Western University

Western University Experts are Improving Water Treatment, Protection and Management with help from SOWC

When it comes to problems related to wastewater treatment, water resource management and groundwater remediation, Western University’s researchers are leading the way in finding the answers. “We have more than 50 researchers involved in water research,” says Douglas Keddy, Western’s research communications manager. “By combining their strengths with cutting-edge research facilities, we are finding innovative [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

SOWC Paves the Way Towards the Commercialization of an Innovative Wastewater Treatment Technology

The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) is playing a critical role in pushing a Renfrew company’s latest innovation in wastewater treatment to market by removing the barriers that can arise in the final stages of development. For many water technology companies, setting up a real-world demonstration that proves the effectiveness of a product to potential [...]

2017-05-15T19:29:38+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

SOWC’s Advancing Water Technologies Program supported by new funding from Government of Canada

On January 14, 2016, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an investment of up to $12 million in the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) by the Government of Canada, through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). The Prime Minister was accompanied by Minister Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Un nouveau financement du gouvernement du Canada soutient le programme de technologies évoluées de l’eau du CESO

Le 14 janvier 2016, le premier ministre Justin Trudeau a annoncé que le gouvernement du Canada investirait jusqu’à 12 millions $ dans le Consortium pour l’eau du sud de l’Ontario (CESO), par l’intermédiaire de l’Agence fédérale de développement économique pour le Sud de l’Ontario (FedDev Ontario). Le premier ministre était accompagné par Navdeep Bains, Ministre [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Features|0 Comments

Raising the Bar

State-of-the-art wastewater facilities help set a new standard for research and innovation. Water Canada: July 6, 2015 By Evelyn Allen & Deirdre Healey One of the most significant barriers to the advancement of wastewater technologies has been accessing municipal wastewater treatment plants in order to test innovations in real-life scenarios. “Ten years ago, there wasn’t [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:31+00:00 July 13th, 2015|Features|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

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

SOWC Researcher Profile – Dr. George Nakhla

Dr. George Nakhla, Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Western University, and SOWC Wastewater Node Leader in London, Ontario Dr. George Nakhla is a professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Western University, and is the Salamander Chair in Environmental Engineering. He is the leader of the Southern Ontario Water Consortium's Wastewater [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:32+00:00 October 24th, 2014|Features|0 Comments

Transforming London into a Wastewater Centre of Excellence

This article was originally published in Daily Commercial News by Peter Kenter Sewage is generally thought of as a liability. However a unique program uniting the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC), the City of London and Western University intends to transform waste streams into a valuable commodity with the establishment of an $8-million wastewater centre [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:33+00:00 June 27th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Companies Take a Sneak Peek at SOWC’s London Wastewater Facility

WaterTAP and newterra staff participate in an SOWC London Wastewater Facility tour with City of London, SOWC and Western University staff On May 5, SOWC and the City of London hosted preview tours of SOWC's London Wastewater Facility (LWF) for interested companies wanting to learn more about the soon-to-be-commissioned facility. Throughout the day [...]

2017-03-21T18:48:33+00:00 May 14th, 2014|Features|0 Comments