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.

Maintenance Provider Training (O&M Part One & Two) @ Virtual Classroom
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – Mar 28 @ 4:00 pm

Where: Virtual Classroom
When: February 25 & 26 and March 1 & 2, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

WCOWMA-BC is hosting the four-day training program for Maintenance Provider (Operations and Maintenance). This training is split into two parts: Part One covers the business aspects of O and M and the operation and maintenance required for conventional systems including trenches, beds, mounds and atgrades with some aerobic tank discussion. Part Two concentrates more specifically on Aerobic Tanks, drip irrigation, single pass and re-circulating media filters. Both parts are conducted over a four-day period with an exam administered at the conclusion of each level.

This program was developed by the National Association of Wastewater Technicians (NAWT) and has been adapted to the BC regulatory framework. The training was developed through the Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT). The CIDWT has been instrumental with the assistance of funding from the USEPA to prepare standard educational materials that can be used nationwide. They developed both a University and Practitioner curriculum and then followed this with a comprehensive
manual and set of training materials on Operation and Maintenance.

Those who successfully complete the training program can continue on to apply for their ROWP Stamp for Maintenance Provider.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, this training will be offered through a Virtual Classroom. Participating students will be provided with an opportunity to practice using the webinar software the week prior to the training. Quizzes will be sent through a virtual link for the students to complete.

Practical application of the classroom theory will be arranged with local mentors, on a one-on-one basis due to the need to maintain social distancing.

Wastewater Symposium @ online
Mar 4 – Apr 22 all-day

WasteWater Education specializes in providing Continuing/Professional Education Classes on line.

It’s all about the money isn’t it?
Model. Monitor. Map. Maintain. Manage.
Tools for crunching numbers: For communities of any size.

This 8 week Symposium is an opportunity to learn from the best how to make wise, affordable and sustainable wastewater decisions for your community.

All events can be attended live or viewed later as an on-demand recording.


Presentations include:

  • Commercial On-site & Decentralized Wastewater Systems
  • Australia Risk Management.On-site Wastewater Accreditation
  • On-site & Decentralized Wastewater Modelling training
  • Cost analysis and comparison tools for small communities
  • Watershed modeling for extreme weather inflow Ground and Stormwater
  • Cloud based data sharing, case studies and managment training
  • Municipal and private projects utilizing smart water/digital twins
  • The new urban reality – a blend of onsite/municipal/reuse

Learn more.

2021 WCOWMA-BC Convention & Trade Show @ online
Mar 10 – Mar 12 all-day
2021 WCOWMA-BC Convention & Trade Show @ online

The 2021 conference and trade show will adopt a virtual format this year due to the restrictions placed on gatherings by the Ministry of Health.  As it is unknown what the Spring will bring, the Board felt it was best to explore our virtual options.

The event will host a virtual trade show, with the ability for vendors to provide video or power point presentations of their products, set appointments for live chats and provide special pricing and door prizes.
The educational program will focus on practical workshops as well as presentations on wastewater research and development.

While we may not be able to take advantage of the personal networking normally available at a live event, we will have the opportunity to participate in the program from any location that has internet, as well as enjoy the cost savings of participating from home rather than paying for travel, accommodation and meals.

We invite you to join us at the 2021 Convention and Trade Show.

More information and registration is now available!

AGM @ online
Mar 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
World Water Day
Mar 22 all-day

Water means different things to different people.

This conversation is about what water means to you.

How is water important to your home and family life, your livelihood, your cultural practices, your wellbeing, your local environment?

By recording – and celebrating – all the different ways water benefits our lives, we can value water properly and safeguard it effectively for everyone.

Onsite Practitioner Training @ online
Apr 15 – May 4 all-day

The next available training session dates are:

April 15, 16, 19, 20, 2021, followed by April 29, 30 and May 3, 4 & 5, 2021
The Site & Soils Day is TBD


More information is available on our training page.



World Soil Day @ online
Dec 5 all-day

World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on 5 December as a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and to advocate for the sustainable management of soil resources.