Publications Committee

Welcome to the OWWA Publications Committee page

What We Do

The primary responsibility of our committee is the planning and publishing of the OWWA/OMWA/OWWEA quarterly magazine—the Ontario Pipeline.

There are four issues of Pipeline each year—Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. The magazine is one of the many benefits of membership in OWWA!

Edition Theme Deadline
Spring Pre-Conference & Climate Change January 30th, 2017
Summer  Post-Conference + Ontario’s Water Industry in an International Context May 15th,  2017
Fall  Emergency Preparedness & Protocols August 14th, 2017
Winter First Nations Water October 27th,  2017


We actively work to reinforce OWWA’s strategic goal of being “Ontario’s Leading Resource on Safe Drinking Water.”

Who We Are

Our committee is made up of water industry professionals who are interested in telling the many-faceted story of drinking water, and keeping the membership abreast of news, issues and trends in the drinking water industry.

Committee Chair Linda Cooke-Weaver
Vice Chair David O’Connell
Past Chair Nick Reid
Board Liaison Director Nick Reid
Committee Email

Member List

Member Employer
Linda Cooke-Weaver  Wolseley Canada
David O’Connell OCWA
Rosemary Keller-MacLennan OMWA representative
Colleen Brown Region of Waterloo
Bill Garibaldi City of Waterloo
Ed Houghton OMWA representative
Morgan Promoli OWWEA Representative
Stuart Reece OWWEA Representative
Kelly Fransen OWWEA Representative
Mohammad Mudassar Hatch Mott MacDonald
Huda Oda YP representative, U of T
Emma Murphy CH2M
Marcus Firman Board Liaison Director
Abhay Tadwalkar City of Toronto
Priya Persaud GM BluePlan
Gary Houghton Norfolk County
Alex Gudimov University of Toronto
Shu Min Gao City of Markham
Ian Chadwick OMWA
Samantha Buch OWWA

Our meetings

The Committee meets once or possibly twice, usually by teleconference, prior to each issue of the Pipeline to develop content. Editorial review (proofing) is done through electronic distribution of the draft publications.

We try to meet once a year in person to exchange ideas. The Chair also attends regular C-PAC meetings.

For more information

If you like to write, have story ideas, or like to chase stories, there is a spot for you on the Publications Committee. Please contact the committee chair at

Upcoming Events

Our upcoming events are directly linked to each edition of the Pipeline – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.

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