The Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA) is pleased to announce that it has added 2 additional scholarships to be awarded annually.
Read below for more information on these scholarships.



Lloyd Douglas Scholarship


The Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association (ACWWA) renamed its annual scholarship in 2010 in recognition of the dedicated service rendered by long-time member and tireless ACWWA supporter, Lloyd Douglas.


More information on eligibility and the application process for this scholarship can be found HERE (PDF Format).



Congratulations to our 2015/16 Lloyd Douglas Scholarship Award Winners! 



Krista Fennell (NL)  


Krista Fennell

Krista Fennell is currently enrolled in her third year of the Chemical Process Engineering Technology program at the College of the North Atlantic (CONA), in St. John`s, NL. Prior to studying at CONA she attended Memorial University where she completed general study courses. She is very interested in water and wastewater treatment, which is one of the reasons why she decided to apply to the Chemical Process Engineering Technology program at CONA. This past summer she completed my first work term at the Clarenville Water Treatment Plant. During this work term she got to apply her knowledge as well as learn many things about the water treatment process. She gained a lot of experience by helping maintain and operate the various processes at the plant. She is a very dedicated student and look forward to graduation in August of 2016. Once she has graduated she would like to obtain a career related to water or wastewater treatment.


Melissa Fraser (NS)


Melissa Fraser

Melissa Fraser is currently enrolled in the second year of a Masters of Applied Science degree in civil engineering at Dalhousie University. She started her interest in water from two courses focusing on water quality and treatment processes in her third and fourth years of her undergrad studies at St. F.X. University. The expertise and genuine interest of her professors led her to pursue further studies in this area. After graduating with a diploma in engineering, she continued her undergrad education at Dalhousie University, where she graduated with a B.Eng in Civil Engineering in May 2014. As part of her university experience she was involved with several extracurricular activities including Immersion Service Learning in Belize through St. F.X., social representative on the Civil Engineering Student Society, secretary for the Dalhousie student chapter of CSCE, which allowed her to develop an appreciation of how civil engineering is key in society and gained valuable leadership and teamwork skills that are important in any career.The focus of her research is on the use of low-pressure membranes for the treatment of secondary effluents from municipal wastewater treatment facilities. This research has increased her interest in wastewater treatment and has led me to pursue a career in this field after graduation.


Jessica Lane Brown (PE)


 Jessica Lane Brown

Jessica Lane Brown is currently in her second year of the Environmental Applied Science Technology program at Holland College after graduating with an Environmental Studies Minor at UPEI. The reason to take this program is that she wants her interest and concern for the environment to translate into a career in the environmental field. She enjoys spending time in nature. Her interest in the environment and concerns about climate change led her to focus mainly on issues of sustainability and effective management of water and wastewater. This has also sparked her potential career plan in the field of water quality or wastewater treatment. She strongly believes that sustainable innovation in the water and waste-water treatment industry is of the utmost importance in maintaining a safe, healthy, environment for individuals in society. Her future education goals are primarily to enhance her skills in my career field. Potentially, this could mean waste-water treatment certification up to a Level 4. She enjoys being a student and would like to further her post-secondary education by completing my masters and doing some research on sustainable water treatment systems.

Joeseph Cormier (NB)



Joseph Gerard Cormier is currently in his fourth year of Civil Engineering at the University of New Brunswick Fredericton (UNBF). He was born in Saint John, New Brunswick and spent his childhood and adolescence living in both Saint John and Fredericton. He has always been very successful academically, particularly in math and science courses. In 2010, his family and he moved to Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he completed his high school education. After they returned to NB in 2012,he began his studies in Civil Engineering at UNB shortly after. In his second year, he was introduced to water resource engineering in Fluid Mechanics. I quickly developed an interest in this area of engineering. He had the opportunity to do his work term with CBCL Limited and gained on-site experience such as observing the installation of storm/sanitary pipe as well as the installation of a combined sewer overflow (CSO) chamber and later as a resident inspector of a site development project involving installation of storm and sanitary sewer. Following his graduation, he plans to obtain more field experience in the water resource field and then to pursue a Master’s degree with the possibility of a PhD in water resource engineering.




Past Lloyd Douglas Scholarship Recipients


2015/16 Academic Year

Jessica Lane Brown - PE

Krista Fennell - NL 

Melissa Fraser - NS 

Joseph Cormier - NB


2014/15 Academic Year

Sonja Parkman - PE

Gary Whelan - NL 

Anna Haley - NS 

Samuel Jones - NB


2013/14 Academic Year

Ingrid N. Lozada - PE

Conor Flanagan - NL 

Ellen O’Hara - NS 

Katuscya Gauvin - NB


2012/13 Academic Year

Colin MacEwan - PE

JoAnne Dodd - NL

Laura Hayes - NS

Paul Young - NB


2011/12 Academic Year

Nathan MacNeill - Holland College, Charlottetown, PE

Erin Mentink - Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Sarah Mapplebeck - Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL

Nicholas LeBlanc - University of New Brunswick, Moncton, NB


2010/11 Academic Year

David Ball - Memorial University, St. John’s, NL

Tara Chisholm - Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS


2009/10 Academic Year

Alf Johanson - Memorial University, St. John’s, NL


2008/09 Academic Year

Jody Wentzell - Memorial University, St. John’s, NL


2007/08 Academic Year

Jennifer Delaney - Memorial University, St. John’s, NL



THE ONE Operator Scholarship


Equation Campaign and the Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association is funded through the support of AWWA’s The Water Equation Campaign and the Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association.


More information on eligibility and the application process for this scholarship can be found HERE (PDF Format).



Craig Kelman & Associates Scholarship


As the publisher of Go with the Flow, the official publication of the Atlantic Canada Water and Wastewater Association, Craig Kelman & Associates has a deep appreciation for the readers and members of ACWWA whose task it is to ensure that water taken from and put back into our precious mother earth is clean and safe for the people, animals and plants whose very existence depends upon it.  To demonstrate their admiration and respect for the association, its members and the water industry as a whole, they have established a yearly educational scholarship of $500 to be funded through a percentage of advertising sales generated in Go with the Flow.


More information on eligibility and the application process for this scholarship can be found HERE (PDF Format).