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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+00:00February 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+00:00February 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+00:00January 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+00:00November 12th, 2014|News|0 Comments

SOWC Profiled in Regional Tech Magazine

This article was originally published in the Waterloo Region Record by Lisa Maccoll. In an arena where research and grant dollars can be competitive, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) is a study in collaborative innovation. The consortium, based out of a building on the University of Waterloo's north campus, near Columbia Lake, focuses on [...]

2015-09-01T19:17:05+00:00November 10th, 2014|News|0 Comments

It’s Time to Invest to Save

This article was originally published in Water Canada by Brenda Lucas. Water Canada's recent issue, "Time to Pay" [September/October 2014], carries a strong message about the risks and costs of neglecting our water infrastructure—a fact that bears repeating. Too often we've failed to make appropriate investments in our water systems: the "infrastructure gap" has been [...]

2015-09-01T20:27:19+00:00September 29th, 2014|News|0 Comments

How Big Data Helps Water Management

This article was originally published in Environmental Leader. Canada's Southern Ontario Water Consortium, a public-private-university initiative working in the areas of watershed, wastewater, drinking water management, ecotoxicology and sensor development is now generating big data for global research and development purposes. The new data integration platform for SOWC is being provided by Smarter Planet Solutions [...]

2015-09-01T19:03:51+00:00September 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Monitoring the Watershed in Real-time

This article was originally published in Waterloo Stories by Victoria Van Capellen Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Dave Rudolph and his group within the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) have successfully launched their smart watershed data integration platform to monitor the hydrologic conditions and water quality within a region of Ontario’s Grand River watershed and [...]

2015-09-01T18:48:42+00:00August 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments

A Career in the Water Industry

Are you interested in a future within the Ontario Water Industry? The Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) is offering a 1-day seminar on September 11, 2014 for current students and 2014 graduates that want to get involved in the water industry. As a seminar participant, you will have the opportunity to network with professionals in [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:33+00:00August 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments
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