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CWWA is a non-profit national body representing the common interests of Canada’s public sector municipal water and wastewater services and their private sector suppliers and partners. CWWA is recognized by the federal government and national bodies as the national voice of this public service sector.

    A Canadian Organization

    • the Association that addresses Canadian water and wastewater issues at the national level
    • founded in 1986 by Canadian municipal water/wastewater leaders and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities

    A Strong Presence in Ottawa

    CWWA provides the means for this essential public service sector to communicate with federal and national bodies about:

    • legislation and regulations
    • policies and programs
    • guidelines, codes and standards
    • research activities and findings

    Linkage with Others

    The Association focusses its activities and communications on significant national issues, trends and events. It works closely with other organizations to further the sector’s interests and to create public awareness and support through:

    • cooperation with Canada’s six regional water and wastewater Associations
    • membership services, annual seminars and special workshops
    • partnerships with federal, provincial and municipal government agencies, other national organizations in Canada, with counterpart Associations in other countries, and with international organizations
    • representation of the Canadian municipal water and wastewater services sector internationally joint/cooperative
    • activities with the American Water Works Association, the Water Environment Federation, and their Canadian affiliates.

    About Us

    The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) was established in 1986 to represent the common interest of Canada’s municipal water and wastewater systems to federal and interprovincial bodies with respect to policies, programs, national codes, standards, and legislation. CWWA’s membership has expanded to include other than municipal systems, giving our members an even stronger voice in Ottawa. CWWA celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011.

    CWWA Objectives

    • be the national representative and voice on water and wastewater issues
    • promote sensible policies
    • promote legislation that is relevant and practical
    • advocate regulations that are effective yet not burdensome
    • enhance partnerships, networking and information flows
    • focus on national management and policy issues
    • encourage effective and relevant research
    • create better public awareness and correct misconceptions

    Meet The CWWA Board Of Directors

    The CWWA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from all member provinces and territories.

    The CWWA Board has adopted the Policy Governance model, by which the Board sets out policies for Ends – its own behaviour, and limitations (where necessary) on the authority of the Executive Director to carry out his or her functions, as well as policies for monitoring and reviewing performance. The model is intended to be a living document, clarifying roles and responsibilities for all members.

    Provincial and Territorial Representatives

    ALBERTA

    Clayton Tiedemann, P. Eng.

    President

    EPCOR Drainage Services

    Divisional Vice President Operations and Construction

    ctiedema@epcor.com

    BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Ted Robbins

     

    Capital Regional District

    trobbins@crd.bc.ca

    MANITOBA

    Greg Archibald

    Secretary/ Treasurer

    Pembina Valley Water Cooperative Inc.

    greg@pvwc.ca

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    Kendall Mason

    City of Saint John

    Deputy Commissioner
    Water and Wastewater Operations
    kendall.mason@saintjohn.ca

    NEWFOUNDLAND

    Lynnann Winsor

     

    City of St. John’s

    Director of Water & Wastewater

    lwinsor@stjohns.ca

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

    Chris Greencorn

     

    City of Yellowknife

    Director of Infrastructure & Operation

    cgreencorn@yellowknife.ca

    NOVA SCOTIA

    Jesse Hulsman

    Municipality of East Hants

    Director of Infrastructure & Operations

    jhulsman@easthants.ca

    NUNAVUT TERRITORY

    Megan Lusty

    Government of Nunavut

    Manager, Municipal Works

    mlusty@gov.nu.ca

    ONTARIO

    Terry Bender

    Ontario Clean Water Agency

    VP of Operations

    tbender@ocwa.com

    ONTARIO

    Rodney Bouchard

    (1st Vice President ) 

    Union Water Supply System

    General Manager 

    rbouchard@unionwater.ca

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

    Richard MacEwen

    Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility

    Assistant Manager

    rmacewen@charlottetown.ca

    QUEBEC

    Alain Charron

    Ville de Montreal

    Chef de projet – Gestion de l’eau

    alain.charron@ville.montreal.qc.ca

    SASKATCHEWAN

    Ryan Johnson

    Buffalo Pound Water

    General Manager

    RyanJ@buffalopoundwtp.ca

    YUKON

    Arcadio Rodriguez

    City of Whitehorse

    Senior Technologist

    arcadio.rodriguez@whitehorse.ca

    Member Association Representatives

    RÉSEAU environnement

    Daniel Leblanc

     

    Tetra Tech

    d.leblanc2017@icloud.com

    OWWA

    Michèle Grenier

    Ontario Water Works Association

    Manager of Operations

    mgrenier@owwa.ca 

    WCW

    Vicki Campbell

    EPCOR Water Service

    Senior Manager, Regina Operations

    vcampbell@epcor.com

    WEAO

    William Fernandes

    (Past President)

    Toronto Water

    Director, Water Treatment and Supply

    wfernan@toronto.ca 

    ACWWA

    Todd Richard

     

    ACWWA

    todd.richard@town.windsor.ns.ca

    BCWWA

    David Main

    AECOM Canada Ltd.

