Company Profile

Connect the Drops provides advice, strategies, and tools to government, utilities, and the private sector to implement water conservation projects utilizing rainwater harvesting. Since its founding in 2008, it has successfully completed contracts with federal, provincial and municipal levels of government, and has formed relationships with numerous rainwater harvesting product and service providers.

Staff Bio

Chris Despins, M.Sc., P.Eng.
President & Founder


Before founding Connect the Drops, Chris received a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering & International Development from the University of Guelph. His Master’s thesis research was part of an Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE)-supported project that focused upon building capacity for rainwater harvesting in Ontario. Chris has a passion for sustainable buildings and water conservation, and has participated in green home building workshops and water conservation & efficiency conferences in Canada and the United States.