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Jury 2022

Applications are analyzed by a committee of five independent professionals from the Onsite Wastewater Industry. In order to better depict the industry in Canada, the jury members are selected from different provinces.

Daniel Roch

ESTEN Foundation President

Social entrepreneur, self-employed, strategist and CPMT certified trainer, Daniel Roch has been formed in business management and then in andragogy and environment. He is involved for more than 30 years into innovative projects and management strategy. Dedicated to the environmental industry for more than 20 years, he developed trainings in the onsite wastewater treatment industry in partnership with the AESEQ and the OTPQ. Involved since the seventies to the lake and shorelines protection, he is an active member in many residents’ association and conservation authorities. Daniel is known for his engagement as administrator and leader in various non-profit organizations as the CRE Laurentides, TerraVie, Société Québécoise des phytotechnologies, the Lac en Coeur Association and the Lake René citizen council. His wide contacts network allows him to act as facilitator in strategic meetings.

Terry Davidson

Director, Engineering and Regulations, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (Ontario)

Terry Davidson is a graduate in Engineering from the University of Guelph (1988). Terry is Director of Regulations at RVCA where his responsibilities include operation of both the Ottawa Septic System Office and the Mississippi-Rideau Septic System Office. In the RVCA, he also assumed the management of the Clean-Up Rural Beaches Program (CURB) and the septic approvals program in 1995 (at the time delegated from MOE). He has also served as the Ottawa Coordinator of the Ontario Rural Wastewater Centre, an industry learning and training centre set up in co-operation with the University of Guelph at the Authority’s Baxter Conservation Area. Mr. Davidson has been on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association since its inception in 1999. Mr. Davidson has also been instrumental in implementing and delivering a septic re-inspection program in several lake country municipalities in the Rideau and Mississippi watersheds. Terry has been accepted as an expert witness before the Ontario Municipal Board, in Provincial Court and before the Ontario Building Code Commission. In his spare time, he operates a cash crop farm in partnership with his father near Kinburn within the City of Ottawa.

Mélanie Deslongchamps

Executive Director, Agiro (Quebec)
Graduated from Laval University in touristic development management, Mélanie Deslongchamps, also followed training courses in sustainable growth. Under her management since 2001, Agiro became a key player in the area in the fields of water management, environment protection, and natural habitat preservation and enhancement. In November 2019, she received the « Lake Management Success Stories » award at the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). Her Onsite Wastewater interest comes from the importance to have a good knowledge of septic treatment facilities for a safe management of surface waters and groundwaters quality. She gets passionate for lake and natural habitats protection. She dedicates most of her free time to outdoor activities and photography.

Jean-Sébastien Grenier

Project Director and Associate, Équipe Indigo (Quebec)
Holder of a MBA of UQAM’s School of Management (Montréal) and of a biotechnological engineering bachelor degree of the Sherbrooke University, Jean-Sébastien has more than 15 years of professional experience in water management. He started his career in R&D and in product certification into a new technology provider in the wastewater treatment and storm water management. He worked as an engineer in a company specialized in onsite wastewater treatment, clean water supplying and storm water management; he also worked as a director of the Management and Operation department. Currently he is an associate into the Indigo Team (Équipe Indigo), an engineering consulting and onsite wastewater construction company. He realizes mandates as an expert in case of failing septic installations for municipalities, lawyers’ offices, and insurance providers. Jean-Sébastien is also a member of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ).

Anne Egan

Onsite Wastewater Specialist and Manager with R.J. Burnside & Associates

Anne Egan, M.Sc.(Eng.), P.Eng., holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University. In her current role as an Onsite Wastewater Specialist and Manager with R.J. Burnside & Associates, she has accumulated over twenty years of experience related to the design, the approval, the construction and the operation of Onsite Wastewater treatment systems, on projects ranging from single family residential septic systems to commercial, institutional, communal and small municipal wastewater treatment facilities. She is an active member of the Ontario Onsite Wastewater Association (OOWA), serving on the Board of Directors, including the role of president for four years. As the chair of OOWA’s External Relations Committee, Ms. Egan participates in government stakeholder and technical groups, advocating for sound policies and regulations related to onsite wastewater systems on behalf of OOWA. Other boards and committees have included the CAN/BNQ 3680-600 Technical Committee, the Building Materials Evaluation Commission (2014 – 2016), the CAWT Technical Advisory Board.

The ESTEN Foundation is a non-profit organization created by Enviro-STEP Technologies and Enviro Neptune in collaboration with several players in the field of Onsite Wastewater in Canada. The mission of the ESTEN foundation is to encourage research, development and innovation in connection with the Onsite Wastewater industry and water protection, through grants, donations and targeted initiatives.

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