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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

Marc Miller Provides November 2019 Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, provided the department’s monthly progress update on its commitment to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserves by March 2021. “Our commitment to lifting every long-t...

35 Million Tonnes of Washwater Effluent Off B.C. Coast in 2017: Study

Thirty scrubber-equipped ships dumped nearly 35 million tonnes of washwater effluent off the B.C. coast in 2017, according to a new study commissioned by WWF-Canada. Scrubbers are used to remove harmful sulphur oxides from exhaust gases of heavy f...

Ontario Municipal Water Association Elects Mike Mortimer as President

During its annual general meeting, the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) elected Mike Mortimer, manager of environmental services for the City of Stratford, as its new president. “I am excited to be able to take on the role as president o...

New Funding to Help Improve Water Quality in Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Watersheds

The governments of Canada and Ontario will be committing additional funding to help improve water quality in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair watersheds. “Canadian farmers are responsible stewards of the land, and our government is working side-by...

Hourly Water Consumption Data Coming to London Households

London residents will now be able to view their household water consumption by the month, week, day, and even hour online. This information, called hourly water data, is accessible to households equipped with newer water meters helping Londoners man...