Ontario Water News

Good News for Water Work from Ontario-China Trade Mission

L-R: Chunyan Chai (Easthigh Environmental), Dr. Tao Li (IWA China), Nick Furneaux (Ontario Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science), Sandy He (Ontario Ministry of International Trade), and Raad Seraj (WaterTAP).

Building on previous two visits to China, Premier Kathleen Wynne announced a number of significant outcomes on her third business mission, including a number of new partnerships and agreements on water research and technology.

  • McMaster University signed a $5-million agreement with Dajiang Environmental Corporation. The partnership will see the two parties collaborate in the research, development, and commercialization of smart water technology and related sensor technologies. Dajiang will also set up a subsidiary at McMaster Innovation Park focused on research and technology development.
  • The University of Windsor celebrated 10 years of collaboration with Southwest University. The two parties will establish the International Joint Laboratory on Watershed and Lake Management. This five-year agreement will create up to 50 high-value jobs in Ontario and is valued at $6 million.
  • Futurevic Global Sourcing signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China Titanium Group, valued at $2 million, to research, develop and introduce sewage-treatment projects using Ontario technology and innovation.

More than 100 Ontario delegates accompanied the Premier on the mission, including WaterTAP’s Senior Analyst Raad Seraj, who presented at the Nanjing International Water Summit on the province’s water innovation ecosystem.