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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 leadership

The main program on Thursday, June 22:

  • The Hon. Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change, June 22, 8:50 a.m.
  • Nelson Switzer, Nestlé Waters North America, June 22, 9:15 a.m.
  • Chris Godwaldt, Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), June 22, 9:15 a.m.
  • Zafar Adeel, Pacifc Water Research Centre, June 22, 11:00 a.m.
  • The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, 29th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, June 22, 1:00 p.m.
  • Geoff Green, Students on Ice & Canada C3 will join us live from on board the Canada C3
vessel as it makes its 150-day voyage around Canada, June 22, 1:15.
  • Solutions and partnership for First Nations water issues, June 22, 3:45
  • Water industry association policy pitch session to address climate resiliency June 22, 2:00 and 3:45.
  • S. Consul General Juan Alsace, June 22, 5:10

Consul General Juan Alsace Wants You to Attend CWS 2017.

Friday, June 23:

  • Lakeshore run and guided paddle of the Humber River, with Toronto Region Conservation Authority

Contact: Todd Latham, Director, Canadian Water Summit,

416-444-5842, x. 111

Cell: 416-722-8109


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