CWWA Reports

Towards a Sustainable Utility - Webinar Series

Watch the Recordings

This webinar series explored the  individual aspects of sustainable utilities followed by a final panel discussion that tied together the disparate aspects together, and explored how we balance conflicting priorities to create a sustainable utility.


Towards a Sustainable Utility

A Guidance Document for water, wastewater and stormwater utilities

In developing this Guidance Document, substantial thought has gone into structuring the topics, including laying out challenges, best practices and resources. It also sets out a helpful framework, particularly for those of you just wading into this work toward having a sustainable utility.  Even the selected challenges are structured, beginning with the operational aspects within a utility’s domain, moving into global ones related to operations, followed by ones that pertain to taking on a role to influence others. 


Lead in Drinking Water

On March 8, 2019, Health Canada released revised guidelines, significantly reducing the maximum allowable concentration of lead in drinking water. While our municipal water sector fully supports these new targets, we need to identify the challenges inherent in moving to these new targets while maintain full public

Best Practices of Optimized Operation in Large Scale Pump Systems

2017 – The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association conducted a national survey on large-scale pumping system optimization. It identifies what products/practices are used, and what drives investment.

Strengthening the Resilience of the Canadian Water Sector - Final Report

2017 – The project goal was to develop and conduct a National Survey of the Water Sector to create a National Risk Profile that can be used collaboratively by CWWA and PSC. A research study has been conducted using quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the state of preparedness of the water sector and make recommendations for concrete measures that can be taken to enhance resilience. The purpose was to identify policies and practices water utilities can adopt in the short and medium term to ensure a safer, more secure and resilient water supply to Canadians.


2015 – This report is about how we get water and wastewater infrastructure seen as priorities in communities so they might receive an appropriate share of government funding.

CWWA Public Attitudes Project: Roundtable Transcript (June 2015)

2015 – A complete transcript of the facilitated round table discussion with many leading Canadian water experts. The round table was held in June 2014 to coincide with the Canadian Water Summit in Toronto.

CWWA E-Bulletin

Our national newsletter is produced monthly and distributed to over 5,000 water professionals.  We share our CWWA activity and relevant water news from across the country.

Water Source Magazine

CWWA’s semi-annual print publication sharing the innovative work of our members.  This glossy magazine is also available in electronic format. Members Only.

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