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The Window on Ottawa is a unique event – featuring presentations and panel discussions on federal and national policies from the federal departments and national organizations making policy decisions. The event will include presentation and panel discussions on important federal initiatives and programs. This event is not only an opportunity to learn what's happening on the federal scene, but also a chance to influence it.

With increased federal commitment to water and wastewater infrastructure and environmental issues, this is a critical time for our sector, and attending will be a huge benefit to your organization.

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We've negotiated a great rate for our delegates - $199 per night for a one bedroom suite. Rates expire on April 3, 2017.

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Background documents:

OECD Studies on Water - Water and Cities, Ensuring Sustainable Futures
Workshop Discussion Slides

As we prepare to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, a distinctive consultative workshop for the Canadian water sector will be held on June 4th, 2017 at the Albert at Bay Hotel in conjunction with CWWA’s annual event Window on Ottawa. The workshop is organized by Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and the Centre for Security Science, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) in collaboration with City of Ottawa.

The event is intended for municipal water utility leaders, regulators, private sector and academia representatives.

The focus of the workshop will be on developing a strategic vision for Urban Water Management in Canada for the next half century.  The vision will address three major topics of national interest: Climate change, Risk Management and Asset Management.

Key issues developed and addressed during the event:

  • Developing a framework for Urban Water Management for the next half century
  • Financing urban water management
  • Innovation in urban water management
  • Urban-Rural Cooperation to support shared water management needs
  • Multi-tier Governance for urban water management

A series of presentations and panel discussions featuring thought leaders from the national and international communities will be held on a range of topics related to urban water challenges for the next half century.  A key part of the agenda will be interactive working discussions with federal, municipal and international urban water experts to identify gaps, develop a strategy, and develop recommendations which will be presented during the subsequent Window on Ottawa.

Expected Outcomes:

Establishing gaps, misalignments and uncertainties in the Canadian municipal water sector, 2) an emerging Strategic Vision, and 3) Recommendations for addressing gaps and fulfilling the strategic vision for Urban Water Management in Canada in the next half century.  These outcomes will also help to inform the continuation of the conversation at the 2017 National Water and Wastewater Conference in Saint John’s, Newfoundland.

Organizing Committee:
Adrian Toth: Canadian Water and Wastewater Association
Dr Anthony Masys: Defence Research and Development Canada
Hiran Sandanayake: City of Ottawa Water Resources Asset Management, Chair of the CWWA National Committee on Climate Change


Thank you to our Workshop Partners:

City of Ottawa DRDC




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