Events

Welcome to the new WCOWMA-BC events page!

Here you can find a listing of all upcoming WCOWMA-BC events, as well as other industry events.  You can sort these events by category, and you can change the view to see a monthly calendar. Events are sorted by date.

Clicking on event will expand the tab to show you more information, and the green “Tickets” button takes you to the event registration page.

Nov
29
Fri
FAWG – Friday Afternoon Wastewater Group (South Island) @ The Goldstream Conference Room CRD Water Services Office
Nov 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Agenda

  1. John Rowse, JRSC Ltd, will talk about “Upgrading the sewage system at Sea Cider Farm”.
  2. Michael Payne will give a short demonstration of the “BC Soils Maps (online)”.  See below for a link to the website.
  3. John Rowse, BCOSSA, will discuss “How the new Professional Governance Act could affect ROWPs”.
  4. We will review the Onsite Systems Calendar of Events.
  5. Discussion, debate and good cheer will (hopefully) continue at the Six Mile Pub, a 3 minute walk from the meeting.

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Questions and Suggestions

For any questions or suggestions about our Friday Group, please contact Michael Payne by email at PayneEngineering@shaw.ca

Dec
5
Thu
World Soil Day
Dec 5 all-day
Dec
9
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 1-5) @ Courtenay, BC
Dec 9 – Dec 13 all-day

The WCOWMA Onsite Wastewater Management Association of BC is pleased to present industry training based on the BC SPM V3 for Onsite Wastewater Professionals. Successful completion of this training program fulfills the classroom component of the training required to work in the Onsite Wastewater Industry in BC. This program is also recognized in Alberta under the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) and the New West Partnership, in Saskatchewan under the New West Partnership and in Manitoba under the Agreement on Internal Trade.  Students will be required to complete an online training component prior to attending the classroom sessions.

Those wishing to apply for a ROWP Installer/Planner Stamp must complete the following training components:

Students will be assisted in completing all the above required components.

Students will be assisted in completing these requirements.

As well as this industry certification program, WCOWMA-BC offers individual field and classroom training sessions for continuing education purposes. For information on training opportunities in your area, contact the WCOWMA-BC office.

If you are interested in attending any of these training sessions, please complete the registration form which follows and click the register button to submit registration payment. 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.

The Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program is a ten-day course divided into two sessions. You must complete all ten days training successfully in order to receive certification.

Jan
6
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 6-10) @ Courtenay, BC
Jan 6 – Jan 10 all-day

The WCOWMA Onsite Wastewater Management Association of BC is pleased to present industry training based on the BC SPM V3 for Onsite Wastewater Professionals. Successful completion of this training program fulfills the classroom component of the training required to work in the Onsite Wastewater Industry in BC. This program is also recognized in Alberta under the Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA) and the New West Partnership, in Saskatchewan under the New West Partnership and in Manitoba under the Agreement on Internal Trade.  Students will be required to complete an online training component prior to attending the classroom sessions.

Those wishing to apply for a ROWP Installer/Planner Stamp must complete the following training components:

Students will be assisted in completing all the above required components.

As well as this industry certification program, WCOWMA-BC offers individual field and classroom training sessions for continuing education purposes. For information on training opportunities in your area, contact the WCOWMA-BC office.

If you are interested in attending any of these training sessions, please complete the registration form which follows and click the register button to submit registration payment. 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.

The Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program is a ten-day course divided into two sessions. You must complete all ten days training successfully in order to receive certification.

Feb
17
Mon
WWETT 2020 @ Indianapolis, IN
Feb 17 – Feb 19 all-day

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
12
Thu
WCOWMA-BC 2020 Convention and Trade Show @ Delta Okanagan Grande, Kelowna, BC
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – Mar 14 @ 5:00 pm

This year’s theme is Best Foot Forward.

More details to come – stay tuned!

Apr
26
Sun
BC Water & Waste Association 2020 Annual Conference & Trade Show @ Penticton, BC
Apr 26 – Apr 28 all-day

The BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show is British Columbia’s premier water and wastewater industry event, featuring one of the largest trade shows of its kind in Western Canada. Come experience exciting professional development and networking opportunities for everyone in the water industry across BC and the Yukon.

Join us to connect with manufacturers and suppliers, network with colleagues, engage in educational sessions, and build your skills and industry knowledge.

  • Connect with over 170 exhibiting companies.
  • Network with colleagues from diverse areas of the industry.
  • Learn from over 100 educational presentations.

OUR 2020 THEME: “SHARED PERSPECTIVE, CLEAR VISION” 

With the growing impact of climate change, the water sector is in a time of uncertainty. As our environment continues to change rapidly around us, we have less clarity of what the future will look like than ever before. In order to mitigate the risks of our ever-changing environment, the water sector must come together to reflect on lessons from the past, build on successes of the present and develop a clear vision for the future.

Historically, the segregated and isolated practice in the different areas of the water sector have led to siloed approaches to the common problems with little opportunity for collaborative and synergistic overlap. With the idea of ‘shared perspectives’, we look at how we can embrace diverse viewpoints and perspectives to promote the sharing of knowledge within the sector as a whole. Are there opportunities for very different groups to work together to drive positive change? What new and emerging perspectives may change the way we deliver water and wastewater services? Through creating opportunities for individuals within different areas of the sector to come together, we strive to promote the sharing of ideas to achieve a common goal.

The 2020 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show revolves around the idea of using these shared perspectives to gain a clear vision for the future. This theme showcases how diverse perspectives from different areas of the sector may offer complimentary solutions to common problems the industry is facing. Through reflecting on lessons learned and examining current practices, the water sector may begin to form a clear ‘20/20’ vision for what the future of water may hold.