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Beneath the Surface: Uncovering the Economic Potential of Ontario's Ring of Fire

This paper presents an analysis of the economic potential of Ontario's Ring of Fire, the mineral resource-rich area of approximately 5,120 km2 located in the James Bay Lowlands region of Northern Ontario. Via OCC.

Mississauga wins sustainable communities award

The City of Mississauga has won a Sustainable Communities Award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for its green approach to stormwater management.

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WaterTAP Ontario Releases Directory of Province's Water Companies

WaterTAP Ontario has released a directory of the province's more than 300 water sector companies. More information via Water Canada

Innovative Baby Wipes Pilot Campaign Kicks Off in Maine

In a historic partnership, the Maine WasteWater Control Association and the Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry recently launched a pilot project designed to educate the public about the proper disposal of baby wipes.

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Upcoming Events

Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)

March 2-5, 2014  

Toronto, ON                        

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First Nations Water Symposium

March 4-5, 2014            

Niagara Falls, ON

OCWA Booth #11

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Globe 2014

March 26-28, 2014       

Vancouver, BC 

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Central Ontario Water Works Association (COWWA)

March 26, 2014             

Etobicoke, ON             

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Waterline February 2014

Feature Articles 

CEOOCWA's President and CEO - Rob Andrews


At the beginning of 2014, OCWA was happy to welcome Rob Andrews as the Agency's new President and CEO. Mr. Andrews joins OCWA with an extensive career in the water and wastewater industry with his previous position as Chief Executive, Global Water at AECOM - the world's leading engineering and design group.

Mr. Andrews says it was OCWA's reputation and his previous history helping to start-up OCWA 20 years ago that first attracted him to his current role. "I am impressed  by OCWA's continued great reputation as a water industry leader. My predecessor Jane Pagel, did a lot to promote the OCWA brand in Ontario, across Canada and around the world as well as realign the organization."

Mr. Andrews adds that his approach to business has always been client focused - like OCWA's. "The message that I was hearing about OCWA from my contacts in the industry was that OCWA was an organization focused on building and maintaining relationships with clients by providing them with  value-added services, as well as exceptional operations and maintenance."

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BiggestSeries: Five Things You Didn't Know About OCWA


We're the Biggest



OCWA operates and maintains 820 water and wastewater facilities - more than any other operator in Canada. Our facilities treat 1.9 billion litres of water every day. That's 320 million cubic metres of drinking water and 360 million cubic metres of wastewater every year.


OCWA manages more water operations over a wider range of geographies and facility sizes than any other operator in Canada. Read more    

firstNational First Nations Infrastructure Conference and Trade Show:

Building for a Sustainable Future


The National First Nations Infrastruction Conference and Trade Show took place from February 3-5 in Toronto. OCWA had the chance to network with a wide range of people including Premier Kathleen Wynne and David Zimmer, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs.

OCWA's Eric Nielson had a chance to chat with Premier Kathleen Wynne during the National First Nations Infrastructure Conference and Trade Show.He is also joined by WaterTAP's Manager of Marketing and Communications, Kerry Freek.
communityOCWA in the Community 


OCWA Supports GlobalMedic


On Tuesday, February 25, OCWA had the pleasure of attending an awards presention at Queen's Park for 30 GlobalMedic volunteers. These volunteers were presented with a medal of distincion by His Honour, the Honourable David Charles Onley for the work they have done with GlobalMedic.



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