Membership News

2018 BC Water Week on now

Join us in celebrating BC Water Week, May 6-12. This annual campaign is great opportunity for both water professionals and the communities they serve to join together in recognizing the vital role water plays in our daily lives. 

Host an event for your team or a schedule a group tour of the watershed or treatment facility in your community. Check out the Event Planning Toolkit on the Value of Water Canada website. which contains social media tools and materials to help you promote and celebrate Water Week, and the children’s activities to help educate our youngest generation about our water systems.

As part of this year’s celebrations, we are also encouraging British Columbians to take action by pledging to conserveprotect and support our water resources.

If you are planning activities during Water Week in BC and the Yukon, we want to hear from you!  Connect with the BC Water & Waste Association on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn and contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to share your event.

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


Call for Annual Conference Moderators

We are looking for moderators for our 2018 Annual Conference & Trade Show in Penticton, BC. Moderators are needed on Monday May 14 and Tuesday May 15 to manage conference education sessions. If you would like to volunteer as a moderator, please fill in the Expression of Interest online application form  by March 8th.

Learn more about the education program for the 2018 Annual Conference.

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