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  • Front | Canadian Water Summit
    water Miller writes We re home to some of the world s most exceptional and largest freshwater ecosystems and we re not as affected by water quality problems and shortages as many other parts of the planet However the landscape is changing Read the full article HERE June 11 2014 225 Water Nerds 33 Engaging Speakers 26 Supporting Organizations ONE Canadian Water Summit For one day and at the height of a surge of water related activity across Ontario the Canadian Water Summit makes it s big splash on June 18th at the international Centre in Toronto next week David Miller President CEO WWF Canada Edward Burtynsky Award winning photographer and filmmaker Bob Sandford EPCOR Chair Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of the United Nations Water for Life Decade Bernadette Conant Executive Director Canadian Water Network and The Water Brothers are just a few of the special guests who will talk water next Wednesday June 18 REGISTER TODAY June 5 2014 Less than two weeks to go before the Canadian Water Summit and advance registration ends on June 15th Be sure to register for your ticket before it is too late June 2 2014 PANEL Urban Emergency Managing Extreme Water Crises in Cities As the floods in southern Alberta and Toronto demonstrated last year adaptation and resiliency measures are a critical necessity for many cities How are cities dealing with the increasingly extreme effects of climate change How are we better planning for times of emergency Hear from Brenda Lucas Executive Director Southern Ontario Water Consortium Bryan Karney Professor University of Toronto Blair Feltmate Associate Professor University of Waterloo and Darwin Durnie President CPWA Click here to see the whole program May 28 2014 Thought leaders and top executives from the water industry are speaking at the Canadian Water Summit

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  • 2014 Program | Canadian Water Summit
    40 LUNCHEON KEYNOTE Edward Burtynsky Award winning photographer and filmmaker Watermark Introduction by CWS Chair David Miller President CEO WWF Canada Edward Burtynsky is known as one of Canada s most respected photographers His remarkable photographs are included in the collections of over fifty major museums around the world Burtynsky s new movie Watermark and his highly anticipated book Water tells us stories of where water comes from how we use it distribute and often waste it Frequently using a bird s eye perspective the photographer shows us water s remote sources remarkable ancient step wells and mass bathing rituals 1 40 1 50 AWARD PRESENTATION Imogen Coe Dean of Science Ryerson and Mr Anne van Leeuwen Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands will jointly present the award to the winners of the International Wetskills Competition BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2 00 3 30 Putting Water on Page One When it comes to water perception and management the public is the chief driver of change How do we put water front and centre in the public eye Moderator Doug Saunders Columnist The Globe and Mail Lynn Patterson Director of Corporate Responsibility RBC Krystyn Tully Co Founder and Vice President Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Alex and Tyler Mifflin The Water Brothers Urban Emergency Managing Extreme Water Crises in Cities As 2013 s floods in southern Alberta and Toronto demonstrated Canada is in need of adaptation measures How are cities dealing with more extreme effects of a changing climate How are we better planning for times of emergency Moderator Brenda Lucas Executive Director Southern Ontario Water Consortium Bryan Karney Professor University of Toronto Blair Feltmate Associate Professor University of Waterloo Darwin Durnie President CPWA Financing Urban Water Phenomenal response to conservation programming has left some cities clambering for revenue At the same time

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  • Registration | Canadian Water Summit
    registration information on the CWRA Canada Water Resources Congress Conference visit www waterthefuturewewant ca Delegates wishing to attend both the Canadian Water Summit and the GroundSwell Conference on Groundwater Innovation June 16 18 will be eligible for a 10 discount off each event Proof of registration will be required To obtain the discount promotional code contact registration watersummit ca For registration information on the GroundSwell Conference on Groundwater Innovation visit www groundswellconference com REGISTRATION PAYMENT The Canadian Water Summit accepts VISA MC AMEX Payment by cheque can be requested by contacting registration watersummit ca REGISTRATION RECEIPTS Automatic receipts will be forwarded by email to the registrant when making a payment by credit card For payments by cheque an invoice can be requested by contacting registration watersummit ca TAX EXEMPT For those organizations that are tax exempt please forward your tax exemption number together with your organization s name to registration watersummit ca The registration coordinator will take off the tax and send you the appropriate invoice for payment REGISTRATION DEADLINE Registration deadline for the Canadian Water Summit is June 15 2014 at 11 59pm EST Those that want to register after this date will have to contact registration watersummit ca

