Kari-Anne Last Joins The Walkerton Clean Water Centre Board Of Directors

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kari-Anne Last to the board of directors.

Ms. Last is currently the Operations Project Coordinator — Water for the City of Barrie. In this role she leads a number of important initiatives including: maintaining and revising the Operational Plan under the Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS); coordinating Risk Assessments; developing and facilitating internal operator training and providing support to water operations in the area of process optimization and legislative compliance. 

Prior to this role, Ms. Last was a Class IV Water Operator with the City of Barrie and previous to that with the City of Timmins. In these roles, in addition to her responsibilities as the Operator-in-charge and Overall Responsible Operator for large surface water treatment plants, Ms. Last supported and provided guidance and direction to other operators in the event of process and compliance issues, while also leading pilot projects and presenting findings at key annual drinking water conferences.

Ms. Last was also a part-time professor at Northern College, where she taught Water and Wastewater Monitoring and Sampling; Soil and Air Monitoring and Sampling and Water Quality Analysis.

Ms. Last is a Certified Engineering Technician, with a focus on Environment, Standards and Compliance.

WCWC looks forward to welcoming Ms. Last as the newest member of the board of directors.


Background: WCWC is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. WCWC coordinates and provides education, training and information to drinking water system owners, operators and operating authorities, and the public, in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water. Through partnerships, WCWC also provides training for the 133 First Nations communities in Ontario. To date, high-quality training has been provided to more than 74,000 participants across Ontario. For more information please visit www.wcwc.ca.