Students explore careers in the water industry

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) recently had the opportunity to host 75 students from John Diefenbaker Senior School in Hanover, Ontario.

As part of a WaterWORKS event organized by the Sustainability Project, high school students spent the morning of October 24 at WCWC to learn about careers in the water industry and tour the Technology Demonstration Facility. Students also had the chance to perform tests for water turbidity to get a feel for some of the work done by water system operators. Presentations by the Sustainability Project on the Walkerton water crisis, circular economy, water conservation and stormwater management completed the morning.

WCWC is excited to see youth interested in careers related to drinking water and the environment and welcomes visitors of all ages. Tours can be customized to complement the Ontario curriculum and include hands-on or classroom-based activities. For more information, please visit or contact us at 866-515-0550 or

Background: WCWC is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to help ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. WCWC coordinates and provides education, training and information to drinking water system owners, operators and operating authorities, and the public, in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water. To date, high-quality drinking water training has been provided to more than 103,000 participants across Ontario. Through partnerships, WCWC also provides training for the 134 First Nations communities in Ontario. For more information please visit