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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

Two Storms Cause over $130 Million in Insured Damage

Two severe storms caused over $130 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). The amount of insured damage is an estimate provided by CatIQ under licence to the Insurance Bureau of Canada. The storms...

Swim Drink Fish Releases Water Safety Video Featuring Rob Baker of The Tragically Hip

A new video from Swim Drink Fish features Rob Baker, guitarist with The Tragically Hip, promoting water safety at Kingston’s swimming pier. The video, narrated and scored by Baker, celebrates the Gord Edgar Downie Pier while reminding students and...


Increasing Demand Helps Offset Biosolids Management Costs Lystek’s core business involves the diversion and processing of biosolids and organics into a range of value-added products including the marketing and sales of LysteGroⓇ, a U.S. EPA Clas...

Climate Change Could Impact Ability of Soils to Absorb Water: Study

Climate change may reduce the ability of soils to absorb water in many parts of the world, according to a study published in the journal Science Advances. This could have serious implications for groundwater supplies, stormwater runoff, food product...

Microplastics Potentially Causing Catastrophic Consequences

Plastics in our waste streams are breaking down into tiny particles and causing potentially catastrophic consequences for human health and our aquatic systems, according to new research from the University of Surrey and Deakin’s Institute for Fron...