Dr. Saad Jasim wins Ontario Professional Engineers Award
The Ontario Professional Engineers recognized Dr. Saad Jasim for a prestigious Engineering Medal at their Awards Ceremony in Vaughan, Ontario on November 18th.
Dr. Jasim is a long time friend of the CWWA who, over the past 25 years, has focused his professional engineering work on health and safety. Currently, he is working on a project to introduce a technology applying ozone as a safe & effective sanitizer in the fight against COVID-19.
He developed, sponsored and led the project; "Removal of Cyanotoxins in Surface Waters Using Ozone & Advanced Oxidation Processes”, with the University of Windsor, Canada and Mitacs, 2018-2020. The project investigated the "Removal of Cyanotoxins from Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)-a Climate Change challenge” in the Great Lakes Region, Canada and USA.
His experience has helped many industries, municipalities, and educational institutions in dealing with complex water quality issues. He successfully used ozone as a primary disinfectant for a large municipality (Windsor) and helped in controlling taste & odour, other water quality challenges such as removal of Chemicals of Emerging Concern (Pharmaceuticals, Endocrine Disrupting Compounds, Personal Care Products), and the removal of Cyanotoxins-from Harmful Algal Blooms. Many municipalities, followed the successful application of Ozone in Windsor.
His contribution as the Founding CEO of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre has been significant as he has developed the Centre into a premier training centre for many water professionals. He successfully managed the project for the construction of the new LEED GOLD building for the Walkerton Clean Water Centre. Dr. Jasim has also successfully developed and implemented a project for the "Reuse of Treated Sewage Effluent” to deal with water scarcity in arid environments, a growing concern with respect to Climate Change. Dr. Jasim also completed on time and below budget, the design and construction of the water treatment plant for the removal of Arsenic and Manganese in White Rock, BC, which resulted in 2 Patents applications.
Dr. Jasim has received awards from the International Ozone Association, the OWWA (Ontario Section of the American Water Works Association), the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, the Windsor Essex Region Chamber of Commerce and other organizations in recognition of the high quality of his professional engineering work.
He is the Immediate Past President of the International Ozone Association (2020-2022). The first Canadian to lead this organization. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor since 1996. He co-supervised 7 Masters student at the University of Windsor, ON, one Masters student at Western University, London, ON, and 2 PHD students at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. He published many peer-reviewed articles, and presented over a hundred papers at national and international conferences.
Dr. Saad Jasim (left) receiving the Engineering Medal from the Ontario Professional Engineers