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2018 OWWA AGM

Dear OWWA Members,

The Ontario Water Works Association Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday April 30, 2018 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls. The AGM Package can be viewed by clicking here: AGM Package Final.

If you are unable to attend in person but still want your voice to be heard, please complete the Proxy Registration Form and return it to the OWWA Office by April 21.

We look forward to seeing you in Niagara Falls!

Water For People Silent Auction – Now Accepting Donations

Ministry of International Trade – Ontario Pavilion in the WETEX 2018 Exhibition

The Ministry of International Trade (MIT) is organizing an Ontario Pavilion in the WETEX 2018 Exhibition, which will take place in Dubai, UAE, October 23-25, 2018. Outreach B2B meetings in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 28-29, 2018.

WETEX is the leading water and cleantech exhibition in the MENA region; it covers 45,000 sqm, draws over 1975 exhibitors from 47 countries, visited by over 25,000 business people.
WETEX is the place where experts and industry professionals from the water, electricity, energy, environment and oil & GAS technology sectors get together.
For more information, you can visit WETEX website at https://www.wetex.ae/

The Water & Clean Tech sector is one of the most relevant sectors for Ontario companies. This sector is also specified as a priority area for the Middle East/ GCC and Africa countries governments and the private sectors, due to climatic conditions, high energy usage, increasing commitment of governments and new private entrants as solution providers. The countries in the GCC and Africa feature many common drivers for renewable energy, such as high population growth, and a dramatic increase in demand for electricity.

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar are at the top of the attractive markets in the Clean-Tech sector due to their government plans, budgets and long-term strategies
The Emirates’ economy has become the most open in the Middle East, and having a business in UAE, the regional hub and transit point for exports and imports, offers the possibility to expand not only into the local market, but also to those of the surrounding countries.

The purpose of the mission is to help Ontario companies promote their products and services, meet key business players, governmental stakeholders and business associations from water and cleantech sector, in order to further business relationships between companies in Ontario/ Canada and the MENA region, to create awareness in the MENA about the Ontario companies’ competencies and capacities and to introduce investment opportunities available in the MENA region.

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Preliminary Conference Program Now Available!

View the conference schedule and preliminary program here:

https://waterconference.owwa.ca/program/ 

Large Building Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking (EWRB)

Starting in 2018, certain large building owners will need to report their building’s energy and water use annually. Under Ontario Regulation 20/17, water, electricity and natural gas utilities must make whole building consumption data available to building owners when requested.

Is your utility ready? Do you know the EWRB reporting requirements and what you will need to do to respond to building owners’ requests for consumption data?

Please visit ontario.ca/energyreporting for more information about the EWRB initiative. If you have questions on responding to building owners’ requests for water consumption data, please email EWRBSupport@ontario.ca or call 1-844-274-0689.

 

AWWA Utility Benchmarking Program

AWWA INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE BY SUBMITTING 2017 PERFORMANCE DATA

Benchmarking through the AWWA program allows you to help your utility:

  • Understand its performance relative to the industry
  • Identify areas for improvement or investment
  • Track performance against strategic goals
  • Establish realistic goals and create action plans
  • Facilitate customer and stakeholder conversations

As a thank you for your contribution, all participants will receive a customized performance report, and a 30% discount on the full publication (in addition to a member discount).

All utilities must submit their data by April 1st, 2018.

Learn More Here

 

 

Conference Registration Now Open!

 

Registration is open for Conference Delegates & Booth Registration

Book before December 31st to take advantage of the best rates. 

Our new and improved online booth selection system is open!

Click here to view the Trade Show Prospectus.

Use the Register Now button below to book your booth.

Please note: Booth location is only considered confirmed when payment is received.

Register Now

 

Partner With Us

If you would like even more exposure for your company, click here to view the Partnership Prospectus and contact us for more information.

 

OWWEA’s annual Golf Tournament is Sunday, April 29th

The Welcome Reception is the evening of Monday, April 30th

Minister’s Annual Report on Drinking Water 2017

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change released the Minister’s Annual Report on Drinking Water 2017 on November 21, 2017. This report is available online at ontario.ca/drinkingwater

It showcases how Ontario is taking action to protect drinking water and water resources.

Supporting data on Drinking Water Quality and Enforcement is available on the Open Data Catalogue.

 

Updated Guides for Designated Facilities and Non-Municipal Year Round Residential Systems now available

Please be advised that updated guides for Designated Facilities and Non-Municipal Year Round Residential drinking water systems subject to Ontario Regulation 170/03 are now posted on Ontario.ca. The guides have been refreshed to better support compliance, use clearer language and have been updated for content, design and accessibility.

 

 

Free Student Membership!

Free Student Membership!

Now through December 31, 2017, AWWA/OWWA is offering free membership to all new student members who join! Use promo code GIFT at checkout.

Why become a student member of AWWA?

    1. Find a Job– AWWA’s Career Center has hundreds of listings for positions with utilities, manufacturers and consulting engineering companies
    2. Connect with Water Professionals– Make connections and meet the right people. AWWA members have many opportunities to network with water professionals and participate in workshops, volunteer events, and webinars. Build important skill sets while making friends and important professional connections.
    3. Pay for Classes– AWWA awards scholarships worth over $100,000 to undergraduate and graduate students for their work studying water issues.
    4. Stay Informed–Student members get access to peer-reviewed Journal – AWWA, the premier water industry magazine, as well as a full resource community covering a wide variety of water-related topics.
    5. Make a difference– Have a direct impact on water issues affecting your community and help ensure a better world through better water.

 

Take advantage of this great offer!

How to join with this offer:

  1. Visit the Student Membership page
  2. Click JOIN NOW button
  3. Use promo code GIFT at checkout
  4. Join by December 31, 2017

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