Accelerating the Adoption of Water Tech Solutions

waterNEXT is Canada’s largest water technology network. We break down the barriers between industries and technology providers to increase the adoption of market-ready solutions. From resources to utilities, waterNEXT is working on the world’s most pressing water challenges. It's time to make some waves.

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Active waterNEXT Companies
880 +
Network Reach
130 +
Ventures Supported

Our goal is to achieve less than 10% municipal and industrial water loss by 2033.

A Canadian average of 20% of municipal water and energy is simply wasted due to leaks in underground infrastructure. WaterNEXT will work with major utilities and tech company partners to demonstrate how Canadian water systems can deploy Canadian innovation to improve their operating efficiency, significantly reduce losses, and cut needless energy waste. It's our 'Under 10 in 10' promise

Technology is a Critical Part of the Solution.

With an ecosystem that spans the country’s largest sectors, our venture programming connects water technologies with the training and support needed to accelerate your path to adoption.

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Acceleration programs for water technology startups

Industry and investor matchmaking programs

Innovation Challenges, pilot, and test bed opportunities

Global showcase events for Canadian water technologies

Access to our extensive ecosystem resource library 

An active and engaged network of watertech organizations 

waterNEXT was great to gain a deeper understanding of Canada's water ecosystem, access a network of industry experts and obtain guidance to solve our challenges related to the water industry.

Tatiana Estevez Founder, Permalution
<strong>Tatiana Estevez</strong>

Our Key Focus Areas:



Leveraging water technologies to reduce or sequester greenhouse gas emissions



Managing water-related impacts of climate change, including water supply, water quality, and extreme weather risks


Resource Recovery

Harnessing resources from wastewater, including nutrients, metals, heat, and energy


Water Recycling & Reuse

Reclaiming water from a variety of sources for beneficial reuse

Join the Wave, Protect Our Water

Whether you're a utility, community, corporate, engineering firm, or industrial water user, we will leverage our extensive network of water tech ventures and advisors to help you identify solutions to your specific challenges. These are de-risked, cost-effective, and climate-friendly.

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Technology Scouting

Are you in search of innovation without the risk We specialize in connecting companies with market-ready cleantech solutions, either publicly through a challenge, quietly through scouting, or matchmaking events.

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Market Research

Our research provides your organization with a comprehensive analysis of technology strengths, gaps, and opportunities within your industry. Let us be your guide to unlocking the insights you need to stay ahead of the curve.

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Project Development

Let us do the heavy lifting on your next project. From connecting with key partners, to running tailored events, and securing funding, our knowledgeable team specializes in convening the ecosystem to get projects over the line.

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Ecosystem Access

Tap into our deep network of 750+ water technology companies, enablers, and research organizations across the country’s largest sectors, including utilities, energy, mining, agriculture, and manufacturing.

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Ventures to Value Chains: Water Technology Report

Canada is a global leader in water technology, but our understanding of the national water innovation ecosystem remains fragmented.

This report sheds light on the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities across the value chain, successfully marketing Canada as a water innovation centre of excellence.

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Meet Our waterNEXT Ventures

We’re proud to have supported a wide range of inspiring cleantech ventures who are stepping up to solve global water challenges with made-in-Canada solutions. 

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Our Partners

waterNEXT collaborates with a number of partners to provide unparalleled support to the Canadian water technology ecosystem.

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