Kerry Freek

Vice President and Senior Manager of Communications

Kerry Freek comes to WaterTAP with a deep understanding of relationships in Canada’s water sector.

As the founding editor of Water Canada, a national trade publication, she wrote about water in the context of ecosystem and human health, infrastructure and sustainability, science and technology, policy and governance, and economy from 2009 to 2013.

At the same time, she served as associate editor of ReNew Canada, a trade publication about infrastructure renewal. She also served as executive editor for Actual Media Inc., a creative communications agency.

Through her work as an editor and journalist, Kerry has travelled the world to cover water challenges. Her work has brought her across Canada and to countries such as Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Israel, Tanzania, the Netherlands, the Philippines, and the United States. Her first book, Flood Forecast: Climate Risk and Resiliency in Canada, was co-authored with Robert William Sandford and published by Rocky Mountain Books in 2014.

From 2010 to 2014, Kerry was an advisor to the Canadian Water Summit, which she chaired in 2011. Currently, she is a member of Living Lakes Canada’s advisory board, the Ontario Environment Industry Association’s water committee, and the Partners in Project Green water stewardship committee.

Kerry is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where she earned an Honours B.A. in the study of Rhetoric and Professional Writing with a specialization in Cultural Management. She also holds a post-graduate certificate in Book and Magazine Publishing from Centennial College.

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