Welcome to OWWA/WEAO Joint Climate Change Committee page
What We Do
It is now recognized that climate change will have significant impacts and that the extent of the impacts will vary geographically. Preparing for change is crucial to ensure residents and businesses in Ontario continue to receive an adequate and uninterrupted supply of high quality drinking water.
- Monitor scientific literature on climate change to identify predicted changes in the water cycle
- Bring predicted changes to the attention of OWWA members, together with alternatives to address the issues (via seminars, workshops and articles in Pipeline)
- Communicate with other utility and non-utility organizations to implement best practices to respond to climate change
Who We Are
Our membership includes members from both OWWA and WEAO (Water Environment Association of Ontario) whose members focus on the wastewater/storm water components affected by climate change. We also work closely with the Ontario Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (OCSI) to ensure issues related to infrastructure are adequately addressed in the Committee’s work.
|Committee Chair||Peter Nimmrichter|
|Liaison Director||Elia Edwards|
|Jillian Kingston||Ministry of the Environment|
|Al Douglas||Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources|
|Saad Jasim||International Joint Commission|
|Peter Nimmrichter||AMEC Environment & Infrastructure|
|Nick Reid||Ontario Clean Water Agency|
|Janet Noyes||Lower Trent Conservation Authority|
|Alexandra Service||Environment Canada|
|Praneeta Moti||City of Toronto|
Meetings consist of in person meetings in the OWWA Boardroom in Toronto and/or teleconferences. Please see below for details on our upcoming meetings and events. Past events have included seminars on Water Resources, Adaption and Vulnerability.
For more information
If you would like to get more information or are interested in joining our committee, please contact us.
Past Climate Change Seminars
|Oct. 2012, Climate Change: Impact on Water Resources|
|Oct. 2011, Climate Change: Advancements in Adaptation|
|Oct. 2010, Climate Change: Assessing Vulnerability|
For web links of interest we invite you to visit our Climate Change section on our Links page.