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Cost: $175 + GST, CUE: 0.03 (TBC)

AM Workshops - 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM 

PM Workshops - 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

W1 New Technologies for Smart Water Plants

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM (+ Tour 1:00 – 4:30 PM, additional $50 fee)

Facilitator(s): Laurent Cataye, Rockwell Automation, Endress + Hauser

This workshop is made for those who are looking for new ideas and are ready to embrace the opportunities that new technologies are offering. The goal is to get you up to speed with the latest advanced solutions used in the industry and discuss how it can help you improve your existing aging facilities, one step at a time. It will be followed by an afternoon tour at the Endress + Hauser facility in Edmonton and will allow you to walk through the various technologies displayed.

W2 Strategies for Assessing Risks and Achieving Active Source Water Protection

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Facilitator(s): Professor Monica Emelko, Scientific Director of forWater: NSERC Network for Forested Drinking Water Source Protection Technologies, University of Waterloo

Watershed Management in a changing climate is more important than ever! During this workshop we will be exposed to the latest science and engineering research informing strategies and policies for active source water protection, with a focus on recent utility experiences with source water protection planning and watershed management, strategies for watershed monitoring and identifying risks to source water quality. This will include treatability, understanding forested land management implications to water supply and treatment, and identifying opportunities for “active source water protection”.

W3 Water & Wastewater Control System Cybersecurity

8:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Are you cyber-ready? It is common to take precautions to protect business and personal internet connected systems from cyber security threats – we hear of attacks all the time. It is also necessary to protect control systems, particularly those that function in water and wastewater utilities. This workshop will cover why this is important, what regulations are available or being developed to help guide the water industry and how can we protect our vital infrastructure.

W4 Leadership in the Water & Wastewater Industry

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

All businesses required teams and individuals to lead them to function effectively. The water and wastewater industry is not different and given the responsibility we have for public health and environmental protection, it is of critical importance. This workshop will help explain the fundamentals of personal leadership and influencing a broader system.

W5 Preparedness for Complex Water and Wastewater Emergencies

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

This half day workshop will explore how to prepare for complex drinking water and wastewater emergencies. The session will first provide the context for emergency planning in Western Canada, followed by case studies of how utilities have engaged core stakeholders to create a framework for regional emergency response, and will end with a practical, problem-solving emergency exercise. At the end of the session, participants will better understand the importance of a utility to the municipal emergency framework, and will have learned practical lessons to plan and prepare for emergencies.

W6 Green Technologies

1:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Facilitator(s): TBD

This workshop will provide an overview of a number of the latest green technologies and initiatives applicable to the water and wastewater industry. Core to our business is protecting public health and reducing our impact on the environment, including mitigating climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Examples of what will be reviewed in this workshop are renewable electricity options including solar and co-generation, biogas cleaning technologies, resource recovery at WWTP’s, and much more.