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  • Speakers | Canadian Water Summit
    programs and initiatives Her work has included developing several water conservation rebate programs implementing the first phase of a universal metering program coordinating the development of a water loss reduction strategy and working closely with watershed organizations on wellfield protection Back to top Darwin Durnie President Canadian Public Works Association Darwin Durnie is President of the Canadian Public Works Association This volunteer role calls upon his 30 years of industry experience to maintain CPWA as the voice of public works in Canada Its 2300 members are the engineers and practitioners who design build and operate the municipal infrastructure Darwin is a Fellow of the Donald C Stone Institute for Public Works Leadership served as Chair of the Certification Commission of the American Public Works Association for two terms and is a Past President of the Alberta Public Works Association Durnie is recognized as an expediter and innovator and has achieved success in both the private and public sectors As a Registered Engineering Technologist he has applied his skill as a project manager to navigate large scale civil projects from concept to completion Being able to see through the chaos and focus on the issue at hands has resulted in projects being completed on time and on budget He has applied his techniques with great success to lead or support delivery of non traditional projects some of which include 2002 G8 World Leaders Summit Kananaskis 2010 G8 G20 World Leaders Summits Toronto and Huntsville 2005 Drumheller Flood 2011 Slave Lake Fire and 2013 Alberta Flood Drumheller and High River Annually he delivers a fun workshop on Municipal infrastructure to elected officials in Alberta Durnie presently is a Director of Business Development for Stantec in Red Deer Alberta Back to top Blair Feltmate Associate Professor University of Waterloo Dr Feltmate is Associate Professor Faculty of Environment University of Waterloo Positions he holds include Chair Climate Change Adaptation Project Canada Senior Advisor Sustainable Electricity Program Canadian Electricity Association Board Member CLEAResult Chair WeatherWise City of Toronto Co Chair Greening Greater Toronto He works extensively with Canada s Property Casualty insurance sector on matters pertaining to extreme weather and flooding Previous positions Dr Feltmate has held include Vice President Sustainable Development Bank of Montreal and Director of Sustainable Development OPG Dr Feltmate has developed the sustainable development programs for two dozen multi national companies He was sustainable development advisor to the American Chemistry Council Washington DC and Canada s first Commissioner of Environment and Sustainable Development Back to top Kerry Freek Manager of Marketing and Communications WaterTAP Kerry is the Manager of Marketing and Communications for WaterTAP Previously she was the editor of Water Canada the complete water magazine and the associate editor of ReNew Canada the infrastructure renewal magazine Kerry has written on topics such as bridge collapses building retrofits bioenergy bottled water bans and water technology She has participated in trade missions and press tours in Canada Sweden and Israel Back to top Christopher Gasson Publisher Global Water Intelligence Christopher is an authority on water finance and markets After a degree in politics and economics at Oxford University he worked as a financial journalist and in corporate finance before acquiring Global Water Intelligence in 2002 Since then he has authored and published a number of different market reports on the industry Including Desalination Markets 2010 The Global Water Market 2011 and Industrial Desalination and Water Reuse Markets Besides GWI he is also publisher of Water Desalination Report and DesalData which includes the IDA Worldwide Desalting Plant Inventory Back to top Hon Glen R Murray Minister of Infrastructure and Minister of Transportation Government of Ontario Glen Murray has a lifetime of activism in urban planning sustainable development and community health He was the Senior Resident and Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture and Landscape Design at Massey College University of Toronto and worked on the Development of the University s City Centre He was a Managing Partner of AuthentiCITY a Toronto based Urban Sustainability consulting and planning firm He was appointed President and CEO of the Canadian Urban Institute in 2007 and led the development of award winning programs in community energy mapping planning regional economic development and culture lead regeneration of urban centres Glen was appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada to Chair the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy NRTEE where he helped to shape environmental policy and respond to climate change in Canada Glen is a founding member of the Canadian AIDS Society and was Director of Health Education and HIV Prevention Services at the Village Clinic 9 Circles Community Health Centre in Winnipeg He was also part of the World Health AIDS Service