Western Canada's Water Accelerator

about WaterNEXT

WaterNEXT is where innovators develop the next generation of Canadian water technologies and solutions.

For entrepreneurs

We introduce entrepreneurs to water industry investors and global industry experts. We offer valuable consulting advice, access and networks with water industry peers and funding and mentoring partners.

For investors

We help develop and position entrepreneurs and companies with market ready products. Our services aim to create a deal flow of validated investible companies solving real problems for industry.

For the future

Globally, three out of four jobs are water dependent (UN World Water Development Report 2016). We’re creating a sustainable economic and environment future via market pull for innovation and solving water specific issues experienced directly by industry.

The business of water

WaterNEXT is the future. It is clean, affordable water for all of the world’s families; it is that pristine lake in northern Alberta; that babbling brook in Appalachia; that waterfall in Ontario; that spray from the waves in a hurricane; that first rain in advance of a Nor’easter; that mist settling over London Bridge. It is the business of water.
Dr Grant Bartlett, Executive in Residence

Our expertise

Global Water Industry
Technical Knowledge

Why WaterNEXT?

WaterNEXT offers direct access to globally recognized water experts in business and technology.

We create connections specifically to water investors and exceptional business acumen.

  • Real solutions
  • Differentiation in the innovation ecosystem
  • Supporting entrepreneurs
  • Building diversified economies