Certification & Education

What We Do

We support drinking water operator certification and promote continuing education for those in the drinking water industry by:

  • Liaising with the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) in an advisory capacity through active participation on the MECP’s Operator Certification Working Group
  • Developing and conducting public workshops where speakers provide an overview of topics related to the water industry that:
    • Provide timely information transfer between regulatory agencies, OWWA members, and others interested in the water industry
    • Provide the opportunity to exchange information among the drinking water industry professionals on topics of operation and maintenance of water treatment and distribution facilities
    • Provide information related to relevant acts and regulations governing operator certification and the drinking water industry, best practices, new trends and technology, etc
  • Creating content for the Certification Corner and other articles for the Pipeline magazine
  • Soliciting input from the OWWA membership regarding issues important to the water industry
  • Periodically contacting other OWWA Committees regarding content and participation in our workshops

Our Meetings                         

Our committee generally meets 3 to 5 times per year, and members are able to participate in meetings either in-person or via conference call.

Upcoming Events                  

If you have a workshop topic to suggest, a comment about a recent workshop or would like to participate at a future workshop as a guest speaker please email us.


If you are interested in learning about how to become a water operator, visit the Ontario Water Wastewater Certification office at www.owwco.ca.

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Certification & Education

Member Company
Alex Davidson County of Brant
Corinne Louther Walkerton Clean Water Centre
Diane Moreau City of Barrie Wtr. Oper. Branch
Ghassan Ghali
Huda Oda Municipality of Chatham-Kent Eng. & Inf. Div.
Julie O'Donnell York Region
Kenneth Murphy
Merissa Beedham Ontario Water Works Association
Phil Emon Utilities Kingston
Rebecca Raymond Tiny Township Waterworks
Vanna You