In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Conference Planning Committee has decided on a virtual conference. More information on this year’s conference coming soon!

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Due to the unfolding COVID-19 situation, CWRA has decided to cancel the 2020 National Conference scheduled for June 15-18 in Winnipeg, MB.

After much consideration, this difficult decision was made to ensure the health and safety of our members, staff, sponsors, exhibitors, supporters, volunteers, and the public. We understand this decision may inconvenience you, and if so, we sincerely apologize.

Both the CWRA National Board of Directors and the Manitoba Branch would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who has contributed to the planning efforts of the conference including the many volunteers, plenary speakers and session hosts, our exhibitors and sponsors, and everyone that submitted abstracts. We truly appreciate everyone’s substantial efforts in organizing this conference over the past year and a half. We also want to thank Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park and our other conference hosts who have supported our decision to cancel the event.

For the coming months, we will continue to offer programs and activities online so please visit the CWRA website for upcoming events and stay connected via our CWRA Newsletter. If you are not already a member, we encourage you become one and take advantage of the many water-related services that CWRA has to offer. You may also wish to check-out our CWRA webinar archive to keep you informed of the latest water topics and to provide opportunities for professional development.

We also wanted to let you know that planning is already underway for the CWRA Mid-term Meeting and Workshop in Calgary, AB (January 28 – 30th, 2021) and the 74th Annual National Conference in Quebec City, QC (May 26 – 28th, 2021). We look forward to seeing you there!

We wish you good health as we all continue to respond to this pandemic.

Call for sessions and workshop suggestions is now open. If you require more information, please contact