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.

Jan
25
Fri
FAWG – Friday Afternoon Wastewater Group @ The Goldstream Conference Room CRD Water Services Office
Jan 25 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Agenda

  1. One or two technical or business talks, to be announced.
  2. If time allows, we will have an Open Mike.  This is when anybody can raise a topic for discussion, or pose a problem for suggested solutions.
  3. Discussion, debate and good cheer will continue at the Six Mile Pub (BC’s oldest public house).

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November Follow Up

At our November FAWG, Brent Dennis talked about “Building Meaningful Cost Estimates”.  Brent gave me this summary of his talk:

  • Understand and agree the purpose of the estimate with the client, make sure it is the right kind of estimate for that purpose.
  • Have a written description of the project in as detailed a form a possible at the time.
  • Make sure you have all items and activities listed.  Factor or use allowances for undefined items, but make sure they are there.
  • Make sure you or your client are aware of what is and is not included.
  • Make a detailed “Basis of Estimate” to cover all possibilities. This to both protect you and your client.

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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

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Future Meetings

Future meetings are tentatively scheduled for February 22, and March 29.

 

Feb
20
Wed
WWETT Show 2019
Feb 20 – Feb 23 all-day
WWETT Show 2019

Why is the WWETT Show – Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport – called the Industry Marketplace? Because it is the only place where professionals in the wastewater and environmental services industries can gather to do all this under one roof:

  • Check out the latest products and technology – ready to be bought right off the show floor.
  • See the equipment in action at live demos – on the Expo floor and at WWETT Live! at Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Attend best-in-class education sessions, to earn your CEUs or just to up your game.
  • Add in certification classes, workshops, and technical tours
  • Kick back with friends and peers at Industry Appreciation parties, then hit the town and find out why Indy’s food and brewery scenes are attracting national attention.

This immersion can’t be replicated online or at smaller events. The WWETT Show is the only wastewater forum offering this under-one-roof industry experience. Start making plans to join us for WWETT Show 2019, taking place February 20-23, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center.

Feb
22
Fri
FAWG – Friday Afternoon Wastewater Group @ The Goldstream Conference Room CRD Water Services Office
Feb 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Agenda

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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

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Future Meetings

Future meeting is tentatively scheduled for March 29.

 

Mar
14
Thu
WCOWMA-BC 2019 Convention & Trade @ Vancouver Island Conference Centre
Mar 14 – Mar 16 all-day

The theme for this event will focus on building relationships with industry, the regulatory authorities, and the general public.

Topics being presented include:

  • Evapotranspiration beds
  • Rainwater recapture and reuse
  • High Strength/Commercial Effluent
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Advanced Soils Assessment
  • More to come!

Registration is now open! 

Download a delegate registration form.

Download an exhibitor registration form.

Download an exhibitor information package.

Members who have ideas for workshops and presentations for this event should contact the association office at 1-855-872-2645.

Mar
25
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 1-5) @ Kelowna, BC
Mar 25 – Mar 29 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.

Apr
8
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 6-10) @ Kelowna, BC
Apr 8 – Apr 12 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.

Site and Soil Evaluation Field Day @ Kelowna, BC
Apr 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Site and Soil Evaluation Field Day @ Kelowna, BC

The WCOWMA – BC is hosting a Site & Soils Evaluation Field Day in the Kelowna, BC on April 8, 2019. 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 in the field. Experienced designers and installers should also consider this opportunity to continue their education.

Please contact the WCOWMA office with any questions you may have.

May
5
Sun
BC Water Week 2019
May 5 – May 11 all-day