Convention & Trade Show Update – January 26, 2019

There is still time to register for the 21st AOWMA Convention and Trade Show. We have a great program for our delegates, including workshops,certification training for Vac Truck Technicians, Basic Confined Space Entry and more! Join us for three days of education and networking!

The Schedule of Events is largely complete.  A list of the daily activities is shown below:

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Convention Program – 8:15 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Case Studies of High Strength Wastewater – Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota
  • Onsite Wastewater Certification Review Committee Update – Industry Improvement and Enforcement
  • Documenting Your Work – Which Files Are Important? – Scott Shaw, Alaqua Projects
  • The Certifications You Need for Systems in Alberta – Aleena Pawlik, FRP Manufacturing (2010) Inc.
  • New Permitting Requirements in Open Areas – Charles Hallett, Alberta Safety Codes Authority
  • Dept of Transport Requirements for Trucking & Equipment Hauling – Jesse Berry, Bear Excavating
  • Permit Applications – How Do You Measure Up? – Nicole Paggett, Park Inspections
  • Chemicals of Emerging Concern – Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota
  • Effluent Sewer Comparisons and Life Cycle Costs – Keven Kelly, Orenco Systems Inc.
  • Vac Truck Technician Certification Program – Bruce Fox, National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT)
  • Pumper Meeting

Trade Show & Technical/Business Program – 3:00 p.m – 9:00p.m

  • Designing for High Strength Wastewater – Miles MacCormack, Bergmann North America
  • The Enviro-Septic System Treatment and Dispersal System – DBO Expert
  • Job Costing – Dennis Herr
  • Tanks and Lid Safety – Clayton Foster, Acreage Development Solutions Ltd.
  • Proper Tank Bedding Practices – David Dallaire, Alberta Wilbert Sales

Happy Hour – Trade Show Hall – 6:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m
Free Beer and Food Tasting – come join us!

Friday, February 8, 2019
Annual General Meeting Breakfast – 7:00 a.m – 9:00 a.m
Trade Show and Technical Sessions – 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m

  • Basic Confined Space Entry Certification – John Kenyon, Dynamic Rescue
  • The Importance of Line Location – Rocky Pooke, 2nd Call
  • Pressure Distribution Demo – Bob Boersema, F.B. Boersema Acreage Development
  • Basic Electrical Theory and Panel Troubleshooting – Tim Callendar, SJE Rhombus
  • Work Camp Group Meeting – Alberta Municipal Affairs

Convention Program 1:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m

  • Keynote – The Ecology of Nutrient Loading – Dr. Larry Kapustka, Certified Emeritus, Senior Ecologist
  • The Impact of High Efficiency Furnace Effluent – Bruce McColm, Northern Waste Water Treatment
  • Compaction, the Enemy of System Longevity – Dr. Sara Heger, University of Minnesota
  • The Impact of Water Softeners on Septic Systems – Dr. Chris Kinsley, University of Ottawa
  • Installing for Maintenance – Barry Rumsey, Bioharmony
  • Line Location Modelling in Google Earth – Chris Manchester, LN Land Development

Happy Hour, Banquet & Entertainment – 6:30 p.m to 10:00 p.m

Saturday, February 9, 2019
Convention Program 8:00 a.m – 5:45 p.m

  • Keynote – Even Santa is Trained and Certified – Dr. Larry Kapustka, Certified Emeritus Senior Ecologist
  • Marketing for Small Business – Christine Reyes, Refresh Marketing
  • Contractor Responsibilities Under the Safety Codes Act – Joe Petryk, Alberta Municipal Affairs
  • Installing Electrical Components Properly – Ed Lemke, CSWS
  • Designing and Installing Evapo-transpiration Beds – Bruce McColm, Northern Waste Water Treatment
  • Advanced Soils – The Concept of C.O.L.E. in Soils Evaluation – Kent Watson, International Remote Sensing Systems
  • System Selection and Sizing, Pressure Distribution and Calculating Dose Volumes – Barry Bohn, Daniel Morris and Lanny Laroche
  • Heartmath Stress Management Techniques – Kent Watson, International Remote Sensing Systems
  • Mandated Continuing Education Discussion and Round Table – Dean Morin, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Delegate registration is now open!

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