Water and Energy Efficiency Committee

What We Do

The OWWA Water and Energy Efficiency Committee is dedicated to advancing smart water use through networking, education and advocacy.

To achieve this goal, we work to influence government policies and promote water-efficient technologies and practices.

WE²C meets 4-6 times throughout the year and hosts a seminar, workshop or webinar each year.


The Committee (WE²C) has produced three publications to assist Ontario municipalities in the preparation of water efficiency plans, reducing peak seasonal water demands and developing water efficiency programs.  These documents are available for free download:

Water Efficiency Awards

Each year for more than 10 years the OWWA Water and Energy Efficiency Committee has recognized outstanding initiatives in water efficiency in both the public and private sector.

The 2022 Call for Awards is Now Open. Click here to submit your application

Awards of Excellence in Water Efficiency

  • Public Sector & Utilities Award
  • Private Sector Award

2021 Winners:

Public Sector 
  • The Regional Municipality of York
Private Sector
  • Longo Brother's Fruit Market Inc.

Public Education and Awareness

  • The City of Guelph


2020 Winners:

Public Sector and Utilities -Utility 


York Region's Reuse Research Demonstration Project 


Public Sector and Utilities -  Institutional

Markham Stouffville Hospital 


For Awards list please click here.

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Water and Energy Efficiency Committee

Member Company
Dan Meagher
Daniel Hsia City of London Planning Environ. & Engrg.
Denis Beaulne The Regional Municipality Of Durham
Fariha Ahmed
Huda Oda Municipality of Chatham-Kent Eng. & Inf. Div.
Indra Maharjan
Kathy Sims Halton Regional Municipality
Lloyd Hipel Enviro-Stewards
Mackenzie Schultz
Merissa Beedham Ontario Water Works Association
Nicole Haynes
Ray Cheung
Rob Richarz
Sigrid Peldszus University of Waterloo Dept. of Civil & Env Eng
Stephanie Cote City of Guelph
Tara Clayton