Calendar

Apr
17
Tue
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 5-8) @ High River, AB
Apr 17 – Apr 20 all-day

The Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association provides an excellent industry training program for Onsite Wastewater Professionals throughout Western Canada through its Alberta chapter, the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association. This training is recognized in the Western Provinces through Alberta Municipal Affairs and the New West Partnership Agreement (formerly TILMA). It is recognized federally through the Agreement on Internal Trade. This training program has been found to meet or exceed the requirements of the Agreement on Internal Trade and the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement.

As well as this industry certification program, the WCOWMA offers individual field and classroom training sessions for continuing education purposes. For information on training opportunities in your area, contact the WCOWMA office.

If you are interested in attending any of these training sessions, please complete the registration form, or register online. Space in the training sessions is limited and is allotted on a first come, first served basis. Upon receipt of the completed form and payment for training, your course supplies will be sent to you for review prior to training. A minimum class of fifteen paid participants is required in order for the class to take place.

Apr
20
Fri
Athabasca Trade Show @ Athabasca Regional Multiplex
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day

The Athabasca Trade Show is organized by the Athabasca District Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a volunteer body of business owners and citizens working collectively for the betterment of the local community.

Automotive, RV, lawn & garden, tourism, retail – whatever you are looking for, there’s a market for it here! The show will feature 70+ booth spaces available in 2 facilities at the Athabasca Regional Multiplex.

Apr
24
Tue
Alberta Wilbert Sales Lunch and Learns 2018 @ Alberta Wilbert Sales (Edmonton Facility)
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

With the arrival of spring we can now turn our attention to the upcoming construction season. In order to refresh and hit the ground running AWS would like to invite everyone to our upcoming Lunch & Learn sessions. All sessions are being held at our Edmonton facility and all sessions are free of charge. Lunch and beverages will also be provided. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Constant Pressure Water Systems

9:30am – 11:30am

Presenter: Tony Biamonte, Slyfox Holdings

Overview: Tony’s presentation will begin with a review on sizing pressure systems- from standard pressure tank systems to constant pressure systems. The advantages and disadvantages of constant pressure will be discussed as well as the different types of constant pressure systems that are available today. How does constant pressure relate to homes that are built today? What’s the new technology coming and why the changes?

Electrical Concerns

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Presenter: TBD

Overview: The electrical component of water and wastewater systems can sometimes be a daunting challenge. We’ll look at the challenges through the eyes of an electrician. What an electrician would like to see, their recommendations, tips, and potential issues to look out for will all be discussed. An open forum Q and A will follow.

Apr
26
Thu
Alberta Wilbert Sales Lunch and Learns 2018 @ Alberta Wilbert Sales (Edmonton Facility)
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

With the arrival of spring we can now turn our attention to the upcoming construction season. In order to refresh and hit the ground running AWS would like to invite everyone to our upcoming Lunch & Learn sessions. All sessions are being held at our Edmonton facility and all sessions are free of charge. Lunch and beverages will also be provided. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Advantex Treatment System

9:30am – 11:30am

Presenter: Dave Dallaire, AWS

Overview: With Advanced (Secondary) treatment plants becoming more and more popular sometimes it can be difficult to choose the best one. Not all treatment plants are created equal. Advantex provides consistent, reliable results even under high flow periods and real world conditions. This passive (no aerators or agitators) treatment plant might be just what you’ve been looking for.

Pressure Distribution / LFH At-Grades

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Presenters: Dan Morris and Dale McLure

Overview: Review your understanding of Pressure Distribution and work on a design of an LFH At-Grade. The advantages of Pressure Distribution will be discussed while understanding orifice sizing/spacing, dose volumes required, friction loss, total head required, and the values to piping and pump selection will all be reviewed. The Pressure Distribution review will lead to the design and installation principles of an LFH At-Grade.

Septic Sense Workshop @ Beaupre Community Hall, MD of Big Horn
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Septic Sense Workshop @ Beaupre Community Hall, MD of Big Horn

Be septic savvy.
With proper operation and regular maintenance, your septic system will function better, last longer and protect the quality of groundwater. Committing a little attention to the care of your system will help you avoid costly repairs or replacement of your system.

What you can expect.
At a workshop you will learn how to understand, assess and manage your private septic system, enabling you to protect your investment and the environment. If you have a septic system on your rural property, you will benefit from attending a workshop.

