Collaboration to Action — Leadership and Investment in Canada's Blue Economy

The Canadian Water Summit attracts hundreds of professionals from water industry groups across all orders of government, manufacturing, industry associations, cleantech, local communities, academia, and NGOs. As we celebrate Canada’s 150th, delegates will explore opportunities to collaborate on water technology and infrastructure finance, “blue economy” growth and climate change resilience through progressive policies, smart business and bold investment leadership.

Join us in Toronto for the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit on June 22, 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. Mark your calendars, sign up for the email alerts and stay tuned to CWS social media feeds – more details to come!


News About the Summit

May 8, 2017

Our program has received a big update this week! We've announced a number of session leads and participants, including:

Kerry Freek Marisa Sterling
Senior Manager
of Communications

Assistant Dean,
Inclusivity and Diversity

Water Technology
Acceleration Project
York University

Check our Program page for more details and our Speakers page for a full list of who's attending.

April 24, 2017
From Zero to Hero:
The Journey of Sustainable Resource Management

Nelson Switzer Jonathan Radtke Dan Kraus
Chief Sustainability Officer  Water Resource Sustainability Manager National Conservation Biologist
Nestlé Waters
North America
North America
The Nature Conservancy

Water is an undervalued resource, and so the incentive for large water users to monitor, conserve, recycle, and manage discharge beyond regulation requirements is not always obvious. However, water-related risks due to climate change, social license to operate, competing users, and the desire to meet sustainability objectives have led some companies to completely transform their relationship with water.

March 22, 2017

In honour of World Water Day, Geoff Green, founder of Students on Ice, an award-winning program that has taken over 2,000 students, teachers, scientists, artists, musicians and leaders from around the world on educational expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic, has bid Canadian Water Summit delegates a happy world water day.

World Water Day Message, from Geoff Green.

On June 22nd, Green will address CWS delegates from a ship voyaging through Canada's three boundary waters, speaking on Canada as a water and ocean nation, Students on Ice, and sharing the latest news from the Canada C3 ice breaker.

For more about the Canadian Water Summit, visit

To learn about Canada C3, visit

March 13, 2017

Join Alex & Tyler Mifflin (a.k.a., The Water Brothers) in a special pre-Summit session organized in cooperation with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority.

The session will feature special guests who will offer career insights and discussion for the water sector, including The Water Brothers.

March 2, 2017

We are exceptionally pleased to announce that Henry David "Hank" Venema will be the Chair of the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit.

Everyone at the Canadian Water Summit is excited to work with and learn from Hank. This year will not be one to miss!


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