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It is our vision that students and young professionals in the water resources field are granted opportunities to network with established and aspiring professionals, develop practical and professional skills, and have a chance to contribute in the field. We do this within the framework of the four CWRA objectives:

  • To stimulate awareness and understanding of Canada's water resources.
  • To encourage recognition of the high priority and value of water.
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of information and opinions relating to the management of Canada's water.
  • To participate with appropriate agencies in international water management activities.

We meet these objectives through collaborative interaction with the SYP National Committee, SYP sub-committees, SYP Chapters and “action on projects.” We recognize the importance of having an effective administration, where the SYP Committee is instrumental, but we also recognize how important it is for participants to have the freedom to focus on projects and activities that interest and engage them. To learn more about the SYP Committee structure and the purpose and goals of the sub-committees, click here.

We all have different reasons for getting involved with the CWRA. Here’s what a few of us said:

Its been really interesting working with such a diverse group of people from across the country. It’s great to work with people who are excited about making a positive difference in their communities and the world, and people who are willing to put in the effort to make that difference. I’ve had to learn a lot of ‘soft skills’ that weren’t taught in school and this is helping me to make a difference at work too. Thanks to the CWRA, I have an extensive network of colleagues and a much better understanding of the water-related challenges facing Canada and the world.

                                                                                                                     Bruce Davison – Environment Canada

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