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.
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 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.
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.