Resources

There’s no shortage of information, educational resources, and organizations dedicated to water and environmental causes.

education

Region of Peel’s School Outreach Presentations

The Region of Peel offers fun, informative and free presentations designed to complement the Ontario curriculum for Kindergarteners and grades one, two and eight.

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Water Pollution Activities

Fun and simple pre-school and early-grades curriculum activities on understanding the water cycle and unit vocabulary.

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Healthy Children

Important, actionable water safety tips for parents and guardians of young children.

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Durham College

One of Canada’s leading educators in environmental studies offers a comprehensive diploma program in water and public health, with industry certifications.

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The Ontario Water Wastewater Certification Office

The OWWCO is a certification program and professional resource for Ontario water professionals. Curriculum includes human and aquatic health, water infrastructure, classification systems and more.

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affiliations

Wastewater Practitioners Group

The Environmental Approvals Branch of the Ministry of the Environment (EAB) and the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) have formed a Wastewater Practitioner's Working Group (WPG) to create a forum for discussion on municipal, industrial and storm water management. Both groups will contribute to the information exchange, the technical discussions, training and finding opportunities for improvement of the Approvals process and its operational practices.

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Water Environment Federation

The WEF is a non-profit technical and educational organization and the WEAO’s parent organization. The WEF promotes water quality education, training, business opportunities and associations such as the WEAO around the world.

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Oasis Ontario

The Ontario Association of Sewage Industry Services is a provincial association representing septic pumpers and haulers, sewage system installers and portable toilet professionals.

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Ontario Good Roads Association

The Ontario Good Roads Association represents transportation and public works interests through advocacy, consultation, training and service delivery.

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Canadian Water and Wastewater Association

The CWWA is a non-profit national body representing Canada’s public sector municipal water and wastewater services as well as their private sector suppliers and partners.

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The Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association

OOWA is dedicated to representing and educating members of the onsite and decentralized wastewater industry in Ontario

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The Ontario Water Works Association

The OWWA is a non-profit volunteer organization of more than 1,400 water professionals dedicated to developing solutions for effecter water management in Ontario.

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OPCEA

The Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Organization connects manufacturers and distributors with firms in need of water and air pollution control equipment or services.

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The 5S Ontario Chapter

The Select Society of Sanitary Sludge Shovelers is a grassroots organization dedicated to gratitude and recognition of the meritorious efforts of sanitation professionals.

Click here to view the current members of the Ontario Chapter of the 5S.

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weao gives back

Water for People

The WEAO is a proud supporter of Water For People, a global non-profit organization dedicated to promoting access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

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WEAO Scholarship Program

The WEAO Scholarship recognizes outstanding students pursuing education or careers in the water quality field in Ontario.

Deadline to apply:  October 27, 2017.  Recipients will be notified in December.

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Kelman Scholarship Program

The Kelman Scholarship supports an outstanding high school student who is planning to attend a post secondary institution and who’s interested in the protection of water quality.

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awards

Hatfield Award

The William D. Hatfield Award is presented to operators of wastewater treatment plants for outstanding performance and professionalism. 

Deadline:  February 6, 2017

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Golden Manhole Award

The Golden Manhole Award recognizes those who have shown dedication to the area of sewer (wastewater and stormwater) collection systems.

Deadline:  February 24, 2017

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Geoffrey T. G. Scott Award

The Geoffrey T. G. Scott Memorial Award recognizes a member of the water environment industry in Canada for his/her outstanding example of leadership and inspiration in championing a worthwhile endeavour and thereby advancing the mission of the water environment industry.

Deadline:  January 31, 2017

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2017 Outstanding YP Award

The Outstanding Young Professional Award recognizes the contribution of a young professional to the Ontario wastewater industry.   This award will be presented at the Awards Luncheon on Monday, April 3, 2017 at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa, ON.

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Residuals and Biosolids Awards

The WEAO Residuals and Biosolids Awards recognize practitioners that go beyond the minimum requirements and 'raise the bar' in the management of residuals and biosolids in Ontario.

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Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Committee representing water and wastewater associations awards a student each year for their water and environmental projects.

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Student Design Competition

The WEAO Student Design Competition provides an opportunity for Ontario post-secondary student teams to work on a real-world problem in the water industry.

To view the details of the 2018 project, click here

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scholarships

WEAO Scholarship Program

The WEAO Scholarship recognizes outstanding students pursuing education or careers in the water quality field in Ontario.

Deadline to apply:  October 27, 2017.  Recipients will be notified in December.

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Kelman Scholarship Program

The Kelman Scholarship supports an outstanding high school student who is planning to attend a post secondary institution and who’s interested in the protection of water quality.

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