Top 10 Reasons to Attend WCW’13

  1. Countless formal and informal networking opportunities: including the Exhibition, the Young Professionals pub, and the 2nd Edmonton W/W Cup Challenge.  Bring your current issue or concern and connect with the knowledge pool in Western Canada to solve it!
  2. Three days with almost 90 water industry technical presentations including Effects of Climate Change on Utilities (John Albert, Water Research Foundation); an Alberta Environmental Public Health Assessment of Small, Non-Municipal Drinking Water Systems (Karen Emde, Alberta Health Services); Removal of Pharmaceuticals: How Effective Our WWTPs Are? (Mei Chen, City of Calgary); and a Trenchless Technology stream featuring seven papers on new construction, rehabilitation and quality assurance of trenchless piping.
  3. Hear Key Note Speaker Dr. Peter H. Gleick at the Opening Session Wednesday September 18th as well as featured speakers The Honourable Diana McQueen, Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, Dave Sealock, Executive Vice President of Sunshine Oilsands Ltd and Water For People Presenter Wende Valentine, International Programs Manager, Water For People.
  4. Seven in-depth Workshops on Tuesday September 17th: half-day, comprehensive workshops focused on different key issues: -Source Control, Biosolids Management, Drinking Water Safety Plans, Green Buildings, Managing Greenhouse Gas and Leadership.
  5. A choice of three Technical Tours on Tuesday September 17th: E.L Smith Water treatment Plant, Labatt’s Brewery and Composting Tour – Waste management Centre.
  6. Exclusive Exhibition time: meet 150+ water and wastewater manufacturers, suppliers and consultants and discuss their products and services, with a chance to win fantastic prizes at the Tuesday Evening Exhibition Extravaganza and the MSSA Lunch & Learn on the Go with Exhibitors.
  7. The best in Western Canada will be there: the Awards Ceremony for WCW, WCS AWWA and WCWEA award recipients will happen during the Opening Session Wednesday September 18th.
  8. An opportunity to make a difference with the Water For People silent auction and raffles, held Tuesday night and Wednesday in the Exhibition hall.
  9. Earn CUEs – 0.3 for most workshops, Alberta and Manitoba operators can earn 0.9 for Conference participation.
  10. Learn more about Water For People at the Thursday morning WFP Breakfast, we are excited to have Wende Valentine, International Programs Manager, Water For People

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