Membership
Membership

Student Chapters

University of Guelph Student Chapter
University of Toronto Student Chapter
University of Waterloo Student Chapter
Western Water Chapter

University of Guelph Student Chapter

President: Amy Langford
Faculty Advisor: Professor Hongde Zhou Ph.D., P.Eng.
Facebook: guelphWEAOOWWA
Past Activities:

2017- Royal City Brewery Tour, UW WEAO/OWWA Water Industry Networking Event, and World Water Dayt
2015 – Water Trivia Night, Cannon Painting, Industry Guest Speakers, Sleeman, and Wellington Brewery Tours, etc.
2014 – Industry Guest Speakers, Sleeman Brewery Tour, and OWWA Conference

University of Toronto Student Chapter

President: Mike McKie, Ph.D. Candidate
Faculty Advisor: Professor Ron Hofmann, Ph.D., P.Eng
Email: owwasc@utoronto.ca
Website: http://owwa.sa.utoronto.ca/
Facebook: @UofTOWWA

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Background

Established in 2005 as the OWWA’s first student chapter, the U of T chapter has since evolved and developed into a very successful student group. The Chapter provides students with opportunities to learn about the water industry and network with industry professionals, while building their technical knowledge and leadership skills. The Chapter’s activities also include Personal and Professional Development Workshops, and fundraising initiatives for Water For People, a charitable not-for-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to the development and delivery of clean, safe water and sanitation solutions in developing nations.

Past Activities

Past student chapter activities, including guest speakers, are listed below.

2015 – 2016:

  • Seminar: Policy and Regulatory Issues of Microbeads (September 30, 2015)
  • Seminar: Speaker from Walkerton Centre (November 11, 2015)
  • Seminar: Toronto Green Streets’: From policy to Practice (November 26, 2015)
  • Water Treatment Plant Tour (November 27, 2015)
  • Seminar: What don’t you know about your drinking water? (January 14, 2016)
  • Seminar: Case Study of a Drinking Water Treatment Plant (March 1, 2016)
  • Seminar: Swim Guide (March 10, 2016)
  • Movie Screening: After the Last River (March 21, 2016)

2012 – 2013:

  • World Water Day Film Screening and Panel Discussion (March 29, 2013)
  • Seminar: Water Reuse (April 15, 2013)
  • Panel Discussion: Choosing The Best Workplace For You (March 07, 2013)
  • Seminar: Slow Sand Filtration (February 13, 2013)
  • Seminar: Water Policies: Why Are They Important? (February 05, 2013)
  • Panel Discussion: What is Grad School Really Like? (November 29, 2012)
  • Annual Charity Bake Sale for Water For People (November 14, 2012)
  • AWWA Webcast: Utility Perspective – Successful Biological Treatment Applications (October 31, 2012)
  • AWWA Webcast: An Update on causes and Solutions for Taste and Odour Issues (October 24, 2012)
  • AWWA Webcast: Tips and Tricks – How To Get  a Job (October 17, 2012)

2011 – 2012:

  • World Water Day 2012: Screening of “Gasland” and Panel Discussion (March 22, 2012)
  • Professional Development Workshop: Identifying Your Personal Competencies (March 15, 2012)
  • Professional Development Workshop: Networking for Success (March 09, 2012)
  • Professional Development Workshop: Effective Communication (February 29, 2012)
  • AWWA Webcast: Advances in UF/MF Membranes – Ceramic and Nano-fiber (November 16, 2011)
  • Seminar: Engineering in the Water Industry (November 11, 2011)
  • AWWA Webcast: Biofiltration- A low Cost Solution to High-Quality Water (November 02, 2011)

2010 – 2011:

  • Career Workshop: Acing Your Interview (March 30, 2011)
  • World Water Day: Screening of “Tapped” and Panel Discussion (March 22, 2011)
  • Career Workshop: Resume Writing Tips (March 18, 2011)
  • AWWA Webcast: UV Disinfection Fundamentals, Regulations and Applications (March 23, 2011)
  • AWWA Webcast: DBP Compliance Approaches (March 09, 2011)
  • Career Workshop: Job Searching Tips (March 04,2011)
  • AWWA Webcast: Tools & Technologies for Meeting Stage 2 DBP Regulations (November 10, 2010)
  • Seminar: Water & Sanitation Solutions in Developing Countries: Local & Global Engineering (October 20, 2010)
  • Seminar: Role of Engineers in the Water Industry (September 24, 2010)
  • Panel Discussion:  Providing Safe Drinking Water in the Developing World (September 15, 2010)
  • AWWA Webcast: Implementing Low-Pressure Membrane Plant – The Utility Perspective (August 08, 2010) 

