Toronto, ON – After 13 years of recognizing the people, projects and technologies that have made significant contributions to Canada’s water industry, Water Canada magazine has announced a refresh to its 2023 awards program.

“The water sector is evolving to address the immediate challenges presented by climate change,” said Corinne Lynds, Content Director at Water Canada magazine. “We are refreshing the awards categories to stay reflective of the focus, concerns, and notable achievements of the Water Canada community.”

The 2023 Water Canada Awards (previously Water’s Next Awards) Gala will take place June 8 in Ottawa as part of the Water Canada Summit (previously known as the Canadian Water Summit). The Summit is partnering with the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association’s Window on Water. 

A call for nominations is out now for projects, products and people that exemplify the best of the best in Canada’s water sector. 

Nominate a person, project, or tech for a 2023 Water Canada Award now!

The 2023 awards categories are as follows:

PROJECTS

Drinking Water

This award recognizes a drinking water project that uses new technology or a creative approach to effectively create/improve/rehabilitate/restore new infrastructure or an existing legacy asset. 

Wastewater

This award recognizes a wastewater project that uses new technology or a creative approach to effectively create/improve/rehabilitate/restore new infrastructure or an existing legacy asset. 

Stormwater

This award recognizes a stormwater project that uses new technology or a creative approach to effectively create/improve/rehabilitate/restore new infrastructure or an existing legacy asset. 

Conservation

This award recognizes a conservation project that uses new technology or a creative approach to effectively manage, conserve, and restore impacted areas.

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Education

This award recognizes an education project that focuses on sharing novel information to improve our understanding of water in a way that seeks to support communities or address issues. 

Policy

This award recognizes a project that has successfully improved policy and/or regulations that drive positive stormwater, wastewater, or drinking water outcomes for Canadians.

Downstream

This award recognizes a program or project that is driving greater diversity in the water sector and addressing the skills shortage.

TECHNOLOGY

New Tech

This award recognizes a new product (can still be in the test phase) that uses inventive technologies to solve a problem or challenge.

PEOPLE

Emerging Leader

This award recognizes a person new to the water sector who is demonstrating enthusiasm and potential.

Operator of the Year

This award is given to an operator whose demonstrated leadership shows a commitment to going above and beyond the demands of the job.

Water Steward of the Year

This award recognizes a person demonstrating outstanding commitment to preserving the health of our water resources.

To nominate a project, person, or technology go here.

To learn about sponsorship opportunities for the Water Canada awards program reach out to Jackie Pagaduan at [email protected]

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