ACWA

GREAT WATER BEGINS WITH
GREAT RESEARCH

Did you know that over 80 per cent of wastewater worldwide is not collected or treated, and urban settlements are the main source of pollution? This gap in reliable water treatment means one in five people on the planet today lacks access to clean drinking water.

ACWA: because everyone’s drinking water is someone else’s wastewater

ACWA, Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets, is a unique-in-the-world research partnership, tackling global remediation questions that nobody else can.

For the first time, scientists are working side-by-side with municipal wastewater operators to replicate environmental water problems within a full-scale municipal wastewater treatment plant. With 3.8 kilometres of naturalized streams, scientific experts in ecology, biology, toxicology, microbiology, process engineering, medicine and public health – along with municipalities and industrial partners – are working to ensure clean drinking water for the planet.