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Ian Mcilwham is class 4 Wastewater Operator who has worked in the water/wastewater sector for 30 years and is currently the Compliance Manager for Durham Region.

He is the current water/wastewater sector rep for Canada’s National Critical Infrastructure Committee and the Canadian Mirror Committee Chair for ISO TC 224, which developed the International Standard on Crisis Management of Water Utilities (ISO 24518).

Ian is an active member of Operators without Borders and has participated in utility resilience building in Belize and Barbados.

He is currently leading the response to COVID-19 for Durham Region water and wastewater since an Emergency declaration on March 17, 2020.

He is the current chair of the Security and Emergency Management Committee for the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association which cooperates with Public Safety Canada and other federal departments concerned with emergency preparedness and national security to actively contribute to the knowledge base and federal programs related to critical infrastructure.

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