Bishop Water Technologies Inc., from Renfrew, Ontario, is working with a research team at the University of Windsor that detects microbes in sediment. The team of scientists, lead by geomicrobiologist, Christopher Weisener, focuses on developing technology to analyze water quality and act as an early warning system.
The team has received more than $622,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The grant — one of 75 given across Canada — will fund the project for three years.
The announcement was made by Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan. The funding is part of a $44 million federal package supporting national research projects investigating solutions for challenges in the environment, economy and society.
Along with Bishop Water Technologies, the developing research project will involve the university’s Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research, Environment and Climate Change Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment Conservation and Parks, Essex Region Conservation Authority, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.