Game Night

We hosted a Virtual Games Night last Tuesday!

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!

We hope everyone had a good time 🙂

AWWA Research Webinar

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.

To register for the webinar and submit your jokes, you may scan the QR code in the poster below or use the following link:…/awwa-research-webinar…

Instructions and links to the event will be sent to registered attendees.

Water Trivia Night 2020

Update: Sept 26. 2020

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.

Instructions and links to the event will be sent to registered attendees. To register, you may scan the QR code in the poster above or use this link:

October 4th, 2017 event: Contamination and Effects of Plastic Debris in the Marine Environment

OWWA Oct 4th

Hello and welcome back to a new year!

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.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

March 10, 2016 Event

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.


March 1, 2016 Event

OWWA Case study of dwtp

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.

January 14 Events

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!

OWWA_SC seminar poster_Jan 14


Upcoming Events

Upcoming events for November 2015!

Seminar: Pilot Testing Approach on the Comparison of Small System Technologies on Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxin Removal

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Time: 11 to 12 PM

Location: GB 119

Nov 11 seminar

Seminar: Toronto ‘Green Streets’

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2015

Time: 12 to 1 PM

Location: GB 117

Nov 26 talk (1)

World Water Week 2014 Film Screening and Discussion: WATERMARK

WATERMARK, a 2013 TIFF and TFCA award winning movie directed by Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky, is a film featuring mind-blowing images, which explore our relationship with water and the consequences associated with its use.

Join us in watching and discussing WATERMARK, and the impact of water on every aspect of our life.


Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014

Time: 6:00pm to 8:45 pm

Location: GB 119 (Galbraith Building)

Light dinner will be served


Expert Talk: Design Configurations of Treatment of Unit Processes to Achieve Adequate Disinfection in Drinking Water

Get to know about the Design Configurations of Treatment Unit Processes to Achieve Adequate Disinfection in Drinking Water from Willian Hargrave.

William Hargrave is the President of Hargrave & Company, which provides planning, scientific and engineering services for a broad range of environmental issues in drinking water supply


Date: Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Time and Location: 12 Noon – 1 PM, Room 117 Galbraith Building (35 St. George Street)