As well as a packed Education Program and one of the largest Trade Shows of its kind in western Canada, the BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show offers many activities and receptions for attendees:





Dates and times: 

 Monday, November 2, 2020, 3:00 - 8:00 pm and Tuesday, November 3, 2020 , 7:00 am - 1:45 pm


Looking for news and industry information? Want to learn more about a sponsor organization? Pick up the latest brochures, a copy of the BCWWA's Watermark Magazine and other reference materials with a visit to the conference and trade show Resource Zone.





Dates and times: Monday, November 2, 2020, 3:00 - 7:30 pm and Tuesday, November 3, 2020 , 9:00 am - 1:30 pm


Water for People-Canada (WFP-C) is a charitable, non-profit, international humanitarian organization dedicated to the development and delivery of clean, safe water and sanitation solutions in developing nations.


The BC (WFP-C) Committee is hosting its annual Silent Auction at the conference on November 2nd and 3rd. The committee is currently seeking donations for the auction, with all proceeds raised going directly to WFP-C to help provide water infrastructure in communities around the world.  For more information please visit


Donations will be collected at the conference site on Monday, November 2 during the trade show set up (10 am - 2 pm). For more information or to pledge a donation, please contact Elaine Connors at or 604-885-2956.





Date: Monday, November 2, 2020 

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm


Connect with your peers and meet the members of the BCWWA Drinking Water Committee who helped organize the Small Water Systems Symposium. Included in all Small Water Systems pass types.


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Date: Monday, November 2, 2020 

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm


A reception drink ticket is included with all Operator Delegate passes.


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Date: Monday, November 2, 2020 

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Whether you are a student or in the first few years of your career in the water sector, all Young Professionals are encouraged to attend the Young Professionals event held in conjunction with the Presidents’ Reception.


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Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am


The competition format mirrors wine tasting, where a panel of impartial judges sample and judge water samples based on appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, aftertaste and overall impression. Stop by on Wednesday morning to see who will be crowned as having the “Best of the Best” Tap Water in BC and Yukon. This is one event you won’t want to miss!


Enter before October 2, 2020

British Columbia and Yukon drinking water providers are invited to submit a drinking water sample. Judging will take place the morning of Wednesday, November 4, with the winner announced at the BCWWA Awards Lunch immediately after the taste test. There is no cost to compete, however, registration is required for participation.





Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Lakeside East Ballroom


The BCWWA presents awards to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in the water and wastewater industry, and for the commitment and support they provide to the BCWWA.


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Date: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm

Location: Lakeside East Ballroom


And that’s a wrap! To finish off another excellent conference, join us for wine and beer tasting from some of BC’s finest wineries and breweries, including Bad Tattoo Brewing, Nk`Mip Cellars, Cannery Brewing Co and more! This year’s party has something for everyone: 


  • Food and beverages provided

  • Ample opportunity for networking and reconnecting with friends

  • No formal programming!


Included in full delegate, operator, full conference SWS, exhibitor upgrade, student and one-day Wednesday pass types.


Full List of Breweries: 

  • Cannery Brewing Co
  • Bad Tattoo Brewing
  • Neighbourhood Brewing
  • Highway 97 Brewery


Full List of Wineries:

  • Steller`s Jay, Sumac Ridge & Black sage
  • See Ya Later Ranch Winery
  • Jackson-Triggs & Inniskillin
  • Nk`Mip Cellars


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