, BC  - Closes March 9, 2018

As a Fish Protection Hydrologist, you will be part of a regional team that contributes to surface and groundwater management to conserve fish, wildlife and aquatic ecosystems. The Fish Protection Hydrologist is a provincial expert providing sound, science-based advice and direction to ministry staff, decision makers, consultants, and the public regarding consideration and determination of environmental flow needs and aquatic ecosystem assessment and management.  Click here for more information

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