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CEO of WaterTAP Appointed to OCWA Board of Directors

Dr. Brian Mergelas, currently CEO of WaterTAP, was recently appointed to OCWA's Board of Directors.

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OCWA to Bring Smartgrid for Water to Canada

OCWA's Strategic Partnerships team and Global Water recently entered the next stage of their partnership through a strategic alliance to offer

FATHOMTM in Ontario and throughout Canada.
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Hydromantis and OCWA to Offer Advanced Treatment Plant Simulation Technologies
OCWA and Hydromantis Environmental Software Solutions Inc. have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ("MOU") to enhance water and wastewater treatment plant operations and operator training.
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Upcoming Events
5th Canadian  Wastewater Management Conference
March 6-8, Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.
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Connecting Water Resources 2013: Changing the Water Paradigm
March 18-21, Westin Ottawa Hotel.
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February 2013
The 3 C's of Innovation

Last fall, I had the privilege of participating in the Water Innovation Summit in Berkeley, California, hosted by the Cleantech Group.

I had the opportunity to speak about innovation in water technologies and what is driving utility adoption of innovative technologies and processes. I shared my thoughts on what Nick Reid (our VP of Strategic Partnerships) and I call the "3 Cs" of Innovation drivers: Cost, Crisis, and Cool.

For more on the 3 C's of Innovation, please read Cleantech's whitepaper available off of their website.

As water stewards, let's keep the 3 C's of Innovation in mind as we  keep pushing new technologies and collaborating on ideas that will improve the way clean water is produced and managed. 
 
Jane Pagel
President and CEO, OCWA

Making Sense of New Wastewater Regulations

The new federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (WSER), under the Fisheries Act, came into effect January 1, 2013. At this time, effluent monitoring requirements, record-keeping and reporting requirements - and the provisions allowing for transitional or temporary authorizations to be applied for and issued - are in full force. Other requirements will be phased in over several years.  

 

Click here for more information about the regulations and locations of OCWA's free upcoming seminars on regulation implications for municipalities across Ontario. 

OCWA in the Community
OCWA Supports onWARN Initiative  
Agency participates on leadership and steering committee

 

The Ontario Water Wastewater Response Network (OnWARN) is a province-wide network of "utilities helping utilities" prepare for the next natural or human-caused emergency.


OCWA is proud to sit on the leadership team and steering committee of OnWARN, comprised of volunteer members who represent Ontario public water and wastewater utilities and government agencies.

 

Learn more about OCWA's Emergency Response services.  

 

For more on onWARN, please visit their website at  www.onwarn.org.  

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