CWRA 2023 National Conference
Rising with the Tide:

Working Together to Address Water Resource Challenges

June 18-21, 2023

Halifax, NS

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With great excitement and enthusiasm, we’d like to invite our colleagues from across Canada to join us in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia for this year’s annual CWRA conference. It has been a while since Atlantic Canada hosted the event, and our freshly renamed Atlantic Canada Branch is happy for the opportunity.


In choosing a theme for the conference, we wanted to have something that had a clear connection to our region, while also highlighting what our team felt was a current key focus in our area of work – the clear value of collaboration within water resources. This led us to our conference theme, which is “Rising with the tide: working together to address water resource challenges”. In support of this theme, we have outlined several of the key focuses our team is considering in developing the conference below:

  • Highlighting the value of collaboration and information sharing in water resources management;
  • Highlighting unique regional challenges, expertise, and solutions that can be potentially considered and adopted by others from across the country;
  • Integrating indigenous water resources knowledge and perspectives; and
  • Welcoming and learning from the knowledge and experiences of our colleagues from coast to coast.

Our logo was developed with an eye to having an immediate sense of recognition of the location for the event this year, and also with the intent of building excitement across our membership about the conference returning to the East Coast after a long hiatus. The colours were chosen to connect to those of the CWRA, and we hope it connects with our membership from coast to coast.

The conference will take place from June 18 – 21st 2023 at the Westin Nova Scotian, located centrally within Halifax. Please continue to check the conference website for additional details as they come available, and we look forward to seeing you next June!

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CWRA 2023 News and Updates

June 4th, 2023


If you’d like to be added to our waiting list, please email You will get a reply only if a ticket becomes available.
Registration for workshops and tours is still OPEN! Registration for the workshops and tours is open to all, including those who are not registered for the conference. Workshop registrations close on June 12th, and Tour registrations close on June 5th, so please register as soon as you can!

Still really want to attend CWRA 2023? Please volunteer with us! We’re looking for a few more people to volunteer. If you can offer a small time commitment, you will still be able to enjoy this excellent conference. See more details on the Volunteer page.

June 2nd, 2023

Hello poster presenters!

We would like to give another bump to the opportunity for students who are presenting posters at the CWRA 2023 National Conference to put their names forward for consideration for the Hoskin Scientific Poster Award that will be awarded as part of the conference. Details related to eligibility and otherwise can be found at this link.
If eligible and interested in having your poster considered for this award, please contact by June 13th!

May 2nd, 2023

The deadline to submit your paper for the CSHS Student Paper Award has been EXTENDED! The new deadline is MAY 15th, so be sure to submit yours ASAP!

April 13, 2023

Registration is now widely open for CWRA 2023. We do expect this event to sell out, so if you are planning to attend please register as soon as you are able to.

January 30, 2023

The Call for Abstracts for CWRA 2023 has been extended to February 7th, 2023. Read more, and submit your abstracts, on our website.

December 21, 2022

The Call for Abstracts for CWRA 2023 is now open. Read more, and submit your abstracts, on our website. The deadline for Abstract Submission is January 31, 2023.

November 24th, 2022

The Sponsor and Exhibitor Prospectus for CWRA 2023 is now available. We are looking forward to welcoming new sponsors and exhibitors to CWRA 2023, as well as welcoming back returning exhibitors and sponsors. You can read more about benefit levels and download the full prospectus at our website here.

November 21st, 2022

GUESS WHAT! The #CWRA2023 Call for Special Sessions Deadline has been EXTENDED! You now have until NEXT FRIDAY, December 2nd, to submit your proposal(s)! To learn more head on over to the Sessions tab.

November 19th, 2022

Interested in learning more about the gorgeous locale of the #CWRA2023 national conference? Check out Discover Halifax’s youtube!

November 2nd, 2022

The call for sessions is now OPEN! Head on over to the Sessions tab under the Program tab to read more!