Consortium Membership

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As a member of the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium (CMWC), you will contribute to addressing key challenges in municipal water management in Canada. Through collaboration, peer sharing and access to leading international knowledge, you will be better equipped to anticipate, respond and adapt to emerging challenges and trends, and ultimately make better-informed decisions on priorities and investments.

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Contribute to the Future of Municipal Water Management 

Membership in Canada’s only national strategic research-based municipal water group provides:

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Engagement with water professionals across the country

  • Network and partner with other proactive leaders in municipalities, government, industry, academia and the non-profit sector who are facing similar challenges

Opportunities to contribute to national and regional priority setting

  • Help shape research questions to better address priorities and fill emerging needs

Early and ongoing access to interpreted research results and implications

  • Leverage the results of leading science and technology to appropriately influence practice and policy

Additional Benefits and Services:

By joining the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium, your organization will:
  • Receive regular communications on priority research results.
  • Benefit from a national pool of partners and investment, and reduced research expenses that lead to higher returns.
  • Participate in working groups and project review teams to more directly influence and shape research development.
  • Receive preferential invitations to CWN workshops, webinars and meetings, including special members-only registration rates.

Materials Available:

  • Plain language research reports and summaries
  • Technical project reports
  • Annual priorities report
  • Topic-specific peer interviews
  • Consolidated ‘state-of-the-knowledge’ and synthesis reports

To become a member, please contact:

Bu Lam, Manager of Municipal Programs
(519) 888-4567 x39357 or


Fee Structure 


Annual Revenue of Canadian Operations Annual Membership Fee
Greater than $100 million $10,000
 Between $50 to $100 million  $5,000
 Less than $50 million  $2,500


Population Annual Membership Fee
Between 100,000 and 250,000 * $10,000
Between 50,000 and 100,000  $5,000
Less than 50,000  $2,500

* Municipalities with populations over 250,000 are not eligible for general membership, but instead are eligible to join the Leadership Group of the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium.

Non-profits, NGOs and Watershed Organizations

Annual Operating Budget Annual Membership Fee
Greater than $10 million $10,000
 Between $2 to $10 million  $5,000
 Less than $2 million  $2,500

Academic Institutions

Annual Membership Fee
-or- waiver of all overhead fees on CWN research funds