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 quarterly magazine—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 Vision of being “Ontario’s Leading Resource for Ontario’s Water Industry.”

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
Committee Email
Liaison Director  Marcus Firman

Member List

Member Employer
Linda Cooke-Weaver  Wolseley Canada
David O’Connell OCWA
Marcus Firman OWWA Board Liaison
Rosemary Keller-MacLennan OMWA representative
Nick Reid Ryerson Urban Water
Bill Garibaldi MTE
Ed Houghton OMWA representative
Morgan Promoli EJCO
Stuart Reece Denso
Kelly Fransen OWWEA Representative
Huda Oda YP representative, U of T
Gary Houghton Norfolk County
Shu Min Gao City of Markham
Ian Chadwick OMWA
Samantha Buch OWWA
Michele Grenier OWWA
Colleen Brown Region of Waterloo

Our Meetings

The Committee meets once or 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.

Upcoming Events

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

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

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