Calendar

Sep
21
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 1-4) @ Virtual Classroom
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – Sep 24 @ 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.

Sep
23
Wed
FREE LIBERTY PUMPS WEBINAR: Waste-water Pumps, Lift Stations, On-site Pumps, and Controls @ online
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Liberty Pumps will be hosting an online training presentation

The content will be:

Waste-water Pumps,  Lift Stations, On-site Pumps, and Controls

Approximately 1 hour

Zoom invites will be sent out.

Presentation will end with a question and answer period.

Sep
25
Fri
Site & Soils Evaluation @ TBD
Sep 25 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

The AOWMA is hosting a Site & Soils Evaluation Field Day on September 25, 2020. This practical training day is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience evaluating a site, as well as practicing hand texturing and sampling. Installers who have recently completed the Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program will be able to take their new knowledge and apply it on-site. Experienced designers and installers should also consider this opportunity to continue their education.

Oct
5
Mon
Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference @ online
Oct 5 – Oct 9 all-day

WEFTEC 2020 will be a fully virtual event, according to a recent press release.

The event, WEFTEC Connect, will be held in October. WEFTEC Connect offers attendees interactive education, an exhibitor showcase, and networking experiences.

Registration for WEFTEC Connect will open on Jul. 13, 2020, with programming scheduled for Oct. 5-9, 2020.

WEFTEC Connect will include:

  • A blend of live and pre-recorded technical content
  • Data-driven connections between participants
  • 1:1 appointment scheduling with exhibitors
  • Live chats between individuals or groups
  • Virtual meeting rooms for networking and product demonstrations
  • Access to educational content and the exhibitor showcase for a full year
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 5-8) @ Virtual Classroom
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – Oct 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.

WEFTEC Conference & Exhibition @ online
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – Nov 29 @ 4:30 pm

WEFTEC is the world’s most comprehensive gathering of water quality professionals and thought leaders, featuring the sector’s leading conference program, an extensive exhibition showcasing the field’s most cutting-edge solutions, and a variety of valuable networking opportunities.

WEFTEC 2020 will be a fully virtual event on the WEFTEC Connect online learning platform that offers attendees interactive education, an exhibitor showcase, and networking experiences.

Conference & Exhibition
October 5 – 9 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT
Dedicated Exhibitor Hours: 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm EDT

Oct
21
Wed
Imagine a Day Without Water
Oct 21 all-day
Imagine a Day Without Water

No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires and farmers couldn’t water their crops.

Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water. But many Americans take water for granted every day. Imagine a Day Without Water 2020 is the sixth annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

#ValueWater

Window on Wastewater @ online
Oct 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Senior policy staff from Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) will provide updates on policy work related to the Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (WSER), the Northern Regulatory Framework, and monitoring of chemicals in wastewater. We’ll also receive updates on ECCC’s work on monitoring of effluent, influent and biosolids, as well as reporting on the ECCC’s work on the Technology Inventory for Small Communities.

Following the ECCC’s update, we’ll provide a presentation on recent amendments to the Canada Plumbing Code and the implications this may have on water and wastewater utilities.

Speakers include:

  • Beth Weir—Manager of Operations, Maintenance and Monitoring at York Region, and Chair of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association’s (CWWA) Wastewater Committee—Moderator
Nov
2
Mon
2020 Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) Fall Convention and Tradeshow
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day

The RMA hosts two conventions per year, one in spring and one in fall, at the Edmonton Convention Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Each convention sees a variety of plenary addresses and workshops, as well as the ministerial forum and resolutions session.

Nov
19
Thu
World Toilet Day 2020
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.”