Waterbreak Webinar - Building Capacity in Small Water Systems

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Presentation Overview

There are approximately 4,500 water systems in British Columbia; the vast majority of these systems are considered to be “small water systems”, which are defined to have 2 or more connections and serve a population of up to 500 people. Small water systems are estimated to serve about 400,000 people, or approximately 10% of BC’s total population, mostly in non-urban areas.

In recent years, there have been a number of reports that have reviewed the state of small systems in BC that point to the need to build capacity among small water system owners so that they make informed decisions that advance financial sustainability, operational resilience, and safety, and the need to build understanding and support among small water system users so that they understand the relationship between rates, level of service, and risks to public health.

The Building Sustainable Small Water Systems project was established with the key goal to build financial and managerial capacity among small water systems owners and operators so that:

  • Water system owners and operators make informed decisions that advance financial sustainability, operational resilience, and public safety
  • Health risks to small water system users are reduced, and boil water advisories are lifted
Date: October 5, 2017
Time: 10:00-11:00 am PST (including Q&A)
Location: Online
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Who Should Attend

  • Small water systems owners and operator
  • Municipal and regional district staff who work with small water systems
  • Service providers who provide services to small water systems

Guest Speakers

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Ashifa Dhanani

Sr. Project Manager, BCWWA

 

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Keith Kahut, M.A. SC., P. Eng
Keith Kohut is process engineer from Associated Engineering with over 10 years of experience in the field of drinking water. Keith is Chair of the BCWWA drinking water committee and has been focusing on developing resources for small water systems and providing input on new and in development drinking water regulations and guidelines.

 

 

 



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