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GE and SOWC collaborate on engagement day to offer graduate students career insights into water technology sector

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) and GE Water & Process Technologies (GE), along with the City of Guelph and Lystek International Inc. (Lystek), hosted a “graduate student / industry engagement day” for graduate students and post-docs at the Guelph Wastewater Facility to meet with company representatives, share their research [...]

2017-04-20T12:53:10+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Features|0 Comments

Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc. is looking to fertilizer to help grow its innovative residential wastewater-treatment operations

As part of a multi-pronged project with University of Guelph (UofG) researchers, the Canadian company is planning to improve its onsite sewage treatment solution, studying the use of a unique filter material added to its electrochemical phosphorus-removal system as a possible soil nutrient. “We’re using a glassy silicate material, similar in appearance to fibreglass, to [...]

2017-03-27T17:41:13+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Features|0 Comments

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

$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 [...]

2017-05-15T15:20:25+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Features|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

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

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

Strategic Recommendations for Infrastructure Funding

On June 24, 2016, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC), Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) hosted a session for water leaders from technology companies, municipalities, and the broader water sector to present four strategic recommendations to the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister for Infrastructure and Communities. The Government of [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 August 11th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Getting to Net Zero Workshop

On March 22, 2016, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) and the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) jointly hosted a workshop in London, Ontario entitled “Getting to Net Zero”, bringing together water companies, researchers, regulators as well as various levels of government. The purpose of this one-day event was to facilitate a structured engagement between [...]

2017-10-03T13:54:30+00:00 July 8th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Greyter-Fleming Partnership Takes Residential Greywater-Recycling System Into Home Stretch

After spending more than four-and-a-half years developing the key components of a new residential greywater-treatment system, Greyter Water Systems is in the home stretch of fine-tuning its technology. “The process and components have been completed, and now we turn to field testing and final modifications before the rigorous six-month certification process,” Mark Sales, co-founder and [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:29+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Features|0 Comments
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