At Canadian Water Network, we are driving Canada’s progress on three core water management challenges: protecting public health protecting watersheds and ecosystems and ensuring sustainable water infrastructure. With these challenges in mind we enable Canada to address the big picture and challenge traditional thinking surrounding water. This leads to the development of robust solutions that address multiple needs and are appropriate to regional realities. Canadian water research offers a wealth of knowledge that can augment experience inform policy and practice and provide relevant solutions to many challenges. CWN’s decade of experience has led to our evolution as an organization that plays a critical intermediary role of improving the connection between the research and those involved in the wide variety of roles that are related to managing water in the public and private sector.