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.

Member Company
Gluzen Ramos Ong  York Region
Alex Davidson  
Megan Edney Halton Region
Philip Emon Utilities Kingston
Ghassan Ghali MECP
Corinne Louther  
Ken MacDonald Fleming College
Allison McCann OCWA
Dianne Moreau City of Barrie
Julie O'Donnell York Region
Rebeca Raymond Township of Tiny
Mike Schmied North American Construction
Mark Vandergeest City of Barrie
Kelly Weber Walkerton Clean Water Centre