Calendar

Dec
5
Sat
Word Soil Day
Dec 5 – Dec 6 all-day

 

World Soil Day 2020 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil biodiversity loss, increasing soil awareness and encouraging governments, organizations, communities and individuals around the world to commit to proactively improving soil health.

Jan
5
Tue
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 1-4) @ High River, AB
Jan 5 @ 8:30 am – Jan 8 @ 5:00 pm

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.

This Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Level 1 training session is scheduled to take place in High River, AB. However, please be ready to switch to a virtual platform depending on the COVID-19 restrictions.

Jan
14
Thu
Operation and Maintenance Level One @ Virtual Classroom
Jan 14 @ 9:00 am – Jan 15 @ 4:00 pm

The AOWMA is hosting the NAWT four-day training program for Operation and Maintenance. This training is split into two parts: Part One covers on business aspects of O and M and the operation and maintenance required for conventional systems including trenches, beds, mounds and at-grades with some aerobic tank discussion. Part Two concentrates more specifically on Aerobic Tanks, drip irrigation, single pass and recirculating media filters. Both parts are conducted over a four-day period with an exam administered at the conclusion of each level.

Students may complete the first two days of the program and achieve O & M Level 1 Certification or they may complete all four days (O & M Parts 1 and 2) and get the O & M Level 2 Certification.

This program was developed by the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) and has been adapted to the Alberta regulatory framework. NAWT is a member of the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT). The CIDWT has been instrumental with the assistance of funding from the USEPA to prepare standard educational materials that can be used nationwide. They developed both a University and Practitioner curriculum and then followed this with a comprehensive manual and set of training materials on Operation and Maintenance. They have also conducted train the trainer sessions on the development of training courses and the use of the materials. NAWT participated at all stages of development of these materials.

NAWT will record and have available on their web site (www.NAWT.org) a record of those contractors and pumpers that have passed the Certificate of Completion exams by state/province with their contact information.

Those who complete this training program will be listed on the AOWMA Locate-a-Pro service as Maintenance Providers.

Jan
18
Mon
Operation and Maintenance Level Two @ Virtual Classroom
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – Jan 19 @ 4:00 pm

The AOWMA is hosting the NAWT four-day training program for Operation and Maintenance. This training is split into two parts: Part One covers on business aspects of O and M and the operation and maintenance required for conventional systems including trenches, beds, mounds and at-grades with some aerobic tank discussion. Part Two concentrates more specifically on Aerobic Tanks, drip irrigation, single pass and recirculating media filters. Both parts are conducted over a four-day period with an exam administered at the conclusion of each level.

Students may complete the first two days of the program and achieve O & M Level 1 Certification or they may complete all four days (O & M Parts 1 and 2) and get the O & M Level 2 Certification.

This program was developed by the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) and has been adapted to the Alberta regulatory framework. NAWT is a member of the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT). The CIDWT has been instrumental with the assistance of funding from the USEPA to prepare standard educational materials that can be used nationwide. They developed both a University and Practitioner curriculum and then followed this with a comprehensive manual and set of training materials on Operation and Maintenance. They have also conducted train the trainer sessions on the development of training courses and the use of the materials. NAWT participated at all stages of development of these materials.

NAWT will record and have available on their web site (www.NAWT.org) a record of those contractors and pumpers that have passed the Certificate of Completion exams by state/province with their contact information.

Those who complete this training program will be listed on the AOWMA Locate-a-Pro service as Maintenance Providers.

Jan
19
Tue
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 5-8) @ High River, AB
Jan 19 @ 8:30 am – Jan 22 @ 5:00 pm

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.

This Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Level 1 training session is scheduled to take place in High River, AB. However, please be ready to switch to a virtual platform depending on the COVID-19 restrictions.

Jan
29
Fri
Septic Con @ Tacoma, WA
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

SEPTIC-CON is the Western United States’ largest trade show and conference for the On-Site Septic Construction, Installation, Operations & Maintenance, Pumper and Design industries. With over 65 exhibitors, and more than 40 educational seminars, SEPTIC-CON attracts over 700 attendees annually and consumes the entire Greater Tacoma Convention Center for two full days.

Feb
9
Tue
23rd Annual AOWMA Convention & Trade Show @ Online
Feb 9 – Feb 11 all-day
The AOWMA’s theme for the 2021, “into the future; embrace change’ is a timely one.  Over the past several months, all of us have had to embrace a new way of socializing and doing business.  We challenge you to embrace that change by participating in the virtual format of the 2021 convention and trade show.
While we will not have the ability for in-person networking that is so valuable at the show, we are creating great opportunities for live question and answer periods both in the trade show “hall” and during and after the presentations.
Chat rooms will be available for attendees to post topics on the ‘bulletin board’ and invite discussion.
Vendors will be provided the opportunity to host webinars about their products and services, as well as provide appointments to directly speak with attendees.  Videos, power points and live chat will all be part of the trade show activities.
The convention schedule will provide workshops and educational sessions on practical and technical topics, as well as exploring ongoing wastewater research.
We invite you Into the Future: Embrace Change!
Feb
22
Mon
WWETT Show 2021 @ Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
Feb 22 @ 8:00 am – Feb 25 @ 5:00 pm

The WWETT Show – Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show – is the world’s largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals. The event offers an unmatched educational program, a full slate of live demos, an array of networking opportunities, and an extensive expo floor where buyers and sellers come together to see and experience the latest product innovations and technology.

Mar
22
Mon
World Water Day
Mar 22 all-day