Canadian Water Network’s poster session featured abstracts from researchers, students and practitioners who have conducted innovative water research or have discovered or implemented innovative solutions to water management problems within the three conference tracks. The poster session was held before the banquet dinner on Wednesday, March 11, and was a great opportunity to network and engage in moving from knowledge to action.

Confirmed Poster Titles

Blue Cities: Moving to the systems we need - Conference Track

Blue Cities: Moving to the systems we need

  • Assessing the effects of multiple and cumulative stressors across watershed gradients: Implications for water management in urbanized landscapes
  • The City of Cornwall’s Water Blueprint
  • Curating a bluer-city with creative dialogue (as a medium-term strategy)
  • Differentiating between live and dead bacteria in water samples using PMA-16S rDNA and 16S rRNA based sequence
  • Economic impact evaluation of Alberta’s irrigation rehabilitation program
  • High-density urban rainwater harvesting for non-potable uses in high-rise building operating systems
  • Lead corrosion control: phosphate inhibition, lead service line replacement and the role of the water main
  • Restoring a “jewel in the city”: Exploring the potential for urban ecosystem-based management in Still Creek, Vancouver
  • Uncover your creeks: Strategically engaging the public in urban watershed management

Resource Development and Agriculture: Securing our Future - Conference Track

Resource Development and Agriculture: Securing our future

  • Assessing water use in energy systems: towards a definition of the water-equivalent footprint (H2Of)
  • Characterization and treatment of wash-water produced from washing and processing of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables
  • Cyanotoxin exposure at Saskatchewan lakes in 2013
  • Detection and quantification of engineered metal nanoparticles in municipal wastewaters
  • Elucidating impact of Engineered Nano Particles (ENPs) on Biological Activity of Attached Growth Biological Treatment Process, Using Lab-scale Moving Bed Bioreactors
  • Evaluation of factors influencing energy wellbore leakage in Alberta
  • Groundwater and land use planning: challenges and strategies for a successful knowledge transfer
  • Incentivizing beneficial management practice adoption to improve groundwater quality in Prince Edward Island (PEI): An economic – hydrologic modelling approach
  • Innovation in water management in the Canadian mining industry: A multi-stakeholder approach
  • A modeling framework of integrated agricultural and oilsand pollution for water resource management
  • Potential for potassium recovery from wastewater as K-struvite
  • Predicting Alberta’s Water Future (PAWF)
  • Provincial-scale assessment of fire risks to water resources in Alberta, Canada
  • Reduction of high BOD and nutrient loading in fruit and vegetable wastewater with membrane bioreactor (MBR)
  • Spatial and temporal observations and three-dimensional modelling of high pH in a secondary waste stabilization pond
  • A system dynamics approach to long-range irrigation sector planning for Southern Alberta

Small and Aboriginal Communities: Solutions that fit - Conference Track

Small and Aboriginal Communities: Solutions that fit

  • Adaptive water governance: Going beyond technical approaches to addressing water challenges confronting three First Nation communities in southern Ontario, Canada
  • Characterizing phosphorus removal in a passive Arctic waste stabilization pond located in Pond Inlet, NU
  • Engaging with water operators to improve drinking water access in First Nations in British Columbia
  • First Nations clean water initiative – Atlantic region
  • Groundwater consumption in rural communities: Impact of risk perception on human health risk
  • Intensive, short-term support for the facilitation of locally-generated, innovative ideas to improve service delivery in underserved communities
  • Investigating the relationship between Aboriginal self-reported health and water access/quality
  • Optimizing booster chlorination to protect against contaminant intrusion in small water distribution networks: a complete methodology from detection to mitigation
  • Perspectives of coastal and marine stakeholders in the Dominican Republic
  • Source water protection and policy transfer: Using lessons learned from Ontario for a Newfoundland and Labrador context
  • Use of UV probes for inactivating E.coli and total coliforms in First Nations drinking water and river water
  • WatSan Malawi: Working with government for a bottom up and top down solution to better coordinated water and sanitation services