Contact the AOWMA for more information:  877.489.7471

Septic Sense workshops are delivered in partnership with the Land Stewardship Center

May
1
Tue
Blue Cities 2018 @ Fairmont Royal York
May 1 – May 2 all-day
Blue Cities 2018 @ Fairmont Royal York

Blue Cities is not your typical conference. It’s a focal point for ongoing conversations between decision makers from all levels of government, the private sector, researchers and knowledge and technology providers. The program will focus on high-level strategic issues of importance across the country related to municipal water management. The exchanges between leading edge speakers and conference participants generate insights that just can’t be obtained anywhere else.

“Smarter” is about making the right (or best) decision, given the complex challenges and uncertainty that water leaders are facing. Blue Cities 2018 will identify what those decisions look like, point to clear priorities for action and generate forward-looking solutions.

Who should attend?

  • senior level executives from municipalities and utilities
  • industry product and service leaders
  • academics and topic experts
  • NGO and watershed directors
  • government decision makers
May
4
Fri
Alberta Wilbert Sales Lunch and Learns 2018 @ Alberta Wilbert Sales (Edmonton Facility)
May 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

With the arrival of spring we can now turn our attention to the upcoming construction season. In order to refresh and hit the ground running AWS would like to invite everyone to our upcoming Lunch & Learn sessions. All sessions are being held at our Edmonton facility and all sessions are free of charge. Lunch and beverages will also be provided. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Separating the Installer and Designer Designation

9:00am – 11-00am

OPEN FORUM

Presenter: Dean Morin, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Overview: Alberta Municipal Affairs is considering splitting the disciplines of Designer and Installer. Currently if you hold a Certificate of Competency you’re able to both design and install onsite wastewater systems up to 1250 gallons/day.

Under the proposed change, there would be separate training programs for Designers and Installers. Those wishing to act as Installers would complete a shorter program focusing on that discipline with a considerably increased practical application. Those wishing to act as Designers would take a more in-depth training program, with additional training in soils science, business ethics, and performance-based design application.

This open forum will inform you of Municipal Affairs concerns and allow you to provide your input.

May
14
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 1-4) @ Edmonton, AB
May 14 – May 17 all-day

The Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association provides an excellent industry training program for Onsite Wastewater Professionals throughout Western Canada through its Alberta chapter, the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association. This training is recognized in the Western Provinces through Alberta Municipal Affairs and the New West Partnership Agreement (formerly TILMA). It is recognized federally through the Agreement on Internal Trade. This training program has been found to meet or exceed the requirements of the Agreement on Internal Trade and the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement.

As well as this industry certification program, the WCOWMA offers individual field and classroom training sessions for continuing education purposes. For information on training opportunities in your area, contact the WCOWMA office.

If you are interested in attending any of these training sessions, please complete the registration form or register online. Space in the training sessions is limited and is allotted on a first come, first served basis. Upon receipt of the completed form and payment for training, your course supplies will be sent to you for review prior to training. A minimum class of fifteen paid participants is required in order for the class to take place.

May
15
Tue
Septic Sense Workshop @ Kurt Browning Arena and Hub 5103-48th Avenue Caroline AB
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Septic Sense Workshop @ Kurt Browning Arena and Hub 5103-48th Avenue Caroline AB

Be septic savvy.
With proper operation and regular maintenance, your septic system will function better, last longer and protect the quality of groundwater. Committing a little attention to the care of your system will help you avoid costly repairs or replacement of your system.

What you can expect.
At a workshop you will learn how to understand, assess and manage your private septic system, enabling you to protect your investment and the environment. If you have a septic system on your rural property, you will benefit from attending a workshop.

Contact the AOWMA for more information:  877.489.7471

Septic Sense workshops are delivered in partnership with the Land Stewardship Center

May
28
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 5-8) @ Edmonton, AB
May 28 – May 31 all-day

The Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association provides an excellent industry training program for Onsite Wastewater Professionals throughout Western Canada through its Alberta chapter, the Alberta Onsite Wastewater Management Association. This training is recognized in the Western Provinces through Alberta Municipal Affairs and the New West Partnership Agreement (formerly TILMA). It is recognized federally through the Agreement on Internal Trade. This training program has been found to meet or exceed the requirements of the Agreement on Internal Trade and the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement.

As well as this industry certification program, the WCOWMA offers individual field and classroom training sessions for continuing education purposes. For information on training opportunities in your area, contact the WCOWMA office.

If you are interested in attending any of these training sessions, please complete the registration form, or register online. Space in the training sessions is limited and is allotted on a first come, first served basis. Upon receipt of the completed form and payment for training, your course supplies will be sent to you for review prior to training. A minimum class of fifteen paid participants is required in order for the class to take place.