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GE and SOWC collaborate on engagement day to offer graduate students career insights into water technology sector

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) and GE Water & Process Technologies (GE), along with the City of Guelph and Lystek International Inc. (Lystek), hosted a “graduate student / industry engagement day” for graduate students and post-docs at the Guelph Wastewater Facility to meet with company representatives, share their research topics and gain some valuable career insights. A panel of experts, made up of sector leaders and technical experts listened and provided feedback as students [...]

April 20th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc. is looking to fertilizer to help grow its innovative residential wastewater-treatment operations

As part of a multi-pronged project with University of Guelph (UofG) researchers, the Canadian company is planning to improve its onsite sewage treatment solution, studying the use of a unique filter material added to its electrochemical phosphorus-removal system as a possible soil nutrient. “We’re using a glassy silicate material, similar in appearance to fibreglass, to capture iron and phosphorus in our phosphorus-removal system, and are looking at reusing it as a fertilizing soil amendment,” says Craig Jowett, founder of Waterloo [...]

OCWA & SOWC Helping Students Transition to Work

Making the jump from school to work is a major transition for students. What real world career opportunities are there for someone with my training? What kind of emerging technology should I know about? How do I craft the best resume? Recognizing this challenge, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) invited a group of university students from across Ontario earlier this month for an industry engagement day hosted by the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA). It was the second in [...]

March 20th, 2017|Categories: Features|Tags: |0 Comments
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