YWP Canada is a non-profit organization founded in 2019 through the International Water Association. The continued support of Canadian water non-profit and profit organizations have been invaluable in building, connecting and educating this network of young water professionals.

The Canadian Association on Water Quality is a non-governmental, non-profit organization for scientists, engineers, technologists, administrators, practitioners and students engaged in or interested in research on water quality or on the control or treatment of
water pollution.

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.

CentrEau – Water Management Research Centre is a strategic research cluster financed by the Fonds de recherche du Québec. CentrEau federates and animates the forces of research and innovation in Quebec to develop and transfer scientific knowledge to improve the management and governance of inland waters.

Water Canada is the only national magazine dedicated to water quality and stewardship in Canada. Published six times a year, Water Canada is the magazine of choice for news and information on drinking water, residential and commercial water treatment, source water protection and conservation, wastewater treatment, stormwater management, water resource management, technology advancement, policy and governance, business and investment, and waterworks infrastructure.

Urban Water Research Centre (UWRC) is a multi-disciplinary collective of over 40 experts across 6 faculties and 13 Departments. Their researchers and wet labs and students come from the natural sciences, engineering, policy/regulatory, and social science arenas.

UWRC’s experts are working on water capture strategies including green roofs and urban forests, low impact development and municipal master planning, engineered wetlands and sophisticated wastewater mitigation strategies, and cost-benefit economic strategies. UWRC has the expertise necessary to ensure the development of resilient sustainable cities.

Rain It In is a Canadian non-profit and annual competition that challenges post-secondary students to create innovative solutions that will mitigate the impacts of intense rainfall events and flooding.

Rain It In provides a unique experiential learning opportunity for students where they can take the knowledge and skills they are developing through their education and apply them to a real-world problem affecting our communities. Through our mentorship program, students can network with industry professionals and learn about different career paths in the water space. Our annual competitions are great extracurricular activities that can help students develop technical and transferable skills and participation can be added to a resume to help students stand out from other candidates when applying to jobs.

UBC Future Waters

Future Waters is one of the Research Excellence Clusters at the University of British Columbia. These clusters are a joint initiative of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic and the Vice-President, Research and Innovation. 

Future Waters examines the future states of water system design, management, policy, and governance. They understand that studying complex water issues requires novel interdisciplinary research that challenges the questions they ask and aim to address existing and emerging problems while also advancing diverse socio-ecological goals. Measures put in place today to manage current and emerging water issues will affect future water resilience, human and ecosystem health and society’s capacity to realize opportunities and minimize unforeseen tragedies in the future. This reality makes thoughtful interdisciplinary approaches to water a key imperative. 

Future Waters interdisciplinary research intersects law, policy and governance, and the applied and biophysical sciences. 

PEOPLE Network is a pan-Canadian and global research and training network to promote scientific research, cross-disciplinary education and community engagement to address emerging environmental challenges. First launched on October 16, 2017 in St. John’s, Canada, PEOPLE was awarded $1.65M to establish a training program in Persistent, Emerging, and Oil PoLlution in cold marine Environments (PEOPLE CREATE) by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) CREATE Program. This program is a collaborative consortium with world-class expertise and facilities for leading-edge research and cross-disciplinary education for the next generation of highly qualified professionals. PEOPLE CREATE will make important contributions to protect Canada’s oceans and coastal communities.

Become a partner

We’re always looking for new partners to help build an extensive community of young water professionals in Canada with access to career development and educational member activities.

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