Kicking off the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit

“Conserving our freshwaters can only happen with the support of businesses and corporations. It is their leadership that can shift market forces from loss and overuse, to conservation and sustainability.” — Dan Kraus, National Conservation Biologist, The Nature Conservancy


On June 22 in Toronto, the 8th annual Canadian Water Summit explores Collaboration to Action—Leadership and Investment in Canada’s Blue Economy  

Event: 8th annual Canadian Water Summit

Date: June 21-23, 2017

Time:  Main event is 8:30 – 5:30 June 22

Location:   Sheraton Toronto Hotel, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 2M9 

Media: There will be an opportunity for questions and answers and photos with keynote speakers following their presentations. 


The Canadian Water Summit attracts close to 250 professionals from water industry groups across all orders of government, manufacturing, industry associations, cleantech, local communities, academia, and NGOs. As we celebrate Canada’s 150th, delegates will explore opportunities to collaborate on water technology and infrastructure finance, “blue economy” growth and climate change resilience through progressive policies, smart business and bold investment …

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Publisher & CEO Todd Latham Joins QUEST as Senior Associate

QUEST is pleased to welcome five new Senior Associates. These Senior Associates are part of QUEST’s network of best in class leaders from across Canada committed to advancing Smart Energy Communities and include:

Bruce Cameron, Principal Consultant and Founder of Envigour Policy Consulting – Bruce is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is a leading expert in energy policy development. Richard, Laszlo, Senior Associate serving as Senior Lead, Utilities/CHP and Services – Richard is based in Toronto, Ontario and is currently the Chair of the QUEST Ontario CHP Consortium and the QUEST Alberta CHP Working Group. Todd Latham, President of Actual Media Inc. – Todd is based in Toronto, Ontario and is a media entrepreneur with twenty-five years experience in business publishing, marketing, and communications. Le Luong, Senior Associate serving as the QUEST2017 Project Manager – Le is based in Toronto, Ontario and is the Managing Director of Goals Business Solutions. She is a business strategist with a flair for marketing and events. Eddie Oldfield, Senior Associate serving as Lead, QUEST New Brunswick Services – Eddie is based in Fredericton, New Brunswick and is the Principal and …

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Fourth Day announces new partnerships in Canada

Berlin/London/Toronto, February 13, 2017 – Fourth Day has acquired both a new project and a new partner in Canada as it helps to raise its international profile. is disrupting the way people connect to and do business in the cleantech space. The platform, recently started by a group of technology professionals and entrepreneurs, aggregates information from the clean technology industry, helps accelerate project adoption and financing, and matches professionals to new projects and others in their field. Fourth Day has been tasked with improving the hub’s reach within the clean energy industry in Europe.

As a part of the project, Fourth Day has also been able to strike up a strategic partnership with Actual Media, a Toronto-based communications and publications house with a particular focus on the infrastructure, water industry and environment sectors.

“We have been looking to expand our presence further in North America as the next step in Fourth Day’s strategic expansion,” said Danny Stephens, Director of Fourth Day’s Germany office in Berlin.

“To be fortunate enough not only to get a partner with the …

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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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Canada: A Hydro Superpower

With 15 hydroelectric projects (valued at $34 billion) now underway across Canada, over 12,600 megawatts of new power is expected to come online in the next few years. And that’s only a quarter of the total value of the 2013 Top 100: Canada’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects.

ReNew Canada’s annual Top 100: Canada’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects report is dominated by hydroelectric megaprojects this year. The top three projects on the list are hydroelectric generating facilities, starting with this year’s number one project, the $7.9-billion Site C Clean Energy Project in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The fifteen hydroelectric projects on the list outnumber all other major project categories, with health care, highway, LRT, and wind projects following close behind.

The controversial Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project in Newfoundland and Labrador ranks at number 12, with the associated transmission project, Maritime Transmission Link, landing at number 41.

“Last year’s number one project was a transit project—Toronto’s notorious Eglinton Crosstown LRT, down at five this year due to a reversion to the original design scheme. This year, energy is back on top,” says ReNew …

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PRESS RELEASE: Canada’s First National State of Municipal Infrastructure Report Card Released

TORONTO, September 11, 2012 – Canada’s first-ever report card on the state of its public works assets has been released. ReNew Canada magazine released an exclusive first look at the results of the report in their recent issue. The article is available online at It turns out that the system with the worst result in this report is neither roads nor water—it’s asset management.

Just in time to weigh in on the importance of asset management in the next federal long-term infrastructure plan, four of Canada’s biggest industry associations (CCA, FCM, CSCE, CPWA) have released the results of a municipal assessment of the condition of four primary municipal infrastructure asset categories: drinking water systems, wastewater and stormwater networks, and municipal roads.

After a big initial push to get communities to submit data, 346 municipalities registered to participate. In the end, only 123 contributed. Part of the reason: municipalities lack a detailed inventory of their infrastructure. What the Report Card found that many municipalities lack the internal capacity to assess the state of their infrastructure accurately on their own. “Asset …

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