Industry partnerships are a key part of business development at SaskWater.
SaskWater has a memorandum of understanding with the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Saskatchewan (ACEC-SK) - formerly the Consulting Engineers of Saskatchewan - that guides our relationship and provides for an effective use of private sector resources. We collaborate in many areas including the review of water and wastewater technology and exchanges of information, experience and best practices. ACEC-SK and SaskWater partner to host a Technical Exchange every other year. Consultants, operators and regulators, including Ministry of Environment and the Water Security Agency, meet to share knowledge to the benefit of the entire water and wastewater industry.
Another key partnership is with the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA). SaskWater is a diamond sponsor of the SUMA Annual Convention and sponsors the keynote address. This sponsorship allows SaskWater to:
enhance relationships with existing municipal customers and reach new customers
promote an understanding of SaskWater's business
share our expertise and experience in water and wastewater management
work together to provide safe, quality water products and services to Saskatchewan municipalities
We have a strong business relationship with the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce. SaskWater annually supports their Saskatchewan Awards for Business Excellence (ABEX) by sponsoring the award for Environment. We also sponsor both the Moose Jaw and Nipawin ABEX Awards. Other business sponsorships include the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association, The Municipal Infrastructure Conference, the Paul J. Hill School of Business and Urban Municipal Administrators Association of Saskatchewan.