The BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show is British Columbia’s premier water and wastewater industry event, featuring one of the largest trade shows of its kind in Western Canada. Come experience exciting professional development and networking opportunities for everyone in the water industry across BC and the Yukon.

 

Join us to connect with manufacturers and suppliers, network with colleagues, engage in educational sessions, and build your skills and industry knowledge.

 

  • Connect with over 170 exhibiting companies.
  • Network with colleagues from diverse areas of the industry.
  • Learn from over 100 educational presentations.

 

 

THE 2019 EVENT

 

Dates & Times:

Conference: Sunday, May 26 - Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Trade Show: Sunday, May 26 - Monday, May 27, 2019

 

Location:

Conference Venues: 

Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC)

Fairmont Empress (721 Government Street, Victoria, BC) 

 

Trade Show Venues:

Carson Hall, Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC)

Crystal Garden, (713 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC) 

 

Registration:

Now open - closes May 17

 

 

JUST ANNOUNCED

 

The Education Program is now available


The 2019 Education Program is rich with content for all water professionals, and also provides specialty programming on small systems, source control, and operations.

 

Choose from more than 100 presentations, including panel sessions and interactive workshops.

 

Check out the 2019 Annual Conference Education Program.

 

 

Call for the Best of the Best

 

Does your municipality have the best drinking water around? Find out by going head to head with water providers from across BC and the Yukon in the 2019 BCWWA 'Best of the Best' Tap Water Taste Test on May 28!

 

Register your municipality for the Tap Water Taste Test.

 

 

CONFERENCE THEME

 

The effort and resources that go into delivering safe water and wastewater services have traditionally gone unnoticed by most water users. This is a result of our infrastructure being hidden away underground or far from busy residential and commercial areas, but also because our skilled water professionals across the BC and Yukon region deliver these services each and every day without incident.

 

However, external forces such as population growth and climate change are now pushing water and wastewater services into the spotlight. The “new normal” of alternating floods and droughts in many regions of BC, as well as the recent water shortage faced by communities around the world such as Cape Town, South Africa, are helping to bring our sector and the resources we manage to the forefront of public consciousness. But how do we ensure this increasing profile helps propel us in a positive direction? For example, raising the profile of water issues could create the political will to fix urgent problems, but may also increase public and political scrutiny on the services we deliver. The information we provide, how we provide it, and who we provide it to can help or hinder our efforts to provide safe, sustainable water services to our communities.

 

The 2019 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show is focused on The Rise of Water. This theme examines all the work that is taking place behind the scenes to deliver safe and reliable water services, the efforts underway to raise the public profile of the water sector and the importance of the services we provide, as well as how to best navigate the increasing spotlight on our sector as the demand for water increases while the security of its sources is in flux.