Did you know there were more than 80 nominations for this year’s Water’s Next awards? The Water’s Next national awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water in our country.

To celebrate Canada Water Week (March 16-22),  as well as our country’s water champions and leaders, we are releasing the names of the finalists for each of the eight awards. Thank you to our 2015 selection committee for their selections!

Winners will be announced at the Water’s Next gala award dinner following the Canadian Water Summit in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. Click here to buy tickets, and follow @WatersNext on Twitter for future updates and announcements!

And the finalists are…



Heather Leschied, Living Lakes Canada

Matthew McCandless, IISD-Experimental Lakes Area

Madjid Mohseni, University of British Columbia


Michael Albanese, H2Flow Equipment Inc.

Rebecca Cotter, Water-on-Wheels

BLOOM, BLOOM Centre for Sustainability

Lynn Mueller, International Wastewater Systems


Eric Meliton, Partners in Project Green

Barry Orr, City of London

Numair Uppal, WRAIN

Anna Warwick Sears, Okanagan Basin Water Board

Young Professional

Cailin Hillier, Canadian Water Network

Megan Kot, Centre for Water Resources Studies – Dalhousie University

Muaz Nasir, Toronto Water

Mikhail Smilovic, McGill University


Water Resources

Aquarius, Aquatic Informatics

AWT Bacterial Treatments, Advanced Water Technologies Inc.

Tomahawk System, Envirologics Engineering Inc.

WaterTrax Electronic Reporting Tool, WaterTrax


Community Circle Drinking Water System Design and Development, RES’EAU-WaterNET

Model Predictive Pressure Control, Windsor Utilities Commission

Drinking Water

ATP Monitoring Solutions, LuminUltra

AVIVE Water, SanEcoTec Ltd.

Coquitlam UV Disinfection Facility Project, Metro Vancouver and Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc.

Pipe Wall Assessment Technology, Pure Technologies


Anaerobic ADI-BVF Reactor, ADI Systems

Jellyfish & Sorbtive Media, Imbrium Systems

Pearl Nutrient Recovery Process, Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies Inc.

PeCOD, Mantech Inc.

Good luck to all our finalists! We hope to see you in Vancouver!

Have questions about the Water’s Next awards? Email [email protected]. To learn how to participate in the Water’s Next gala award dinner, email [email protected] or call 416-315-2042.


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