Applications for next year’s OWWA U of T SC Executive Committee are still open! The deadline for applications is this Friday at 5 PM; if you’re interested, we encourage you to apply soon! Please reach out if you have any questions.
We invite you to join us for an AWWA Research Webinar on May 6th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm via Zoom featuring a panel of leading researchers who will highlight state-of-the-art knowledge in the field of potable reuse.
These experts will shine light on 1) whether PFAS in potable reuse is a crisis or non-issue, 2) wastewater-based epidemiology for COVID-19 surveillance and implications to potable reuse, and 3) pathogen removal for MWD’s Regional Recycled Water Program.
During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to test your knowledge on potable reuse research along with other students and young professionals in the water industry through interactive polls. Once you register, you will be entered in a raffle draw for a chance to win a prize!
Instructions and links to the event will be sent to registered attendees. To register, you must have an AWWA membership.
We hosted a Movie Night on March 18, 6-8 PM via Zoom! We screened Brave Blue World and had a group discussion after the film. Following our Movie Night, WEAO also hosted their Brave Blue World Waterside Chat on March 22, where water industry professionals shared their perspectives on themes brought up in the film.
We hope everyone who attended the event enjoyed the movie!
We played Among Us, Codenames, and Scribble. This was a great opportunity to engage with fellow students in the water industry, and of course, have some fun! The event took place on our OWWA SC Discord Server on March 2nd, 6:00 PM EST. Prizes were awarded to two winners with the highest cumulative points and raffle prizes were also given to four lucky attendees!
Join the OWWA SC for a webinar series hosted by AWWA on November 25th at 6 pm during which a panel of leading researchers will highlight state-of-the-art knowledge on three contaminants of emerging concern in water – including solvents (trichloroethylene and 1,4-dioxane), microplastics, and PFAS and define the challenges, address the challenges with treatment, present impacts of testing results, and shine light on the path forward.
You will not only have the opportunity to test your knowledge on contaminants of emerging concern along with other students and young professionals in the water industry but also to share your funniest water-related joke or pun while registering for your chance to win a prize! There will also be raffle prizes for two lucky individuals in attendance of the webinar.
OWWA and WEAO Student Chapters want to say a BIG thank you to everyone who participated in the 2020 Virtual Water Trivia Night on Thursday! It was a great turn out. Congratulations to “Blues” for coming in 1st place (Negin Ahadzadeh, Greg Principi, Husein Almuhtaram, and Dr. Ron Hofmann)! Special shoutout to Yvonne Zhang for being the lucky raffle winner! Look forward to seeing you all at our future events!
To kick off the new academic year, we will be hosting Water Trivia Night next Thursday! Please join us for this fun night of networking and testing your knowledge along with other students and young professionals in the water industry! There will be prizes for winners and an additional raffle prize for one lucky individual in attendance of the trivia night.
You’re all invited to our first event featuring guest speaker Chelsea Rochman, marine ecologist and professor at the University of Toronto. Dr. Rochman has been researching the sources, sinks and ecological implications of plastic debris in marine and freshwater habitats for the past decade. Her work brings her to traditional and non-traditional waste sites, from the world’s remote ocean “garbage patches” to wastewater treatment plants and landfills around the world.
Her presentation will review the contamination of plastic debris in marine ecosystems, the impacts of plastic debris and associated chemicals on animals and potential impacts to human health.
Every wonder if it is safe to swim? Then look no further and download the Swim Guide! The creator, Mark Mattson, will be here on March 10, from 5 to 6 PM to discuss the app that he has created. Light refreshments will be made available.
Come out to GB217 on March 1, 2016 from 12 to 1 PM to learn something new about drinking water treatment plants! William Hargrave is the president of Hargrave and Company which provides scientific and engineering services for a broad range of environmental issues in the field of drinking water supply.
Reminder that on January 14, 2016, we will be hosting our monthly seminar with Ian Douglas from the City of Toronto about “What you don’t know about your drinking water”. Then later that day from 7 to 10 PM, we will be hosting a networking pub night at O’Grady’s. Hope to see you all there!