Events

Welcome to the 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.

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!

Mar
22
Sun
World Water Day
Mar 22 all-day
World Water Day

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.

The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.

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.