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Asset Management Committee (Joint)

Welcome to the OWWA/WEAO Joint Asset Management Committee page

What We Do

The OWWA/Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) Joint Asset Management Committee is dedicated to the promotion, education, and information exchange of best asset management practices within the water environment industry.

Water and wastewater utility leaders face a variety of management challenges, including:

  • Aging infrastructure
  • Increasing population
  • Decreased grant monies
  • Increased public expectations for service and performance
  • Decreased public acceptance of rate increases
  • New and more stringent regulatory requirements
  • Workforce demographics

We are responding to these challenges by working with our members and partners to develop a variety of management initiatives and opportunities for education, training, and networking.

Our Activities

  • Develop and deliver asset management workshops
  • Contribute asset management articles for OWWA’s and WEAO’s quarterly  publications, Pipeline and Influents respectively
  • Participate in the annual conferences of OWWA and WEAO
  • Liaise with the OWWA Management Committee to share information
  • Assist agencies in developing individual asset management strategies

Who We Are

Our committee is open to members from all facets of the water environment industry. Current members include representatives from the municipal and consulting sectors.

Committee members are expected to:

  • Attend nine meetings per year and provide input on committee affairs
  • Provide input on materials produced for AM committee events
  • Support  AM committee events through direct involvement
  • Represent and promote WEAO/OWWA and the AM Committee
Committee Chair Gen Nielsen
Vice Chair Grace McLenaghan
Committee Email jointasset@owwa.ca

Member List

Member Employer
Dean Rurak Yaku Consulting
Richard Pinder Region of Waterloo
Grace McLenaghan Region of Peel
Vanessa Chau CH2M HILL
James Jorgensen Blue Plan Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Terry Martins Blue Plan Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Gustavo Arvizu WSP Canada
Gen Nielsen City of Ottawa
Peter Smith AGSI Inc
Anis Somani Pure Technologies
David Watt Blue Plan Engineering Consultants Ltd.
John Duong Region of Halton
Nigel D’Souza OCWA
Lee Anne Jones CH2M HILL
Gary Houghton Norfolk County
Tara Gudgeon City of Brantford
Ray Miller Clow Canada
Alvin Pilobello GHD

 

Our Meetings

The Asset Management Committee conducts monthly meetings rotating the location amongst member offices. Conference calling is available when required.

For More Information

If you would like more information or would like to join our committee, please contact us.

As this is a Joint OWWA/WEAO Committee we encourage you to also check the WEAO website to keep fully abreast of plans and activities.

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