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January 28, 2016
 
 

Prime Minister Announces Support for Innovative Water Technologies in Southern Ontario

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The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, recently announced that the Government of Canada will invest $12 million in the Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) - a group of post-secondary institutions that work together to advance clean and innovative water technologies.
 
These funds will help partners accelerate the commercialization of new water-related technologies, bring their products to market, and take advantage of growing global demand.
 
In southern Ontario, these technologies will also assist municipalities to better manage their wastewater, reduce energy consumption in treatment plants, improve water quality, and create a more sustainable environment.

Quick Facts
  • The new clean technologies that will be developed by the SOWC are related to wastewater treatment and reuse, drinking water treatment, groundwater monitoring and remediation.
  • The up to $12 million in Government of Canada support is being provided to the University of Waterloo, on behalf of the SOWC, through FedDev Ontario's Investing in Commercialization Partnership initiative.
  • Through this investment, the SOWC is expected to create or maintain 520 jobs over the course of the project and support at least 14 new partnerships.
  • The SOWC's 10 strategic partners include: Fleming College, McMaster University, Queen's University, Ryerson University, University of Guelph, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Western University, and Wilfrid Laurier University.

 

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