Second annual water technology symposium on tap this Thursday

Day-long event will feature technical presentations with focus on new advancements


Water and wastewater research and technology will be the topic of discussion this Thursday during the second annual Sarnia-Lambton Water Symposium, scheduled to take place at the Lambton College Event Centre.

The day-long event, hosted by Lambton College’s Applied Research & Innovation department in collaboration with Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park and Startup Sarnia-Lambton, will focus on new advancements in water and wastewater technologies, policies, strategies and initiatives. A series of technical presentations showcasing water-related technologies will also be highlighted by industry and academic representatives.

Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Dean, Applied Research & Innovation at Lambton College says this year’s symposium has attracted presenters from leading water and wastewater organizations across Canada including seven industrial representatives, five universities and three organizations.

“The symposium provides a forum for stakeholders from the region and across Canada to learn about new water and wastewater research and technology development activities,” explains Sheikhzadeh. “The event is also a great networking opportunity for our industry guests.”

The event will also include a panel discussion titled “Why Ontario for Water Technology Research?” featuring representatives from Ontario Centres of Excellence, WaterTAP and Fleming College’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment.

The Applied Research & Innovation Department at Lambton College supports industry and community through excellence in applied research, commercialization, entrepreneurship and scholarly activities. The ultimate goal is to support industry while contributing to economic growth as well as social, environmental, and educational impacts in the region, province and Canada.

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