Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 5-8) @ Edmonton, AB
Sep 26 – Sep 29 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.

Wastewater Equipment Fair @ Fairgrounds, Nashville
Oct 17 – Oct 18 all-day
Wastewater Equipment Fair @ Fairgrounds, Nashville

WEQ (Wastewater Equipment Fair) is an outdoor exhibition of wastewater equipment that allows both manufacturers and operators to get hands-on with sewer cleaning, inspection, vacuum trucks, pumps and other commercial, industrial and municipal equipment. During this two-day event manufacturers will not only display equipment but have it running for actual live operational demonstrations.

The WEQ Fair will be held October 17-18, 2017 at The Fairgrounds in Nashville and will take place rain or shine.

Ontario Water Innovation Week (ONWIN)
Oct 30 – Nov 3 all-day

The week includes three main events. Hosted by Rethink Events and WaterTAP, the fifth annual World Water-Tech North America Summit (November 2-3) will bring international utilities, technology leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to Toronto to brainstorm new approaches to the most significant challenges facing the global water and wastewater sectors.

Epic Training – Understanding Environmental Regulations
Nov 1 @ 7:45 pm – Nov 3 @ 8:45 pm


After participating in this course you will be able to do the following:

  • Apply your skills in contracting, integrating health and safety, data management and reporting, inspections and investigations, negotiating approvals, and environmental management
  • Understand the legislation that directly impacts solid waste, industrial effluents, and air emissions
  • Identify practical approaches for environmental compliance
  • Manage environmental issues subject to various regulations

The environmental “command and control” compliance philosophy continues to dominate the government policy agenda, and the only way to avoid liability for non-compliance is to thoroughly understand regulatory requirements. This course will increase your understanding of environmental compliance issues and regulatory environment in a variety of jurisdictions. The course emphasizes the application of regulations in the various areas of concern to industry.

Whether you have limited previous knowledge or simply need to study regulation updates, you will receive a comprehensive overview of the federal and provincial environmental regulations and how they affect industrial processes and projects.

Course Outline:

  • Environmental Assessment
  • Provincial Permitting Requirements
  • Regulation of Air Quality: Federal and Provincial Regulation
  • Regulation of Impacts to Water I: Federal  and Provincial Requirements
  • Technical Issues: Water and Waste Water
  • Contaminated Sites and Asset Transfer
  • Liability and Legal Defence
  • Monitoring
  • Climate Change Risk
  • Aboriginal Issues

Who Should Attend:
Environmental Managers • Coordinators • Engineers • Scientists• Environmental Departments • Corporate/Project Managers • Directors and Officers • Facility Managers • Plant Superintendents• In-house counsel• Consultants • Regulatory Personnel• Municipal Personnel


Please Note:
4:30 Adjournment (Day I & II) Day 3 ends at 2:30
World Toilet Day
Nov 19 – Nov 20 all-day

World Toilet Day intends to raise awareness of sanitation issues – including hygiene promotion, the provision of basic sanitation services, and sewerage and wastewater treatment and reuse in the context of integrated water management – and make a case for sanitation for all.

Looking for some interesting facts? Click here for “25 toilet facts you won’t want to flush.”

20th Annual AOWMA Convention & Trade Show @ Red Deer, AB
Feb 8 – Feb 10 all-day

Mark your calenders now!

More information will be available in the coming months.

WWETT Show 2018 @ Indiana Convention Center
Feb 21 – Feb 24 all-day
WWETT Show 2018 @ Indiana Convention Center

The WWETT Show – Water & Wastewater, Equipment, Treatment & Transport – is the world’s largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental services professionals. With 600 exhibiting companies, 110 conference sessions, and a schedule of great events, the WWETT Show provides value to professionals from every facet of our field.

This is your destination to:

  • Find services, products, and tools that will help make your business more profitable
  • Learn new information that will help you do your job more efficiently
  • Make new connections that can make a difference in your business

Make your plans to join us for WWETT Show 2018 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. The education schedule runs February 21-23, 2018, and the Marketplace Expo is open February 22-24, 2018.