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.

Blue Cities 2018 @ Fairmont Royal York
May 1 – May 2 all-day
Blue Cities 2018 @ Fairmont Royal York

Blue Cities is not your typical conference. It’s a focal point for ongoing conversations between decision makers from all levels of government, the private sector, researchers and knowledge and technology providers. The program will focus on high-level strategic issues of importance across the country related to municipal water management. The exchanges between leading edge speakers and conference participants generate insights that just can’t be obtained anywhere else.

“Smarter” is about making the right (or best) decision, given the complex challenges and uncertainty that water leaders are facing. Blue Cities 2018 will identify what those decisions look like, point to clear priorities for action and generate forward-looking solutions.

Who should attend?

  • senior level executives from municipalities and utilities
  • industry product and service leaders
  • academics and topic experts
  • NGO and watershed directors
  • government decision makers
2018 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show @ Penticton, BC
May 13 – May 15 all-day
2018 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show @ Penticton, BC

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! This event facilitates professional development and networking for those working in the water industry in BC and the Yukon.

Join us in Penticton for our 46th Annual Conference and Trade Show to connect with exhibitors; network with colleagues; engage in educational sessions; and build your skills and industry knowledge.

The 2018 event is focused on Preparing for the Future of Water, a theme that addresses both the concerns and risks going into the future as well as the optimism and innovation that ensures the long-term success of the industry. Read more about the Education Program.

The 9th Annual Canadian Water Summit @ Marriott Pinnacle
Jun 20 @ 8:00 am – Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm
The 9th Annual Canadian Water Summit @ Marriott Pinnacle

The Canadian Water Summit was launched in 2009 and has grown into Canada’s largest and most diverse annual gathering of business, government, academic, and non-profit water leaders, attracting 300+ attendees each June.

The 2018 event will include three days of dynamic programming, including young professional skills training, women in water networking reception, field excursions, live theatre, dynamic exhibitor sessions, and the Water’s Next awards gala. The week showcases the industry’s best, while offering an enjoyable forum to building meaningful relationships to improve your business.

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

World Soil Day
Dec 5 all-day