CWRA 2018 Conference

Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience through Innovation

May 29 - 31, 2018
Victoria, British Columbia

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Join us in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia for the 2018 National Conference. Please bear with us as we construct our website.

Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience Through Innovation

The 1987 Bruntland report -- Our Common Future – introduced environment into the political sphere and spawned the idea of sustainable development for the future. A key element of that future sustainability is water.

Scroll forward to Canada 250. What will our common water future look like? Will we be reacting to one crisis after another in the face of changing water environments due to climate change and increasing social demands? Or will we have built a sustainable and resilient water future where we’ve applied the best of our knowledge and talent to develop innovative solutions to future water challenges? And in building “our common water future” have we included the contributions of a diversity of voices that will have a stake in that future?

“Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience Through Innovation” will bring water resource professionals and others together to help chart the path to that safe, sustainable and resilient water future. We will learn from each other’s experiences and share our innovative ideas for building a common water future in a range of water-related themes that include:

  • Planning, Policy and Governance
  • Transboundary Water Management
  • Watershed Management
  • First Nations and Water
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Flood and Drought Hazard Management
  • Technology and Infrastructure
  • Ecosystems
  • Agriculture, Irrigation and Drainage
  • Hydrology, Hydraulics and Hydrotechnical Engineering

Special streams, workshops, and training sessions are planned for Canadian CANCID, CSHS, and NASH, amongst others. The conference will include field trips in the beautiful natural environment of Vancouver Island on Canada’s west coast.

Further information will be posted on soon.

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