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New Book Released: Eco-Engineered Bioreactors

New Book Released: Eco-Engineered Bioreactors

Eco-Engineered Bioreactors: Advanced Natural Wastewater Treatment, recently published by CRC Press, provides a comprehensive understanding of a highly innovative method of natural wastewater treatment using advanced in-ground bioreactors called Eco-Engineered Bioreactors (EEBs). The book is authored by Dr. James Higgins (CAWT Research Engineer) and co-authored by Dr. Al Mattes (CAWT, Part-Time Research Scientist), Dr. Brent

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December 8, 2017

New Book Released: Multifunctional Wetlands

New Book Released: Multifunctional Wetlands

The CAWT’s Gordon Balch and Brent Wootton have contributed to a newly published book, Multifunctional Wetlands: Pollution Abatement and Other Ecological Services from Natural and Constructed Wetlands. Drawing from work undertaken in Canada’s Arctic by both the CAWT and the Centre for Water Resource Studies (CWRS, Dalhousie University), researchers from both institutions collaborated to write

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October 27, 2017

The CAWT Achieves ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Certification

The CAWT Achieves ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Certification

Fleming College’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) has achieved ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification from the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation (CALA). The CAWT has become the only college laboratory in Ontario with this certification listed in CALA’s Directory of Accredited Laboratories. The ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standard formally identifies laboratories that offer testing services that operate at a level that ensures

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April 18, 2017 0

Advisory Board Welcomes New Members

Advisory Board Welcomes New Members

Michael Skinner and Ron Taylor are the newest members to join Fleming College’s Technology Access Centre (TAC) Advisory Board. Together, they join a group of established industry and business professionals providing industry specific guidance to the CAWT. Ron Taylor, CAO of the City of Kawartha Lakes has more than 20 years of municipal experience including

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December 12, 2016 0

Using Tundra Wetlands to Treat Municipal Wastewater in Canada’s Far North

Using Tundra Wetlands to Treat Municipal Wastewater in Canada’s Far North

Written by Gordon Balch and Brent Wootton Original article from watercanada.net The treatment of municipal wastewaters in small northern communities across Canada can be challenging because of harsh climatic conditions, difficult logistical and operational circumstances, competing demands on limited financial resources, and challenges associated with staffing treatment plants in remote communities. These communities are reliant on

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March 21, 2016

$12M in Federal Funding for Southern Ontario Water Consortium Announced

$12M in Federal Funding for Southern Ontario Water Consortium Announced

From Fleming College: City of Kawartha Lakes, ON (Jan. 15, 2016) — Fleming College is part of a group of post-secondary institutions with expertise in water technology that will participate in a number of industry-led collaborative projects as a result of $12 million in federal government funding to the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC). CAWT Director & Senior Scientist Brent

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January 18, 2016

The Showcasing Water Innovation Final Report is Released

The Showcasing Water Innovation Final Report is Released

The Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment participated in a joint study with the City of Kawartha Lakes, Queens University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Terrapin Water (formerly C&M Aquatics) as part of the Showcasing Water Innovation (SWI) program. The SWI program was a one-time, multi-year program that enabled Ontario communities to partake in projects that could protect their

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December 1, 2015

Dr. Brent Wootton presents at OOWA Peterborough Decentralized Wastewater Symposium

Dr. Brent Wootton presents at OOWA Peterborough Decentralized Wastewater Symposium

Dr. Wootton attended the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA) Peterborough Decentralized Wastewater Symposium on Wednesday, September 30th. The event was an interesting day full of ideas and discussion surrounding infrastructure investment and economic development (specifically how decentralized wastewater treatment technologies can support economic growth). During the Technology Spotlight portion of the day, Dr. Wootton delivered

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October 1, 2015

Hong Zhang, Ph.D., joins the CAWT

Hong Zhang, Ph.D., joins the CAWT

The CAWT would like to introduce and welcome our newest staff member, Hong Zhang, Ph.D., to the Centre. We are excited to have Hong on the team to lend her expertise in disinfection byproducts, corrosion control, advanced oxidation, anaerobic sludge beds, membrane bioreactors, micropollutants, advanced analytical instrumentation, and much more. Hong is a graduate of

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September 23, 2015

We’ve launched SlideShare!

