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Please note that the post-conference workshops have been cancelled. Please visit our list of Upcoming Courses for all other training opportunities available near you.

 

Technical Tours

1. City of Penticton Wastewater Treatment Plant 

 

Initially built as a secondary sludge plant in 1960, the facility has been upgraded extensively over the past 60 years. These upgrades have resulted in treatment capacity rising from 5,500 m3/day to 27 ML/day, and the facility is now classified as a Level IV BNR plant.

The tour will exhibit many of the plant’s upgrades, which include two new screw pumps, a high-speed Turbo blower, a new fermenter retrofitted from the decommissioned digester, upgraded bioreactors, and a new Microbubble generating pump – all from the last five years alone! Improvement works continue in 2018, with projects including upgrades to two lift stations, changing the pumping system to provide safer access, screw pump replacement, adding a further high-speed blower, upgrading the Motor Control Center and PLC upgrades.

Date: Sunday May 13, 2018
Time: 12:15pm - 2:45 pm (includes 2-hour tour, plus travel to and from the facility)
Pick up Location: Departing from the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre (273 Power Street, Pentiton BC)
CEUs: 0.25
Safety Gear: Work boots are recommended, no open toe or high heel shoes. This tour requires walking between sites (approximately 40 minutes of walking in total). Please come prepared in weather-appropriate clothing (rain or shine).
Notes: This tour is also open to individuals that are not attending the annual conference, and includes bus transportation to and from the tour site. Advance registration is required to attend this tour.

 

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2. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Summerland Research and Development Centre 

 

The Summerland Research and Development Centre (SRDC) is one of 20 federal agricultural research laboratories and experimental farms across the country. The SRDC was formed 104 years ago and currently hosts 27 research programs focused on high-value horticultural crops, particularly wine grapes and tree fruits, and developing sustainable methodologies and strategies for agricultural industry success. 

The tour itself will begin with three short talks on the history of the SRDC and current research programs, followed by a walkaround of nearby experimental plots. Here, participants will get to see field experiments exploring the use of composts and biochar as soil amendments and alternative irrigation practices. 

Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm (includes 2-hour tour, plus travel to and from the facility)
Pick up Location: Departing from The Lakeside Resort & Conference (21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton BC)
CEUs: 0.3
Safety Gear: Comfortable footwear is recommended; no open toe or high heel shoes. This tour requires approximately 45 minutes of walking in total. Please come prepared in weather-appropriate clothing (rain or shine).
Notes: This tour is also open to individuals that are not attending the annual conference, and includes bus transportation to and from the tour site. Advance registration is required to attend this tour.

 

This tour is nearing capacity so register now!

Registration Information

Price: $39
Registration deadline: May 4, 2018
Online Registration: Complete your registration online using Visa or MasterCard

 

Detailed information on the facility and tour.

 
Technical Tours Sponsored by: H2Flow Tanks and Systems 
 
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