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August 28, 2014

16th Canadian National Conference on Drinking Water

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The 16th Canadian National Conference on Drinking Water is the national conference of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water, and that group is an integral part of planning and setting the program. The event attracts water researchers, regulators and utilities across the country.

Check out the Technical Program and Opening Plenary Speakers

The entire technical program is online. We have a wide-range of speakers presenting on the latest research in water quality including presentations on new techniques to analyze water, new treatment technologies, several sessions dedicated to QMRA and other risk management tools. CWWA, the Canadian Water Network and WaterTap are also collaborating to expand the program to add more sessions that focus on the topics that matter most to our utility members. We have sessions exploring the challenges of full cost pricing and recovery, the legal and scientific research on lead in large buildings, the new "Blue Cities" initiatives and more. We’re still adding new topics and sessions so be sure to continue to check the program.

We’ve also added new information on our exciting plenary session. Leading water expert Larry Moore interviews author Ralph Pentland co-author of the recent book Down the Drain: How We are Failing to Protect Our Water Resources. In his book Ralph challenges Canada’s water regulation and management.

This interactive plenary session will explore what we, as water utility managers, operators, researchers and regulators, are doing to meet the emerging threats to water quality, security and supply. Are we doing enough? What can we do better? Where are we failing? Where are we excelling?

The dialogue, discussion and issues raised will cast an exacting eye on water regulation and management across the country – raising issues that we, as an industry, need to tackle together. It will also highlight the amazing work communities across the country are doing as keepers of our water resources, and celebrate the amazing gift of clean safe drinking water.

Learn how climate change could impact water utilities and discuss how we can adapt

CWWA’s Climate Change Committee is organizing a one-day Workshop planned in parallel with the Conference.  The Workshop is fully integrated into the Conference program allowing delegates the flexibility to attend the whole day, or pop into presentations that interest them.

The focus of the workshop will be on coping with climate related extremes such as flooding and drought, the impact on budgets of climate change adaptation, how municipalities can fund climate change adaptation of their infrastructure, and how can resilience to climate change be improved.

A group of dedicated climate change experts will present and be part of a panel discussion on Climate Change and Resource Needs. A separate roundtable exercise will provide an opportunity for delegates to discuss their roadblocks, successes and ideas on opportunities for further collaboration.

Download the Climate Change Agenda, or view the entire Conference program.

If you are interested in attending only the Workshop - simply select the Single Day - October 28th option from our online payment gateway. If you are registering for the full conference you are welcome to attend part or all of the Workshop.

Register today for this exciting Event

We offer easy online registration, which means you can secure your place at the Conference with a few simple clicks of the mouse.



Why stay at the Conference Hotel?

It's the centre of conference activity, that's why! You'll be able to network easily with other conference attendees. It's a quick trip to get to the program and functions, and just as quick to nip back to your room for a break. You'll have a better conference experience.

The Hilton Lac-Leamy  is packed with amenities like a full service spa, gym, swimming pool and with easy access to the  Casino du Lac-Leamy you may never want to leave. If you do want to go explore the National Capital Region, the hotel is within easy access of all the tourist attractions, dining and nightlife that the Ottawa region has to offer.

Reserve your room and plan your trip now.

Stand out from the crowd - exhibit or sponsor

You can also reserve any of our sponsorship or exhibition opportunities online. Our complete sponsorship prospectus is available on our website - be sure to check it out to learn about the fantastic opportunities to support the event and promote your products and services. For more information on sponsorship and exhibitor options contact Anita Wilson at or directly at (613) 291-7170.


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