Government Affairs

The GAC monitors and reviews existing and proposed legislation, regulation, and policies in the environmental field with specific emphasis on water resource-related issues, communicates with all levels of government, and disseminates pertinent information to WEAO membership.

The Government Affairs Committee is open to members from the water and wastewater environment industry with an interest in government interaction.  Our mission is to provide input into environmental regulation formulation and be recognized as a technical resource to government regarding policies that preserve and enhance Ontario‚Äôs water environment.

Presentation:  Experience on System-wide ECAs for Wastewater Collection by Ontario Municipalities

Committee Chair

Pat Coleman


Gary Burrows

City of London

Anna Cleaver


Rosanna DiLabio

Pinchin Ltd.

Brian Gage

Aqua Technical Sales Inc.

Frank Quarisa

City of Toronto

Phil Sidhwa

Orgatec Energy Inc.

Scott Wei

Justyna Burkiewicz

Region of Peel

Sangeeta Chopra

Ontario Clean Water Agency

David Evans

R. V. Anderson

Nishil Mohammed

Aquatech Dewatering Company

Robert Muir

Dillon Consulting Limited

Cordell Samuels

IBI Group

Edgar Tovilla P.Eng., PhD

Town of Markham

Kevin Yu

Associated Engineering (ont.) Ltd.