The Economic Opportunity That Lies Beneath (Your Streets)

This article was orginially published on the Meeting of the Minds by Brenda Lucas The economic opportunity that lies beneath (your streets) Municipal water and wastewater infrastructure keeps the families that live in Ontario’s cities, towns and municipalities safe. This same infrastructure allows businesses to operate, creating economic opportunity and employment, while it also protects [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00March 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

SOWC: Water Canada Blog (March 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: Seeking Partnerships to Fill Gaps in the Grand River Watershed While innovative companies in the water sector are [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00March 15th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Southern Ontario Water Consortium signs MOU with Mitacs to Access Graduate Student Research Expertise

SOWC and Mitacs have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to open strategic partnership opportunities between Ontario's innovative water companies and local, highly-trained university graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. SOWC will help connect Ontario water and wastewater companies to the Mitacs-Accelerate program, giving them access to the latest research expertise from graduate and post-doctoral students. Interns [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00March 11th, 2013|News|0 Comments

If It Doesn’t Work At Borden – It Doesn’t Work In The Real World

At Canadian Forces Base Borden they are tracking underground movement. But this isn't a military operation, it is the University of Waterloo's research into watershed contamination and remediation. At CFB Borden, the site is near the base's old garbage dump in the shallow aquifer above a landfill leachate plume. Through the use of hundreds of [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00January 17th, 2013|Features|0 Comments

SOWC Company Profile: Geosyntec – Dr. David Major

Dr. David Major is a Branch Manager and Principal of Geosyntec's Canadian Operations, and manages the development and deployment of remediation strategies. Geosyntec is an international environmental consulting firm that has worked on projects with Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and NASA. Geosyntec partners with private sector firms, [...]

2015-09-02T19:29:36+00:00January 17th, 2013|Features|0 Comments

SOWC Researcher Profile – Dr. Deborah MacLatchy

Dr. Deborah MacLatchy is the Vice-President: Academic & Provost and a Professor of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University, in Waterloo. An ecotoxicologist and comparative endocrinologist, Dr. MacLatchy's research focuses on the study of the effects of toxic chemicals on fish reproduction, development and growth. Ecotoxicological research plays an important role in protecting human health through [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00December 13th, 2012|Features|0 Comments

Ecotoxicology: From Card Tables to Mobile Labs

Ecotoxicology is critical to understanding the effects of contaminants in our water, and fish are a key indicator in identifying which chemicals are present. The SOWC is home to world leading ecotoxicological researchers. As part of the SOWC, Dr. Deborah MacLatchy is leading the development of Wilfrid Laurier University's Centre for Cold Regions and Water [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00December 13th, 2012|Features|0 Comments

SOWC Employment Opportunity: Database/IT Systems Administrator

Location Waterloo, ON & Toronto, ON Description The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) is a dynamic new initiative for the research, development and demonstration of innovative water and wastewater technologies and services, involving multiple university, government, and private sector partners. IBM, as one of our lead technology partners, is contributing over $20 million in hardware [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:36+00:00December 7th, 2012|News|0 Comments

Introducing SOWC

The SOWC is a platform for turning water ideas into water innovations through research, development, testing and demonstration of solutions to water problems faced in Ontario and around the world. What do we do? The SOWC is building a platform to connect businesses, researchers and municipalities with facilities in real world environments to research, and [...]

2015-09-02T19:09:58+00:00November 1st, 2012|Features|0 Comments
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