Major Canadian River Contains Artificial Sweeteners

This article was originally published by the University of Water News by Pamela Smyth Researchers from the University of Waterloo and Environment Canada found elevated concentrations of artificial sweeteners in the Grand River, a major river in southern Ontario that flows into Lake Erie, and calculated the equivalent of 81,850 to 188,650 cans of soda [...]

2015-09-01T14:39:11+00:00December 13th, 2013|News|0 Comments

World Water-Tech Gathers International Water Industry Leaders in Toronto

SOWC attended World Water-Tech North America in Toronto, Ontario on October 29th and 30th. The global conference, held for the first time in North America, provided a platform for the international water community to come together and share game-changing ideas for the ever-evolving water industry. Brenda and Evelyn meet with Bernard Tan, Deputy Managing [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:34+00:00November 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments

New SOWC Industry Development Officer Role Strengthens Consortium’s Ability to Engage Industry, Obtain Project Funding

Funding obtained through a partnership with the National Research Council of Canada’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), has allowed SOWC to support a new staff position that directly supports small-to-media-sized enterprises (SME) in accessing its facilities and capacity. IRAP is a national program that provides advisory services and funding for research and development to innovative [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:34+00:00November 7th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Watershed Node Event Panel Discussion: SOWC Data Platform Capabilities

SOWC's recent Waterloo Watershed Node event "Smarter Watershed Management" featured a panel discussion and preview of the data platform SOWC is implementing. The discussion provided potential partners and end-users with their first technical introduction to the developing platform. The goal was to further stimulate interest, connections, and seek input particularly from proposed end-users about the [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:34+00:00October 15th, 2013|Features|0 Comments

Dr. Susan Andrews – SOWC Node Leader Profile

Dr. Susan Andrews is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto, and is the Drinking Water Node Leader for the SOWC – which is supporting capacity for the development and testing of new technologies that address emerging concerns in water treatment, including effective use and reuse of water. Dr. Susan [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:35+00:00October 14th, 2013|Features|0 Comments

SOWC Waterloo Watershed Node Event “Smarter Watershed Management”

(left to right) Brenda Lucas, SOWC Operations Manager; Dr. David Rudolph, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Waterloo and Watershed Node leader; Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario); Peter Braid, Member of Parliament (Kitchener-Waterloo); and Dr. George Dixon, Vice-President, University [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:35+00:00October 7th, 2013|Events|0 Comments

SOWC Attends WEFTEC 2013 as Exhibitor and Presenter

The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) attended WEFTEC 2013 in Chicago, Illinois, as both an exhibitor and presenter during the four-day conference. The Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference is the largest conference of its kind in North America. "WEFTEC 2013 is a great opportunity for SOWC to build and strengthen ties with [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:35+00:00September 24th, 2013|News|0 Comments

SOWC, Solinst Canada Ltd. and IBM Canada Driving Collaborative Smarter Watershed Monitoring Research Project

Smart watersheds are getting smarter. A collaborative team consisting of researchers from the SOWC, Solinst Canada Ltd. and IBM Canada are attempting to successfully demonstrate new communications software at Alder Creek, a sub-watershed of the Grand River, which will make sensor networks more intelligent. This new technology will mark a shift from traditional static sensor [...]

2015-09-02T20:06:48+00:00September 23rd, 2013|Features|0 Comments

SOWC: Water Canada Blog (July 2013)

The Southern Ontario Water Consortium is writing a regular blog for Water Canada Magazine focusing on the latest news, developments and information from around the SOWC. The blog can be found online on Water Canada's website. SOWC: Water Opportunities Act Supports Ontario's Growth This past May, Ontario marked the third anniversary of the introduction of [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:35+00:00July 17th, 2013|News|0 Comments
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