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Jane Pagel Named to Diversity 50 for 2013
As announced in the National Post October 9, Jane Pagel, OCWA's President and CEO, has been named to Diversity 50 2013, Canada's list of top board-ready candidates.
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OCWA Engineering Team Expands
OCWA is pleased to announce the hiring of two new engineering team leads. Hank Andres, B.Sc.Eng., P.Eng. joins OCWA as Senior Project Manager, Capital and Execution Projects, while Sonya Semanuik, B.Sc., P.Eng. joins OCWA as Senior Project Manager, Studies and Condition Assessments. Hank has over 11 years experience in the water and wastewater engineering field with a focus on process modeling and simulation and process optimization of both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment systems throughout Canada and the US. Sonya has 15 years experience in the condition assessment of horizontal assets for clients in Canada, US, Mexico and Brazil, in particular for concrete and metallic pipelines.
City of Waterloo to Move Ahead with Water Projects
The City of Waterloo council recently approved moving forward with upgrades to the Colonial sanitary pumping station. The city's two-year project will include upgrades to reduce the risk of future overflow and raw sewage discharge into Colonial Creek and the Grand River.
More (courtesy Water Canada)
Southern Ontario Clean Water Initiative Makes Progress
The Huron Elgin London Projects (HELP) Clean Water initiative, a regional project that will serve the water needs of more than 500,000 residents in southwestern Ontario, is making progress.
More (courtesy of Water Canada


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THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, is excited to present the Canadian premiere of this exhibit now open until January 5, 2014. Created by Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland, SURFACE TENSION brings together work by artists, designers, engineers and scientists to explore the future of water.  

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Waterline October 2013

Feature Articles

JetsOCWA Jets Show Competitive Edge at WEFTEC
Operations Challenge team takes 1st place in the Collection Event 
Members of The OCWA Jets with their Hardware at the WEFTEC Operations Challenge
After being promoted to Division 1 after their second place finish in Division 2 at last year's event, The OCWA Jets finished an impressive fourth out of ten teams at the 2013 WEFTEC Operations Challenge. Read More  

OCWA Data Collection Project Makes Water & Wastes Digest Top Water Project List

A data collection project conducted by the Ontario Clean Water Agency using "WISKI," a solution created by KISTERS North America, has been named one of the top water projects of 2013 by Water & Wastes Digest. The project was designed to replace a legacy process data collection system at OCWA. Read More 

WatecOCWA Shares Expertise on Global Level 
Participates in various conferences hosting international delegates 
OCWA's Cliff Jones (right) speaks with Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Employment, Eric Hoskins at WATEC Israel
Several members of OCWA's leadership team recently shared their expertise with an international audience. Cliff Jones, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Engineering was part of the closing session at WATEC in Israel discussing partnerships in innovation. More recently, both Cliff and Nick Reid, Executive Director of Strategic Partnerships participated in the World Water-Tech North America Summit (October 29-30 in Toronto). Read More

OCWA in the Community

OCWA's Continued Support for GlobalMedic
Many events taking place across OCWA in support of charitable campaign
OCWA South Peel Thanksgiving Turkey Lunch Raises Over $2,000
OCWA Staff at Corporate Office Raise Close to $1,500 in the "Pie in a Manager's Face" Event!
...and OCWA Operator Jacques Breen is currently deployed with GlobalMedic in India helping install water purification units in villages that were severely affected by the recent flooding and cyclone. Full update on Jacques' time in India with GlobalMedic will be covered in the next edition of Waterline. Until then, please follow regular updates from GlobalMedic and be sure to follow OCWA on Twitter - @OCWAnews.
Another Successful Year for the Gary Booth Memorial Golf Tournament
OCWA's South Peel office raises $15,000 for Trillium Health Centre Cardiac Unit
Players get ready to tee off - the seven-year total raised through the tournament has now reached over $180,000!

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