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Business of Water Seminar

Over the last decade, interest in water and water related issues has climbed significantly. While concerns about water continue to get attention in mass media, little attention is paid to those of us in the industry. In response, a new seminar has been developed through the Alberta Provincial Council entitled the "Business of Water." The purpose is to help educate water professionals about how the "water business" is operated from a public and private perspective. See below for more details.

2018-10-30
When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Where: Sheraton Red Deer Hotel
3310 50 Ave
Red Deer, Alberta  T4N 3X9
Canada
Contact: Kristen McGillivray
1-877-283-2003


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An application for 0.6 CEUs has been made for this seminar. 

How Does the "Business of Water" Affect You and Your Organization?

Over the last decade, interest in water and water related issues has climbed significantly. This is both the result of climate change and extreme weather events such as fires (resulting in concerns related to water quality and quantity), flooding, and drought. Not only are these types of occurrences increasing in Alberta, their intensity also continues to build.

While concerns about water continue to get attention in mass media, little attention is paid to those of us in the industry. In response, a new seminar has been developed through the Alberta Provincial Council entitled the "Business of Water." The purpose is to help educate water professionals about how the "water business" is operated from a public and private perspective.

Topics Covered:

  • The regulatory drivers, from a federal, provincial and municipal perspective. Later this fall or early 2019, new regulations related to lead levels in drinking water will be published. How are these generated, who provides input, and how are they translated into provincial requirements and municipal approvals will be covered by representatives from all levels of government.
  • How a public water utility is financed and operates - this topic will feature speakers from within the public sector water utility will speak on financing water operations, to water quality monitoring and establishing strategic decisions for a utility.
  • How do private sector supporters of a water utility finance and operate their aspects of the business - the focus will be on equipment suppliers as well as the consulting engineering sector. What is the typical role they take on behalf of their clients, and how is their part of the water utility financed?

Who should attend?

If you represent any of the following positions within the water industry, then this seminar is for you:

  • Owner, engineer, or scientist affiliated with a water/wastewater utility or a watershed conservation group/partnership
  • Environmental scientist or engineering consultant working in the industry
  • Laboratory analyst, chemist or scientist in a commercial or water utility laboratory
  • Operators
  • Samplers (industrial, storm, surface water, water, or wastewater) for a utility or watershed group within Alberta
  • Regulators working within the legislative framework of the water industry in Alberta.