Upcoming Events › OWWA Workshops / Seminars

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 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.

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

September 27, 2018

2018 OWWA Distribution Workshop

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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 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.

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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

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  • 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

October 23, 2018

Communication Strategies for Water Professionals Seminar

If you need to build trust, stimulate public action, get public feedback on engineering projects, or communicate tap water’s value, this day of learning will help you.  Gain exciting new perspectives and ideas from these accomplished marketing and communications experts.  Both water professionals and communicators that serve water departments will benefit from the research results, relevant case studies and practical approaches to communication.  Literature handouts, two-way discussion and networking will round out this learning experience.

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About Keynote Melanie K. Goetz
President of Hughes & Stuart Marketing, Melanie is a water, wastewater, watershed, and stormwater consultant for entities all over North America. Providing talks, workshops, and consulting, she specializes in helping municipalities, governments, regulated utilities and their stakeholders effectively convey the value of quality water to the public. With over three decades of marketing and outreach experience, she has been a driving force behind defining and implementing effective strategic public education, gaining voter support, inspiring volunteers, and creating communication plans that provide measurable results.
Start: October 23, 2018 9:00 am
End: October 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Venue: Holiday Inn Burlington

November 1, 2018

Fall Automation Workshop

De-bunking SCADA & Automation Myths with the MOECC

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Start: November 1, 2018 8:00 am
End: November 1, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Mississauga Grand Banquet and Event Centre
35 Brunel Rd L4Z 3E8, Mississauga

November 8, 2018

OWWA/WEAO Climate Change Seminar

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Start: November 8, 2018 8:00 am
End: November 8, 2018 3:00 pm

November 21, 2018

OWWA Certification & Education Fall Workshop

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Agenda to Follow

Start: November 21, 2018 8:00 am
End: November 21, 2018 3:00 pm
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