2009 – 2010:

  • AWWA Webcast: Implications of EPA’s Review of Existing Regulations (July 28, 2010)
  • AWWA Webcast: Removing Barriers to Reclaimed Water Reuse (May 26, 2010)
  • AWWA Webcast: Disinfection By-Products: Recent Research Raises Concern (April 07, 2010)
  • World Water Week 2010 (March 22 – 26, 2010)
  • Social Event: Screening of Flow-For Love of Water (March 25, 2010)
  • Fundraising Bake Sale for Haiti Relief Efforts (February 2010)
  • Seminar: Pharmaceuticals in Our Waters – Myth or Reality? – Sonia Kleywegt, Anna Comerton (January 28, 2010)
  • AWWA Webcast: Water Quality and Distribution Systems (January 13, 2010)
  • Fundraising Bake Sale (November 06, 2009)
  • Seminar: Overview of the Water Treatment Industry – Mark Cooper, Tom Moulton, Lesia Lachmaniuk (October 22, 2009)
  • Fundraising BBQ for Water For People and WaterCAN (October 2, 2009, with WEAO Student Chapter)

2008 – 2009:

  • Seminar: Disinfection Alternatives – Saad Jasim, Rei Watanabe, Derek French (March 25, 2009, with YPC)
  • Seminar: Asset Management – Vanessa Chau, Terry Martins (December 1, 2008, with WEAO Student Chapter)
  • Fundraising Bake Sale for Water For People (November 6, 2008)
  • Seminar: SCADA System Design– Karen Cellucci (November 6, 2008)
  • Fundraising BBQ for Water For People (October 2, 2008)

2007 – 2008:

  • Networking Event: Meet the OWWA – Tom Moulton, Lesia Lachmaniuk, Elia Edwards, Melissa Weber, Grant Stanley, Samantha Fraser, Seth Wiggins (April 2, 2008)
  • Seminar: Drinking Water Legislation – Greg Zimmer (March 12, 2008)
  • Seminar: Project Management in the Water and Wastewater Industries – Martin Gravel, Don Hoekstra (December 12, 2007, with WEAO Student Chapter)
  • Technical Seminar: Control Valves – Peter Sucharda, Roland Barbazza, Andrew Cowburn (November 26, 2007, with YPC)
  • Chapter Meeting: Student Research Topic + Water Industry Careers – Monique Waller, Troy Leyburne, Monika Nobrega (October 24, 2007)

2005 – 2007:

  • Technical Seminar: Water Reuse – Pulin Mondal, Bob LeCraw (April 4, 2007, with WEAO Student Chapter)
  • Tour: Walkerton Clean Water Center – Saad Jasim (March 31, 2007, with YPC)
  • Lunch n’ Learn: Engineering and Environmental Legislation – John Martin (October 18, 2005)
  • Lunch n’ Learn: Chapter Kick-off + Water Industry Careers – Natalie Paradis, Brian Sahely, Bob Fleeton (March 30, 2005)

Learn More About Us

Articles about the U of T student chapter:

Ontario Pipeline, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Summer 2005), page 40

Ontario Pipeline, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Summer 2008), page 42

University of Waterloo Student Chapter

Co-President: Shoeleh Shams, Ph.D. Candidate
Co- President: Kellie Superina, MASc Candidate
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Michele Van Dyke, Research Associate with the NSERC chair in Water Treatment
Email: owwa.uw@gmail.com

Background

Established in 2008, the UW chapter is OWWA’s second student chapter. The UW chapter started out strong, and continues to provide their students with an excellent program. The chapter has been participating in AWWA’s webcast series, providing their students with free access to this quality educational program. They have also shown a number of water-themed documentaries, sparking great discussion and raising awareness about timely issues related to water and the environment.

Past Activities

Past student chapter activities, including guest speakers, are listed below.