We’ve launched SlideShare!

The CAWT has begun to upload some of our most-requested presentation slide decks to our new SlideShare account (http://www.slideshare.net/CentreAlternativeWastewaterTreatment). Now you have access to presentations that were previously unavailable! Our scientists lecture and present on a range of topics surrounding water, wastewater, and emerging technologies. Check often, as we will be adding more presentations periodically.  

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June 2, 2015

Fleming College to provide water sector training in India

Fleming College to provide water sector training in India

On April 15th, during Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi’s official state visit to Canada, Fleming College and India’s National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) signed an agreement that would see the College providing water sector training to India. Fleming College President Tony Tilly signed the MOU during a ceremony in Ottawa. The partnerships formed with the NSDC have been endorsed by Prime Minister

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April 17, 2015

Fleming College and Trent University receive federal research funding for Noble Purification Euglena testing

Fleming College and Trent University receive federal research funding for Noble Purification Euglena testing

Press Release: NSERC College-University Idea to Innovation grant will support research of Euglena as a wastewater management solution City of Kawartha Lakes ON – (April 8, 2015) – Fleming College’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) and Trent University will receive federal research funding through a College-University Idea to Innovation grant, part of the Natural

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April 8, 2015

SOWC welcomes Fleming College as new post-secondary partner in Consortium

SOWC welcomes Fleming College as new post-secondary partner in Consortium

From the SOWC: Following unanimous approval by its Advisory Board, the Southern Ontario Water Consortium is proud to announce the addition of Fleming College as a new post-secondary partner. It is the first post-secondary institution to be introduced as a new member since SOWC’s establishment in 2011, increasing the Consortium’s membership to nine partners. “Now that we’ve completed

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March 27, 2015

The CAWT Joins LinkedIn

The CAWT Joins LinkedIn

We’ve launched a CAWT LinkedIn Showcase Page! Visit and follow us here: http://www.linkedin.com/company/centre-for-alternative-wastewater-treatment Our page will feature news and updates about the CAWT, as well as interesting information about our partners and alternative wastewater technology. Join us and join in!

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March 12, 2015

Changes in 2015

Changes in 2015

The new year brings with it some exciting changes to the CAWT. CAWT Director and Senior Scientist Dr. Brent Wootton has taken a temporary leave from his role at the Centre to serve as the Vice President of Policy and Exports at Ontario’s Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP). We are pleased that Dr. Wootton will

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January 6, 2015

Dr. Balch Presents at Arctic Change 2014

Dr. Balch Presents at Arctic Change 2014

On Thursday, December 11th, CAWT Scientist Dr. Gordon Balch delivered a presentation at Arctic Change 2014, a 5-day conference in Ottawa that explored issues surrounding climate change and modernization in the Arctic. Dr. Balch’s presentation was titled “Assessing the performance of cold climate natural wetlands in the treatment of domestic wastewater effluents in northern Canada” and

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December 16, 2014

BlueTech Research to Join WaterTAP in Supporting Water Technology Companies in Ontario

The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) and BlueTech Research have announced details of a collaborative agreement to provide Ontario water technology companies with access to market intelligence resources through the BlueTech Research membership Insight Service. Under the agreement, WaterTAP and BlueTech will work together to create preferential access for Ontario-based water tech companies to the BlueTech Research

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November 12, 2014

CAWT Arctic studies featured in a new book

CAWT Arctic studies featured in a new book

Scientists and Graduate students working with the Centre of Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) have written four chapters of a recently published book titled Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands. The chapters involve CAWT research investigating the efficacy and efficiency of using natural tundra wetlands for the treatment of domestic wastewaters in Arctic Canada, and

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November 7, 2014

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