Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies

The Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies (CATT) was established in 1994 to help municipalities address their buried infrastructure challenges with specific reference to trenchless technologies. Click here for the story of the founding of CATT. The University of Waterloo, City of Waterloo, National Research Council of Canada and 25 founding members from municipalities, industrial equipment and material suppliers, contractors, consultants, and gas industry provided initial funding and support for the formation of CATT. During the last 10 years, CATT has achieved significant recognition as an international leader in trenchless technology education and research. This success has been due to membership support and participation. Without CATT members, we would not have been able to meet our mandate for trenchless technologies promotion and education through events such as workshops, seminars, courses, training of highly qualified personnel, etc. Since CATT does not receive government funding it relies on industry and member support to meet its mandate. Members of CATT provide financial support through an annual membership fee.