2020 Convention Proceedings

PDF copies of the presentations from our 2020 Convention, held in Red Deer, are now available to download.


Sustainable Passive Wastewater Treatment – Troy Vassos, University of BC, Integrate Sustainability Consultants Ltd.

New Variance Approval Process – Dean Morin, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Photos to Accompany Permit Documents – Charles Hallet, Alberta Safety Codes Authority

Joint Utility Safety Team Works for Third Party Users in Alberta – Mona Bartsoff, JUST Committee

Electrical Awareness – Dan Thayer, Fortis AB

Grease Interceptors Overview – Rachel Beaulieu, Canplas

Cold Weather STEP Collection Systems (Part One) (Part Two) – Design Principles and Project Experience – Shane Sparks, SD Consulting

Red Flags on Permit Documents – Rick Baxter, AOWMA

Consistency Between Certification Testing & Field Results – Graham Tabaczuk, Premier Tech Aqua

NOWRA – What challenges and solutions have they found over the past few years (Part One) (Part Two) – Jim Bell, Biomicrobics

Update – What Does Continuing Education for Contractors Look Like for AB – Clayton Foster, AOWMA

Onsite and Rapid Testing for E Coli in Water – Amirrazi Sohbani, Roshan Water

Maintenance for Grease Interceptors – Rachel Beaulieu, Canplas

Diaphragm Air Pumps – Martin Sparkes, FujiMAC

Work Camp Meeting – Dean Morin, Alberta Municipal Affairs

Designing Systems With the AWSum Tool – Dave Dallaire, Alberta Wilbert Sales

Canadian Federation of Independent Business – advantages of membership – Jason Coss, CFIB

Safety is Good Business – Ernest Cremers, Cremers Safety Ltd.

Troubleshooting Precast Concrete Wastewater Structures – Claude Goguen, National Precast Concrete Association

Trouble-shooting Pumps – Glenn de Vries, James Electric

Create Your Personal Brand and Strategic Network for Success in 5 Easy Steps – Suzan Marie Chin-Taylor, Creative Raven

The Importance of the Septic Team – Dave Gustafson, University of Minnesota

Costing Workshop – How to Price Systems for Profit – Ed Lemke, CSWS

Dump Station Wastewater – Inconsistent flows of high strength waste, what could go wrong? – Shane Sparks, SD Consulting

Innovative Solutions to Challenging Sites and Situations – Ben Kele, Arris Pty

Setting up a Mandatory Maintenance Program with the Regulatory Authority – Aleena Pawlik, Imagine Contracting

Pulling AGRISID and SPIN Reports for Your Permit Package – Stephanie Munn, P Ag

Landspreading Best Practices – Dave Gustafson, University of Minnesota

Hook, Line & Sinker: 3 Essential Online Elements and Activities That Engage, Educate and Convert – Suzan Marie Chin-Taylor, Creative Raven

Cash Money – Jessica Bedard, AOWMA

Results from a study on the degradation of hygienic paper in a septic tank environment – Dominic Mercier – Enviro-Step Technologies

What Should be in that Permit Package? – Rick Baxter, AOWMA

C-33 Concrete Sand – What is is and Where do you get it? – Stephanie Munn, P Ag

Building a Pressure System With Timed Dosing – Bob Boersema, FB Boersema Acreage Development

Update – What does the 2020 Standard of Practice Look Like? – Dean Morin, Alberta Municipal Affairs