2015 Call for Proposals Municipal Knowledge Integration

Knowledge Integration and Mobilization for Resilient, Sustainable Municipal Systems

Deadline: February 5, 2016

Canadian Water Network’s Canadian Municipal Water Consortium is soliciting proposals for projects that will synthesize, mobilize and apply existing knowledge that enables municipalities or service providers to establish more sustainable and resilient cities.

Municipal water systems are becoming increasingly vulnerable to large shifts in weather patterns, including infrastructure damage due to floods and extreme cold; water security and quality issues due to droughts and wildfires; and environmental and health impacts due to storm and sanitary sewer overflows.

Additionally, aging infrastructure and a growing backlog of deferred maintenance requires innovative solutions and the implementation of robust financial models to ensure municipalities have adequate funds to maintain water services and reliable financing options to pay for future upgrades.

This call for proposals is seeking projects that will integrate, share and apply existing knowledge in the areas of climate resiliency and financial sustainability of municipal water systems


Any researcher who is eligible to receive tri-council (NSERC, CIHR or SSHRC) funding may apply to this Call for Proposals.

Funding Amount:

Canadian Water Network will provide funding, with a maximum permissible request of $50,000 per project.

Projects must be completed within 6 to 12 months.

Budgets that demonstrate additional cash or in-kind contributions from partners will be given priority consideration by reviewers.

Important Dates



Call for proposals posted December 7, 2015
Proposal submission deadline    February 5, 2016
Funding decision notification February 26, 2016
Project duration 6 to 12 months, 
ending no later than March 31, 2017

Important Documents

Call for Proposals

CWN-KMB-1 Proposal

CWN-KMB-2 Budget Investigators HQP Partners

CWN-KMB-3 Applicant Signature

CWN-KMB-4 Investigator Signature

CWN-KMB-5 Environmental Impact Statement

CWN-KMB-6 Conflict of Interest

CWN-KMB-7 Intellectual Property

KMB 2016 Award Agreement (to be posted)

Please send all submissions to:

Jennifer Dingman
Municipal Programs Research Coordinator 


Inquiries and assistance

Please note that you will be prompted to save files to your computer that are not a pdf. These forms are locked and may not be compatible with some versions of Microsoft Word or other word processing programs. If you experience difficulties with these forms, please contact Jennifer Dingman at or 519-888-4567 ext. 30255 to receive the forms in a compatible format.