Our process helps Canada achieve sustainable development solutions that integrate environmental and economic considerations to ensure the lasting prosperity and well-being of our nation.


We rigorously research and conduct high quality analysis on issues of sustainable development. Our thinking is original and thought provoking.


We convene opinion leaders and experts from across Canada around our table to share their knowledge and diverse perspectives. We stimulate debate and integrate polarities. We create a context for possibilities to emerge.


We generate ideas and provide realistic solutions to advise governments, Parliament and Canadians. We proceed with resolve and optimism to bring Canada’s economy and environment closer together.

Acknowledgements – Moving to Action: NRT National Water Forum Report

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) would like to express its sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in our National Water Forum. This report would not be possible without their ideas and contributions. We hope that this report captures the essence of their many interventions and insights.

A special thank you to the expert panel members for their time in preparing thoughtful and engaging, presentations: Tony Maas, Anthony Watanabe, Steven Renzetti, Kirsten Vice, David Marshall, Don Pearson, David Brooks, Jean Cinq-Mars, and Cairine MacDonald. Their considered perspectives sparked our debate and helped shape the dialogue.

Thanks to George Greene of Stratos Inc. for facilitating the forum so capably.

The NRT Secretariat put forth an exemplary effort to deliver an engaging event.

A special note of thanks is due to the Communications team for its efforts to extend the reach of our events through our first-ever live webcast.

Finally, thanks to the NRT members who also took time to participate in the forum: Robert Slater, Mark Parent, Christopher Hilkene, Robert Kulhawy, and Dianne Cunningham.