Organization s working group for the Global Program on AIDS Glen was mayor of the City of Winnipeg and during his tenure was the Chair of the Big City Mayors Caucus where he led the successful campaign that resulted in the federal government to transfer the equivalent of 5 cents a litre of the federal tax on gas to municipalities for infrastructure renewal and construction Glen has a long history of active participation in human rights and social activism He was a member of the Toronto Gay Patrol in 1983 the Co Chair of Canadians for Equal Marriage and has logged over 5 000 kilometres cycling for Habitat for Humanity s fundraising Cycle for Hope to raise money for affordable housing in Canada Glen s public service has led to several awards including the Queen s Jubilee Medal the 2003 Fight for LGBT Justice and Equality award from Egale Canada and for his work with the aboriginal community he was given the highest honour of an Eagle Feather Glen was born in Montreal where he earned a diploma from John Abbott College He then attended Concordia University s School of Community and Public Affairs for four years majoring in Urban Studies While at Concordia he served as President of the student union Back to top Robert Haller Executive Director Canadian Water and Wastewater Association Robert Haller is the executive director of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association He started with the CWWA in May of 2012 after 20 years as a senior municipal administrator where he oversaw several infrastructure projects including a new wastewater treatment facility Robert holds a BA in Geography from Carleton University and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Western Ontario where his work focused on water policy following the Walkerton tragedy Robert has served on the Source Protection Working Group for the St Lawrence River and has served on the Municipal Advisory Panel to the Ontario Clean Water Agency He feels his work as a municipal town manager has made him a jack of all trades when it comes to municipal government and provides him the credentials to speak on behalf of municipal utilities across Canada Back to top Paulien Hartog Strategic Advisor for Water Region of Amsterdam Paulien has 15 year experience in linking water challenges flooding groundwater stormwater sanitation waterinfrastructure to urban planning and management As a strategist at Waternet the public watercycle organization of the Amsterdam region run by the City of Amsterdam and the regional water authority she is specialized in urban adaptation to climate change and water governance and participates in several national and international networks She is an experienced speaker at international conferences on these subjects At this moment she represents Amsterdam as an expert of water and climate change adaptation in international cooperation with partner cities worldwide and she is part of the Amsterdam Rainproof team which is building an open city platform in which municipal authorities residents and businesses work together on resilience Back to top Bryan Karney Professor University of Toronto Bryan Karney graduated in engineering in 1980 and completed his Ph D in 1984 in Civil Engineering both from UBC He is a professor of Civil Engineering and the Associate Dean of Cross Disciplinary Programs in Engineering at the University of Toronto He is also a principal of the engineering consulting firm HydraTek Associates Inc Bryan has over 30 years of experience in hydraulic consulting services and has worked on a wide range of fluid systems including water wastewater oil gas and jet fuel Bryan has taught spoken and written widely on subjects related to pipelines water resource systems energy issues hydrology climate change engineering education and ethics He has published numerous papers and articles and has won a number of teaching and research awards Back to top Todd Latham President Actual Media Inc Todd is a media entrepreneur with over twenty three years of experience in environmental business publishing marketing and communications He is President of Actual Media Inc a specialized publishing and creative design firm that produces ReNew Canada the infrastructure magazine and Water Canada the complete water magazine Todd is an cross industry participant advisor and communicator with broad practical knowledge and an extensive network in the environment infrastructure and government sectors He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Public Works Association OPWA and the Canadian Network of Asset Managers CNAM He is the Communications Chair of both organizations He is co founder of the Canadian Brownfields Network a senior associate of the Canadian Urban Institute a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers OSPE Infrastructure Task Force and a University Fellow with the University of Toronto Environmental Finance Committee He was recently appointed to the Advisory Council of the Future Industry Leader Honors Program in Shanghai China and the Places To Invest Advisory Council in Washington DC In March 2011 he travelled to Antarctica and became an alumnus of 2041 an international group committed the preservation of the continent Back to top MaryLynn Lodor Deputy Director Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati