The Ontario Ministry of the Environment offers you Showcasing Water Innovation.

“Approximately 17 – 25 projects will be funded in a representative set of Ontario communities.

Eligible projects would apply a combination of approaches, technologies and practices to arrive at innovative water management solutions that could be replicated throughout Ontario and abroad. Collaboration will be encouraged amongst a range of partners.

Showcasing Water Innovation is the province’s program to fund leading edge, innovative and cost-effective solutions for managing drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems in Ontario communities.”

About the program

  • fostering innovation,
  • creating opportunities for economic development and
  • protecting water resources for present and future generations.
Showcasing Water Innovation Program: Apply for $17 Million Funding from Ontario

Showcasing Water Innovation Program: Apply for $17 Million Funding from Ontario

Under the Showcasing Water Innovation program, the province will fund projects that:

  • take an integrated and sustainable approach to solve water management challenges
  • use new and innovative approaches and technologies
  • produce results that can be easily used by other communities
  • create partnerships that highlight the benefits of collaboration.

“The program is open to Ontario municipalities, municipal corporations, local services boards, Aboriginal communities, public institutions, conservation authorities and non-profit organizations. Small and remote communities are encouraged to apply.

Communities are eligible to receive up to 50 per cent of their project costs to a maximum of $1,000,000.

A total of $17 million is available over three years and is part of the $30 million announcement in Ontario’s budget for community demonstration programs, municipal water sustainability planning, and education and public awareness of water conservation.”

Applications (hard copies and one electronic copy) are due by June 24, 2011, 5 pm EDT at:

Showcasing Water Innovation
Environmental Innovations Branch
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 11th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5

Information sessions

The Showcasing Water Innovation program will be hosting the following information session for eligible applicants.

The purpose of this session is to provide information about the program and application process, and to answer questions. You may attend in person or by webinar or teleconference.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Time: 1-3 pm

Reserve your spot

For session details and to reserve your spot contact the program office at:
Toronto area: 416-325-4000
Toll-free: 1-800-565-4923

Application information

Application guide (PDF)
Application form (Word file)
Budget template (Excel file)
Work plan template (Excel file)
Frequently asked questions (PDF)
Frequently asked questions – Supplemental (PDF)

Please click here for more info.

Contact Info:

Telephone: 416-325-4000
Toll free: 1-800-565-4923
TTY toll free: 1-800-515-2759

Good Luck! / Bonne Chance!

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