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.

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.

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!
Annual General Meeting @ online
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

All AOWMA members in good standing are invited to attend the Virtual Annual General Meeting being held on February 11, 2021.


Nominations may be submitted in advance of the AGM or from the floor during the election portion of the meeting.

According to Bylaw Section 6.2.1, a nominee must be an active member who has been in good standing for at least two consecutive years.  Nominees for the Executive Committee positions (President, Vice-President or Secretary/Treasurer) must have already served on the Board of Directors for one preceding year.

According to Bylaw Section 6.2.2, all nominations must be supported by a seconder and a third.  This means that any nomination a member brings forward MUST be supported by two other members in good standing.  There is no limit to the number of nominations that can be brought forward.


President                     Director                     Director                   Director


Those elected to the Board of Directors at the 2021 AGM will hold those positions for two years; term of office to complete in 2023.


Generally, the Board operates as a governance entity, meaning that it sets high level strategic direction as opposed to having a direct hand in the day-to-day activities of the operation.  Directors should be prepared to attend a minimum of one meeting every two months, either in person in Red Deer or by video conference.  Directors will also be expected to serve on one or more committees to provide more direct guidance regarding key association strategic objectives.

Board members are not paid, however reasonable expenses are reimbursed for travel and meals when attending Board meetings or other sanctioned association activities.


Please review the proposed bylaw change

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.

World Water Day
Mar 22 all-day