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Candian Water Summit 2021

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CWWA is excited to be partnering with the Canadian Water Summit to bring you updates on federal and national programs. The event is almost here and we encourage all our members to register and participate.

While the entire program is full of thought provoking presentations on all aspects of water in Canada, we wanted to update our members and partners on the sessions that are most relevant to the water and wastewater sector.

Tuesday, June 8

  • Plenary Session : Developing the Canada Water Agency
    Speakers: Michael Goffin, Richard Farthing-Nichol, Amy Winchester, Lara Ellis, Melissa Hotain
    The Government of Canada is "establishing the Canada Water Agency to find the best ways to keep our water safe, clean, and well managed." 
    What role should the Canada Water Agency lay in addressing water issues? How should the Canada Water Agency interact/work with provincial governments and Indigenous governments? What role can the public and private sectors play to support the Canada Water Agency's priorities?
  • National Issues for Canada in a Changing Climate
    Speakers: Daniel Filippi, Hiran Sandanayake, Hayley Carlson, Alain Pietroniro
    This session will focus on climate change impacts and adaptation issues that are of national importance or that would benefit from an integrated, cross-Canada perspective. The National Issues for Canada in a Changing Climate National Knowledge Assessment Report will provide decision makers with a national picture of climate change impacts on our society, natural environment and economy, as well as the adaptation actions being taken to address these impacts.
  • Protecting Our Drinking Water: Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future
    Speakers: Robert Pitcher, Ian McIlwham, Ryan Schwartz
    Public Safety lead discussion on recent events impacting the water sector followed by an introduction of new initiatives to improve cyber resiliency in Canada

Wednesday, June 9

  • Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program
    Speakers: Ciara Backwell, John Cuddihy, Carl Bodimeade
    This session will explore the programs available to the water sector through Infrastructure Canada and the Green Municipal Fund.

Thursday, June 10

  • Updates on Drinking Water Programs
    Speakers: Anne Vezina, Stephen Craik
    This session will focus on current and upcoming drinking water programs and updates on Health Canada's research activities pertaining to drinking water.
Tickets are now available for the 2021 Canadian Water Summit and Window on Ottawa. 
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Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunities

With the backing of strategic partners that play influential roles in advancing the Canadian water story, the Canadian Water Summit is a unique platform for demonstrating your water leadership among influential decision-makers.

To create a customized sponsorship package for your organization, please contact Nick Krukowski at