Welcome to the
Canadian Water Directory

Welcome to WaterStars™ 

Devastating floods, raging forest fires, shrinking glaciers, dying forests: we have experienced these in Canada in recent years, and climate change takes a good part of the blame. The water industry can help respond to climate change and contribute towards environmental conservation.

The basics of climate change are explained here: Canadian Climate Atlas

Read this open letter about Canada and climate change: Clean50 Awards

For more about climate change click this link: What Is Climate Change?

Your Contribution to Solving Climate Change

Around the world, many businesses are helping to solve the problem of climate change.  Not only are companies speaking out about the problem, they are setting and meeting targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Large companies have the resources to document their GHG emissions, to set reduction targets and monitor progress. Smaller companies often do not have the resources required to do this.  However, smaller companies, including many in the water industry, can take simple steps to help mitigate climate change effects.

Your answers to simple questions will give you a WaterStars rating and show your customers what you are doing to fight climate change.  A growing number of users of Canadian Water Directory search first for the companies that have a WaterStars rating.  They want to do business with companies that are doing their part to save the planet.

When you make a listing in the Canadian Water Directory you can choose to answer the WaterStarsquestions.  Before you make a listing you can look through the questions:  WaterStarsQuestions for Suppliers.


The WaterStars Rating program recognizes individuals and companies who build the capabilities of the water industry and who support progress towards sustainability. 

WaterStars™ for Individuals

 Can you answer Yes to one of these questions:

  • You have recognized expertise in a technical area of the water industry?
  • You have volunteered time and expertise to an organization associated with the water industry?
  • You lead an organization that helps advance the capabilities of the water industry?

If you answered Yes, you may be eligible for nomination as a WaterStar.  For more information send an email to Info@CanadianWater.Directory

WaterStars™ for Companies

The WaterStars™Rating system is based on a simple self-assessment questionnaire, which refers to best environmental practices.

If your company has a WaterStars™ Rating (*1) it means you care. It means you are aware of the challenges facing the world, and you want to take positive action. Do it today!

WaterStars Questionnaire for Companies 

WaterStars Questionnaire for Water Suppliers

Why WaterStars?

Could governments and firms risk being successfully sued if they don't cut their emission. Environmental lawyers are questioning: should events like Harvey still be referred to as "Acts of God" or "Natural Disasters" as they are made worse by emissions of fossil fuels. See this BBC article.