The Canadian Water Resources Association brings together individuals and organizations involved in the management of water resources in Canada.
The mission of the Canadian Water Resources Association is to promote effective water management.
Its objectives are:
- to stimulate awareness and understanding of Canada’s water resources
- to encourage recognition of the high priority and value of water
- to provide a forum for the exchange of information and opinion relating to the management of Canada’s water
- to participate with appropriate agencies in international water management activities.
The Canadian Water Resources Assocation also has various affiliate organizations:
- The Canadian Committee on Irrigation and Drainage (CANCID) aims to to stimulate and promote research, development and application of science related to irrigation, drainage and flood control in rural areas.
- The Canadian Society for Hydrological Sciences (CSHS) is dedicated to the advancement and recognition of hydrological sciences.
- The Student and Young Professional (SYP) is made up of student and young professionals interested in water resources management. Chapters have been set up in most major cities across the country.
Local branches also exist in most provinces and territories and provide a unique local perspective on the success and challenges of water management across our diverse country.
The Project WET, a water-education program for educators, is also sponsored nationally by the Canadian Water Resources Association.