In 2016, the City of White Rock partnered with RES'EAU-WaterNET, which is Canada's first and only non-profit research organization devoted exclusively to developing innovative, sustainable and affordable technologies for providing clean drinking water to small, rural and First Nations communities. This partnership will help ensure the City implements the right technology to reach its water quality goals.
On November 28, 2016, RES'EAU-WaterNET gave a tour of their Mobile Water Treatment Pilot Plant and gave more information about their research. View the pictures from the event and watch the video below to learn more!
You can also visit www.whiterockcity.ca/WaterResearch to follow along with RES'EAU-WaterNET throughout their research in White Rock.
An inside view of the Mobile Water Treatment Pilot Plant
(From left to right) Dr. Benoit Barbeau, professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal (ÉPM), senior chair holder of the NSERC-IRC; Dr. Saad Jasim, Utilities Manager, City of White Rock; Raj Rajagopal, President, White Rock Rotary Club; White Rock Councillor Bill Lawrence; Mayor of White Rock, Wayne Baldwin; Greg St. Louis, Director Engineering & Municipal Operations, City of White Rock; Adel Hajimalayeri, UBC; Irfan Gehlen B.A.Sc., P.Eng.,Water Supply & Treatment Leader for Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd.
Dr. Benoit Barbeau, an expert in manganese removal, gives an overview of the functionality and methodology of the pilot plant to Mayor Baldwin and Councillor Lawrence. Watch the video above to learn more.
(From left to right) Dr. Saad Jasim, Utilities Manager, City of White Rock; Greg St. Louis, Director Engineering & Municipal Operations, City of White Rock; Dr. Benoit Barbeau; Keyvan Malecki MSc, DIC, UBC; Adel Hajimalayeri, UBC; Irfan Gehlen B.A.Sc., P.Eng.,Water Supply & Treatment Leader for Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd.
Adel Hajimalayeri further explains the functions of the Mobile Water Treatment Pilot Plant.