Water Canada, the only national publication dedicated to water quality and stewardship in Canada, is pleased to announce that Jennifer Smith is joining the company as editor.

Smith will be responsible for managing all editorial content for the print and online offerings, as well as playing a leadership role in the development and direction of the annual Canadian Water Summit and Water’s Next awards program.

With a decade’s worth of editorial experience, creating content, shaping editorial and leading environmental publications, Smith has helmed editorial strategy and the launch of a new print magazine in partnership with a large health store chain. Prior to her foray into eco-conscious publishing, she spent more than 12 years in public education, specifically with marginalized, at-risk, and autistic youth.

Jen Smith, new editor of Water Canada.

“We are excited to welcome Jen to the team,” said Corinne Lynds, content director at Actual Media. “Her combined editorial experience and personal love for Canada’s natural environment are a perfect fit for Water Canada.”

Smith is a self-described environmentalist, urban homesteader, and bird-nerd. She is also a certified landscape designer focusing on waterwise garden design (including xeriscaping, permaculture, native planting, and green irrigation).


“I’m looking forward to taking my environmental interests to the next level, learning from and building relationships with leading experts in the water, environment, and infrastructure sectors who are helping to rebuild and protect Canada for generations to come,” said Smith.

Departing editor, Simran Chattha, has joined the Canadian Water Network as communication manager. 

Water Canada is an affiliate publication to Environment Journal, part of the Actual Media Inc., the publisher, creative agency, and events specialist for the environment, water, and infrastructure industries in Canada.

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