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Great Canadian Icebreaker
September 27, 2014
7th Annual Student Design Competition
Registration deadline: October 1, 2014
Climate Change Seminar
October 22, 2014
Wastewater Microbiology Workshop
October 23, 2014
Assessing Risk & Managing Wet Weather Flow Workshop
October 29, 2014
PWO Northeast Region Training Day & Conference for Suppliers
November 12th & 13th, 2014
WEAO's 2015 Annual Conference Call for Abstracts
More Details and Submission
Operation Challenges: Designing for the End User
REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – LAST WEEK TO REGISTER!!!
Saturday, September 20st, 2014 workshop: 9am-4pm; social: 4:30-7pm
Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) ; 901 McKay Rd, Pickering, ON L1W 3A3
WEAO’s Young Professionals have teamed up with the Region of Durham to hold a workshop on Operation Challenges to discuss bridging the gap between design and operations. Consultant experts and the Region of Durham will present on designing systems for the end user, modeling to engage the end user during design, and lessons learned through case study analysis. The Durham WEAO 2014 Operations Challenge team, who won second prize at WEAO 2014, will also be present to engage attendees in an informative panel discussion. The day will wrap up with a plant tour of the 630MLD Duffin Creek WPCP followed by a social at a nearby restaurant to network and discuss the day’s events over a brew. Space is limited to 50 attendees.
Registration link to the right under Upcoming Events
Congratulations to this year's winner of both the Canadian and International Stockholm Junior Water Prize!
Queen Elizabeth Junior Senior High School
Hayley Todesco is competing in the Google Science Fair in California shortly. She is one of five finalist in her age group of 17-18.
If you'd like to give her your support and vote in the pre-judging period on the Google website, the link is below. On the home page you click ‘vote’ for Hayley Todesco - this takes you to a page with a short video of her describing, very basically, how her project works. Then scroll down and it asks if you are sure you want to vote for this person, click ‘yes’.
Voting closes on Monday, September 15.
The International Stockholm Junior Water Prize contest, which is held during the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden each August, aims to encourage young people's interest in issues concerning water and the environment. The award is given annually for an outstanding water project by a young person or a small group of young people. With this, the competition seeks to inspire young people to a continued engagement for water and the environment.
The Canadian participant for the contest is selected through the Canada Wide Science Fair by a panel of judges supplied by the Canadian Water Environment Federation Member Associations. The winner of the Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize (CSJWP) contest competes at the International Contest. WEAO's own, Julie Vincent, SJWP National Organizer, went with Hayley to Sweden and is celebrating her win with her. More information on the CSJWP competition can be found at: http://www.sjwp.ca
Video of Awards Ceremony:
The Seventh Annual Student Design Competition Project Statement has been released!
Register your team by October 1st 2014 to take part in this fantastic event!
Your 2014 Student Design Competition Winners - University of Windsor
Our Student Chapter Leadership Forum on Saturday was a HUGE Success!
Thank you to all those who organized and supported it!!
Province Supporting the Infrastructure Needs of Small Communities
August 18, 2014
Delivering on its Economic Plan to Build Ontario Up by Investing in Infrastructure
Ontario is providing small, rural and northern municipalities with stable, annual funding to build and repair critical infrastructure and help to create jobs across the province.
Half of the funding for the initiative will be allocated annually using a fair and transparent formula, which recognizes that municipalities have different infrastructure and fiscal needs. The remaining $50 million will flow through an application-based process, allowing municipalities to continue partnering with the province to invest in critical infrastructure projects that will create jobs and support growth.
The Premier also announced that Ontario municipalities can now propose infrastructure projects to be considered for support through the Small Communities Fund. Through this fund, Ontario and the federal government will each provide $272 million to support projects in municipalities with populations less than 100,000.
Our Award-Winning Video!