MSDGC and Greater Cincinnati Water Works GCWW joint utility MaryLynn Lodor is a Deputy Director for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati MSDGC and Greater Cincinnati Water Works GCWW joint utility As Deputy Director of Shared Services since April 2013 MaryLynn oversees Engineering and Watershed Management Finance Communications Regulatory and Safety Compliance Strategic Planning HR and IT In her previous position as Environmental Program Manager for MSDGC MaryLynn developed the utility s sustainable infrastructure program which evaluated sustainable stormwater mitigation solutions to address combined sewer overflows CSOs and other water quality challenges within the context of MSDGC s Consent Decree MaryLynn has led MSDGC s Communities of the Future initiative since May 2009 this context sensitive approach explores the potential to link CSO solutions with community revitalization for an enhanced triple bottom line for the community Prior to joining MSDGC in June 2010 MaryLynn worked as a consultant in the water wastewater and watershed management field She also worked for the Butler County Ohio Department of Environmental Services for 12 years five as head of the Environmental Division overseeing industrial services regulatory compliance laboratory public relations and program management MaryLynn holds a Master of Science degree in Environmental Management and Policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York Oswego Back to top Bruce Lounsbury CEO and Co founder newterra Bruce Lounsbury is CEO and co founder of newterra with responsibility for the strategic direction of the firm Under Mr Lounsbury s guidance the company s management team has a consistent track record of profitability and year over year growth newterra has also distinguished itself by being selected as one of Canada s 50 Best Managed Companies for the past seven consecutive years Platinum status by Deloitte Over his 20 year at newterra Mr Lounsbury has been intimately involved in all aspects of the operation from equipment design and manufacturing to sales field service operations and accounting He has also been instrumental in forging strategic partnerships that have fueled the company s growth and entry into new markets As CEO Mr Lounsbury has helped carve the path that has seen newterra emerge as a leading mid sized player in the water industry Leveraging newterra s unique ability to provide modular scalable solutions for water and wastewater treatment challenges the company has added critical core technologies and expanded globally all in alignment with its strategic focus He and his team have attracted investment from North America s leading growth investors in the water sector to provide the resources for continued expansion Prior to founding newterra Mr Lounsbury held a variety of roles with Imperial Oil Esso Resources in Calgary AB His early experience was in operations engineering for oil and gas production He then held roles in business management culminating in a key role in Esso s highly successful mergers and acquisitions team He was one of the leaders in efforts to improve the company s environmental practices which nurtured his keen interest in the environment and ultimately lead to the genesis of newterra Back to top Brenda Lucas Executive Director Southern Ontario Water Consortium Brenda has led the implementation and development of the Southern Ontario Water Consortium a platform for water technology demonstration since it was created in 2011 Brenda has more than a decade of experience in the water policy and research community in Canada developing networks and collaborative projects She has previously worked with a private foundation non profit organizations and as a Senior Policy Advisor to two provincial Ministers of the Environment She is a member of the Forum for Leadership on Water FLOW Canada and Chair of Water TAP s Sustainable Infrastructure Working Group Back to top David Main Director of Asset Management and National Benchmarking AECOM David Main directs AECOM s Asset Management consulting practice in Western Canada and has project managed the award winning National Water and Wastewater Benchmarking Initiative NWWBI for more than 10 years The NWWBI is recognized as the most advance multi agency benchmarking program within the public sector in the world and now includes more than 50 of Canada most progressive water wastewater and stormwater utilities With 25 years of management experience within Canada s water sector he has specialized in assisting both public and private water wastewater and stormwater utilities throughout Canada adapt to the rapidly changing environment of water infrastructure management Based in British Columbia David was also recently elected to the position of President Elect for the British Columbia Water and Wastewater Association BCWWA Back to top Brian Mergelas CEO WaterTAP Dr Brian Mergelas offers a proven entrepreneurial record and wealth of expertise in strategic development operational leadership and financial and relationship management He has successfully commercialized several new technologies in the global water sector Dr Mergelas earned his PhD in Physics from Queen s University After working in the oil and gas sector designing advanced pipeline inspection systems he realized