2017 Convention Proceedings

PDF copies of the presentations from our 2017 Convention, held in Edmonton, are now available to download.


The Model Process Assessment – Streamlining and Standardizing the Onsite Wastewater Site Assessment Process by Van Ridout, Western Water Inc

Changes at the Helm by Dean Morin, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Permitting in Open Areas by Yvonne Wille, Alberta Safety Codes Authority

Onsite Sewage Program Management in Nova Scotia by Leah Boutillier, Nova Scotia Environment

The Harmony Decentralized Management System by Steve Brubacher, Urban Systems

Septic Sense – An Innovative Approach to Engaging Landowners by Brian Ilnicki Land Stewardship Center

AGRISID – The Locate Process by David Spiess, Alberta Agriculture

Providing a Wastewater Solution for a Floating Lodge by Colin Boog, Bionest


The Locate Process by Kassi Zaba, AB 1-Call

Pressure Distribution & Mound Refresher Workshop by Lanny Laroche, AOWMA

Decentralized Wastewater Treatment & Re-use: New Trends, Technologies & Opportunities by Dr. Banu Ormeci, Carleton University

Business Keynote: Thriving in 2017: Key Elements of Success that Drive Profitability by Curtis Harren, CEO Co-pilot

Source Water Protection Planning With a Focus on Onsite Wastewater Management by Laura Machial, TSAG

The Impact of Water Softeners on Onsite Wastewater Systems by Dominic Mercier, Enviro-Step

Advanced Site Evaluation Workshop – From Soils Evaluation to Hydrogeologic Implications by Kent Watson, B Sc

The New Alchemy: Governed & Engineered Ecology – Navigating the Shoals – Ecosystems as Municipal Infrastructure by Patrick Lucey, Aqua-tex Scientific

Depave Paradise: Building Community Support for Stormwater Management by Stu Campana, Ecology Ottawa

Utilizing Unconventional Water Sources for Industrial Processes – Wastewater Re-use by Jeff Easton, WesTech Engineering Inc

The Effects of Dosed versus Gravity-Fed Loading Methods on the Performance and Reliability of Contour Trench Disposal Fields Used for Onsite Wastewater Treatment by Leah Boutillier, Nova Scotia Environment

Decentralized Wastewater Collection & Treatment Case Studies by Gillian Demencu & Yuxin Wang, Clearford Water Systems Inc

Identifying & Analyzing Limiting and Restricting Layers in Soils by Stephanie Munn, P Ag

Standardization of Onsite Wastewater Domestic Systems by Duncan Ellison

High Strength Wastewater – When is it Commercial, not Residential? by Colin Boog, Bionest

Wastewater Re-use – Provincial Policies Update by Dean Morin, Alberta Municipal Affairs