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Raising the Bar

State-of-the-art wastewater facilities help set a new standard for research and innovation. Water Canada: July 6, 2015 By Evelyn Allen & Deirdre Healey One of the most significant barriers to the advancement of wastewater technologies has been accessing municipal wastewater treatment plants in order to test innovations in real-life scenarios. “Ten years ago, there wasn’t [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

SOWC’s Equipment Plays Integral Role in Drinking Water Treatment Research

The Southern Ontario Water Consortium’s (SOWC) cutting-edge equipment is enabling a group of top water experts at the University of Waterloo to conduct innovative research aimed at improving how we clean our drinking water. Professor Peter Huck, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair holder in water treatment, and [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Features|0 Comments

External Funding Opportunities – June 2015

2015 Large Scale Applied Research Project Competition (LSARP) Ontario Genomics Institute Draft Registrations Deadline: July 13, 2015 Value: $2 million-$10 million for four years (Genome Canada’s investment not to exceed 33% of the total investment in the project by all parties; remaining 67% of project costs must be secured through co-funding) Genome Canada is [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Features|0 Comments

SOWC Welcomes Fleming College as New Post-secondary Partner in Consortium

Following unanimous approval by its Advisory Board, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium is proud to announce the addition of Fleming College as a new post-secondary partner. It is the first post-secondary institution to be introduced as a new member since SOWC's establishment in 2011, increasing the Consortium's membership to nine partners. "Now that we've completed [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

UW Researcher Finds Way to Remediate Contaminants in a More Natural Way

A University of Waterloo researcher is the first to develop a new way to remediate contaminated groundwater by capitalizing on the power of mother nature. With the help of a specially-designed field testing site built in part by the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC), Mahsa Shayan was able to test the effectiveness of combining a [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

External Funding Opportunities – March 2015

MITACS Elevate (Postdoctoral Fellows) MITACS Intent to Apply Deadline: April 23, 2015 Duration: 2 Years Value: $50,000 (stipend) + $7,500 (research costs) Industry matching contribution is required This is a training program for postdoctoral fellows, in which participants lead and undertake an industrially relevant research project. During this time, fellows receive experiential training in R&D [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

GRCA-provided Testing Site Gives Primodal’s Monitoring Device Real-world Experience

Primodal Inc.'s water quality monitoring device is now robust enough to take on the harsh conditions of the real world thanks to nearly two years of testing at one of the Grand River Conservation Authority's (GRCA) monitoring stations. In May 2013, the Hamilton-based company became the first Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) user to access [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

External Funding Opportunities – February 2015

Request for Proposals: Operational, Monitoring, and Response Data from Unit Processes in Full-Scale Water Treatment, IPR, and DPR (WRRF-14-16) The WateReuse Foundation Deadline: March 19, 2015 Value: $200,000 (25% matching requirement; cash/in-kind) WateReuse Foundation The WateReuse Research Foundation conducts and promotes applied research on water recycling and desalination. Under the Foundation’s Solicited Research Program, research [...]

2015-09-04T21:55:51+00:00 February 27th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

Eramosa Engineering Uses SOWC Watershed Data to Enhance Water Treatment Data

Eramosa Engineering, supported by SOWC's data integration platform, has created a unique water and wastewater industry data visualization web-based reporting tool that incorporates historical watershed data with existing plant and remote systems data from around a local municipality's water and wastewater system. The Guelph-based company is a leader in developing customized Supervisory Control and Data [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Features|0 Comments

SOWC Facilities Draw Attention From U.S. Delegation

SOWC's cutting-edge research, development, testing and demonstration facilities are attracting attention from those interested in water technology south of the border. Delegates of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Centre (MassCEC), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the New England Water Innovation Network, recently [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 January 26th, 2015|Features|0 Comments
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