2019 Alberta Branch Conference

Alberta’s Water Resources in a Changing World

Alberta’s Water Resources in a Changing World

April 14-16, 2019                      Red Deer, AB

Change occurs constantly all around us, including changes to social, political, technological, and bio-physical systems. Water is often at the centre of these changes, leading to wide-ranging discussions of concerns with drought, flooding, water quality, availability, and infrastructure sustainability. Navigating through these concerns, challenges, and changes toward solutions requires a multidisciplinary team approach, using scientific research data.

The CWRA Alberta Branch hosts annual conferences to bring together professionals working on aspects of water-related topics to facilitate collaboration and information exchanges between scientists, researchers, practitioners, managers, stakeholders, and decision-makers.

Venue Updates Below


Earlybird Registration Rates

Early Bird 

(Good until end of Feb 2019)

Member Rate

(Already a member)

Non-Member Rate (This includes a 1 year CWRA Membership)

Full Registration



Young Professionals






Single day



Single day Student



*Memberships: Regular – $120, SYP – $80, Retired and Student – $60

Please note clicking on the “REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE” you will be redirected to our online registration system.

Sponsors and Exhibitors

The call for Sponsors and Exhibitors is now ready for download.  We have changed things up this year and you can now pay through our online registration system (see link below).  If you would prefer to pay by cheque, please contact our Sponsorship Co-Chairs to make arrangements.  If you have questions about sponsoring or exhibiting at the conference, please fill in the form below and we will reply as soon as possible.

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Black Knight Inn

2929 – 50 Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta


A block of rooms has been set aside for April 14 and April 15. 

$119.00 + tax/night.

Rooms will be released after March 14, 2019 so book early!

Call for Abstracts

The Alberta Branch of the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) is issuing this call for abstracts and workshops for the 2019 conference in Red Deer focusing on challenges facing Alberta’s water resources in a changing world.

The 2019 conference is soliciting presentations on the following themes:
● Changes in flood cycles and hydrological patterns
● Evolving water policies and management strategies
● Sustainable and resilient water use
● Water quality, contamination, and consequences
● Infrastructure management and adaptability
● New and emerging tools and technologies (e.g. monitoring, modelling, and
other analytical tools)




Past Conferences

2014 Branch Conference

CWRA Alberta Branch Annual Conference 2014 Info 2013 Alberta Floods: The Rains, Response, Recovery & Resiliency March 23-25, 2014 Calgary, Alberta We had almost 200 attendees, and by all [...]

2015 Branch Conference

CWRA Alberta Branch Annual Conference 2015 Adapting to a Changing Environment April 19-21, 2015 Red Deer, Alberta We had almost 100 attendees, and by all accounts the conference was a huge [...]

2016 Branch Conference

CWRA Alberta Branch Annual Conference 2016 Groundwater and Surface Water Management: Interactions, Challenges and Opportunities April 3-5, 2016 Edmonton, Alberta We had around 120 attendees, and [...]

2017 National Conference

Thank you for joining us to celebrate CWRA’s 70th Anniversary! CWRA National Conference 2017 Water: A Continental Asset Water is the lifeblood that binds us all together.  Water observes no [...]

2018 Branch Conference

Thank you for making our conference a success!  Presentations are now available thanks to our speakers.  Click here to view presentations in PDF. Data is becoming increasingly important in our [...]