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Water Haller: It Really is THE National Water & Wastewater Conference

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Flooded Basement:
Last month I wrote this column from the airport. This month I write it from home amidst complete chaos – with a team of plumbers, public works crew and an insurance cleaning crew trying to get a foot of backed-up sewage out of my basement. I am getting a first-hand lesson in wastewater.

Advocacy:
Two weeks ago we shared the draft version of our advocacy report with you, including our positions to forward to the Minister. I want to thank all of you (I mean both of you) for sending me comments. That means I must be bang on with our message! We’ll send our position in to the Minister this week.

Survey:
We did get much better response to the survey, but I haven’t analyzed results yet. I’ll do that with the CWWA Board of Directors next month.

NWWC:
Speaking of next month...the National Water & Wastewater Conference is in just a few weeks. This really is THE national conference for our industry and we have put great effort into making this the most-relevant event for you, our members. Our industry is multi-faceted and so is our conference with specialized streams for each facet, with an over-riding theme of utility leadership. If you haven’t already done so, please check out our program here at: www.nwwc2016.ca 

Having fun with the Toronto Film Festival theme, we have a sub-theme of "Shining a Spotlight on Water" and we’ve arranged some very special guests. We open with the popular documentarians the Water Brothers of TVO fame who will also share an advanced screening of their newest episode. Then Stephen Szucs will share his newest Sustainable Joes documentary. We close with a look back 16 years to the Walkerton tragedy. Award-winning journalist, Colin Perkel, author of the Well of Lies, will tell the story of Walkerton, what went wrong, what has changed since and what more should we be doing.  Don’t miss this conference...you’ll be sorry.

 

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