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New Health Canada guidance on NOM creating a market for Ontario innovation

MANTECH CEO Robert Menegotto got a lot of puzzled looks when he first started marketing his company’s chemical oxygen demand (COD) analyzer to drinking water plants. “You need to go talk to the wastewater folks,” they told him. “We just don’t do COD in drinking water.” For years, wastewater plant operators have used COD — [...]

2019-08-09T19:16:53+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|

Research supports opportunities for Ontario’s wastewater treatment plants to process off-site organics and generate RNG

The primary goal of wastewater treatment is to remove organic material and nutrients that can hurt lakes and rivers and be detrimental to human health. No question, that’s a critical job. But more and more municipalities across Ontario are adding a second objective: extracting value from wastewater. And there’s plenty of value to squeeze out. [...]

2019-05-06T13:52:07+00:00May 6th, 2019|Features, News|

Deploying THM-monitoring technology in remote First Nation communities

In Canada, boil water advisories in First Nation communities regularly make headlines. Unfortunately, thousands of First Nation households across the country cannot drink the water that comes out of their tap. One of the big challenges of ensuring safe drinking water in remote areas is the shortage of qualified operators to oversee treatment systems. In [...]

2019-05-06T13:52:07+00:00April 15th, 2019|Features, News|

Impact Report – Create. Prove. Improve. Demonstrate.

SOWC is very pleased to present our Impact Report, which highlights the successful implementation of our Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program and our milestones over nearly 8 years. With this Impact Report, we are excited to share the outcomes of the important partnerships we have created. To access the full PDF report, click here. [...]

2019-05-06T13:52:07+00:00March 25th, 2019|News|

Big-impact software for low-impact stormwater control

When summer storms roll through southern Ontario, city officials depend on stormwater management ponds to store runoff, keep pollutants out of lakes and rivers and prevent basements from flooding. Today, however, municipalities are increasingly adding Low Impact Development (LID) technologies to complement those ponds. Peppered throughout urban environments, these inconspicuous landscape features may take the [...]

2019-05-28T17:35:51+00:00January 7th, 2019|Features, News|

Fostering young talent: SOWC supports graduate student participation in Water Innovation Lab (WIL) Canada

The Southern Ontario Water Consortium was pleased to sponsor the participation of three young professionals in a unique experience created by Waterlution: the Water Innovation Lab (WIL) Canada. The event took place in September, 2018 in and around the Queen’s Biological Station near Kingston, ON. SOWC was able sponsor participation by three graduate students that [...]

2019-05-06T13:52:07+00:00November 6th, 2018|News|

Ontario Water Technology Sector Making a Splash Locally and Globally

Mississauga, Ontario (September 20, 2018) — Today, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium hosted an event to showcase the success of 35 companies under its Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program. Launched in 2016 with support from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), the AWT program has committed more than $10 million [...]

2019-05-06T13:52:07+00:00September 19th, 2018|News|

Water and Wastewater Asset Management Readiness Survey launched with support from SOWC

Core infrastructure such as water and wastewater systems provide essential services to communities. Nevertheless, municipalities sometimes struggle to make the necessary investments to keep the physical assets in an adequate condition and operating efficiently. The transformative tools of asset management can change the water industry by creating a new mindset for capital investments. Canadian municipalities, [...]

2019-05-06T13:52:07+00:00August 27th, 2018|News|

A.U.G. Signals: Near-real-time readings help drinking water plants keep THMs in check

Across North America, drinking water treatment plants have to keep trihalomethanes (THMs) — a potential carcinogen — below strict limits. However, if they don’t have sophisticated gas chromatography equipment and trained specialists on site, plants must rely on commercial labs to test their samples. That means waiting up to a week to get results, which [...]

2019-05-28T17:37:04+00:00August 21st, 2018|Features, News|
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