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September 24-30: Porto Water Innovation Week

Posted on August 23, 2017

Where: Porto, Portugal

Organization: Municipality of Porto, with the institutional support of European Commission and the Government of Portugal.


September 24, 2017: Ontario150 Great Lakes Water Walk

Posted on March 29, 2017

Where: Toronto, Ont.

Organization: Led by Anishinaabek Elder Josephine Mandamin, the September 24 event will draw many thousands of Canadians from all walks of life for a trek across Toronto’s waterfront, ending in a special blessing – the first step toward an annual National Day of Walking for the Water.


September 25, 2017 at 11am PDT / 2pm EDT: Webinar - Wetlands: From Science to Action

Posted on September 18, 2017
Location: vitual
Organization: Canadian Freshwater Alliance

September 28, 2017: Webinar— Reusing SWM Pond Sediment: New research and changes to Ontario’s regulatory framework

Posted on September 6, 2017

Where: Virtual

Organization: Toronto Region Conservation Authority, STEP


September 28, 2017 at 12 noon (EST): Building Water Resilience: Sustainably Managing a Finite Resource webinar

Posted on September 6, 2017

Where: virtual

Organization: Canadian Water Network 


September 30–October 4, 2017: WEFTEC

Posted on December 30, 2016

Where: Chicago, Il.

Organization: Water Environment Federation


October 3, 2017: U.S. Opportunities Breakfast Summit for Canadian firms @ WEFTEC

Posted on August 2, 2017

Where: Chicago, Ill., Hyatt McCormick Place Convention Centre- Regency Ballroom CDE

What: Three U.S. top water utility executives will speak for 15 minutes each on opportunities for Canadian firms. Open to Canadian firms and TC’s/partners (100 participants)

Organization: Global Affairs Canada


October 2, 2017: Pipe Dream or Reality? Showcasing Municipal Water Best Practices Webinar

Posted on September 14, 2017

Where: Virtual

Organization: Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission



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Canadian municipalities have made many strides in the last two decades to improve the sustainability of their water and wastewater systems. This has included massive changes to how we build and maintain our infrastructure, and how we pay for it. Most notably, user fees are proving to be the key to addressing common, interrelated challenges that Canadian municipalities are encountering: cost recovery, water conservation, and water quality.

Join us for a live discussion where our panelists, hailing from four municipalities from across Canada, share their experiences from the front line. In doing so, they will illustrate the 10 Best Practices from our forthcoming report, Only the Pipes Should be Hidden: Best practices for pricing and improving municipal water and wastewater services.

CHRIS RAGAN, Chair, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, McGill University, Department of Economics
Formerly Clifford Clark Visiting Economist, Finance Canada

JOHN ENNS-WIND, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Battleford, Saskatchewan
EMANUEL MACHADO, Chief Administrative Officer , Gibsons, British Columbia
ERIN MAHONEY, Environmental Services Commissioner, Regional Municipality of York, Newmarket, Ontario
CARL YATES, General Manager, Halifax Water, Halifax, Nova Scotia


About the new Ecofiscal Commission report: Only the Pipes Should be Hidden: Best practices for pricing and improving municipal water and wastewater services:

Well-designed user fees can help address these interconnected challenges. They connect water usage to the price users pay and encourage conservation. They can also provide funding for the infrastructure needed to keep our water sources clean. They can also be designed to ensure that water is affordable for low-income households.

Only the Pipes Should be Hidden includes:

  • 5 case studies that highlight the progress that Canadian municipalities have made in improving the sustainability of their systems: Gibsons, the Battlefords, Ottawa, Montréal, and St. John’s
  • 10 best practices for designing and implementing user fees for water and wastewater services, while tackling the interconnected challenges of water quality, quantity, and infrastructure
  • 6 recommendations

October 3-5, 2017: Ontario Professional Planners Institute

Posted on September 8, 2017

Where: Collingwood

Organization: Ontario Professional Planners Int.


October 3, 2017: Ontario/Quebec Water Networking Reception @WEFTEC

Posted on August 2, 2017

Where: Intercontinental Hotel – Chicago, Ill.

Registration: By invitation only through trade commissioners. Open to all TC’s, partners, Canadian firms, local buyers.

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