Advancing Canadian Water Assets

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Using a One Water approach, we will advance water management and wastewater treatment for the benefit of our environment and communities.

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76 PIs and HQP on active projects

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510,000 litres per day of tertiary treatment

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3.8 km of naturalized replicated experimental streams

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UCalgary’s ACWA broadens mandate under new name

Advancing Canadian Water Assets will champion holistic water management

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ACWA offers services for technology developers and end users in the municipal, industrial and commercial sectors.

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ACWA provides access to our world-class facility access to wastewater researchers.

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At ACWA, interdisciplinary teams of researchers and technology developers can confidently push the boundaries of science and technology.


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Alberta’s research universities team up to track evidence of COVID-19 in wastewater

Funding provided by Government of Alberta supports provincial monitoring network and online tracker tool

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Calgarians can now track traces of COVID-19 in their wastewater

Data available to public thanks to UCalgary, City of Calgary, and Alberta Health Services partnership

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ACWA and partners produce Alberta’s first beer made with treated wastewater

ACWA, Village Brewery and Xylem champion water reuse and demonstrate that wastewater is part of a sustainable future; virtual launch event Aug 22.

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Wastewater samples will help identify local COVID-19 outbreaks, fast

UCalgary, The City of Calgary and AHS team up in the fight against COVID-19

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