The Canadian Bottled Water Association (CBWA) is the trade association for the bottled water industry in Canada. Founded in 1992 (out of the Ontario Bottled Water Association), the CBWA supports and promotes bottled water as a healthy, safe and convenient food product and ensures the high standard of quality for its members companies. CBWA members are committed to environmentally responsible practices.
CBWA members are Canadian bottled water companies, and equipment manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, and others who wish to join the association. CBWA member companies produce and distribute about 85 per cent of the bottled water sold in Canada.
The CBWA and its members educate, inform and encourage dialogue between the industry, government, consumers and other stakeholders.
State of the Canadian Bottled Water:
In 2009, the bottled water industry share of volume (by beverage category), was 9.3%, just behind beer. Projected Canadian intake of the bottled water category by 2014 - 10% of all beverages (Source: Beverage Marketing Corporation)
The WaterPower Magazine, provides the latest data on bottled water, from Beverage Marketing Corporation.
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The CBWA Annual Suppliers Guide is compiled once a year, highlighting the supplier members. Their listings include the company name, the option of logo and product photo placement, mailing address, telephone, fax, email, website, contact names, and full product listings. Supplier Guide listings are electronic and hard copy publications.
The Products & Services Index provides readers with a comprehensive cross reference of products & services of the companies listings in the CBWA Annual Suppliers Guide; in addition to the products & services listing in alphabetical order, each product & service listing provides details for each supplier company name and telephone number.
Since 1988, The WaterPower Magazine is the only dedicated source of information to the bottled water industry in Canada. For timely and reliable news that matters to business, WaterPower is a must read to industry stakeholders. WaterPower covers important issues as:
- Regulatory/Legislative Updates
- Technical Information
- Industry Data/Statistics
- Industry/Association Events