Conference Theme


Navigating Changing Tides: Reflecting | Learning | Adapting


This past year we encountered unprecedented challenges, but it was also a year of unmatched cooperation and adaptation. While many industries and services were shut down to slow the spread of the pandemic, water sector utilities continued to operate and deliver essential services to their communities. This year’s theme for the 2021 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show showcases how the water industry has heroically risen to the challenge, creatively collaborating and innovating in new ways, and working together to promptly adapt to changes within the sector brought on by the pandemic.

With the theme “Navigating Changing Tides,” we reflect on the “tides” or, more literally, the changes experienced as well as the lessons learned in 2020. We look at how the obstacles the water sector faced – and continues to face – expose both alarming risks and exciting new opportunities. The goal is to reveal how the industry can utilize these difficult times as an opportunity to drive positive change by reevaluating safety protocols, implementing new technology, advocating for new infrastructure funding, or fostering new relationships within the sector. What new and emerging solutions may change the way we deliver water and wastewater services?


This event is an opportunity for water and wastewater professionals to come together virtually and reflect. Our aim is to help you discover and apply the lessons learnt from past and current challenges, to ensure the water community can continue to overcome any obstacle to deliver safe and reliable water services.


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Education Program

The education sessions will be held virtually, and are scheduled between 8:00am and 2:30pm on Tuesday, June 1 and Wednesday, June 2, 2021.


Call for Abstracts is now open and will close on February 22nd, 2021.

Submit your abstract through the online application system here.


Call for Moderators is now open and will close on March 15, 2021.

Submit your expression of interest to moderate through the online application system here