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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 [...]

2018-11-13T19:05:30+00:00November 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

2018-09-20T14:25:24+00:00September 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

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, [...]

2018-08-28T13:53:51+00:00August 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Making Waves – 2017 in Review

SOWC is very pleased to present our 2017 Year End Report, Making Waves. The report profiles the 60 technology development projects that are being executed with support from our Advancing Water Technologies program. These collaborative projects are led by Ontario water technology companies in partnership with academic experts from across SOWC’s member post-secondary institutions. We [...]

2018-09-02T20:02:31+00:00April 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Women making waves in water tech

From tackling green algae blooms in Lake Erie to providing safe water to communities in sub-Saharan Africa, water technology innovators in Southern Ontario are making all kinds of achievements possible. And in many cases, the driving force behind these advances is female. We’d like to introduce you to a few of these wave-making women. [...]

2018-04-02T15:22:04+00:00January 31st, 2018|Features, News|1 Comment

World Water-Tech North America 2017

As municipalities worldwide adapt to extreme weather, the water sector is undergoing radical transformation to build resilience for future disasters and events. New actors are emerging and business models are being revamped to facilitate technology implementation and innovation. With the recent wave of mergers and acquisitions, this signals a real need and desire by the [...]

2017-07-13T17:39:27+00:00June 20th, 2017|News|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+00:00March 8th, 2017|News|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+00:00January 24th, 2017|News|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+00:00November 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+00:00November 22nd, 2016|News|0 Comments
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