Actual Media Announces Nick Reid as New Managing Partner

Todd Latham, president of Actual Media Inc., is proud to announce that Nick Reid has joined the firm as a shareholder and managing partner.

Nick will take a leadership role with Actual Media’s water-related publications and events, specifically Water Canada, the Water’s Next Awards, and the Canadian Water Summit. His depth of management experience and industry engagement will also assist Actual Media to further develop its creative agency business and strong role in the infrastructure space with ReNew Canada magazine and the Top100 Projects publications and events.

“Nick will help us grow the water segments of the business, while also elevating the Actual Media brand across his broad network of influence,” Latham said.

One of Nick’s strengths is his collaborative work with a diverse network of stakeholders in organizations, municipalities, ministries, and industry, seeking opportunities to execute long‐term strategic initiatives fundamental to the growth of Ontario’s water sector. In his past role with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), he participated in several stakeholder consultations as the province developed the …

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Lee Scarlett Crowdfund

Water Canada would like to let our friends in the water and publishing community know that associate publisher, Lee Scarlett has Stage 4 cancer. There is a crowdfunding page to assist the family through this difficult period.

Lee has been part of the Water Canada and Actual Media team for ten years. He is very well known in the water community, and is a dedicated force in the industry. Lee and his family are thankful for the kindness of people who have reached out to them.


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CWWA Releases Actual Media-Assisted Public Attitudes Report

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), with the help of Water Canada and the Actual Media team, has released a new report titled Public Attitudes 2015. The report acts as a guidebook for communities developing communications plans around their water and wastewater services and will help bridge the gap between public opinion and the reality of our water infrastructure challenges.

In 2014, Actual Media Inc. brought together a roundtable of formidable Canadian water thinkers to brainstorm and discuss public messaging around water. Using information gathered at this session, the Public Attitudes 2015 report highlights messages and communications approaches that will bring water and wastewater infrastructure to the front of the public’s mind.

Actual Media is proud to have played an integral role in the development of this report. We are confident that the CWWA Public Attitudes 2015 report will help municipalities improve public support for water and wastewater infrastructure projects, and provide an important stepping stone to the overall improvement in the state of public infrastructure in Canada.


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Buy Your Water’s Next 2015 Tickets Today

The Water’s Next national awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water in our country.

After receiving more than 80 nominations for the 2015 Water’s Next awards, our selection committee has chosen the finalists for each of the eight awards!

Winners will be announced at the Water’s Next gala award dinner following the Canadian Water Summit in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. Click here to buy tickets, and follow @WatersNext on Twitter for future updates and announcements!

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We’ve Moved!

Actual Media Inc. has moved from our Adelaide St. West location to 147 Spadina Ave., at the corner of Richmond St!

Our new mailing address is:

Actual Media Inc. 147 Spadina Avenue Unit 208 Toronto, ON M5V 2L7

Our phone and email remains the same.

Come visit us at our new location in the heart of creative Toronto.

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Canadian Water Summit 2015: The Energy of Water – Exploring Nexus Opportunities is Coming to Vancouver

The 6th Annual Canadian Water Summit will be held in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. The conference will offer expert plenary sessions and panel presentations filled with case studies, real world projects and positive examples of nexus opportunities that exist for water and energy which benefit government, industry and first nations. The 250+ water professionals in attendance will be engaged and inspired by the full day program and affiliated tours / workshops. Delegates will network and collaborate with their peers and industry stakeholders to take advantage of the energy of water – in Canada and around the world.

The Canadian Water Summit Advisory Panel would like to hear from you on topics, presentations, or speakers you would like to see included in the Summit on June 25.

Please submit abstracts and presentation ideas to Todd Latham at 416-444-5842 x111 or

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Actual Media to Lead 2014 Canadian Water Summit


For Immediate Release

Fifth Annual Canadian Water Summit returning to Toronto in 2014

 (Toronto – May 30, 2013) – The Canadian Water Summit – Canada’s largest multi-stakeholder water conference – is returning to Toronto after two years in Calgary, Alberta.  The 5th annual gathering of water professionals, policy makers, and stakeholders will be held at the International Centre on June 18, 2014.

Bridging strategy and policy, science and innovation, the Canadian Water Summit has become an important stop on the annual water sector calendar. For its return to Toronto, the team at Water Canada magazine and parent company Actual Media Inc. have been asked to lead the charge in programming and stakeholder engagement.

“The Canadian Water Summit was built on partnerships and collaboration,” says Anthony Watanabe, founder of the Summit. “And this is why I’m pleased to take our partnership with Water Canada to the next level as they assume a leadership role for CWS 2014.”

“The Water Canada magazine team has been a partner of the Canadian Water Summit since its inception. As a leader …

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