Asset Management Committee (Joint)

Welcome to the OWWA/WEAO Joint Asset Management Committee page

Committee Mandate

This committee is open to members from all areas of the water industry. We are a joint committee of the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) and the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) with the purpose of developing and hosting asset management workshops and creating articles for Influents and Ontario Pipeline, and contributing to the WEAO and OWWA conferences.

We are dedicated to the promotion, education and information exchange of the best asset management and sustainability practices in the industry.

Responsibilities & Activities:

WEAO/OWWA  Asset Management Committee is working with its members and partners to develop a variety of management initiatives, resources, and opportunities for education, training, and networking to address asset management challenges.  Members responsibilities and activities include:

  • Attend meetings and provide input on direction and management of committee affairs
  • Support of asset management committee events such as workshops and webinars through direct involvement in planning, developing, organizing and coordinating events
  • Contribute and solicit asset management articles and presentations for both the WEAO and OWWA annual conferences, as well as the Influents quarterly publication
  • Share information between stakeholders and membership that assist organizations to develop and progress with their individual Asset Management strategies and activities
  • Represent and promote WEAO/OWWA and the AM Committee at association events

Who We Are

Committee Chair Mike Garaci, Pure Technologies

Member List

Name Role Organization
James Jorgensen Past Chair GM BluePlan Engineering
Akli Ben-Anteur Member City of Greater Sudbury
Richard Szigeti WEAO Board Liaison City of Toronto
Mike Garaci Member Pure Technology
Gen Nielsen Member City of Ottawa
Deborah Goudreau OWWA Board Liaison Oxford County
Natalie Ribic Member Halton Region
Gillian Harris Member Town of Lincoln
Bethany Ladewig Member Region of Peel
Grace McLenaghan Member City of Richmond Hill
Danielle Anders Member GM BluePlan Engineering
Ramona Mirtorabi Member City of Toronto

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.

To view the OWWA/WEAO Asset Management Document Library, please click here.


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