Upcoming Events

The drinking water industry is a vibrant community of professionals constantly seeking to upgrade their skills and knowledge. As a result, throughout the year there are numerous conferences, workshops, and seminars providing technical information, regulatory changes or reviews, and the latest in industry trends and new product introductions.

Our Events Calendar lists meetings and conferences sponsored by OWWA, AWWA and our many partners in the water industry.

Keep informed, keep abreast of the innovations, and keep in contact with industry colleagues.

Check the Events section of our website on a regular basis.

September 6, 2018

OWWA Water Efficiency Fall Workshop: Water-Energy-GHG Nexus

Learn where is the province headed in terms of combining water, energy and GHG data and availability of funding for these initiatives. The afternoon sessions will showcase the case studies of projects being done in Ontario, and technologies that would be able to achieve these outcomes.

View the Agenda Here

Register Here

Start: September 6, 2018 8:30 am
End: September 6, 2018 3:30 pm

September 19, 2018

Managing Building Water Quality to Control Legionella and Other Opportunistic Pathogens: Utility and Building Owners’ Roles

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Register Here

Legionnaire’s Disease is the number one waterborne disease in the US, and the number of people with LD is increasing each year, including in the Province of Ontario. Jurisdictions vary in their regulatory approach to managing opportunistic pathogens and water quality in buildings, and although not yet regulated in Ontario, experience from Quebec, Europe and the US will be of interest to Ontario utilities as they are increasingly faced with questions of water quality on private property. When there is a Legionella outbreak in a health care facility, the source of the outbreak is linked to the building’s water; yet the responsibility of the drinking water system ends at the property line.

This workshop will share information to provide context for this issue, provide updates from researchers on both the technical and communication aspects, introduce the HACCP concept as applied to building water quality, review case studies to describe tools and approaches, and finish with a hands-on exercise to allow attendees to apply what they have learned to their own systems.

Start: September 19, 2018 8:00 am
End: September 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Venue: Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre
35 Brunel Rd L4Z 3E8, Mississauga

September 20, 2018

Ottawa Member Meet & Greet

OWWA & WEAO invite Ottawa area members to join us for a meet & greet in the capital! This is a free event for members!

Details Here

Register Here

Start: September 20, 2018 5:30 pm
End: September 20, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: MacLaren’s on Elgin

September 24, 2018

Breaking Boundaries in Water Research – The Water Institute

Breaking Boundaries in Water Research

Monday, September 24, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

University of Waterloo, Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC)

Room 0101/1103A

Start: September 24, 2018 8:30 am
End: September 24, 2018 6:00 pm

September 26, 2018

Cross Connection Control Seminar

This annual seminar is geared towards OWWA CCC Testers, and Municipal Employees. Learn about Surveying and Testing Tips, Backflow Equipment, Municipal By-Laws, and Q&A with CCC Professionals. *OWWA CCC Testers are eligible for the Member rate.

Register Here

Agenda to come.

Start: September 26, 2018 8:00 am
End: September 26, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Four Points Kingston

September 26, 2018

WCWC Seminar: Management Of Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water Treatment

WCWC Seminar: Management Of Cyanotoxins In Drinking Water Treatment

Date: September 26, 2018

Time: 8:30 am (registration) 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (coffee and lunch provided)

Location :

Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
125 Resources Road


Start: September 26, 2018 8:30 am
End: September 26, 2018 3:30 pm

September 27, 2018

2018 OWWA Distribution Workshop

View the agenda here

Register here

Start: September 27, 2018 8:30 am
End: September 27, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Mississauga Grand Banquet & Convention Centre
35 Brunel Road, Mississauga, L4Z 3EB, Canada

October 2, 2018 – October 3, 2018

Western Ontario Water Works Conference

Western Ontario Water Works Conference

Presented by WOWWC

October 2 & 3, 2018

For 2018 Delegate Workshop & Conference Info and Agenda, please click here

For 2018 Supplier Registration Info, please click here

Beginning in 2018 registrations will only be accepted online. (no cheques or cash will be accepted)

For Delegate registration online, please click here 

For Supplier registration online, please click here

To book a room, please see below:


Western Ontario Waterworks Att (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)

Four Points by Sheraton London
1150 Wellington Road, London, ON

For more information contact: Sharon Bottomley :

Or,  for Exhibitor Specific Questions: Glenn Hudacek :

Start: October 2, 2018 8:00 am
End: October 3, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton London 1150 Wellington Road, London, ON

October 11, 2018

Total Water Solutions Seminar

OWWA is returning for the second annual seminar in Timmins, ON. Topics include, distribution, treatment, operator certification, construction, and automation across the water industry.

Register Here

Agenda to come.

Start: October 11, 2018 8:00 am
End: October 11, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Hampton Inn Timmins

October 16, 2018

2018 WEAO/OWWA Utility Management Forum

UMF 2018 continues the tradition of providing an open session where utility managers can
discuss the issues facing them in their daily jobs. This year’s keynote sessions will address
Cyber Security and Workforce Sustainability.  Attendees will also have six panel sessions to choose
from addressing timely topics of interest to utility managers.

Opening Remarks, by Janette Smith, Region of Peel

Morning Keynote on Cyber Security, John Day

Lunch Keynote on National Green Infrastructure Program, Adriana Caldarelli

Panel Sessions:

Community Engagement



Resident Preparedness

Emergency Management for Utilities

Low Impact Development

Register Here

  • WHERE: Mississauga Grand Convention Centre
  • WHEN: Tuesday, October 16 – 08:00AM

Hotel Accommodations within walking distance:

Quality Inn Airport West
50 Britannia Rd E
Mississauga, ON  L4Z 2G2
Group rate:  $119 under Water Environment Association of Ontario.  Book by September 15.  Call 905-890-1200

Start: October 16, 2018 8:00 am
End: October 16, 2018 5:00 pm
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