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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

Arctic Water

It is estimated that 37 per cent of Canada’s total freshwater is contained in the three territories.  In spite of this abundant resource, water can be a scarce commodity, particularly in Northern communities that require a clean source of water y...

RDKB seeks funding for wastewater treatment plant upgrade

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary has received approval from the B.C. Government for its Liquid Waste Management Plan (LWMP), which includes major upgrades planned for the Columbia Pollution Control Centre (CPCC) that provides sewage treatm...

Minister Miller Provides Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided Indigenous Services Canada’s monthly update on the progress of removing drinking water advisories. In February 2020, two short-term advisories were lifted and three long-term advisories were a...

Ontario Releases its Flooding Strategy

The Government of Ontario has released its new flood strategy, which looks to reduce the risk and increase preparedness of flood events. “We know that we can’t prevent flooding in Ontario – we can only become more resilient to it,” said John...

New Brunswick Launches 2020 River Watch Program

The River Watch program will provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential ice jams, and other flood issues across the province over the coming weeks. “Many communities along the Saint John River saw massive flooding...