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WaterTAP to host Ontario Water Innovation Week: Three major events anchor week’s activities

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TORONTO, ONTARIO – May 2, 2017 – The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) is pleased to announce that it will host the second annual Ontario Water Innovation Week (OnWIN) in Toronto from October 30 to November 3, 2017.

The week includes three main events. Hosted by Rethink Events and WaterTAP, the fifth annual World Water-Tech North America Summit (November 2-3) will bring international utilities, technology leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to Toronto to brainstorm new approaches to the most significant challenges facing the global water and wastewater sectors.

Hosted by WaterTAP, Water Innovation in Action (November 1) is a one-day event that brings together Ontario’s water sector stakeholders to share success stories, measure progress, and plan for the future.

This year, WaterTAP also welcomes the Ontario Municipal Water Symposium (October 31) to OnWIN. Organized by the Ontario Municipal Water Association, this event is focused on municipal utility challenges and designed to complement Water Innovation in Action and World Water-Tech North America.

The week will also include workshops, tours, and networking events.

“In 2017, Ontario Water Innovation Week will build upon the success of our first year, offering even more opportunities to strengthen global networks, share best practices, and explore innovative solutions for the world’s water challenges,” said WaterTAP’s President and CEO, Dr. Peter Gallant.

“OnWIN is designed in the spirit of WaterTAP’s mandate to connect, accelerate, and celebrate Ontario’s water sector. Together with our partners, we are looking forward to welcoming the world to Ontario and showcasing the fantastic work that happens here.”

“OMWA is thrilled to be hosting our premiere Municipal Water Symposium during OnWIN,” said Ed Houghton, OMWA’s Executive Director. “It will be a great opportunity for our members.”

“It’s fantastic to see OnWIN growing into a must-attend event in the water industry calendar,” says Jennie Moss, Managing Director of Rethink Events. “For entrepreneurs with solutions in water and wastewater management, this is an unrivalled opportunity to network with water utilities and industrial water leaders from North America and around the globe.”

Early supporters of the week’s events include smart grid leader FATHOM, the Ontario Ministry of International Trade, the Ontario Clean Water Agency, and the Southern Ontario Water Consortium.

Early bird registration for all three events is now open at


About the World Water-Tech North America Summit
The World Water-Tech North America Summit is an annual summit organized by UK-based Rethink Events in partnership with WaterTAP. The summit focuses on accelerating the adoption of advanced technologies by municipalities and utilities to meet future water demand, and brings together 200+ senior industry executives for two days of networking and discussion. To register, visit

About Water Innovation in Action
Water Innovation in Action is organized by WaterTAP. The conference brings together key stakeholders in Ontario’s water sector to celebrate innovation and focus on pathways to progressive sector growth. To register, visit

About WaterTAP Ontario
The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) was established in 2010 by the Government of Ontario. It brings private sector experience and guidance to helping water industry entrepreneurs gain access to the resources they need to successfully commercialize their products and services and grow their businesses. Visit WaterTAP at

About the Ontario Water Technology Sector
Ontario is Canada’s financial and industrial centre, a thriving world water technology hub and an established gateway to North and South American markets. Ontario regularly plays host to public and private sector water interests from countries across the world. Ontario is home to more than 900 water technology companies, supported by over 200 research centres, incubators, accelerators and programs that encourage innovative water and waste water technologies and services. Ontario contains or borders on about one-fifth of the world’s fresh water. Several of its water sector technology clusters, including membrane filtration and ultraviolet disinfection, are world leaders.

Kerry Freek (Toronto)
+1 416 593 0303 x 104
Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP)

Lisa Cowell (London)
+1 1273 789 989
Rethink Events Ltd