Water Management Solutions

Through our global network of expert Special Advisors and team members, WaterSMART brings together highly knowledgeable and experienced leaders to solve complex water management issues.

This level of expertise differentiates us from our competitors and so does our approach to every project: we always act in the best interests of our clients while meeting or exceeding regulatory requirements and protecting the watersheds where we work. The combination of deep domain knowledge and strong collaborative facilitation skills make WaterSMART uniquely qualified to help clients address water management challenges. At WaterSMART, we are passionate about water and driven by our motivation to protect this precious resource. Our proven results and impeccable reputation as the go-to water management consultancy shows that we deliver the best solutions – now and for future generations.

Our Services

“Water for a sustainable economy” is the anchor for everything we do. Simply put, the goal for each project we undertake is to create economic benefits while also ensuring the needs of the watershed are met.

Learn more about how our services enable us to consistently reach this goal while implementing the best approaches and solutions for your water management challenges.


Our Lines of Business

Our Lines of Business are led and supported by experts and recognized industry leaders who have unparalleled knowledge about water at the local, regional and global levels. We apply our services across a wide variety of industries, improving water management by creating, recommending and implementing better practices, solutions and technologies for our clients.











Latest News

WaterSMART CEO Kim Sturgess, EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Finalist

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award shines a light on entrepreneurs who tackle complex challenges and build a better world. Now celebrating its 30th anniversary in Canada, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award honors purpose-driven leaders who inspire prosperity, reshaping our economy with their tireless efforts.

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WaterSMART Resource Industry Reports

Using best practices for wise water use, WaterSMART helps resource-based organizations reduce costs, gain access to water and meet regulatory and environmental requirements. Review our reports from recent projects.


WaterSMART Prepares Study of Water Impacts of Hydrogen Development in Alberta

In recognition of the potential scale and speed of hydrogen development in the province, this report has been prepared to assess the potential impacts of hydrogen development on water resources across Alberta, and to highlight locations in which available supply may limit hydrogen development. It is intended to inform policies, regulations, and investments which will best enable the hydrogen sector’s growth, while strategically balancing trade-offs within the water-energy-food nexus context.


Stormwater is flowing through the first stages of the newly constructed CSMI stormwater system

Formally established in 2020, the Stormwater Management Cooperative is an innovative and collaborative approach for managing stormwater through regional cooperation. The Cooperative is a partnership between the Western Irrigation District (WID), The City of Calgary, Rocky View County (RVC), and the Town of Strathmore.


WaterSMART Solutions Publishes (SSROM Phase 3) Final Report

The South Saskatchewan River Operational Model (SSROM), is a comprehensive daily mass balance model which enables the comparison of adaptation strategies and evaluation of impacts across the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB). For this work, the best available climate data was used to reflect worst-case scenarios in terms of seasonality shifts and temperate and precipitation changes, provided by Alberta Environment and Protected Areas (AEPA) and incorporated into the SSROM.

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Province plans ahead to mitigate severe drought this year — using a familiar modelling tool

WaterSMART Solutions has been selected by the province to conduct drought modelling and determine how to optimize Alberta’s water supply, using a familiar tool. The South Saskatchewan River Operation Model (SSROM) was also used during the province’s 2013 flood response.


WaterSMART Solutions hosts Advancing Natural Infrastructure Forum

The Advancing Natural Infrastructure Forum hosted by WaterSMART Solutions Ltd., the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the Natural Assets Initiative (NAI) brought together a diverse group of experts, passionate about the future of natural infrastructure and sustainable water management.

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WaterSMART CEO Kim Sturgess Receives Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal

On February 8, 2023, Kim Sturgess, Founder and CEO of WaterSMART Solutions, and Founder and Executive Director of the Alberta WaterPortal Society, was awarded her medal among friends, family, and colleagues.


What else is going on at WaterSMART?

Check in on the latest news to keep informed about exciting new projects, team members, organizational changes and publications, and to learn about our thoughts and opinions on water management issues.


Land Acknowledgement

We gather on the traditional and ancestral lands of many peoples, presently subject to Treaty 6, 7, and 8. Namely: The Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika), the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Dene, Saulteaux, Stoney Nakota, and the Tsuut’ina Nation. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Settlements and the 22 Districts of the Métis Nation of Alberta.

We respect the history, languages, and cultures of Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada who have cared for these lands since time immemorial. The teachings of the Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers create a rich heritage for our continued learning.

This acknowledgement is offered in gratitude and reconciliation.