The BC Branch was incorporated in 1994 after many years of informal operation and currently has over 200 members. The branch is very active and is managed by 20 directors, who are mostly residents of the Lower Mainland, but include representatives from Vancouver Island and the Interior.

The Branch holds many seminars and workshops each year throughout BC, with the majority of the events in the Vancouver area and other major centres. The Branch also organizes conferences on water resources issues that are at the forefront of society and British Columbia.

Branch Executive


Nikou Jalayeri

Vice Presidents

Jason Chiang


Matthew Graham


Nadia Landenberg


Craig Sutherland/Avneet Button

SYP Chair

John Bergese
Macarena Cataldo

Upcoming Branch Events

Previous Branch Events




CWRA BC SYP Presents: Brewery Tour + Blue Drinks

Please join the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) Student and Young Professional and the BC Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) SYP groups for the upcoming “Brewery Tour at Parallel 49” in Vancouver, BC. The tour will focus on the water usage and wastewater aspects of micro brewing.Register here for the tour and/or the networking event.

If the Brewery Tour event is full, please come to the Networking Blue Drinks event hosted at Parallel 49 during the tour

Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Venue: Parallel 49- 1950 Triumph St, Vancouver, BC V5L 1K5

IMPORTANT: The event will take please in two parts. The tour and a casual networking event (Blue Drinks). Admission is free, but please register here

Brewery Tour
Time: 18:30 to 19:30 (2 tours)
***Please note Closed Toed and slip resistant shoes will be required for the tour. Safety glasses will be provided***

Networking Event (Blue Drinks)
Time: 19:30 to 20:30


Environmental Flow Needs Conference 2018: Science, Policy & Practice – October 17-18 in Kelowna, British Columbia

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Vancouver SYP Chapter

The Canadian Water Resources Association Student and Young Professional (CWRA-SYP) Vancouver Chapter was founded in 2005 by a diverse group of water enthusiasts with backgrounds ranging from law and policy to science and engineering. Years after its inception the group strives to provide engagement to people interested in all aspects of water resources. The key goal is to promote the national CWRA-SYP goal of “Effective Water Management through Networking & Knowledge Sharing” through a wide range of events.

To learn more, contact us at cwra.syp.van@gmail.com.