Mr. Martin is a 26 year veteran of industry with over 20-yrs experience in the Water / Wastewater sector holding diplomas in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering Technology. He has operated and managed large and small water and wastewater facilities throughout Canada and served as regulatory advisor to a large Ontario municipality throughout the legislative changes brought about through the Walkerton Inquiry. Mr. Martin holds Level 4 Ontario Certification for Water and Wastewater Treatment as well as Distribution/Source and WW Collection in Ontario. Mr. Martin also holds the Quebec certification: Traitement complet d’eau de surface. He has served as Operational Lead on over $400M worth of capital infrastructure upgrade and development; including municipal O&M Management lead for the greenfield construction of the Burloak Water Plant. Mr. Martin’s also served as the Projects Director over the Lake Huron and Elgin Area Primary Water Systems. Serving 15 Municipalities administered through two Boards of Management, Operated by a Contracted Operating Authority lead by Mr. Martin. Nationally, Mr. Martin served as the Environmental Manager of a national firm with holdings from the Atlantic to the Pacific, providing leadership and solutions in many of Canada’s provincial jurisdictions in a variety of engineering disciplines. Most recently, Mr Martin has served as the manager of the integrated City of Hamilton Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems, serving a population base of over ½ million residents. A former Continuing Education teacher at Mohawk College, A former member of the Ontario MOE Exam Review Committee, former chair of the Western Lake Ontario Water & Wastewater Association. Mentoring Participatory Management, Continual Improvement, and the Protection of the Community and Environment through knowledge, Mr. Martin both develops and delivers learning programs & courses. Vaughan Martin currently serves as the Managing Director of OETC.