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.

Aug
12
Wed
FREE INFILTRATOR WEBINAR: Streamlining Commercial Wastewater Treatment using Innovative Solutions with an Integrated Systems Approach @ Online
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a FREE live webinar hosted by Infiltrator Water Technologies featuring members of our team. Please note all webinar times are Eastern Standard time.

Abstract
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  We will explore why all commercial stakeholders should invest in good wastewater characterization on a “pounds per day” loading basis prior to designing/implementing a treatment solution.  Subsequently, we will show how this loading analysis along with a consultative approach has led to the development of innovative solutions for commercial wastewater treatment through integrated systems engineering.

Aug
26
Wed
FREE INFILTRATOR WEBINAR: Fact vs. Fiction and the Top Ten Septic Myths @ Online
Aug 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a FREE live webinar hosted by Infiltrator Water Technologies featuring members of our team. Please note all webinar times are Eastern Standard time.

Abstract
Fact vs Fiction and The Top Ten Septic Myths. We have all heard them. Is Biomat bad? Does a distribution box or header manifold provide equal distribution? Are additives needed to start a septic tank? Well let’s take a look. Here we will explore common industry myths and dispel them through science. Please join us for a discussion dispelling common myths.

Aug
31
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 1-5) @ Abbotsford, BC
Aug 31 – Sep 4 all-day

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.

Sep
9
Wed
FREE INFILTRATOR WEBINAR: Advanced Tank Design and Materials Expand Onsite Applications @ Online
Sep 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for a FREE live webinar hosted by Infiltrator Water Technologies featuring members of our team. Please note all webinar times are Eastern Standard time.

Abstract

Tanks as simple storage vessel, have always been a fundamental part of the water and wastewater systems that benefit people and communities daily. Today, tanks are available for a wide range of uses and are constructed using a variety of materials that offer specific benefits for each application.

In decentralized wastewater treatment system applications, the need for compact systems for small lots and for systems in environmentally sensitive areas, including advanced treatment, is serving as a catalyst for tank innovation. The evolution and diversity of tank design and materials provide options that are generating new applications in the wastewater treatment system design arena. Communities and homeowners are increasingly concerned with improving the quality of effluent discharged back into the environment and tank technology is helping to make that achievable.

New tank designs are durable, allow for easy transportability to remote and challenging sites, and can house a variety of advanced systems that are increasingly popular where limited site size, remote or challenging site location or topography, unfavorable soil conditions, or proximity to a watershed or body of water eliminate the traditional septic system option.

In all systems utilizing tanks, proper installation is critical for maintaining structural integrity and watertightness. Inflow and infiltration in any tank compromises treatment and can ultimately result in failure.

Sep
14
Mon
Onsite Wastewater Practitioner Training (Days 6-10) @ Abbotsford, BC
Sep 14 – Sep 18 all-day

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.

Septic Awareness Week 2020
Sep 14 – Sep 18 all-day

Join your industry association in Septic Awareness Week.

The Western Canada Onsite Wastewater Management Association and is affiliates will be promoting septic awareness during the week of September 14 to 18. The purpose of this initiative is to promote proper operation and maintenance of onsite wastewater systems.

Notices will be put up on our websites and in local newspapers about the importance of maintaining septic systems along with tips for operation. In some regions of Western Canada, delivery of our Septic Sense program will take place during that week.

Join us in asking your customers, regulatory authorities and municipal representatives – Do you have Septic Sense?

Contact the association office for materials to hand out to your customers!

Sep
23
Wed
FREE LIBERTY PUMPS WEBINAR: Waste-water Pumps, Lift Stations, On-site Pumps, and Controls @ Online
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Liberty Pumps will be hosting an online training presentation

The content will be:

Waste-water Pumps,  Lift Stations, On-site Pumps, and Controls

Approximately 1 hour

Zoom invites will be sent out.

Presentation will end with a question and answer period.

Oct
5
Mon
Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference @ online
Oct 5 – Oct 19 all-day

WEFTEC 2020 will be a fully virtual event, according to a recent press release.

The event, WEFTEC Connect, will be held in October. WEFTEC Connect offers attendees interactive education, an exhibitor showcase, and networking experiences.

Registration for WEFTEC Connect will open on Jul. 13, 2020, with programming scheduled for Oct. 5-9, 2020.

WEFTEC Connect will include:

  • A blend of live and pre-recorded technical content
  • Data-driven connections between participants
  • 1:1 appointment scheduling with exhibitors
  • Live chats between individuals or groups
  • Virtual meeting rooms for networking and product demonstrations
  • Access to educational content and the exhibitor showcase for a full year
Oct
21
Wed
Imagine a Day Without Water
Oct 21 all-day
Imagine a Day Without Water

No water to drink, or even to make coffee with. No water to shower, flush the toilet, or do laundry. Hospitals would close without water. Firefighters couldn’t put out fires and farmers couldn’t water their crops.

Some communities in America already know how impossible it is to try to go a day without our most precious resource: Water. But many Americans take water for granted every day. Imagine a Day Without Water 2020 is the sixth annual day to raise awareness and educate America about the value of water.

#ValueWater

Nov
3
Tue
2020 BCWWA Virtual Conference & Trade Show @ Online
Nov 3 @ 8:00 am – Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm

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. This year, due to the ongoing health crisis and meeting size limitations, the conference has been converted to a virtual platform.