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 publishes report on Alberta’s water challenges in 2022

CALGARY (December 13, 2022) – On December 13, WaterSMART Solutions published a paper to provide a policy guide and brief backgrounder on Alberta’s water challenges for those who are engaged in water management across the province.


CRIN and WaterSMART host webinar on emerging electrochemical water treatment technologies

Watch the recording featuring a panel of experts discussing common water treatment issues in the oil and gas industry, current barriers to developing and commercializing new water technologies, and examples of novel water treatment approaches, including electrochemical technologies.


Kim Sturgess featured in Globe and Mail article on Calgary’s flooding vulnerabilities

WaterSMART Founder and CEO Kim Sturgess discusses the City of Calgary’s flood response in the wake of precautions taken in June 2022. She also addresses how infrastructure and readiness have improved, and outlines what still needs to be done.


Construction complete for Stage 1 of CSMI’s eastern system near Town of Strathmore

The Stormwater Management Cooperative (CSMI) was formed to reduce localized flooding by collecting, storing, and moving stormwater more effectively throughout the region. Stormwater will also be kept out of the Western Irrigation District (WID) irrigation canals as it is conveyed through the CSMI system, thereby preserving high quality irrigation water in the WID canals.


WaterSMART Solutions Facilitating Water Stewardship Planning Project to Support Agri-food Industry

There is increasing attention and pressure on the agri-food industry, and on agriculture in general, to demonstrate sustainable practices and responsible management of natural resources. This attention is coming from stakeholders within and outside of the agriculture industry. Because there is no agreed-upon method to demonstrate sustainable sourcing there are currently a wide range of approaches being used, each with their own language and targets. Click to see how WaterSMART Solutions is working to address these challenges. 


Foresight & WaterSMART Announce the Acquisition of waterNEXT

Developing the next generation of Canadian water technologies & solutions, Foresight and WaterSMART announced today the asset acquisition of waterNEXT Innovations Inc. – Canada’s Water Accelerator.


What else is going on at WaterSMART?

Check in on the latest news! Our goal is to keep you informed about exciting new projects, team members, organizational changes and publications, and to provide our thoughts and opinions on water management issues.


We gather on the traditional and ancestral lands of the Cree, Blackfoot, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway, Saulteaux, Anishinaabe nations: lands that are now part of Treaty 6, 7 and 8, and the homeland of the Metis and Inuit.

We respect the history, languages and cultures of First Nations, Metis, 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 in reconciliation.