Nick Reid is the new Executive Director of RUW. Nick has a BSc Hon in Environmental Science & Biology from Trent University and has enjoyed a long career in the water and environmental sectors.
As an executive at the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), he was general manager of the Region of Peel’s four main drinking water and wastewater plants, ensuring continuous service to 1.2 M residents under the largest operating contract in Ontario. One of Nick’s strengths is his collaborative work with a diverse network of stakeholders in organizations, municipalities, ministries, and industry, seeking opportunities to execute long‐term strategic initiatives fundamental to Ontario’s water sector. In his role with OCWA, he participated in several stakeholder consultations as the province developed the Water Opportunities Act and its Water Sector Strategy.
As an active member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), Nick took over as chair of their Manufacturers and Associates Council Subcommittee on the Low Economic Value of Water. In 2015 he became a Director of the Ontario Water Works Association and is also an active mentor with the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council, helping highly skilled immigrants adapt to Canadian business practices.