National Water and Wastewater Conference

Window on Ottawa

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CWWA Events

A major part of CWWA’s mandate is to facilitate national dialogue and information sharing.  We achieve this through our publications, the work of our committees, and our national events.

NWWC 2024


Winnipeg, Manitoba

November 3 – 6, 2024



This is CWWA’s flagship event and THE national conference for Canada’s water leaders.

We attract over 500 delegates from Canada’s water utilities, our private sector partners, provincial and federal governments, academia and the not-for-profit sectors.

While CWWA has hosted specialized events for over 30 years, this ‘consolidated’ event has merged all of the former events into ONE, all-encompassing national event focused on what the senior water manager needs to know.

This annual conference offers a wide-ranging technical program covering almost all aspects of the municipal water sector, while offering the best networking environment for Canada’s water leaders.

As THE national conference for the water utility sector, this event offers the best opportunity for sponsorship and exhibiting your products and services to Canada’s most senior water managers.

Recordings from the NWWC 2021 are currently restricted to delegates only. 

Window On Ottawa

webinar series
June 19 – July 17

The “Window” is CWWA’s signature policy workshop.

Window on Ottawa is CWWA’s signature event focused on federal water policy. It is a unique event where you learn about everything you ever wanted to know about water at the federal level…and were afraid to ask.

The most senior national policymakers from each federal department and agency are invited to the event—not to tell us what they’ve already released, but to tell us what they’re working on now and what is coming next.

The Window on Ottawa is a fascinating forum to engage with these policymakers at a very early stage and leave with an understanding of what to expect as a water leader.


Health Canada will join us to update on Health Canada’s activities on drinking water including updates on draft and upcoming Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality.

Experts from Public Safety Canada will update on tools and programs available to help secure cyber assets.

More information coming soon.

Join us for a webinar featuring Jonathan Duguay-Arbesfeld and Alex Ryan from the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB), an impact investor supporting the next generation of infrastructure Canadians need. Jonathan and Alex have led the development of the CIB’s new Infrastructure for Housing Initiative, which includes solutions for water and wastewater infrastructure. They will share insights on how your community can engage with the CIB to unlock more housing by investing in critical water and wastewater infrastructure. Register today!

Jonathan is a Managing Director, Investments, at the CIB, and focuses on a number of sectors (including broadband and industrial decarbonization) and initiatives (including Infrastructure for Housing and Charging & Hydrogen Refuelling) nationwide. Jonathan has been part of the Canadian infrastructure financing landscape since 2008, including nine years with Casgrain & Company.

Alex Ryan is a Director, Investments at the CIB, and helped to develop the CIB’s Infrastructure for Housing Initiative and also covers projects in the clean power sector at the bank. He brings an extensive knowledge of project finance for major infrastructure projects, with prior experience at both Graham Construction and advisory firm Operis.

CWWA Workshops & Webinars

Much of our work is very specialized within specific streams that require a focus on specialized topics. Learning and information sharing can sometimes be best achieved though workshops.

In an effort to reach more of our members, and allow more to access critical information in an affordable and timely manner, we will be offering more webinars and electronically-accessed workshops.

2024 Water Events Listing

CWWA maintains a listing of the major provincial, regional, national and international conferences related to water and wastewater. The full listing, with links to more details, can be found here:

February 13 - 16

WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference 2024

Portland, Oregan

March 21

Wastewater Energy Transfer Webinar: Opportunities, Challenges, and Key Take-aways


April 23 - 25


Vaughan, ON

April 28 - 30

BCWWA Annual Confernce

Whistler, BC

May 6 - 8

OWWA/WEAO Joint Annual Conference

Niagara Falls, ON

May 28 - 31


St. Petersburg, Florida

June 10 - 13


Anaheim, California

June 11 - 12

Cyber Security for Critical Assets

Calgary, AB

June 17 - 19

CWRA National Conference

Saskatoon, SK

August 11 - 16

IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition

Toronto, ON

August 13

Water Canada Awards

Toronto, ON

September 17 - 20

Western Canada Water Annual Conference

Winnipeg, MB

September 22 - 24

ACWWA Annual Conference

Fredericton, NB

October 5 - 9


New Orleans, Louisianna

November 3 - 6

The National Water & Wastewater Conference

Winnipeg, MB

November 17 - 21

AWWA Water Quality Technologies Conference (WQTC)

Schaumberg, Illinois

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Interested In Sponsoring A CWWA Event?

CWWA is THE professional association for the municipal utility sector. We reach thousands of water professionals and our engaged membership is made up of the middle to senior managers at municipal utilities, engineering consultants, product & service providers.

CWWA offers opportunities to showcase your product or service to Canada’s water leaders. We offer the greatest exposure to our event sponsors and exhibitors in our conference ‘marketplace’.

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