Calendar

Apr
22
Mon
Earth Day 2019
Apr 22 all-day

Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species

Find out more about the 2019 theme for Earth Day, to protect threatened and endangered species.

 

A message from Earth Day Network president, Kathleen Rogers:

On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development.

In the U.S. and around the world, smog was becoming deadly and evidence was growing that pollution led to developmental delays in children. Biodiversity was in decline as a result of the heavy use of pesticides and other pollutants.

The global ecological awareness was growing, and the US Congress and President Nixon responded quickly. In July of the same year, they created the Environmental Protection Agency, and robust environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, among many.

Apr
25
Thu
Hug a Plumber Day
Apr 25 all-day
May
10
Fri
Site & Soils Evaluation @ Coaldale, AB
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Site & Soils Evaluation @ Coaldale, AB

The AOWMA is hosting a Site & Soils Evaluation Field Day in Coaldale, Alberta on May 10, 2019. This practical training day is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience evaluating a site, as well as practicing hand texturing and sampling. Installers who have recently completed the Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program will be able to take their new knowledge and apply it on-site. Experienced designers and installers should also consider this opportunity to continue their education.

If you are interested in registering, you can register online, download a registration form, or contact the office.

May
14
Tue
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 1-4) @ Calgary Region, 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
Wed
Site & Soils Evaluation @ Lamont, AB
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Site & Soils Evaluation @ Lamont, AB

The AOWMA is hosting a Site & Soils Evaluation Field Day in Lamont, Alberta on May 15, 2019. This practical training day is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience evaluating a site, as well as practicing hand texturing and sampling. Installers who have recently completed the Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program will be able to take their new knowledge and apply it on-site. Experienced designers and installers should also consider this opportunity to continue their education.

If you are interested in registering, you can register online, download a registration form, or contact the office.

May
28
Tue
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 5-8) @ Calgary Region, 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.

Jun
1
Sat
National Prairie Day 2019
Jun 1 all-day
National Prairie Day 2019

Founded by the Missouri Prairie Foundation in 2016, National Prairie Day is celebrated the first Saturday of June every year.

Mission

  • Enhance public awareness of what prairie is, educate about its value, and motivate all who learn about prairie to be inspired to support prairie protection, conservation, restoration, enjoyment, and the ecological concepts found there.
  • Create curiosity and celebrate and encourage a national dialogue around the common ground of the historic and current value of prairie.
  • Recognize the vital importance of conserving the original prairie that remains, and the need to reconstruct native grasslands where appropriate.
  • Celebrate what we can learn, and have yet to discover, from prairie.
  • Discover how each of us benefits from this complex ecosystem.
  • Bring together otherwise disparate entities, united on common ground, towards a common goal.
Jun
28
Fri
National Insurance Awareness Day
Jun 28 all-day

Insurance is one of those things we forget about until we need it, kind of like a spare tire. This is why National Insurance Awareness Day exists and is celebrated every year on June 28. While the origin of this day is a mystery, what’s widely known is how important insurance is in many aspects of our lives. From car insurance, to life insurance, to home insurance and more, these policies offer a layer of protection to guard us from feeling the harshest of blows by unfortunate events.


WCOWMA and it’s provincial partner associations have partnered with several organizations to offer discounted insurance to you and your company.

 

Sustainable Infrastructure Society

The Sustainable Infrastructure Society provides access to specialized insurances through their program with AON Reed Stenhouse.  Those working in the onsite wastewater industry may access pollution liability, errors and omissions, general comprehensive and other insurances specific to their scope of work.  Coverage is available across Canada.  Access information at:

www.WasteWaterCa.Org

 

Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers

Lloyd Sadd provides specialized insurances to members under their Septiguard Insurance Program.  Members may access pollution liability, errors and omissions and other insurances specific to the onsite wastewater industry.

www.lloydsadd.com

 

LaneQuinn

lanequinn

 

Lane Quinn Benefit Consultants Ltd. will offer a no obligation (and no charge) review of your current benefit plan or discuss the options available to you for setting up a plan for the first time. Contact LaneQuinn at 1-866-261-6084.

www.lanequinn.com

Sep
24
Tue
Alberta Development Officers Association Convention @ Drayton Valley, AB
Sep 24 – Sep 27 all-day

The Alberta Development Officers Association provides an opportunity for discussion, communication and education for Development Officers, and those persons designated as a development authority, in the Province of Alberta.

Oct
13
Sun
NAWT/NOWRA Onsite Wastewater Mega-Conference @ Embassy Suites & Conference Center, Loveland, CO
Oct 13 – Oct 16 all-day

(more details soon!)