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Winners of the 2018 Student Design Competition

The BC Water and Waste Association is excited to announce the results of the 2018 Student Design Competition (SDC):

First Place: DTE
• Second Place: The Streamliners
• Third Place: Full Stream Ahead

Thank you to all the teams that entered for your participation and hard work!

Team DTE is made up of the following individuals: Johnson Li, James Craxton, Steven Rintoul, and Lutz Subagio. They will go on to present at the BCWWA 46th Annual Conference & Trade Show in Penticton, and compete at WEFTEC 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana this fall. These events represent excellent exposure to potential industry employers.

A special thank you the City of Penticton for providing an engaging problem statement and supporting data for the teams to base their designs on. Thank you also to the advisors, judges, and volunteers involved with preparing the problem statement: Len Robson, Ian Chapman, Brent Edge, Mitch Moroziuk, Stu Mould, Tara White, Camille Rivard-Sirois, Noboru Yonemitsu, Allan Bronsro, Robert Miller, Gregory Lawrence, Brent Baron, Len Block, Clive Leung, Dwayne Meredith, Mike Homenuke, Michael MacLatchy, and John Van der Erden, and the BCWWA SDC Committee.

And finally, thank you to our sponsors Kerr Wood Leidal, AECOM, McElhanney, UBC, Evoqua, and Nilex for their generous support of the competition and the next generation of water leaders. 

Learn more about the BCWWA Student Design Competition

 

Public Consultation: Copper in Drinking Water

The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW) has assessed the available information on copper with the intent of updating the current drinking water guideline and guideline technical document on copper in drinking water. A maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) of 2 mg/L (2000 µg/L) is proposed for total copper in drinking water, based on a sample of water taken at the tap. An aesthetic objective (AO) of 1 mg/L (1000 µg/L) is also proposed for total copper in drinking water. The CDW is currently soliciting public comment on the proposed guideline, on the approach used for its development and on the potential economic costs of implementing it, as well as to determine the availability of additional exposure data. Comments can be submitted by email to the CDW Secretariat via email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received by May 25, 2018.

For more information, please visit the Health Canada website.

Public Consultation: Guidance on the use of quantitative microbial risk assessment in drinking water

Quantitative microbiological risk assessment (QMRA) is an approach that can be used by regulatory agencies and drinking water authorities to quantify the health risks from microorganisms for water sources. The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW) has developed a document on the use of quantitative microbial risk assessment in drinking water and is currently soliciting public comment on the document. Comments can be submitted by email to the CDW Secretariat via email at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received by May 11, 2018.

For more information, please visit the Health Canada website.



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