CWRA 2018 Conference

Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience through Innovation

May 28 - June 1, 2018
Victoria, British Columbia


Conference Announcements


Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples

Full-day Workshop now only $500 Register Here


You are now able to view the Preliminary Program at a Glance and the Preliminary Detailed Program that contains the speakers sessions. Both documents are available for download.


The CWRA and our hard-working National Conference Organizing Committee are excited to announce a special session for the Columbia River Treaty...learn more

Keynote Speaker Announcement

Dr. Judith Sayers is a member of the Hupacasath First Nation and mother of two. She is president if the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council and as been a Strategic Adviser to First Nations and corporations and is an adjunct professor ...learn more.

Banquet Speaker Annoucement

We're excited to announce Adam Kreek as the Banquet Keynote Speaker for the conference! As a Hydrologist and Olympic Gold medalist in rowing, Adam will share his unique perspective on water and resilience....learn more

Important Dates

NOTICE OF Annual General Meeting

May 30, 2018 12:00 pm local time

Songhees Room at Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

100 Harbour Rd, Victoria, BC V9A 0G1

In accordance with the CWRA BC Branch bylaws, notice is hereby given of the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the CWRA BC Branch. 

A detailed agenda will be distributed at the meeting, but will include:

  • President’s report
  • Treasurer’s report
  • Nominations and elections of Directors
  • Introduction of Directors for the coming year

All members are invited to attend and participate.  

Conference Schedule

28 May, 2018

CWRA National Board Meeting

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM,

Workshop - Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Ballroom C/D

Workshop - Flow 3D

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Ballroom B

Workshop - R Workshop

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Ballroom B

Workshop - 2018 NASH Flow Regatta , Q Competition & BBC

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Goldstream Provincial Park - Depart Hotel at 8:30

Workshop Project WET

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM, Cowichan Room

Columbia River Treaty Symposium

8:00 AM - 5:30 PM, University of Victoria

Registration Desk Opens

4:00 PM - 10:00 PM,

Exhibitor Reception

5:00 PM - 11:00 PM,
29 May, 2018

Registration Desk Opens

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM,

Opening, Welcome Remarks & Keynote Speakers

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM,

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Ballrooms A, B, C/D and Songhees

Posters Sessions & Viewing Exhibitions

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM,


5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, Ballroom A

SYP Hosted Pub Social

7:00 PM - TBC,


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Songhees Room
30 May, 2018

Registration Opens

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM,

Keynote Speakers

8:30 AM - 10:00 PM,

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Ballrooms A, B, C/D and Songhees

Posters Session

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM,

AGM - Student and Young Professional

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, TBD

Banquet, Awards and Speaker

6:00 PM - 11:00 PM,

AGM - BC Branch

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Songhees Room
31 May, 2018

Registration Desk Opens

7:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Delta Hotel Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort

Concurrent Sessions

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, Ballrooms A, B, C/D and Songhees
01 Jun, 2018

Tour - CRD Watershed: Source to Tap

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM,

Our Common Water Future: Building Resilience Through Innovation

 “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 Impacts and Adaptation
  • Flood and Drought Hazards and Management
  • Hydrology, Hydraulics and Hydrotechnical Engineering
  • Science, Technology and Infrastructure
  • Ecosystems
  • Agriculture
  • International Case Studies
  • Other Relevant Topics

Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Conference Sponsors

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