Conference Theme


Call for Sessions Open until November 12, 2021

The 2022 Annual CWRA Conference Committee cordially invites experts to propose Special Sessions within the general scope of our shared uses of water – from its cultural significance and agricultural and ecological needs, to respecting and upholding Indigenous rights and the roles of municipalities, governments, and industry. Special Sessions are expected to focus on water shared across multiple jurisdictions, water shared across provincial and territorial borders, the decision-making and stewardship of and by Indigenous communities, and our shared international waters.

The 2022 CWRA conference will be a place to reflect, share, and celebrate our shared waters. 2022 is an important year: It is the 75th Anniversary of the Canadian Water Resources Association, the 110th Anniversary of the International Joint Commission, and 145 years since the signing of Treaty 7.

Potential topic areas for Special Sessions include, but are not limited to:

  1. Water management along the continuum from headwaters to deltas (summit to sea);
  2. The integrated assessment of surface water – groundwater interactions across a myriad of spatial scales;
  3. Protecting the ecology, water quality, and traditional uses of water bodies;
  4. Developing and implementing hydrological prediction systems across Canada;
  5. Understanding the impacts of climate variability, climate change, and hydroclimatic extremes across Canada;
  6. Understanding the impacts of new infrastructure/technologies; and
  7. Advancing water governance in Canada, including recognition of Indigenous approaches to water management.


Proposals for Special Sessions should be provided to by 12th November 2021. The proposals should include a brief (one paragraph) description of the session and a list of potential speakers. The organizers of Special Sessions will be responsible for encouraging colleagues to submit abstracts to the session, deciding which speakers are assigned an oral presentation or a poster, and chairing the Special Session at the conference.

Conference Session Themes

1. Water management and agriculture- Sponsored by the Canadian National Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (CANCID)

2. Urban hydrology, hydraulics and water quality

3. Hydrological/water quality modelling and climate change- Sponsored by the Canadian Society for Hydrological Science (CSHS)

4. Environmental flows and river thermal regimes

5. Monitoring techniques and modelling- Sponsored by North American Stream Hydrographers (NASH)

6. Ice and snow in the context of risk management

7. Risk and extremes analysis and modelling- Sponsored by the Canadian Society for Hydrological Science (CSHS)

8. Integrated water resources planning and governance in the context of risk management

9. Management of multiple water usages

10. Management of the St. Lawrence

11. Data sharing and quality control

Getting There and Away

CWRA is not responsible for delegate transportation, however, we do have some suggested sites that may help with your travel plans.  This list will be updated as information becomes available.  Our hope is that all attendees will carpool (or alternative) when possible to reduce the overall conference carbon footprint.

Shuttles from Toronto Pearson Airport:

Simcoe County Airport Service

Summerbound/Ace Transportation Group


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Conference and Session Themes