Date:  Friday, December 03, 2010

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Crush Wine Bar


The OWWA Young Professionals and WEAO New Professionals would like to cordially invite you to come out on December 3rd to celebrate a special night with great food and drinks. This is a great opportunity to network  with a wide variety of water and wastewater professionals, and have some fun while doing so.

Please see Holiday Bash Flyer for more details

RSVP Tina Zhang at Tina.Zhang@genivar.com by Friday November 26th if you are interested in attending.


AWWA Webcast: Tools & Technologies for Meeting Stage 2 DBP Regulations

Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Location: GB 303


The Stage 2 Disinfectant By-Product (DBP) Rule sets stringent MCLs for DBPs.  Some utilities need to reduce levels to meet these regulations.  This webcast presents several approaches to control DBPs and reveals how computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling techniques can be used to optimise chlorination and reduce DBP formation.  Alternatively, granular activated carbon (GAC) is commonly used for this purpose.  Applications where this can be cost-effective are presented.

Learning Objectives:

  • Apply CFD modeling techniques to optimise chlorination and reduce formation of DBPs
  • Assess the use of GAC to control DBP concentration
  • Analyse UV applications for disinfection and effects of DBPs.


Seminar: Water & Sanitation Solutions in Developing Countries: Local and Global Engineering

Speaker: Dr. Jonathan VanderSteen

Date: October 20, 2010

Time: 12 noon – 1 pm

Location: GB303


Many engineers are going abroad to work on water and sanitation issues in developing countries.  Dr. VanderSteen will explore the issues associated with working abroad (or “globally”) as engineers on these matters.  The link between local and global engineering will be discussed with an emphasis on building skills at the local level before attempting to solve water and sanitation issues abroad. 

                                         !!!!  LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED  !!!!


OWWA YP Meet & Greet Social

The OWWA YP Committee and the WEAO NP Committee are pleased to invite you to the 2010 Meet & Greet Social.

This is a great opportunity to meet and interact with other water environment industry young professionals, students and seasoned professionals in a relaxed and fun setting.

The Meet & Greet will take place at Spacco Restaurant & Bar on September 24th at 6:30 p.m.

RSVP to Preya at pbalgobin@rvanderson.com before September 17th.

Please see the 2010 Meet & Greet Flyer for details.

Seminar: Role of Engineers in the Water Industry

Speaker: Ella Murphy,  Project Manager – CH2M HILL

Date: Friday, September 24, 2010

Time: 12 noon – 1 pm

Location: GB117


You are invited to attend the first monthly seminar for the 2010 – 2011 academic year.

This seminar will provide you with an excellent opportunity to learn about the water industry, the different areas and opportunities that are available, and the roles and responsibilities of engineers and other professionals within the industry.  

                                              !!!LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!!!


Panel Discussion: Providing Safe Drinking Water in the Developing World

Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Time: 12 noon – 1pm

Location: GB117

*Bring your own mug for tea/coffee*


Join us for a Panel Discussion on water treatment technologies, program implementation and challenges faced in a developing world context.


Visiting Speaker: Mr. Yim Viriya – Director of Clear Cambodia

Professor Ron Hofmann, Ph.D., P.Eng – Drinking Water Research Group (DWRG)

Kyla Smith, M.A.Sc. Candidate – Drinking Water Research Group (DWRG)

Moderator: Ray Cantwell, Ph.D. – Associate Consultant, CH2M Hill


AWWA Webcast: Implications of the EPA’s Review of Existing Legislation

Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Location: GB217


On March 29, 2010, the US Environmental Protection Agency published the results of its second six-year review of 71 existing drinking water regulations.  In this notice, USEPA detailed the process it used to review health effects, analytical methods, occurrence, and treatment data for these 71 regulations.  USEPA has determined that four contaminants (acrylamide, epichlorohydrin, trichloroethylene [TCE], and tetrachloroethylene [PCE]) are candidates for regulatory revision.

This webcast summarizes the details of the process used for this review, why these four specific contaminants were selected for potential regulatory revisions, and potential implications for utilities if these standards are lowered in the future.


AWWA Webcast: Implementing Low-Pressure Membrane Plants – The Utility Perspective

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Location: i2C Room (2nd Floor, Galbraith Building)


This webcast reviews the critical keys to membrane plant design, pre-procurement, and construction.  A utility view of the issues and approaches to low-pressure membrane plant design and construction offers specific suggestions for accomplishing these processes.  Completed membrane plant construction projects provide the information used to help others avoid unnecessary complications.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize specific aspects of membrane treatment plant design
  • Distinguish important construction considerations of utilities
  • Illustrate lessons learned from operating membrane treatment plants


Leadership Forum 2010

WEAO & OWWA Student Chapter Leadership Forum 2010

This forum is a unique opportunity to exchange program ideas with the leaders of operating and prospective WEAO and OWWA Student Chapters in Ontario.

The program for the day will include breakout sessions to plan programs and chapter succession, presentations of the most exciting ideas from other chapters, as well as fun, friendship and good food.

Date: Saturday, August 28, 2010
Location: Bahen Centre for Information Technology, Rm BA1180, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
Time: 10 AM – 4 PM
Cost: Free for OWWA and WEAO Chapters