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.

Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 5-8)
Oct 16 – Oct 19 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 an eight-day course divided into two sessions. You must complete all eight days training successfully in order to receive certification.

Ontario Water Innovation Week (OnWIN) @ The Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street Toronto Ontario
Oct 22 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 5:00 pm

Ontario Water Innovation Week (OnWIN) is Canada’s only week-long celebration focusing on the business of innovative water solutions.

2018 Van Isle Water Trade Show @ Four Points Sheraton
Oct 26 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
2018 Van Isle Water Trade Show @ Four Points Sheraton

This event will focus on water systems professionals in the well pump, sump & sewage, pool & spa,  and water treatment industries. This is your opportunity to learn more about new and existing products as well as attend seminars from these industry leaders.

  • Free Lunch & Appetizers
  • Free Seminars All-Day
  • Grand Prize Give-Aways
  • Door Prizes
  • Meet Industry Experts
  • Tradeshow Specials
FAWG – Friday Afternoon Wastewater Group @ The Goldstream Conference Room CRD Water Services Office
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


  1. Speaker to be announced.  Please contact Michael Payne if you have an idea for a talk, presentation, or topic of discussion.
  2. Capital Regional District will review recent events and upcoming programs of interest (to be confirmed).
  3. John Rowse will report on BCOSSA activities and plans.
  4. WCOWMA will briefly review upcoming events and programs.
  5. Discussion, debate and good cheer will continue at a “BC’s Oldest Public House”.


Questions and Suggestions

For any questions or suggestions about our Friday Group, please contact Michael Payne by email at


Future Meetings

Future meetings are tentatively scheduled for November 30, January 25, February 22, and March 29.


National Water & Wastewater Conference 2018 @ Hotel Bonaventure Montréal
Nov 4 – Nov 7 all-day

This will be the fourth in our National Water and Wastewater Conference series. Merging all aspects of water management – from wastewater to drinking water to water and wastewater research to utility and infrastructure challenges, this event is a truly unique event that fosters national dialogue on the most important national water issues.

The 2016 event hosted nearly 500 delegates, with up to 6 parallel sessions, several keynote presentations and amazing social and networking events. The 2017 Event was smaller, but delegates raved about not only the superb technical program but also the amazing networking and social events.

Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Submit your short 500 word presentation proposal. Our review committee will review all submissions and select the best for poster and platform presentations.

Deadline: March 15, 2018

Download the Call for Presentations.

You can also email your presentation proposal in MS Word to

ASTTBC Technology Awards & Recognition Celebration @ Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC
Nov 10 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
ASTTBC Technology Awards & Recognition Celebration @ Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC


2018 ASTTBC Technology Awards & Recognition Celebration will be held on

Saturday, NOVEMBER 10th, 2018 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver.

A silent auction fundraiser for the ASTTBC Foundation will feature many great items with all proceeds going to support technology students, and science and technology initiatives in BC.

2018 BCWWA Operator Continuing Education Day @ Anvil Centre
Nov 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
2018 BCWWA Operator Continuing Education Day @ Anvil Centre

The Operator Continuing Education (CEU) Day will provide you with relevant and engaging continuing education that helps fulfill your CEU requirements while connecting you with others in your field.

Join BCWWA this November for focused education sessions, hands-on equipment demonstrations, and plenty of networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere.

The day is organized in the four streams of water distribution, water treatment, wastewater collection, and wastewater treatment, with seasoned experts moderating each stream.

Event program


The morning portion of the event features presentations from industry experts in all specialized streatms. Design your day by selecting education sessions, roundtable discussions and mini-courses in four specialized streams.

Tricks & Traps Discusions

Do you find conversations helpful in understanding an issue or working through a problem? Join one of our four facilitated roundtable discussions to explore specific industry challenges and solutions. Sit back and listen or share your own experiences.


If you love hands-on learning, then our 90 minute mini-courses are for you! The afternoon portion of our day provides the opportunity to experience latest technology and techniques in an interactive classroom setting.

Trade Show

Learn about the latest tools and equipment at your own pace at the trade show. Wander among the tables during the extended lunch to make connections with manufacturers and suppliers across the industry.

Who Should Attend?

Programming is designed for operators from all water and wastewater disciplines from small to metro-sized facilities and all levels of experience.

Get Involved!

Interested in volunteering in the planning committee or on the day? Contact Marian Hands at 604 630-0093 or If you are interested in Tradeshow or Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Janette Blahova at 604 630-5349 or

World Soil Day
Dec 5 all-day

Be the Solution to Soil Pollution!

With 201 registered events and celebrations organized in 72 FAO member countries World Soil Day 2017 was a huge success. More people than ever took part in the celebrations, conveying the FAO message on the importance of soil quality for food security, healthy ecosystems and human well-being.

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.

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