Rainmaker Wins Water's Next Awards!
“Water is the divide between poverty and prosperity.” - Kalpanatai Salunkhe, Indian rural development worker. At Rainmaker, we start with water to bridge this gap.
During this year’s Canadian Water Summit on June 20-22 in Vancouver, our founder and Executive Director, James Madhier, received the Water’s Next Young Young Professional and Water Steward of the Year awards on behalf of the Rainmaker Enterprise.
The Water's Next awards program of Water Canada magazine is the only national program to honour leadership across the entire water sector - including public servants, non-governmental groups, researchers, municipalities, and technology providers. Since 2010, Water Canada has hosted the awards to strengthen and celebrate our national community of water leaders, champions, and innovators. This year's awards formed part of the 9th Canadian Water Summit, Canada's largest and most diverse annual gathering of business, government, academic, and non-profit water leaders, attracting 300+ attendees each June.
“These winners demonstrate innovation, creativity, and ingenuity. Their efforts are helping to improve the quality of our water, our ability to effectively manage our stormwater, innovate the way we track our watersheds and provide the policies that help safeguard our industry,” said Katherine Balpataky, Water’s Next organizer and editor of Water Canada magazine.
James won the awards for Rainmaker’s efforts to foster peace and prosperity through solar-powered water infrastructure, starting in South Sudan.