Water Resiliency for the New Normal

May 18 - 19, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario

Water Resiliency for the New Normal

May 18 - 19, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario

Water Resiliency for the New Normal

May 18 - 19, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario

Water Resiliency for the New Normal

May 18 - 19, 2016 | Toronto, Ontario

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Thank you Blue Cities 2016 partners, speakers and attendees

In the face of ongoing change and the need for resiliency, approaches to
municipal water management need to move beyond the ‘typical’ or ‘average.’

In the face of ongoing change and the need for resiliency, approaches to municipal water management need to move beyond the ‘typical’ or ‘average.’

Blue Cities 2016 was the inaugural event of the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium. This event brought together municipal water leaders, industry partners and topic experts from across Canada and the globe.

Participants exchanged knowledge, strategies and experience to advance resilient solutions that address drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and management of urban watersheds.

April 2, 2016 in Uncategorised

Video invitation to #bluecities on May 18-19 in Toronto

Watch our new #BlueCities 2016 video and learn why you should attend. Join global water leaders on May 18-19, 2016 in Toronto to exchange strategies and experience to advance resilient solutions... Read More
March 23, 2016 in Uncategorised

“Ensuring Safe Drinking Water” #bluecities pre-conference workshop

Register for a 1-day workshop with renowned drinking water expert, Dr. Steve Hrudey. This practical learning opportunity for drinking water operators, managers, and decision-makers will be held at the Delta... Read More
February 17, 2016 in Uncategorised

Global speakers have been added to the #bluecities program

Blue Cities 2016 extends a warm welcome to international speakers from the United States, Singapore and Australia: Debra Coy Partner, XPV Water Partners May 18th, The Business of Getting to Sustainable... Read More

Conference Themes

Impacts and risk identification for the new normal

What are the impacts of extreme weather and unforeseen events on our municipal water systems that are dominant elements of risk to our public, environmental and economic health? How can we move to more proactive, event-based thinking in response?

The business of getting to sustainable systems

There is little debate on the need for effective and sustainable water systems. The real challenge is how to maximize investments to achieve the goals of sustainability and resilience. What are the key questions and options for Canadian communities?

Infrastructure and planning approaches
for more resilient systems

Resiliency is an increasingly important concept in planning for a strong future for our communities. What are the options and elements of effective lifecycle management that can advance our ability to get there?

Communications:
Public concerns, facts and tough decisions

Water managers are often faced with making tough decisions that are not always popular with the public. This session will explore where connecting science and decisions to what matters to the public can help garner support and lead to more effective water management.

Impacts and risk identification for the new normal

Impacts and risk identification for the new normal

What are the impacts of extreme weather and unforeseen events on our municipal water systems that are dominant elements of risk to our public, environmental and economic health? How can we move to more proactive, event-based thinking in response?

The business of getting to sustainable systems

The business of getting to sustainable systems

There is little debate on the need for effective and sustainable water systems. The real challenge is how to maximize investments to achieve the goals of sustainability and resilience. What are the key questions and options for Canadian communities?

Infrastructure and planning approaches for more resilient systems

Infrastructure and planning approaches for more resilient systems

Resiliency is an increasingly important concept in planning for a strong future for our communities. What are the options and elements of effective lifecycle management that can advance our ability to get there?

Communications: Public concerns, facts and tough decisions

Communications: Public concerns, facts and tough decisions

Water managers are often faced with making tough decisions that are not always popular with the public. This session will explore where connecting science and decisions to what matters to the public can help garner support and lead to more effective water management.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Ensuring Safe Drinking Water with Dr. Steve E. Hrudey

May 17, 2016 from 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Drinking water operators and other frontline personnel must deliver safe, reliable drinking water to the communities they serve while avoiding risks related to the design, operation and maintenance of their systems. To mitigate the risk of a drinking water outbreak occurring in any system, key lessons can be learned by studying drinking water failures and close calls, and understanding how the lessons learned in those cases apply to other systems.

This course has met the requirements under O. Reg. 128/04 as Director Approved Continuing Education for 0.7 continuing education units. 

Limited to 35 participants.

Workshop Details & Registration

Conference Partners

Supporting Organizations

Consortium Leadership Group