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.
We make key introductions between private companies and academic researchers to accelerate and commercialize innovative water technologies.
We help clients develop funding proposals and projects, and provide exclusive access to real-world facilities to test and evaluate new products and services.
SOWC Data provides the ability to capture, analyze, and visualize real-time climatic and watershed data in support of new software, monitoring technology and research applications.
Facilities are available for evaluating the presence of contaminants in drinking water, and testing the effectiveness of their removal or inactivation using membrane and/or AOP technology on various types of source water.
Ecotoxicology researchers assess water quality and its impact on aquatic biota. This expertise allows SOWC clients to study environmental stressors supported by the availability of mobile field facilities, bioassay facilities, and advanced analytical equipment.
The Sensors node enables the design, prototyping and validation of sensors to support innovative technologies used to detect pathogens, chemicals and elemental contamination in water.
SOWC provides access to municipal wastewater flow at facilities in Guelph and London. These are designed to allow clients to install, test, demonstrate and validate new technology from small- to full-scale flows.