CAWT Manager and Senior Scientist Dr. Barbara Siembida-Losch was presented her Professional Engineers of Ontario licence last week. Congratulations! Barbara is now the second Professional Engineer that the CAWT currently has on staff.
The public review of the standard W203 Municipal Wastewater Treatment in Northern Communities using Lagoon and Wetland Systems has begun. The CAWT’s Dr. Gordon Balch is a member of the Technical Subcommittee that was responsible for writing most of the draft standard. Dr. Balch has extensive knowledge and experience in cold temperature and tundra wastewater
With support from the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC), the CAWT has been working with Greyter Water Systems to help the Greyter Home System reach NSF 350 (Onsite Water Reuse) certification. An innovative technology, the Greyter HOME System collects a home’s shower and bath water and reuses it to flush toilets, ultimately reducing water consumption. The SOWC
Water Canada magazine has named the “Best 6 Cities to Launch Your WaterTech Startup” in their September/October 2018 issue. The City of Peterborough was named #2 in Canada and #1 in Ontario. We have seen Peterborough become a hub for water technology innovation and research and we are proud to be a part of the
Two of the CAWT’s Research Scientists were recently featured in videos produced by 5minofscience.com. In the first video, Dr. Barbara Siembida-Losch speaks about how the CAWT team works together to help our clients and partners innovate in the water and wastewater sphere, ultimately helping the environment and the economy. In the second video,
From Fleming College: Lindsay, ON (July 25, 2018) – Fleming College’s Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT) will receive $994,318 in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund (CIIF) to expand the CAWT’s applied research infrastructure and equipment. The Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced the CIIF funding
Dr. Barbara Siembida-Losch is serving as the CAWT’s interim Manager & Senior Scientist as CAWT Manager Jenn Paul takes a parental leave. Barbara joined the CAWT in 2014 as a Research Scientist. Providing scientific and technical leadership, and being heavily involved in many of the CAWT’s projects since then, Barbara has become an integral part
We’re looking for a Part-Time Laboratory Technician to join our great team. The posting can be found online at Fleming College’s website; the call for résumés closes on June 18th, 2018. If this job isn’t for you, but you’re still interested in joining the CAWT, bookmark Fleming College’s Careers page. All of our jobs are
The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) has featured one of the CAWT’s projects funded under the SOWC’s Advancing Water Technologies projects program on its website. The article, titled UV Pure’s Crossfire Technology® and the road to validation describes the importance of the two-year applied research project to the company. From the article: A “made-in Canada” validation
The CAWT is changing! (sort of). To better reflect the work that we do, the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment is changing its name to the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies but you can still call us the CAWT. When our doors opened 2004, the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment was primarily
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
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
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
Fleming College’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment in Lindsay has been awarded a $75,000 federal research grant as part of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College and Community Innovation (CCI) Program. The funding will support ongoing research in partnership with BlueLeaf Inc., at their study site in Quebec to evaluate
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
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
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
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
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
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
Join us at the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association’s Decentralized Wastewater Symposium (How to Redefine Infrastructure Investment and Economic Development) in Peterborough on September 30th. The all-day event features interesting speakers and a Peterborough Water Technology Spotlight. Visit OOWA’s website for more information.
Fleming College’s Dr. Brent Wootton has returned after completing his secondment with WaterTAP. During his time at WaterTAP (January to July 2015), Dr. Wootton served as the VP Policy and Exports, as well as Interim CEO. Mary Lou McLean served as the Director of Applied Research (Acting) during Dr. Wootton’s leave and is now the Manager
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.
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