The Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies

The CAWT is an internationally recognized water and wastewater research institute, located at Fleming College’s Frost Campus. We provide applied research and technology development services to the private sector, government and non-governmental agencies, and universities.

“It’s nice to have other hands and eyes involved in your development. They think differently and there’s been certain things that we’ve had to pivot on and think about because they’ve been brought up by the CAWT.”

Mark Sales, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Greyter Water Systems

Our Story

Outside the CAWT Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies at Fleming College Forst Campus in Lindsay Ontario

Home of Water Innovation

When our doors opened 2004, the CAWT was known as the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment.

Now known as the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT), our areas of expertise include: 

  • Biological treatment (including biofilms and anaerobic biofilters)
  • Membranes and filtration
  • Advanced oxidation technologies
  • Low energy and remote systems
  • Storm water management
  • Cold climate treatment
  • Innovative technologies that target nutrients, heavy metals, and contaminants of emerging concern
  • Performance testing and verification

Our Research Team

Water & Wastewater Experts

Fleming College’s CAWT is comprised of a core group of scientists, faculty researchers, engineers, and technologists as well as a community of associates from academic, industrial, and private sectors. Our top-notch research team is committed to excellence, quality service, and helping our clients turn their innovative ideas into market advantage for a cleaner world.

With financial support from:
With financial support from:

NSERC CRSNG Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Canadian Foundation for Innovation logo

CONII Colleges Ontario Network for Industry Innovation logo

Government of Canada logo

CICan Colleges and Institutes Canada Logo

OCE Ontario Centres of Excellence Logo

SOWC Southern Ontario Water Consortium logo

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