Upcoming Events › Industry 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.

August 20, 2017

Student Chapter Leadership Forum

Aug. 20th Student Chapter Leadership Forum

The OWWA and WEAO Student Chapter Leadership forum will be held at the University of Toronto on August 20th, and will feature an introduction to career options in the water industry as well as professional development sessions for the leadership of the OWWA and WEAO’s University and College chapters. Interested students can contact their Chapter Lead – spaces are limited. If you are not sure whom to contact, please reach out to Natasha Lee or Sarah Larlee.

Date: August 20, 2017
Venue: University of Toronto

September 21, 2017

OWWA/WEAO joint Fall Social

The OWWA/WEAO joint Fall Social will be held on September 21st. Further details will be announced shortly, and we look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

Date: September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017

OWWA Distribution Seminar

Save the Date!

Details to be confirmed.

Start: September 21, 2017 8:00 am
End: September 21, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Mississauga Grand
35 Brunel Road, Mississauga

September 21, 2017

OWWA/WEAO Ottawa Fall Meet & Greet Event

Registration is open for the inaugural  OWWA/WEAO Meet & Greet in the Capital

Enjoy an evening connecting with your OWWA/WEAO colleagues in downtown Ottawa, on September 21, 2017.

Admission is free, but spaces are limited, so register now to reserve your spot.  Limit of one ticket per person.

Complimentary snacks and billiards included.  Come out to learn and share ideas about how to plan successful regional training events.

Click Here to Register

Click Here for the Flyer

When: Thursday, September 21st,
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: MacLaren’s on Elgin
301 Elgin St., Ottawa


Start: September 21, 2017 5:30 pm
End: September 21, 2017 8:30 pm
Venue: MacLaren’s on Elgin
301 Elgin St., Ottawa

October 3, 2017 – October 4, 2017

Western Ontario Water Works Conference

Western Ontario Water Works Conference

Presented by WOWWA

October 3 & 4 2017

For 2017 Delegate Workshop & Conference Info and Agenda, please click here 

For 2017 Supplier Registration Info, please click here 

Beginning in 2017 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 (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)


Western Ontario Waterworks (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 3, 2017
End: October 4, 2017
Venue: Four Points by Sheraton London
1150 Wellington Road, London, ON

October 3, 2017

OWWA Total Water Solutions Workshop

OWWA Total Water Solutions Workshop – Timmins, Ontario
October 3, 2017

Register Here

View the Agenda Here

This workshop will be a comprehensive day of learning from industry professionals about a range of topics from Source Water Protection, to Operator Training and Certification.

This workshop will be of value to:
– Water Supply Managers
– Water Operators
– Consulting Engineers
– Academics

*Register by September 16 to take advantage of early bird pricing!

Start: October 3, 2017 8:00 am
End: October 3, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Hampton Inn by Hilton Timmins
848 Riverside Dr, Timmins, ON P4N 3W1

October 24, 2017 – October 25, 2017





Smiths Falls, Ontario
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 &
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

 The Gallipeau Centre
Smiths Falls, Ontario

Supplier Registration

Delegate Registration


Best Western Colonel by Inn
88 Lombard Street
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 4G6

Econo Lodge
33 Centre Street
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 3B8

Start: October 24, 2017
End: October 25, 2017

October 24, 2017

WEAO/OWWA Utility Management Forum

Welcome to the beautiful City of Toronto, and the 2017 WEAO/OWWA Utility Management Forum (UMF), which will be Held at Edwards Gardens on Tuesday October 24, 2017.

The Water Environment Association of Ontario & Ontario Water Works Association are providing a comprehensive forum to meet the needs of the utility managers and other leaders in the Province. This one day session will allow leaders to take a moment to interact in an open and information-filled forum, which will address the problems they face daily, and discuss solutions and initiatives practiced by others in dealing with them.

This year’s Forum will build on the successes of the last two years, provide more networking opportunities with peers, and include three relevant keynote addresses.

The Forum will highlight published reports on Staffing done by The New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA), and the British Columbia Water and Wastewater Association (BCWWA). Other topics on projects within Ontario will be discussed also.

The six breakout sessions include:

•  Storm Water Management

•  Climate Change

•  Smart Cities

•  Asset Management

•  Operations – Staffing Water Facilities into the Future

•  Source Water/Great Lakes.

Register Here

Start: October 24, 2017 8:00 am
End: October 24, 2017 5:00 pm
Venue: Edwards Gardens

October 26, 2017

Satellites, Meters and Audit Validation – OWWA Water Efficiency Workshop

**Registration Now Open**

Register Here


Presentation Abstracts

Satellites, Meters and Audit Validation – Presented by the OWWA Water Efficiency Committee

Thursday October 26, 2017
Region of Waterloo Museum, 10 Huron Road, Kitchener, ON

Learn about new technologies and best practices that reduce system water losses for utilities and their customers. This seminar will be of special interest for: Consultants, Water Supply Managers, Water System Operators, Engineers, Procurement Professionals, Financial Analysts

*Featuring a New Technology Panel



Date: October 26, 2017
Venue: Region of Waterloo Museum
10 Huron Road, Kitchener, ON

November 1, 2017

South Central Ontario Water Works Conference

Presented by SCOWWA

Save the Date!

November 1st 2017
Bingeman's Convention Centre
425 Bingemans Centre Drive
Kitchener, Ontario
Date: November 1, 2017
Venue: Bingeman's Convention Centre
425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ontario
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