Our Staff

Maureen Bell, BA LLB LLM – President

Maureen was inspired, with colleague Victoria Row, to create the Water Conservation Trust of Canada during studies for a Masters in Law from the University of Calgary where her thesis focused on water management in Canada.  She has worked doggedly since 2006 to bring the Water Trust to fruition.  Maureen has over 40 years of legal practice, including corporate, resource, and property law.  It was during her Masters that she pursued water law.

In addition to being the President of the Water Trust, Maureen currently runs a water law practice with Water Rights Inc., is a member of the Alberta Water Council and has served as a board member on the Bow River Basin Council.


Kate Lane Mayer, BSc MSc – Project Manager

Kate completed a Bachelors degree in Environment Science followed by a Masters in Geography, focusing her thesis on the impacts of climate change on the transportation industry across Canada.  After working in the oil and gas industry and for the Government of Alberta, Kate has turned her efforts to the conservation of water.  Born in Calgary, Kate currently lives with her husband in Seattle, WA.  Kate works with the Trust remotely as an independent contractor, and has donated more than half her time in the early stages of the development of the Trust.