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Updates to our Advisory Board and Biosolids Working Group Membership

As we position Ontario Water Consortium (OWC) for the future, we have recently added new members to our Advisory Board. We would also like to acknowledge an update with regards to our Biosolids Working Group. Advisory Board Upon completing the first phase of Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) and commissioning all infrastructure in 2014, a [...]

2020-01-06T16:28:57+00:00January 2nd, 2020|News|

London, Ontario teams up with water tech companies to accelerate innovation

In 2014, the City of London cut the ribbon of a new research and development facility at their Greenway wastewater treatment plant. The City — in collaboration with the Ontario Water Consortium (OWC) and Western University — transformed an unused building into a site where water technology companies can test new systems in a real-world [...]

2019-12-03T18:35:34+00:00December 3rd, 2019|News|

Breaking down petroleum pollution

How Ontario’s researchers are transforming the water sector Taking promising research from the lab bench to the marketplace isn’t a simple journey. But with a little help, investigators at Ontario universities are commercializing their discoveries. And the technologies they’ve developed — from high-tech sensors to artificial intelligence and nano-catalysts — promise to change water monitoring, [...]

2019-11-20T14:37:16+00:00November 19th, 2019|News|

Applying artificial intelligence to the water sector

How Ontario’s researchers are transforming the water sector Taking promising research from the lab bench to the marketplace isn’t a simple journey. But with a little help, investigators at Ontario universities are commercializing their discoveries. And the technologies they’ve developed — from high-tech sensors to artificial intelligence and nano-catalysts — promise to change water monitoring, [...]

2019-11-05T16:40:11+00:00November 5th, 2019|News|

Redefining detection limits

How Ontario’s researchers are transforming the water sector Taking promising research from the lab bench to the marketplace isn’t a simple journey. But with a little help, investigators at Ontario universities are commercializing their discoveries. And the technologies they’ve developed — from high-tech sensors to artificial intelligence and nano-catalysts — promise to change water monitoring, [...]

2019-10-29T18:27:11+00:00October 29th, 2019|News|

Zeroing in on E. coli contamination

How Ontario’s researchers are transforming the water sector Taking promising research from the lab bench to the marketplace isn’t a simple journey. But with a little help, investigators at Ontario universities are commercializing their discoveries. And the technologies they’ve developed — from high-tech sensors to artificial intelligence and nano-catalysts — promise to change water monitoring, [...]

2019-10-23T19:32:07+00:00October 23rd, 2019|News|

New Health Canada guidance on NOM creating a market for Ontario innovation

MANTECH CEO Robert Menegotto got a lot of puzzled looks when he first started marketing his company’s chemical oxygen demand (COD) analyzer to drinking water plants. “You need to go talk to the wastewater folks,” they told him. “We just don’t do COD in drinking water.” For years, wastewater plant operators have used COD — [...]

2019-08-21T13:31:57+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|

Research supports opportunities for Ontario’s wastewater treatment plants to process off-site organics and generate RNG

The primary goal of wastewater treatment is to remove organic material and nutrients that can hurt lakes and rivers and be detrimental to human health. No question, that’s a critical job. But more and more municipalities across Ontario are adding a second objective: extracting value from wastewater. And there’s plenty of value to squeeze out. [...]

2019-05-06T13:52:07+00:00May 6th, 2019|Features, News|

Deploying THM-monitoring technology in remote First Nation communities

In Canada, boil water advisories in First Nation communities regularly make headlines. Unfortunately, thousands of First Nation households across the country cannot drink the water that comes out of their tap. One of the big challenges of ensuring safe drinking water in remote areas is the shortage of qualified operators to oversee treatment systems. In [...]

2019-05-06T13:52:07+00:00April 15th, 2019|Features, News|

Impact Report – Create. Prove. Improve. Demonstrate.

SOWC is very pleased to present our Impact Report, which highlights the successful implementation of our Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program and our milestones over nearly 8 years. With this Impact Report, we are excited to share the outcomes of the important partnerships we have created. To access the full PDF report, click here. [...]

2019-11-20T19:48:01+00:00March 25th, 2019|News|
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