In 2011/2012, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) shifted from being primarily a research funder to planning and conducting practical research through the Research & Technology Institute. WCWC performs research that focuses on robust and low input solutions for small systems. WCWC also conducts practical research that can be transferred to training and that can directly benefit Ontario water systems, especially small systems, including municipal, non-municipal, remote and First Nations systems.
As part of its mandate, WCWC has the role to assess research gaps, identify the needs for Ontario and also advise the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) on research priorities. As professionals in the water industry, your input regarding knowledge gaps is critical to help guide WCWC research. With the collaboration of WCWC and the Research Advisory Committee, we encourage your input to not only help craft the WCWC Research Plan but also identify research needs for Ontario. We invite you to contribute your thoughts on what research is needed for Ontario's water industry. Please contact Dr. Souleymane Ndiongue, Chair of WCWC Research Advisory Committee at 519-881-2003 ext. 308 or firstname.lastname@example.org.