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Partnering to accelerate water innovations through real-world demonstration.

The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) believes innovation is necessary to solve water challenges. And innovations become marketable solutions when private sector and academic knowledge are applied in real-world environments.

SOWC helps researchers and water technology companies connect by making key introductions, supporting coordination and development of projects and offering funding proposal support. These industry-academic collaborations are able to leverage a suite of unique facilities for real-world water technology research, development and demonstration across SOWC’s 9 post-secondary partner institutions which are focused on the following areas: wastewater, drinking water, ecotoxicology, watersheds, sensors and data. 

Geographic Distribution of the Southern Ontario Water Consortium