CWRA 2023 National Conference
Rising with the Tide:

Working Together to Address Water Resource Challenges

June 18-21, 2023

Halifax, NS







With great excitement and enthusiasm, we’d like to invite our colleagues from across Canada to join us in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia for next year’s annual CWRA conference. It has been a while since Atlantic Canada has hosted the event, and our freshly renamed Atlantic Canada Branch is happy for the opportunity.

In choosing a theme for the conference, we wanted to have something that had a clear connection to our region, while also highlighting what our team felt was a current key focus in our area of work – the clear value of collaboration within water resources. This led us to our conference theme, which is “Rising with the tide: working together to address water resource challenges”. In support of this theme, we have outlined several of the key focuses our team is considering in developing the conference below:

  • Highlighting the value of collaboration and information sharing in water resources management;
  • Highlighting unique regional challenges, expertise, and solutions that can be potentially considered and adopted by others from across the country;
  • Integrating indigenous water resources knowledge and perspectives; and
  • Welcoming and learning from the knowledge and experiences of our colleagues from coast to coast.

Our logo was developed with an eye to having an immediate sense of recognition of the location for the event this year, and also with the intent of building excitement across our membership about the conference returning to the East Coast after a long hiatus. The colours were chosen to connect to those of the CWRA, and we hope it connects with our membership from coast to coast.

The conference will take place from June 18 – 21st 2023 at the Westin Nova Scotian, located centrally within Halifax. Please continue to check the conference website for additional details as they come available, and we look forward to seeing you next June!

CWRA 2023 News and Updates

January 30, 2023

The Call for Abstracts for CWRA 2023 has been extended to February 7th, 2023. Read more, and submit your abstracts, on our website.

December 21, 2022

The Call for Abstracts for CWRA 2023 is now open. Read more, and submit your abstracts, on our website. The deadline for Abstract Submission is January 31, 2023.

November 24th, 2022

The Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus for CWRA 2023 is now available. We are looking forward to welcoming new sponsors and exhibitors to CWRA 2023, as well as welcoming back returning exhibitors and sponsors. You can read more about benefit levels and download the full prospectus at our website here.

November 21st, 2022

GUESS WHAT! The #CWRA2023 Call for Special Sessions Deadline has been EXTENDED! You now have until NEXT FRIDAY, December 2nd, to submit your proposal(s)! To learn more head on over to the Sessions tab.

November 19th, 2022

Interested in learning more about the gorgeous locale of the #CWRA2023 national conference? Check out Discover Halifax’s youtube!

November 2nd, 2022

The call for sessions is now OPEN! Head on over to the Sessions tab under the Program tab to read more!

October 27th, 2022

We’re excited to announce the #CWRA2023 National Conference will be held in Halifax, NS!

Check out the video below to learn more about Halifax!

We hope you enjoyed the 2021 CWRA National Conference!

You should have received an email from the conference platform, Conferium, with information about how to log in and view the conference presentation recordings. These will be available to you for 90 days after the end of the conference.

Please also follow the link in the same email to fill out the post-conference survey, so we can incorporate your feedback into future conference and event planning!

And finally, if you registered for the conference as a non-member, you paid for a year of membership in CWRA. Don’t forget to use the code in your registration email to activate your membership!

Thank you to our platinum sponsor!

The Ville de Québec is now a platinum sponsor. Thank you!

Full Program Details are now available!

The virtual conference platform is now up and running, with a detailed and searchable conference program available! You can see the list of talks for each session and read the talk abstracts.

We Are Confirming Keynote Speakers!

We are excited to announce that Bob Sandford, Chair in Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, and Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change at the Quebec National Assembly, will be giving opening messages at the conference. Take a look at our Keynote and Plenary speakers page for more scheduled talks. We are updating this page as we confirm more speakers.

The Conference Preliminary Program is now available.

Our Conference Scientific Committee has developed a strong program with five days of plenary talks and focused sessions. Take a look at our preliminary program, and stay tuned for the detailed, searchable conference program coming soon!

Sponsor CWRA/ACRH 2021!

We welcome interested sponsors and exhibitors to view our sponsorship packages. Take a look at our Sponsor and Exhibitor page to view the benefits of partnering with us. If you are interested in partnering or sponsoring but would like to discuss other partnership scenarios, send us an email!

Registration is now open!

Abstract Submissions are now closed.

Thank you for your abstract submissions! We received over 150 abstracts, and our Conference Committee is reviewing the submissions now. Accepted presenters will be notified by April 9 2021.

Thank you to our Sponsors!









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

And thank you to our Exhibitors!