Contact and Services

Sonya Jenssen owns and operates Waterwoman Consulting based on Vancouver Island.

She has sixteen years experience working with municipalities, water associations, private consultants and non-profits to ensure clean, safe water for all end users.

Sonya has studied anthropology, communications and water management in Canada and Norway. She has worked for the City of Oslo, the BC Water and Wastewater Association, the Comox Valley Regional District and is currently employed part-time with the Union Bay Improvement District. 

Contact Sonya about your project: sonya@waterwoman

Waterwoman Consulting Ltd. provides water communications, research and policy  services: 

  • Water quality monitoring and plant operations
  • Water system assessments 
  • Emergency response plans, strategic planning and feasibility studies
  • Policy review and bylaw updates
  • Communications, content development, and public outreach 
  • Event and workshop coordination
 

Work and volunteer highlights

  • Community Engagement Director | LIFT Business Network
  • Water treatment operator | Union Bay Improvement District
  • Founder | Comox Valley Vikings Suns
  • Researcher, Photo Database & Forest-related Annotated Bibliography | Comox Valley Regional District
  • Chair, HR committee | Comox Valley Arts Council
  • Comox Lake Water Calendar | Waterwoman Consulting 
  • Water Education Article Series | Comox Valley Regional District
  • Judge for Comox Valley Local Heroes Award | Comox Valley Arts Council
  • Content Development for Small Water System operators | BC Water and Waste Association
  • BC Water Week event coordinator | Comox Valley Regional District 
  • Watershed Management Plan update | Village of Cumberland
  • Feasibility study for the Puntledge Townsite Water Users’ Community | Comox Valley Regional District 
  • Surface Water Quality Treatment Objectives response plan | Union Bay Improvement District
  • Well Connectivity on Hornby Island | Comox Valley Regional District
  • Illegal Dumping Prevention Plan | Comox Valley and Strathcona Regional Districts
  • Municipal Alcohol Policy | Town of Comox and City of Campbell River
  • Norwegian pavilion coordinator | International Water Association’s 2012 global conference 
  • Comox Valley Drinking Water Reference Guide, 2007 and 2011 editions | Canadian Union of Public Employees
  • Watershed Protection Plan Phase I | Comox Valley Regional District
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