Water Efficiency Committee

Welcome to the Water Efficiency Committee page

What We Do

The OWWA Water Efficiency Committee is dedicated to advancing smart water use through networking, education and advocacy.

To achieve this goal, we work to influence government policies and promote water-efficient technologies and practices.

WEC meets 4-6 times throughout the year and hosts a seminar, workshop or webinar each year.


The Committee (WEC) has produced three publications to assist Ontario municipalities in the preparation of water efficiency plans, reducing peak seasonal water demands and developing water efficiency programs.  These documents are available for free download:

Who We Are 

Committee Chair Steve Gombos
Vice Chair Indra Maharjan
 Liaison Director  Ed Bertolo

Member List

Member Employer
Steve Gombos Region of Waterloo
Kathy McAlpine-Sims Halton Region
Julia Wagner City of Hamilton
Ray Cheung Neptune Technology Group
Carol Salisbury MECP
Indra Maharjan OCWA
Rebecca Winters Region of Peel
Anne Medcof Watermark Solutions Ltd.
Daniel Hsia City of London
Lloyd Hipel Enviro-Stewards Inc.
Tara Clayton Town of Orangeville
Kamaldeep Sangha City of Toronto
Eric Meliton TRCA
Stephanie Shouldice City of Guelph
Alice Chow Aecom
Associate Employer
Leanne Knuckle City of Brantford
Emily Stahl City of Guelph
Johann Manente Region of Peel
Carol Chaput Region of Peel
Aileen Barclay Resource Management Strategies Inc.
Chris LeConte SMART Watering Systems
Heather Yates City of Guelph

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Water Efficiency Awards

Each year for more than 10 years the OWWA Water Efficiency Committee has recognized outstanding initiatives in water efficiency in both the public and private sector.

The 2019 Call for awards is now closed.

Awards of Excellence in Water Efficiency

  • Public Sector & Utilities Award
  • Private Sector Award

2019 Winners:

Public Sector and Utilities- Programs 

Public Sector and Utilities- Water Efficiency Measures 

2018 Winners:

Public Sector and Utilities

Private Sector

For Awards list please click here.

For More Information

If you would like more information or are interested in joining our committee, please contact us.

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