WCOWMA-BC has the opportunity to bring training and education to your living room.  Our annual convention promises to provide interesting and topical speakers, great technical sessions, and informative workshops.  Do not miss your opportunity to listen, learn and network at this exciting event!

Meet our great line up of presenters, and take a look at what they’ll be discussing, on our Meet the Speakers page, or take a look below at our Speaker Spotlight.

Presentations include:

Keynote – Restoring Wastewater Infrastructure in Disaster Zones
Infections and Diseases Known to be Present in Wastewater
TSS – Sources, Impacts and Solutions
Brewing in Wastewater
Permeable Reactive Barriers
Selecting the Right Pump for the Job
Product Certifications in BC
The Fine Print
LSTA Website Tools
Impacts of COVID-19 on Septic Systems
Continuing Education, Regulation of Firms, and Audit and Practice Review
Ecoflo – A Sustainable Septic Solution
A Study on BOD5
Operators Without Borders
Guide to Correctly Installing Pumps and Controls
Onsite Wastewater Systems in Nigeria – with Chandyloos
Ask Me Anything – Round
Results from a Study on the Degradation of Hygienic Paper in a Septic Tank Environment
Issues of Wastewater Contamination in the Nooksack River Basin
Simplifying Septic with Combined Treatment and Dispersal
Compaction – the Enemy of System Longevity
Annual General Meeting

(And there’s more to come!)


Speaker Spotlight

Join us for our key note presentation, Restoring Wastewater Infrastructure in Disaster Zones. With COVID 19 still raging and much of the country in some degree of lockdown what might we expect in the next years? What are the implications for future disaster planning? How does this relate to other disasters? Hear from experts who wrote and contributed to many of Canada’s Disaster and Emergency Plans. What were the lessons learned from SARS, H1N1 and H5N1. What is the impact on the water and wastewater sector? Communication and structure are often the downfall of Emergency Response Plan implementation. This presentation will show how training in crisis management and the Incident Command System is a vital component of any Emergency Response Plan.


Dr. Sara Heger, researcher and instructor at the University of Minnesota in the Onsite Sewage Treatment Program in the Water Resources Center, will be presenting on the Impacts of COVID-19 on Septic Systems, TSS – Sources, Impacts and Solutions, and Compaction – the Enemy of System Longevity.


A recognized leader in her field, Valerie Jenkinson graduated as overall top student from her University of British Columbia class and has twice been nominated as Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year. She will be discussing Operators Without Borders – Providing Wastewater Support in Disaster Zones.


Jim King is the President for Eljen Corporation. His presentation, Brewing in Wastewater, focuses on the methods used to design a septic system for the varying waste strength from different brewing operations.



Learn more about our speakers on our Meet the Speakers page.

Remember: registrants have access to these presentations for a full year.


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