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WEFTEC 2015 in Review

The 2015 Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC), held in Chicago September 26-30, 2015, was an important opportunity for SOWC, represented by Executive Director, Brenda Lucas, to solidify relationships with Ontario water companies and meet international companies interested in SOWC. More importantly the annual conference was a great success for the Canadian/Ontario [...]

2015-12-10T15:25:50+00:00 October 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Pitch your Water Technology at World Water-Tech North America

Deadline for expressions of interest extended to July 23, 2015 The Ontario Clean Water Agency wants your company to pitch its water technology to the dragons at the 2015 World Water-Tech North America Summit October 6 through 8. Co-presented by WaterTAP Ontario and Rethink Events, this year’s summit will welcome more than 175 water industry [...]

2015-09-23T19:35:31+00:00 June 19th, 2015|News|0 Comments

London Pollution Plant’s Research Centre Expected to Draw Industries from Around the World

This article was originally published in the London Free Press by Norman DeBono. A tour of an $8-million water research centre at London's Greenway pollution control plant Friday was rife with bad puns. The fragrance in the air was called "the smell of opportunity." It may be no joke. The centre has drawn attention from [...]

2016-02-09T19:29:41+00:00 May 25th, 2015|News|0 Comments

WaterTAP Names Dr. Peter Gallant as President and CEO

This article was originally published in WaterTAP by Kerry Freek. The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) Board of Directors today announced that Dr. Peter Gallant has been appointed as President and CEO, effective immediately. "We are pleased to welcome Peter to the team," said Kenneth A. Morrison, WaterTAP Board Chair. "He is a skillful, seasoned [...]

2015-09-01T20:02:39+00:00 May 19th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Local Companies Provide Purification Systems to Other Nations Around the World

This article was originally published in the London Free Press by Norman DeBono. London's water businesses are tapping into different kinds of dirty to keep business flowing. Purifics has landed a deal to clean landfill leachate — water leaking from garbage dumps — in Poland, while Trojan Technologies is seeing growth in cleaning water from [...]

2015-09-01T19:57:46+00:00 May 13th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Waterloo’s Green Tech Solution to Rid Waterways of Toxic Algae

This article was originally published in Waterloo Stories by Suzanne Bowness. Phosphorus is one of those nutrients that can be helpful or harmful, depending on its location. As a soil fertilizer it provides an essential nutrient for food crops but in our waterways it's an unwelcome fertilizer providing the essential missing nutrient for toxic algae. [...]

2016-02-09T19:36:13+00:00 May 1st, 2015|News|0 Comments

SOWC Partners with Global Nonprofit Imagine H2O

Partnership will provide SOWC with opportunity to connect Imagine H2O entrepreneurs with piloting and demonstration opportunities SOWC is partnering with Imagine H2O, a nonprofit working to inspire and empower people to turn water challenges into opportunities, most notably by supporting water technology startups identified via its annual Business Innovations Competition. As a "Utility Partner", SOWC [...]

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

An Ontario Consortium Will Help Test and Prove New Treatment Technologies

This article was originally published in Treatment Plant Operator by Ted J. Rulseh. Manufacturers constantly develop new and improved wastewater treatment technologies. A key question is how and where to test and prove them before going to market. Traditionally, the process includes bench scale and pilot testing, the latter phase often requiring cooperation from a [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 February 18th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Ask the Expert: Brian Mergelas on Innovation and Technology in the Water Sector

This article was originally published by Partners in Project Green. For businesses and government in the Greater Toronto Area, managing water resources effectively can become a complicated, challenging task. Many organizations, such as Partners in Project Green, exist to provide resources and collaborative opportunities to deal with water-related challenges. Another such organization is WaterTAP, Ontario's [...]

2015-09-01T19:27:10+00:00 January 8th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Ontario’s Water Mandate

SOWC's Brenda Lucas and WaterTAP's Brian Mergelas teamed up to analyze the Ministers' mandate letters and tell us what they mean for Ontario's water sector. This article was originally published in Water Canada by Brenda Lucas & Brian Mergelas. Last month, Premier Kathleen Wynne offered Ontarians a window into an important factor in policy-making: the [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 November 12th, 2014|News|0 Comments
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