Water Canada Announces New Editor, Jennifer Smith

Water Canada, the only national publication dedicated to water quality and stewardship in Canada, is pleased to announce that Jennifer Smith is joining the company as editor. 

Smith will be responsible for managing all editorial content for the print and online offerings, as well as playing a leadership role in the development and direction of the annual Canadian Water Summit and Water’s Next awards program.

With a decade’s worth of editorial experience, creating content, shaping editorial and leading environmental publications, Smith has helmed editorial strategy and the launch of a new print magazine in partnership with a large health store chain. Prior to her foray into eco-conscious publishing, she spent more than 12 years in public education, specifically with marginalized, at-risk, and autistic youth.

“We are excited to welcome Jen to the team,” said Corinne Lynds, content director at Actual Media. “Her combined editorial experience and personal love for Canada’s natural environment are a perfect fit for Water Canada.”

Smith is a self-described environmentalist, urban homesteader, and bird-nerd. She is also a certified landscape designer focusing on waterwise garden design (including xeriscaping, permaculture, native planting, and green irrigation).

“I’m looking forward to taking my environmental interests to the next level, learning from and building relationships with leader experts in the water, environment, and infrastructure sectors who are helping to rebuild and protect Canada for generations to come,” said Smith.

Jackie Pagaduan joins Actual Media as Business Development Manager

Actual Media is pleased to announce that Jackie Pagaduan has joined the company as the business development manager for Water Canada and the Environment Journal.

“I’m excited to be working in the water and environment industries,” said Pagaduan. “My previous work experiences have naturally led me to my new role at Actual Media. As the business development manager of Water Canada and the Environment Journal, I’m looking forward to connecting with key players in the water and environment industries. I’m also looking forward to learning more about the great work that’s being done. In turn, I hope to make a positive impact in these industries through my work!”

As business development manager, Pagaduan will be working with marketers in the water and environment sectors to build effective and creative programs that utilize Actual Media platforms to deliver a range of marketing solutions, from showcasing innovative thought leadership, to lead generation, increased brand visibility, and more.

“I’m very happy to have Jackie on board,” said Nick Krukowski, vice president of sales and operations at Actual Media. “Over the past few weeks, she has been leveraging her existing skills to excel in her role as the business development manager for Water Canada and the Environment Journal. I’m looking forward to working with Jackie over the coming weeks and months!”

Pagaduan brings over 10 years of experience in sales and marketing to her role. Prior to joining Actual Media, she ran a boutique marketing firm called Running Late. She also worked as the director of marketing at the Benmore Family Law Group and an advertising sales representative at OutRank by Rogers.

Actual Media is the creative agency, publisher, and event specialist for Canada’s water, infrastructure, and environment industries.

Water Canada’s New Associate Publisher: Jane Buckland

Jane Buckland was previously a Sales Manager at Marketing magazine a Rogers Media publication. Passionate about media and marketing, the move to Water Canada was a natural fit. In her free time, Jane loves to travel with her husband and two children. She also loves attending live events and drinking water!

Water Canada is excited to have Jane join its team led by publisher Todd Latham and editor Katherine Balpataky. With Jane’s help, Water Canada will continue to deliver content uniquely insightful into Canada’s water sector, covering all aspects of water stewardship and management—from the water source to your tap and back again. Tens of thousands of readers trust Water Canada for exclusive, insightful, and timely content that speaks to the protection and investment in Canada’s most important natural resource.

“Water Canada is an invaluable resource connecting the Canadian water sector and providing market intelligence and news on innovations and technological solutions. It also recognizes leaders and champions playing a key role in the Canadian economy and job creation. Water Canada does a great job and deserves high praise!” — Irene Hassas, director, Strategic Planning and Partnerships, Aslan Technologies

Jane Buckland can be contacted by e-mail or telephone at 416-444-5842 ext. 115.

Water Canada – November/December 2015 Issue Now Available

We just released our latest edition of Water Canada magazine.  The November/December 2015 edition, featuring our 2016 Buyer’s Guide, is available online at watercanada.net/archives. If you do not have a subscription, you can purchase one online by visiting: watercanada.net/subscribe/ or contact our subscription services department at 416-444-5842 x211