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69th CWRA National Conference         Le 69e Congrès national de ACRH  



L’eau à toutes les échelles : réduire la vulnérabilité et augmenter la résilience

Water Management at Different Scales: Reducing Vulnerability and Increasing  Resilience  

May 24-27, 2016 / du 25 au 27 mai 2016

Hotel Bonaventure, Montréal, Quebec 

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Employment Opportunity
Vice President Technical Services
Water Security Agency - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Reporting to the President and as a member of Executive Management, an employee in this job will provide leadership and direction to a group of engineers, geoscientists, ecologists, scientists, technologists and technicians and related support managing programs related to dam safety; infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation; ground and surface water investigation and analysis; flow forecasting; and management of regional program delivery through regional offices.To learn more about the work we do and this position, visit

Closing February 12, 2016

Employment Opportunity
Licensed Section Head- Surface Water 
British Columbia - Closing February 11, 2016

The Surface Water Authorizations unit of the South Coast Regional office of the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations provides regional leadership in ensuring the surface water resources of British Columbia are safe and sustainable. By regulating the water quantity and quality aspects of all use of water and of projects in and close to water courses, it is optimizing the benefits and sustainability of the province’s water resources.

Feature News

MESSAGE FROM Dave Murray, P.Eng., National President

On behalf of the CWRA Board I wish you a healthy and happy year of managing water in Canada.  2015 was a successful CWRA year, here are a few highlights:

  • We had SYP national calls and several SYP activities at conferences.  I especially liked speed networking at the BC Branch Conference and Trivia night in Winnipeg.  Meg Olson and Greg Schellenberg have also revived the SYP manual, many thanks for effort and energy.
  • We are actively involved with the establishment of a cross 

Canada Flood Resilience Network.

  • CWRA is involved in the Flood Mapping Technical Working Group sponsored by Natural Resources Canada and Public Safety Canada.
  • We had a successful National Conference in Winnipeg in June 2015.
  • Project WET is continuing to grow across the country! 
  • CWRA is engaging with new federal government ministry leadership of relevant to water management. 
  • Our involvement in the Flood Mapping Technical Working Group sponsored lead Natural Resources Canada and Public Safety Canada and its subgroups are raising our profile with the federal and provincial governments across Canada. 
  • Representatives of CANCID along with yours truly made a successful bid for the 2018 ICID IEC Conference to be held in Saskatoon. 
  • CSHS held several webinars and a successful advanced hydrology course! 
  • CWRA and Engineers Without Borders (EWB) on about to sign an amendment to our existing Memorandum of Understanding which we originally signed in 2010 in support several fellowships on water projects. 

How can you get involved in 2016?

  • Join CWRA if you are not a member and experience our benefits. 
  • Join a board or committee to assist our organization and have fun too! 
  • Tell a colleague about CWRA and spread the word!

We have a lot to be excited about! 

New Book Now Available online and in the bookstore 

Putting Prediction in Ungauged Basins into Practice 

J.W. Pomeroy, C. Spence and P.H. Whitfield

2013 Ungauged Basins Cover

Library Update

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"New article on Better Stage-Discharge Rating Curves"