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Katherine Balpataky

Managing Editor at Water Canada. For the last thirteen years, Katherine has been involved in water sustainability issues as a journalist, policy advisor, and communications specialist at national and watershed levels. In each role, she convened experts and key stakeholders from diverse backgrounds to define the challenges, barriers, opportunities, and best practices for decisions involving freshwater. Katherine is currently a chairperson of the Canadian Water Summit advisory committee and Water’s Next selection committee, and a member of the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) water committee.

Awards & Publications

Putting the Grand on a diet - The Grand (GRCA) -2012, Call of the Wild: Hinterland Who's Who Environment Canada, 2004, Changing Current: Water Sustainability and the Future of Canada's Natural Resource Sectors, National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy, 2010 Awards: Mark Narot Memorial

Latest Articles

Water Reuse Could Be Key for Future of Hydraulic Fracturing: Study

Water comes from the ground as a by-product of oil production from unconventional reservoirs. During the coming decades, this will theoretically counter the need to use freshwater for hydraulic fracturing operations in many of the United States’ ...

Manitoba Issues Statement on Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Construction

Indigenous and Northern Relations Minister Eileen Clarke and Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler have issued a statement on the construction of the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels. “The construction of the Lake Manitoba / Lake St...

Airdrie, Alta. Surpasses Water Conservation Goal in Year One

It has been one year since Airdrie introduced a Waterworks bylaw that encourages residents and businesses to conserve water through a year-round watering schedule. “We surpassed our water conservation goal for last year,” said Jennifer Sugden, w...

USask Partners with Saskatoon to Study Stormwater

Stormwater goes into Saskatoon’s rivers untreated, so garbage introduced into the storm drain system means more pollution in the local river systems. Even more worrying are the chemical contaminants introduced into these systems that are invisible...

Alberta-Based Fuel Retailer, Drever Agencies, Fined Under Fisheries Act

Drever Agencies Inc. was fined $1,250,000 on February 18, 2020 for an offence under the Fisheries Act. The company pleaded guilty to a charge of depositing a deleterious substance into water frequented by fish. The fine will be directed to the Gov...