Research Advisory Committee
The RAC members pictured from left to right as follows:
Left to Right back row: Ron Hofmann, Bill Dukes, Brett Bloxam, Souleymane Ndiongue, Paul Otis.
Left to Right front row: Victoria Colling, Kyle Davis, Ralph Stanley, Lindsay Ariss, Susan Weir, Devendra Borikar, Xiaohui Jin.
(Missing from photo Usha Srinivasan, Alison Kershaw, Grant Lafontaine, Michael Emms, Carolyn de Groot)

Research Advisory Committee

WCWC's Research Advisory Committee (RAC) was formed in early 2012. The primary role of the RAC is to identify, evaluate and prioritize gaps in drinking water research, review and improve WCWC's annual research plan and provide recommendations on how WCWC can best meet the research needs of Ontario’s drinking water sector.

The members of the committee are professionals in Ontario’s drinking water sector with extensive knowledge in areas of research, water technology, and small and large water utility operations. Members were selected from the many qualified applicants who expressed an interest in supporting research at WCWC.

The RAC consists of the following members:

Ndiongue, Souleymane, Ph.D., P.Eng. Manager
WCWC Research and Technology
Chair of the Research Advisory Committee
Bloxam, Brett Director (Retired)
Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring, Environmental Services
The Regional Municipality of York
Borikar, Devendra, Ph.D., M.Sc., M.A.Sc., B. Eng., P.Eng. Lead Technology Demonstration
WCWC Research and Technology 
Colling, Victoria (Tory), M.Sc., B.Sc., Scientist
WCWC Research and Technology
Davis, Kyle Environmental Services Manager
Township of Pelee
de Groot, Carolyn Process Engineer
City of London Regional Water Supply Division
Dukes, Bill Water Quality Analyst Operator/Mechanic
Stoney Point Water Treatment Plant, Town of Lakeshore
Emms, Michael (Mike) Water Wastewater Superintendent
Corporation of the Township of Tay
Hofmann, Ron, Ph.D., P.Eng. Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Jin, Xiaohui, Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc. Scientist
WCWC Research and Technology 
Kershaw, Alison Manager of Water and Wastewater Services Infrastructure and Public Works
Town of the Blue Mountains
Lafontaine, Grant Senior Public Health Inspector
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Otis, Paul Team Lead, Senior Operator
OCWA - Lake Huron Primary Water Supply System, Grand Bend
Srinivasan, Usha, Ph.D. Vice President
Venture programs, MaRS Discovery District
Stanley, Ralph, B.A.S. (EH), C.P.H.I. (C), O.H.S. (C) Supervisor (Retired)
Environmental Health, Peel Public Health
Weir, Susan, Ph.D. Senior Microbiology Scientist
Laboratory Services Branch, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks
Ariss, Lindsay Technician
WCWC Research and Technology
Secretary of the Research Advisory Committee