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OCWA Welcomes Mekorot
In mid-November, OCWA hosted a delegation from Mekorot, Israel's national water agency. The tour included site visits and technical discussion covering a wide range of topics, including: the Regulatory Environment in Ontario, Compliance, Water Quality, Emergency Response, First Nations, Innovative Technologies, Engineering & Operations, Asset Management, Hydraulic Modeling and International Business Opportunities. Click here for further information on the collaboration

Ontario Releases Water Sector Strategy
The Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation have recently released the Water Sector Strategy, which will drive Ontario to become a North American leader in clean water technology.
The Water Sector Strategy will help Ontario to build on its strengths and expertise in clean water technology with a new strategy that will grow the economy all while protecting water at home and abroad.
Click here to read the full strategy and see how the Ontario Clean Water Agency is involved.

Upcoming Events
Making Sense of New Wastewater Regulations
Finding it difficult to navigate the new Provincial wastewater regulations and the implications for your Municipality?  Let OCWA's team of experts help guide you in the right direction. OCWA will be holding free breakfast/lunch workshops throughout March. Stay tuned to Waterline for further information, including workshop locations.


Water Innovation in Action - February 27, 2013
Connect with experts - learn about leading edge solutions from Showcasing Water Innovations, best practices in water sustainability, and how to implement these in real settings. Atlantis Pavillion, Toronto. Click here for more information and to register

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 January 2013
 
Welcome to the New Monthly Waterline

Welcome to 2013!  With this new year comes a renewed focus and an opportunity to look at some of our current tools and find ways to improve our communication to our valued clients and industry friends. That said, we are pleased to launch our inaugural monthly Waterline, a more current and compact version of our traditional quarterly. 
  
We will continue to provide the same interesting water and wastewater stories and perspectives from OCWA and the industry as you have come to expect over the years - but now on a more regular basis.

We'd love to hear your feedback - what do you think of the format?  Is the content helpful?  What else would you like to see in this space?  We value your opinion - this newsletter was created specifically with you in mind.  

We hope you enjoy this new edition of Waterline - feel free to contact the editor directly at waterline@ocwa.com with your comments and suggestions.
  
Happy New Year from all of us at OCWA!

Featured Articles
 
Collaboration in Innovation - OCWA Technology Showcase Draws Over 200 Guests
Technology Companies Receive Feedback from the Pitch Session Panelists at the 2012 OCWA Technology Showcase

The Second Annual OCWA Technology Showcase took place December 5th at the Delta Meadowvale in Mississauga with over 200 guests. Attendees enjoyed a full day of presentations from various speakers, including Keynote Andrew Benedek, panel discussions and exhibits from 30 technology companies. Click here for full coverage

OCWA's Role as High-Tech Matchmaker
OCWA 'ecosystem' provides up-and-coming water technology companies with places to test their wares

Someday, in the not-too-distant future, your municipality could have access to portable technology that can deliver definitive results for E. coli testing in a fraction of the time it takes today. And when it comes to testing for pathogens in the water supply, particularly in remote communities, time is a critical factor.

 

This new, high-tech instrument is a made-in-Canada device that's about the size of the printer in your home office. And OCWA is proud to have played a small role in helping Endetec, the company behind this new technology, to arrange a pilot project to test the device in one of the facilities we operate.

 

 Continue reading about the 'OCWA ecosystem'
OCWA in the Community
OCWA Doubles Charity Campaign Goal, Raises Almost $50,000 for GlobalMedic

OCWA Staff Volunteer at GlobalMedic's Warehouse to Assemble over 1900 AquaPur Water Units for Families in Somalia and Yemen
 
Throughout 2012, OCWA was proud to have aligned with a charitable organization that endorses the Agency's vision of being a world leader in water. OCWA is pleased to announce a donation of $49,263 made to GlobalMedic, a Canadian charity that provides emergency relief to those affected by natural disaster around the world. From organizing BBQs, bake sales and a fundraising dinner, to drilling holes in filtration systems at the GlobalMedic warehouse, staff from across the Agency stepped up in 2012 to ensure not only safe drinking water for the people of Ontario, but around the globe. Please click here for full details on the campaign.

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