Committees

We host a variety of teams and committees dedicated to bettering Ontario's water environment.

Asset Management

What do we do about aging infrastructure? Capacity constraints? Performance and transparency? The Asset Management Committee is responding to these challenges.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors oversees the strategic direction and operations of the WEAO. Board members serve terms of 3 years each and come from a variety of background across the water environment industry.

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Collection Systems

Knowledge exchange and industry standardization is key to responsible design, construction, operation and management of wastewater and stormwater collection systems.

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Conference Committee

The Conference Committee has the singular, monumental task of planning, organizing, and running the WEAO’s annual Technical Symposium and OPCEA Exhibition.

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Government Affairs

Communicating between the WEAO and municipal, provincial, and federal levels of government is key to the WEAO’s lobbying and educational efforts.

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Magazine Committee

The Magazine Committee is responsible for publishing INFLUENTS magazine.

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Operations Challenge

Five events test the diverse skills required for the operation and maintenance of wastewater treatment facilities and their collection systems. Are you up for the challenge?

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Professional Wastewater Operators Committee

The PWO Committee addresses the needs and concerns of the men and women who work in the hands-on operations, analysis, and maintenance of wastewater industries.

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Promotions and Event Planning

Water and wastewater isn’t always seen as an exciting, innovative industry. The Promotions and Event Planning Committee gets to change that perception.

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Public Education

The Public Education Committee works closely with the public sector to foster interest in water education through science fairs, school programs, and teacher support.

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Residual and Biosolids

The R&B team promotes discussion, education, and information exchange regarding best practices on residual and biosolids processing and reuse.

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Student Chapters

WEAO’s student chapters offer a great way to connect with peers interested in the water and environment industry. Start or join a chapter, network with other schools, and find opportunities both inside and outside of the university sphere.

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Utility Management

The Utility Management committee helps utility sector personnel in all things management; capital planning, financing and leadership, operations, maintenance, and more.

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Wastewater Treatment and Technologies

The Wastewater Treatment and Technologies Committee acts as a resource for government, associations, and agencies to promote informed planning and policy in wastewater treatment.

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Water for People Canada

The Canadian chapters for the charitable non-profit organization Water for People. Activities include fundraising activities, awareness education, and public outreach.

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Young Professionals

The future of water and wastewater management relies on the technical and professional development, as well as excitement and participation, of our youngest members.

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