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Northern College puts focus on experiential learning

For students training to be water treatment specialists, the best hands-on experience can be found working in municipal labs.  

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Ottawa Reaffirms Commitment to Cleaning Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay

Ministers Peter Van Loan and Colin Carrie were in Bradford, Ontario on April 15 to emphasize the federal government's commitment to cleaning up Lake Simcoe and South-eastern Georgian Bay Via Water Canada


Upcoming Events

The Canadian & Mining Industrial Expo

April 30-May 1, 2014

Sudbury, ON

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Joint OWWA/OMWA Conference & Trade Show

May 4-7, 2014 

London, ON

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Click here for a full list of OCWA presentations during OWWA

FONOM/MMAH Annual Conference

May 7-9, 2014

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

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Northern Mines Expo  

May 28-29, 2014

Timmins, ON

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Waterline April 2014

OCWAjetsFeature Articles
The OCWA Jets defended their title at the WEAO Operators Challenge once again this year in London. The OPS Challenge includes five events that showcase typical scenarios a wastewater operator would face while demonstrating skills and testing their knowledge. Read more 
trustedSeries: Five Things You Didn't Know About OCWA


We're trusted


OCWA protects all Ontarians, every day. Our mandate extends beyond client operations and maintenance to social responsibility for all Ontarians. As the provincially-designated responder for drinking water emergencies, we're here to support our communities when they need it most. Read more



HOWTOHands-On Wastewater Training Ontario (HOWW TO): Registration Now 40% full!

Just a reminder to register ASAP for a very unique Wastewater Training opportunity. OCWA will be hosting a hands-on, two day Wastewater training session that will take place on the grounds of the Wastewater Treatment plant in Wasaga Beach June 17th and 18th. More information



gordOCWA People - Northern Regional Manager Gord Williams 


Recently, OCWA Northern Regional Manager Gord Williams skipped his curling rink from the Port Arthur Curling Club in Thunder Bay to the Northern Ontario Masters Championships held in Atikokan from February 27th to March 2nd. Gord's rink won the championship with an undefeated record of 5-0! Read more



AroundTownOCWA Around Town


During the past month, OCWA attended a number of conferences and trade shows to tell the OCWA story. If you didn't see us in April, check out our events section to see where we will be in May.




On April 7 and 8 OCWA was happy to exhibit and present a number of papers during the conference. OCWA's Renee Hornick presented a paper on: Lucan Wastewater Treatment Plant Capacity Re-Rating - Lessons Learned alongside Olav Natvik and Gary Deonarine of Stantec Consulting Ltd. and Adam Sobanski, Township of Lucan-Biddulph.


Cindy Spencer of OCWA also presented on the Replacement of Legacy Process Data Collection System (PDC) at Ontario Clean Water Agency.


On the final day of the conference, Lucyna Mroczek, from OCWA and Vlad Petran, from the Region of Peel presented on Energy Savings at South Peel WWTPs.


Don't miss OCWA during the OWWA conference. Click here for a full list of presentations OCWA will be involved in at the conference. 


OCWA at the 2014 Northeastern Ontario Public Works Organization conference

Meeting and greeting at the OCWA

booth at WEAO


communityOCWA in the Community


OCWA in the Philippines

Kim Anderson, an operator at the Lake Huron Water Supply System located at Grand Bend, recently returned home after three weeks of volunteering her time and effort in the Philippines through GlobalMedic. GlobalMedic is a Canadian charity that provides emergency relief and clean drinking water for those around the world affected by natural disaster.



On behalf of all OCWA staff and GlobalMedic supporters, we thank Kim for her efforts and offer our sincerest appreciation for helping make a difference to those in need. OCWA has been supporting GlobalMedic for the past three years and many events are being planned over 2014. To learn more about this worthwhile organization, please visit www.globalmedic.org



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