Fostering Best Practice in Canadian Wastewater Systems

The research project aims to determine in what ways can investment in wastewater treatment better maximize environmental and economic benefits to enable sustainable community development. The research will include identifying, and analyzing areas of economic and environmental opportunity, including improved project management, energy capture and reuse, asset management, and repurposing of waste materials (biosolids and treated effluent). Data will be collected through review and analysis of GMF reports and interviews with municipalities. The research will include input from a technical and municipal advisory group. FCM will benefit from this research by 1) advancing replication of good practice, 2) producing two guides showcasing best practice and 3) delivering capacity building activities to encourage uptake of best practice.

Faculty Supervisor:

Amelia Clarke


Ying Zhou


Federation of Canadian Municipalities


Environmental sciences




University of Waterloo



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