there was a growing infrastructure funding gap in the municipal market sector that required solutions and he co founded the Pressure Pipe Inspection Company PPIC PPIC was an Ontario based company which quickly expanded operations to the United States and Mexico The company also expanded global markets and delivered major projects in Asia the Middle East and South America PPIC is recognized as a Canadian water technology success story and has won several prestigious export and technology awards Dr Mergelas currently serves on the board of the Children s Aid Foundation He is a member of YPO The York Angel Investors as well as various industry associations including the American Water Works Association the Water Environmental Federation the American Society for Non Destructive testing and The American Society of Civil Engineers Back to top Alex Mifflin Host Writer Co Director Lead Researcher The Water Brothers Alex is an award winning writer and TV show host who has interviewed many of the world s top environmental and scientific experts for The Water Brothers a documentary television series he created along with his brother He most recently won the prestigious BBC Earth Panda award for Best Newcomer for his work on the series which is now in its third season Alex graduated from Dalhousie University and the University of King s College with a degree in International Development and Environmental Science Back to top Tyler Mifflin Director Host Co Producer Videographer The Water Brothers Tyler is an award winning director and TV show host winning the prestigious BBC Earth Panda award for Best Newcomer for his work on his television series The Water Brothers now in its third season and which Tyler directs co hosts and co produces A graduate of the University of British Columbia with a major in film production he began his career at SK filming research expeditions and promotional material Tyler excels as a videographer and director and applies these skills to his work on The Water Brothers series that he created along with his brother Tyler never travels without his camera and has filmed projects in over 30 countries around the world From the top of mountains to the depth of our oceans there is no place he won t venture in search of great stories Back to top David Miller President and CEO World Wildlife Fund Canada David Miller is President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada Canada s foremost conservation organization The WWF creates solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet helping people and nature thrive David Miller was Mayor of Toronto from 2003 to 2010 and Chair of the influential C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group from 2008 2010 Under his leadership Toronto became widely admired internationally for its environmental leadership economic strength and social integration He is a leading advocate for the creation of sustainable urban economies and a strong and forceful champion for the next generation of jobs through sustainability David Miller is a Harvard trained economist and professionally a lawyer He and his wife lawyer Jill Arthur are the parents of two children Back to top David Moran Director of Sustainability and Community Investment Coca Cola Canada David Moran is Director of Sustainability and Community Investment for Coca Cola Canada David is a founding member

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  • Sponsors | Canadian Water Summit
    their commitment to advancing water sustainability in Canada Gold Sponsors Ryerson University is a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship We focus on applied research offering real world solutions and impact Ryerson Urban Water RUW is a multi disciplinary collective of experts whose research provides cost effective solutions that support a healthy urban water cycle while promoting innovation in water education across societal boundaries Silver Sponsors Contributing Sponsor Summit Advisors Lead

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  • Venue Information | Canadian Water Summit
    here to register today Further details will be regarding the registration desk at the event will be released closer to the event Conference Dress Code Business attire is suggested Green Event As the Canadian Water Summit is a green event handouts will be limited to a conference program only with some sponsor literature available on site Please be sure to bring your own writing materials We would also appreciate your

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    Group respects your privacy The information collected in the Sign Up process is for the purpose of keeping you up dated on progress of and exciting news about the Canadian Water Summit Your information will not be shared with third parties Sign Up for Updates Connect with Us Sponsors CWS Sponsors Contact Us Todd Latham todd actualmedia ca 416 444 5842 x111 Laura Tozer laura watersummit ca 647 785 2785

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    map Front page Front page of Canadian Water Summit Sign Up for Updates Connect with Us Sponsors CWS Sponsors Contact Us Todd Latham todd actualmedia ca 416 444 5842 x111 Laura Tozer laura watersummit ca 647 785 2785 Lee Scarlett

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