    (2nd Vice President)

    David.Main@aecom.com

    CWWA

    Robert Haller

     

    CWWA

    Executive Director

    rhaller@cwwa.ca

    Governance

    The CWWA is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of representatives from all member provinces and territories

    The CWWA Board has adopted the Policy Governance model, by which the Board sets out policies for Ends – its own behaviour, and limitations (where necessary) on the authority of the Executive Director to carry out his or her functions, as well as policies for monitoring and reviewing performance. The model is intended to be a living document, clarifying roles and responsibilities for all members.

    CWWA Policies

    2016 AGM Package

    Association Bylaws

    History

    Learn about the origin of the Association, and how our staff and Board have helped shape CWWA since its creation 25 years ago.

    Download the CWWA History, the first 25 years: 1986 to 2011 (Insert link here)

    CWWA History, the first 25 years: 1986 to 2011

    A Letter from the President

    Dear CWWA Member:

    On behalf of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association, I would like to extend a thank you to all the municipalities, consultants, government agencies, industry leaders and academic communities for being a member of this organization in 2016.  It is also important to recognize and thank all those members who participate and volunteer their time on CWWA’s various technical committees.  Additionally, the support from the volunteers at the National Water and Wastewater Conference is appreciated in making this event a success.  Your membership and participation make CWWA the National Voice on Water and Wastewater issues in Canada!

    Over the past year, CWWA was active as your National Voice with Infrastructure Canada: meeting with federal agencies and ministries, participating in federal consultation and lobbying on behalf of municipalities.  When the federal government looks for consultation on water and wastewater issues, they turn to CWWA for their advice.   Based on consultation with its members, CWWA submitted a report this past year to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities on the proposed infrastructure programs.  In the coming year, CWWA will continue to lobby and work with Infrastructure Canada as they roll out their phase two infrastructure program.

    A few other highlights include CWWA’s partnership with Public Safety Canada on several security and resiliency projects.  The Climate Change Committee and Energy/Water Efficiency Committee are active and initiating new research projects.  CWWA has also been leading a campaign to educate consumers and the industry on the damage caused by ‘not-so-flushable wipes’.

    Recently, a membership survey was conducted to receive your input related to priorities and issues in the water and wastewater industry.  CWWA is currently analyzing those results and will share the findings with the membership in the new year.

    You may have noticed that there have been some updates to our communications through the e-Bulletin, Communiqués and the Water & Wastewater Review Magazine with a focus on providing relevant and timely information about national issues.  Our goal is to keep you informed on issues at the federal level with Infrastructure funding, Asset Management programs, Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations, Climate Change programs, Drinking Water Guidelines and more.  In the new year, CWWA will continue to keep you informed as details are released about the infrastructure funding programs.

     

    Our National Water & Wastewater Conference (NWWC) – has been realigned to one annual event that is focused on bringing you and other utility leaders together.  By bringing several specialized events together at a single conference there is an opportunity for better information sharing and networking opportunities.  Following on the success of our conferences in Whistler (NWWC 2015) and Toronto (NWWC 2016), you are invited to join us in St. John’s in November, 2017.  If you haven’t made it to the National Conference yet, you’re missing the best water professionals’ conference in Canada.

    As a municipal manager, I understand that we must justify the expense of all memberships, especially ‘corporate’ memberships. I believe that CWWA offers great value for your membership fee and provides relevant services highlight on the attachment.

    In closing, I wish you all Seasons Greeting and Best Wishes in the new year. 

    CWWA is a non-profit national body representing the common interests of Canada’s public sector municipal water and wastewater services and their private sector suppliers and partners.

    Head Office
    CWWA, Unit 11, 1010 Polytek Street, Ottawa, ON K1J 9H9 Canada

    (613) 747-0524
    admin@cwwa.ca