Archives for February 2016

Canadian Water Forum tickets Now on Sale

Additional Information:

All information is located on the ACWWA webpage,

OWWA Certification & Education Seminar Early Bird Rate ends March 5

The early bird rate ends March 5th.

Please visit this page for more information, and to register.

OWWA Small Systems & YP Seminar Early Bird Rate ends February 29th

The early bird rate ends February 29th.

Please visit this page for more information and to register.

OWWA Celebrates Member’s Success

International Water and Wastewater Certification Awards for Ontario

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Ontario’s Water and Wastewater Certification Program and manager Brian Gildner have received North American-wide awards from the Association of the Boards of Certification.

The program’s outstanding contribution to advancing the knowledge and performance of environmental professionals has been recognized with the 2016 Certification Program Award. Brian Gildner was honoured with the Robert C. McAnespie Outstanding Certification Officer Award for his leadership in the development of North American-wide certification standards.

The certification program’s win makes Ontario only the second Canadian jurisdiction to receive this award in the last 20 years. It is a great achievement to be selected for these awards by an organization that recognizes the highest standards of excellence in training and certification.

Ontario’s accomplishments in professional certification include:

  • being the first Canadian jurisdiction to introduce mandatory entry-level training and develop a code of conduct for operators
  • introducing rigorous continuing education requirements, including a unique mandatory course
  • leading the development of Canadian best practices which were the springboard for ABC’s model standards

Water professionals’ skills are fundamental to delivering safe drinking water and protecting public health. Ontario’s comprehensive certification and training program ensures water and wastewater systems have fully qualified and trained staff.

Water Efficiency Awards

Water Efficiency Awards

Each year for more than 10 years the OWWA Water Efficiency Committee has recognized outstanding initiatives in water efficiency in both the public and private sector.

For 2016 Water Efficiency Call for Awards click here.

Visit the new Source Water Protection Map

Visit the new Source Water Protection Map now available on

This interactive map provides the first provincial view of the more than 970 wellhead protection areas and 150 intake protection zones within the source protection areas in Ontario.  You can access over 20 layers of information every time you do a customised search.

For the first time, the public will be able to see the wellhead protection areas and intake protection zones of the lakes, rivers and aquifers that supply their drinking water.  This tool provides them with information needed to make informed property-based decisions.  As well, this tool will help ministries and other agencies implement source protection plan policies.

A link to the map can be found in the updated General Messages page of the Source Water Protection Resource Catalogue available on Conservation Ontario’s website.

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