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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

SPONSORED: Earth Day 2019 – Protecting Our Species

It is almost impossible not to be aware of the alarming rate at which some of our most precious plant and wildlife populations are declining – or, worse yet, completely disappearing. It is also no secret that it is human activity that has been rep...

IIASA’s Water Program Director Starts New Position in May 2019

Simon Langan, director of the water program, will be leaving International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) in May 2019 to start a new position as director of data analytics and country manager at the International Water Management Inst...

Nova Scotia Receives Funding to Reduce Impacts of Coastal Flooding

Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development Bernadette Jordan and federal Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Lloyd Hines announced funding for two projects in Nova Scotia that will reduce the impact of coastal flooding along th...

Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Province Sign Agreements to Address Historic Wrong

More than 65 years after its lands were flooded to make way for the creation of the Nechako Reservoir, the Cheslatta Carrier Nation has signed agreements with the Province of British Columbia that provide restitution and redress for impacts suffered...

Government of Canada Invests in Water Treatment Technology

Saltworks Technologies Inc. has received an investment of $4.4 million from the Government of Canada. This investment in Saltworks Technologies Inc. supports AirBreather, a technology that will help the oil and gas industry dispose of wastewater i...