Past Major Meetings

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GWF2021 - Fourth Annual Open Science Meeting

Held virtually: May 17 - 19, 2021

GWF2020 - Third Annual Open Science Meeting

Held virtually: May - June 2020

National Water Policy Panel - May 13, 2020

How can a Canada Water Agency Deliver Water Security for Canadians?

Featuring Terry Duguid, MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada and Chaired by Dr. Thomas Axworthy of Massey College, you will hear from experts in water science and governance and guests from provincial and municipal perspectives, examining Canadian water issues and the science, policy and the collaborative responses needed to tackle the emerging water-climate crisis.

Operations Team Meeting - November 19-20, 2019

Second Annual Science Meeting - May 14-17, 2019

Operations Team Meeting - January 21-23, 2019

This meeting brought together the GWF operations team together to review collective progress towards our goals, discuss the science directions and operations of the GWF program.

Inaugural Annual Science Meeting - June 3-6, 2018

This comprehensive water conference brought together the broader Canadian water community like never before with over 400 people convening from across Canada and internationally. Hosted by McMaster University and Six Nations of the Grand River, the event included land-based knowledge exchange activities and 160 presentations by academics, students, researchers, Indigenous knowledge holders, policy makers, managers and communicators. 

Inception Meeting - January 21-23, 2018

Over 80 researchers, support staff, principal investigators, project managers and secretariat were in attendance to discuss progress and future plans.