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OCWA & SOWC Helping Students Transition to Work

Making the jump from school to work is a major transition for students. What real world career opportunities are there for someone with my training? What kind of emerging technology should I know about? How do I craft the best resume? Recognizing this challenge, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) invited a group of university [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:28+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Features|0 Comments

SOWC Report – 2016 in Review

For SOWC, 2016 was a strong year that underlined the significance of our work. Highlights: We have renewed support for our mandate The consortium continues to engage and support top research talent The AWT program is a success SOWC has enabled real-world demonstration SOWC is engaging stakeholders in critical dialogue To access the full PDF report, [...]

2017-03-08T15:28:05+00:00 March 8th, 2017|News|0 Comments

$1.5-Million ‘Energy Neutral’ Wastewater Treatment Project announced

On January 27, 2017, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) was proud to host an announcement of the first large project to receive funding under its Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program. GE Water & Process Technologies (GE) will work with the University of Guelph (U of G) along with McMaster University, to test new ways [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:28+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Features|0 Comments

Moving Towards Smart Water in Ontario

What is “smart water” and what does it mean for the water/wastewater industry? That was the topic of a full-day forum on November 30, 2016 hosted by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC), the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) in Toronto. Increasingly, “smart” tools and techniques are being developed [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:28+00:00 January 24th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Trojan Technologies and SOWC team up to provide graduate students the chance to learn about water technology innovation in the private sector

On Monday, January 16, 2017, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) and Trojan Technologies (Trojan), along with the City of London hosted a “graduate student / industry engagement day” for graduate students and post-docs to meet with company representatives, pitch their research topics and visit the London Wastewater Facility where Trojan is engaged in a [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Features|0 Comments

Advancing Water Technologies program call for proposals: Project subsidies for technology development projects related to generating value from Biosolids

With funding from the Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science, SOWC is now able to offer subsidies to a limited number of Ontario companies undertaking a technology development project for a technology related to biosolids reduction, resource recovery or energy generation. Stream 1: Up to 2 Ontario companies may receive subsidized use of a test [...]

2016-11-23T13:52:36+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Advancing Water Technologies program now allowing more than one project per Ontario company

SOWC’s Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program is funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. Amendments to the Program Guidelines now allow eligible southern Ontario companies to undertake more than one AWT project.  Projects may also be more than 12 months, with applicable deadlines for Intake Form submission [...]

2016-11-23T13:51:11+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

MANTECH, UofT Test New Tool to Measure Oxygen Demand in Drinking Water

As new technologies are adopted by the drinking-water industry, ways of analyzing treatment processes must keep pace. Guelph, Ontario-based MANTECH Inc. is working to do just that with its new online chemical oxygen demand analyzer for source and treated drinking waters, known as the PeCOD. It’s designed to measure the oxygen demand (OD) and associated [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Ontario Water Innovation Week 2016

October 18, 2016: Water Innovation in Action 2.0 Location: Toronto, Ontario Organization: WaterTAP Website: http://www.waterinnovationaction.com/ Join your peers to discuss, plan, and celebrate the future of Ontario as a global water leader. Water Innovation in Action 2.0 brings together the province’s water sector players, including industry, government, municipalities, and academia, to discuss progress, plans, and goals for [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Events|0 Comments

Forward Water Draws on UofT Expertise to Advance Forward Osmosis Technology with SOWC Support

Going with the flow is an adage Forward Water Technologies won’t argue with. The Mississauga, Ontario company has developed a new forward osmosis technology that uses engineered “switchable salts” to purify wastewater. It’s a low-energy process for bulk cleanup of industrial wastewater streams and is aimed at alleviating the global demand for fresh water and [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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