Karen founded Waterlution 10 years ago with the purpose of inspiring pattern-making and pattern breaking change toward a healthier relationship with our water. It was during her time in South Africa in 2002 that the idea emerged, that to solve complex water issues, a blended format of content and process was needed; one without the other would lead only to partial results. With vision, facilitation skills and a growing network, Waterlution began to grow in 2004 and the signature Future of Water workshop series developed. To date, 55 workshops have been held in almost all provinces and territories; 3000 young leaders have participated; 50+ Associates have been trained; local Hub networks have emerged for community building on water in major cities and the 2nd Canadian Water Innovation Lab is in the works for late September 2013. In all these programs, Karen aims to push Waterlution's capacity to be more creative and innovative and to inspire others to be the leaders and mentors they are capable of being. Water complexities require us to have cross-sector dialogue, in inter-generational learning, in pushing ourselves and each other to think in ways we never thought possible.