The countdown to CWRA 2020 is on!

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Join us in Kenora, Ontario, for an exciting dialogue on how lessons learned from the past and present approaches can help shape future water management decisions in Canada.


Our Call For Abstracts is now open!

Please visit our Abstracts page for more information on abstract topics and how to submit your abstract.

The deadline for abstracts for oral presentations, posters, and special session submissions is January 24, 2020.

Speakers will be notified by mid- to late-March 2020 if their abstract has been accepted and the full program will be published on the conference website by early- to mid-April 2020. CWRA is a non-profit organization and generates most of its income through memberships and the annual conference. As such, accepted speakers are kindly requested to register for the conference as an attendee.


Call for Workshops:

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020. Workshops can be either a half- or full-day session. As there is limited space available, workshop session proposals will be accepted on a first-come first-serve basis. Please submit your workshop proposal as soon as possible via


Scholarship applications are now open for 2020!

The scholarship application deadline is January 31, 2020. Click here to apply.

Keynote Speaker Announced

Aimée Craft is an Indigenous (Anishinaabe-Métis) lawyer (called to the Bar in 2005) from Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba.  She is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Common law, University of Ottawa. Her expertise is in Anishinaabe and Canadian Aboriginal law and she is a leading researcher on indigenous laws, treaties, and water. Read more….


Workshops – coming soon

Tours – coming soon

Program – coming soon

CWRA Meeting Dates

TBC  – National Board of Directors Meeting





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