CEO Canadian Water Network
Bernadette Conant is the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Water Network (CWN), an independent non-profit that emerged from a “Networks of Centres of Excellence” directed by Ms. Conant from 2001-2017 that supported 120 academic researchers, 150 collaborators and partners, and 160 graduate students. Together with her team, she works to improve the application of water research to decisions for water management. In 2009, she founded the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium, whose members collaborate on critical drinking water, wastewater and stormwater challenges. The Consortium includes leaders from progressive municipalities, as well as industry and academic partners. Bernadette Conant is Vice-Chair of the board of directors for the Global Water Research Coalition. She was appointed to a national expert panel on climate change adaptation by the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices. Bernadette Conant also serves on the boards of Hydrogeologists without Borders and the Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network. She holds and MSC in hydrogeology form the University of Waterloo.