I know I wrote about the Window on Ottawa last month, but I was challenged with a heavy question about the event this week that really called on us to sit back and think.
One of my jobs as the executive director, is to run a financially-sound organization. We are not a ‘business’, but we do have to keep some business principles in place. So it’s reasonable that we look at the revenues versus expenses for our activities and the overall value to our association. CWWA is working with a new event management partner to help us plan and deliver our national events. As we near this year’s Window on Ottawa, and we worry about the potential for low registration, they had to ask, “is the Window worthwhile?’, “should we continue hosting this event?”
CWWA’s Security and Emergency Management Committee held a teleconference with its members on February 23.
The agenda addressed the following points of interest:
Update on the Water Sector Resilience Project
(Adrian Toth provided members with a summary of the successful work undertaken by members of the Security Committee in collaboration with Dalhousie University and Public Safety Canada to produce a Risk Profile for the Canadian water sector as well as a roadmap for improvement. The yearlong study to understand how water and wastewater operators perceive risks was conducted by Dalhousie University with water utility operators and regulators, members of CWWA
We're continuing to spot CWWA hats around the country and the world. Recently our hats made the trip to Alaska for WEFMAX meetings.
The Call for Presentations for our National Water and Wastewater Conference is now closed, and our Program Technical Committee will be beginning the hard work of assessing the submissions and building the program.
We anticipate having a draft program, registration and our exhibitor and sponsor packages all available by early to mid June!
CWWA and CAWQ, who together form the IWA’s Canadian National Committee, were recognized recently by Toronto Tourism for their leadership in winning the bid to bring the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition to Toronto in 2022. The three received the Leaders Circle Award for their two year efforts to submit and win the bid.