Digital Water Solutions: Pipes, pressure and partnerships

According to a 2016/17 report by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, leaks cost the province’s municipalities up to 40 per cent of their drinking water. As a result, Ontario taxpayers are spending millions of dollars each year to treat and pump water that never reaches the tap. Technology from Digital Water Solutions (DWS) is changing that. The Ontario company has created a monitoring device that sits inside a standard fire hydrant, listening for noises that indicate potential problems in the [...]

January 28th, 2020|Categories: News|

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 new Advisory Board was established. Its membership was primarily comprised of Vice-Presidents Research or equivalent from each of our post-secondary partners, as well as the [...]

January 2nd, 2020|Categories: 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 setting. Here, in secure, privately partitioned bays, innovators can access up to 4,500 cubic metres of flow a day, drawn from anywhere in the treatment [...]

December 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|
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