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.

Dec
5
Sat
Word Soil Day
Dec 5 – Dec 6 all-day

 

World Soil Day 2020 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by addressing the growing challenges in soil management, fighting soil biodiversity loss, increasing soil awareness and encouraging governments, organizations, communities and individuals around the world to commit to proactively improving soil health.

Dec
8
Tue
Maintenance Provider Workshop @ Vancouver Island, BC
Dec 8 @ 8:30 am – Dec 10 @ 4:30 pm

This three-day workshop will focus on the maintenance, inspection and repair of onsite wastewater systems.  Students will spend a half-day in the classroom followed by two and a half days in the field.

Students will be able to use this training toward needed experience quotas, and/or professional development credits.

Course Outcomes

  • Review of the maintenance requirements under the Sewerage System Regulation
  • Review of the maintenance requirements of the Standard Practice Manual
  • Overview of the reporting documentation for maintenance inspection
  • Maintenance processes and procedures for Type 1, 2 & 3 systems

Training Schedule

Field Component – Maintenance Inspection and Required Repair & Maintenance of a variety of system technologies and manufacturer’s brands including:

  • Type 1 timed dose pressurized
  • Type 1 demand dose pressurized
  • Type 2 pressurized
  • Type 3
Jan
11
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 1-5) @ Courtenay, BC
Jan 11 @ 8:30 am – Jan 15 @ 4:30 pm

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:

  • Intro to Onsite (online program/home study)
  • Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program
    • 18 Training Modules (68 hours home study; 9 days classroom)
  • Site and Soils Field Training Day
  • Completion of a minimum of three system plans
  • Participation in a minimum of three system installations

Students will be assisted in completing all the above required components.

Students will be assisted in completing these requirements.

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. 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 a ten-day course divided into two sessions. You must complete all ten days training successfully in order to receive certification.

Jan
25
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 6-10) @ Courtenay, BC
Jan 25 @ 8:30 am – Jan 29 @ 4:30 pm

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:

  • Intro to Onsite (online program/home study)
  • Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training Program
    • 18 Training Modules (68 hours home study; 9 days classroom)
  • Site and Soils Field Training Day
  • Completion of a minimum of three system plans
  • Participation in a minimum of three system installations

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 a ten-day course divided into two sessions. You must complete all ten days training successfully in order to receive certification.

Jan
29
Fri
Septic Con @ Tacoma, WA
Jan 29 – Jan 30 all-day

SEPTIC-CON is the Western United States’ largest trade show and conference for the On-Site Septic Construction, Installation, Operations & Maintenance, Pumper and Design industries. With over 65 exhibitors, and more than 40 educational seminars, SEPTIC-CON attracts over 700 attendees annually and consumes the entire Greater Tacoma Convention Center for two full days.

Feb
22
Mon
WWETT Show 2021 @ Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
Feb 22 – Feb 25 all-day
WWETT Show 2021 @ Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN

The WWETT Show – Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport Show – is the world’s largest annual trade show for wastewater and environmental service professionals. The event offers an unmatched educational program, a full slate of live demos, an array of networking opportunities, and an extensive expo floor where buyers and sellers come together to see and experience the latest product innovations and technology.

Feb
25
Thu
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.