  • Richmond Hill Curling Social (February 9, 2017)
  • UW WEAO Water/WasteWater Networking Event (November 2, 2016)
  • WEAO Student Chapter Info Booth and Exotic Water Tasting (September 2016)
  • UW WEAO Water/WasteWater Networking Event (June 24, 2015)
  • Webcast: 2013 Colorado Wildfire (February 13, 2013)
  • UW Oktoberfest Social – Concordia Club, Kitchener (October 10, 2012)
  • AGM and Seminar: Developing Real Environmental Decision Support System – Dr. Mohamed Homouda (September 20, 2012)
  • Future Flows: Career Opportunities in the Water Industry – Speaker: Nancy Kodouse from the Region of Waterloo; Career Discussion Panel guests: Dr. Bill Cairns, Trojan UV; Dr. Monica B. Emelko, UW; Lee Anne Jones, OWWA; Leigh McDermott, Stantec (January 27, 2012)
  • Lunch and Learn (October 5,2011)
  • Invited Speaker Joint Event (with WEAO): Impacts of Climate Change on Water Quality      and Treatment – Omar Alshikh from the WCWC (February 4, 2010)
  • Invited Speaker Joint Event (with WEAO): Water and Wastewater Treatment Planning –      Don Holland from CH2M HILL (January 14, 2010)
  • AWWA Webcast: Key Elements to Maintain Distribution      System Integrity (September 30, 2009)
  • Chapter Meeting: Annual General Meeting (September 16, 2009)
  • AWWA Webcast: Water Storage Tanks (September 15, 2009)
  • AWWA Webcast: Plant to Tap – The Importance of      Disinfection (September 9, 2009)
  • AWWA Webcast: Geoscience in Water Aquifers (September 2,      2009)
  • Film Screening: “The Water Front” (July 14, 2009)
  • Tour: Walkerton Clean Water Center – Saad Jasim      (May 1, 2009)
  • Meet and Greet + Film Screening: Careers in the Water Industry + “FLOW: For      the Love of Water” – Tom Moulton (March 30, 2009)
  • Tour: Greenbrook WTP and Hidden Valley Pumping      Stations – Lane Steven (November 22, 2008, with YPC)
  • Chapter      Meeting: Chapter Kick-off      (November, 2008)

Learn More About Us

Articles about the UW student chapter:

Western Water Chapter

President: Syed Salman Bukhari

Executive Board

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Denis O’Carroll, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Website: www.eng.uwo.ca/wwc

Established in 2009, the purpose of the joint WEAO-OWWA student chapter (Western Water Chapter) at Western University is to make a bridge between the students and the water/wastewater industry. Western Water Chapter coordinates with WEAO and the OWWA to enhance the professional development of its members through communication and knowledge sharing with water industry professionals. We organize industrial tours, technical and informative seminars and webcasts, and networking events. Western Water Chapter invites the students who are interested in water and wastewater industry to join the chapter.

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Past Events

  • Facility Tour: CMLP Green Building (January 27, 2015, 3-4PM @CMLP Atrium)
  • WWC Social Mixer (January 27, 2015, 6-8PM @The Grad Club)
  • AWWA Webinar Series: Professional Certification Meets Water Field Challenges (February 4, 2015, 1-2PM @TEB 434)
  • Plant Tour: Greenway Wastewater Treatment Plant (March 27, 2015, 10Am @Greenway Treatment Plant)
  • Ripley’s Aquarium Visit (April 18, 2015 @Toronto)
  • Plant Tour: Adelaide Wastewater Treatment Plant (November 19, 2014)
  • AWWA Webinar Series: Measuring and Addressing Water/Wastewater Bills (November 12, 2014)
  • Facility Tour: Upper Thames Conservatory Authority (November 7, 2014)
  • WWC Social Mixer @The Wave (November 4, 2014)
  • Plant Tour: Labatt Brewery (March 27, 2014)
  • Western Water Chapter Informational Booth (September 19, 2013)
  • Greenway Pollution Control Center tour (March 28, 2013)
  • Plant tour: Trojan Technologies (November 20, 2012)
  • 1st Annual Colloquium of Water and Environmental Research (November 1, 2011)
  • Plant tour: Trojan UV (January 7, 2011)
  • Plant tour: Greenway Pollution Control Center (October 21, 2010)
  • Social Mixer (October 9 2010)
  • Social Mixer (September 16, 2010)
  • WEF Online Webinar – Watershed Management (February 18, 2010)
  • Invited Speaker, Advanced Wastewater Treatment and Nutrient Removal – Olav Natvik from Stantec (February 2, 2010)

 

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