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Fleming College and QuantWave Technologies collaborate to develop intelligent wastewater sensing solution to predict COVID-19 outbreaks

Fleming College and QuantWave Technologies collaborate to develop intelligent wastewater sensing solution to predict COVID-19 outbreaks

Peterborough ON – (October 1, 2020) – Researchers from Fleming College and QuantWave Technologies Inc. are working together to investigate the capability of QuantWave’s intelligent sensing system to provide an early warning of COVID-19 outbreaks when monitoring wastewater. Fleming College was awarded $75,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College

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October 1, 2020

Dr. Gord Balch to Retire

Dr. Gord Balch to Retire

The CAWT’s Dr. Gordon Balch is retiring this summer. Gord has been a wonderful colleague and an integral part of the team at the CAWT and at Fleming College’s School of Environmental and Natural Resources Sciences (SENRS). Gord started in 2009 in a temporary position as Research Scientist and Manager for the CAWT. In 2010

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July 7, 2020

COVID-19

COVID-19

Important COVID-19 Updates Fleming College (and the CAWT) is following best practices for social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic; accordingly, we are currently operating with reduced staff. We are monitoring email for urgent issues, but responses will likely be delayed. Thank you for your patience. As a public educational institution, our primary focus during

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March 16, 2020

SOWC Impact Report

SOWC Impact Report

The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) has released its Impact Report, highlighting the successful Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program. The Report is impressive, outlining the innovative achievements of the Consortium and its industry partners. AWT funding also helped several companies advance solutions for treating biosolids from municipal wastewater plants. For example, Walker Environmental worked with Fleming College’s CAWT to

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March 27, 2019

SOWC Releases Greyter Water Video

SOWC Releases Greyter Water Video

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

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October 3, 2018

Fleming College’s CAWT to receive over $990,000 for water research centre expansion

Fleming College’s CAWT to receive over $990,000 for water research centre expansion

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

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July 25, 2018

The CAWT is Hiring

The CAWT is Hiring

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

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June 7, 2018

SOWC Features CAWT Project with UV Pure

SOWC Features CAWT Project with UV Pure

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

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April 25, 2018

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

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