Ontario Water News

Fleming College Renames its Water Tech Facility

Fleming College’s Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) has a new name: the Centre for Advancement of Water and Wastewater Technologies (CAWT).

The CAWT team says the name change is a better fit for the water and wastewater applied research and testing facility at Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ontario.

When it opened in 2004, the CAWT primarily focused on researching wastewater treatment technologies that were alternative to the mainstream methods used by many municipalities and cities. CAWT researchers did extensive investigation into using plants and wetlands as wastewater treatment options, with a specialty in cold climate areas. The Centre’s expertise soon involved other treatment technologies and methods.

No longer focusing on just alternative approaches or just wastewater, in the last decade the CAWT has gained an international reputation for engaging in innovative water and wastewater applied research and offering technology development services to the private sector, governments, agencies, and to universities.

Along with the new name for the CAWT comes a new logo and an updated website. The old logo featuring a wetland is gone, replaced with one featuring a stylized water molecule. The CAWT’s website URL has not changed.

The new name is effective immediately.