Executive member applications are open for the OWWA UofT student chapter

The OWWA U of T Student Chapter will have executive member positions opening up for the 2022-2023 academic school year. If you are interested in being part of the committee, please follow the link below to submit your application. The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2022.

A list of positions and their responsibilities can be found here. Note that applicants must be U of T students for the full upcoming academic school year. We hope that you’ll consider being a part of our team in the next term!

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)





Power Walk: The story of water and energy in Toronto

Toronto Green Community’s Lost Rivers and Thirsty City Walks

Find out about the lost creeks that once traversed downtown Toronto, learn about their fate, and the interconnected flows of energy and water that constitute a remarkable engineered life support system for millions of people. Helen Mills will lead a tour of the secret life of water and energy in the city.


Date: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Time and Location: 4:30 PM Galbraith Building Lobby (35 St. George Street)

Time and Location: 5:00 PM Southwest corner of Richmond and Yonge street

The walk will take place outside, so please dress appropriately, also, you are encouraged to bring your own travel mugs

If you are late, please contact us at 416-629-0082 and we help you locate the group