CWR 2013 featured a mix of high-profile international speakers from government, academia and the private sector, and provided examples and case studies of changed and changing paradigms. Networking opportunities and identification of future collaborations were key elements of this flagship event. Speakers at CWR 2013 highlighted practical water management solutions and areas where changes in practice, policy and investments are making a difference.

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New Municipal and Community Approaches

Managing across the spectrum of drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and urban watersheds within larger urban centres and smaller communities represents the “front line” of both need and innovation.  This track focused on examples of doing more with less, taking a smarter approach, implementing both new solutions and existing approaches in new ways, and leading the way in how evolution in regulations, policy and practice can lead to solutions.
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Water in the Resource Development Sector

From issues relating to more sustainable use of water within industrial processes, to better understanding of options and collaborative management approaches that minimize the impacts of resource development on watersheds, this track focused on innovations that ultimately lead to progress in attaining shared goals for watersheds in which resource development is active.
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Agriculture and Food Production

Water is fundamental to every step of the complex supply chain involved in the production of agricultural and food products and the wide array of resultant trade activities and processes.  This track explored different facets of innovation and advancements in the understanding of how water management impacts agricultural and food production practice and how more effective use of knowledge and technologies can improve the system as a whole and ensure better productivity, safety and environmental protection.
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If you missed CWR2013 or would like to relive the experience, please take some time to download the agenda and browse our photo, video and speaker highlights.