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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

WEF Report: Sea Level Rise and Climate Change Threaten Groundwater

Last week, the World Economic Forum (WEF) released its 14th annual Global Risks Report 2019, where for the ninth year in a row, water was a top concern. The Global Risks Report incorporates the results of the annual Global Risks Perception Survey of...

Researchers Develop Graphene and Bacterial Nanocellulose Membrane

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose that effectively treats E. coli contaminated wastewater. Srikanth Singamaneni, professor of mech...

OPG Issues Green Bond to Finance Waterpower Holdings in U.S.

Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has closed a second $500-million green bond issuance, with net proceeds primarily used to finance its recent acquisition of Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC, an operator of small waterpower facilities in the United Sta...

Engineers PEI Recognizes Innovative Shoreline Protection Project

Engineers PEI has recognized an innovative engineering project, which protects the causeway and shoreline in Souris from the effects of climate change and storm surge events, with the 2018 Environment Award. “The Engineers PEI Environment Award re...

Canadian Researchers Guest Edit on Integrated Hydrological Modeling

Canadian researchers have guest edited a section of the technical journal Groundwater®, published by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). The articles were published in a special section within the January–February 2019 issue of Groundwa...