June 3 - 4, 2019


Delta Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

About the Event

CWWA’s Window on Ottawa is our core event. This is YOUR window into the activities of the federal government. The Window on Ottawa provides a unique opportunity to hear about new and upcoming federal legislation and initiatives that will impact the sector.

Download the Window on Ottawa preliminary program

Not only is this your chance to be informed, but also to influence. The Window offers delegates access to senior government staff who are responsible for developing and implementing key programs. This is a great opportunity to ask questions specific to your utility, to raise concerns and influence the direction of these programs and policies. Our program not only includes presentations, but also allows time for delgates to interact with presenters one on one in a separate room.

This year we’re adding a Town Hall, led by our Board of Directors to discuss the Associations priorities and help us refocus on the issues and projects that matter most to our members.

This event is frequently cited by delegates as one of the best and most valuable they attend – if you haven’t attended yet, make this the year!

Delta Hotels - Ottawa City Centre

Stay at the event hotel to maximize convenience and value. This modern hotel is in an ideal downtown location, situated near local attractions and historic amenities. Attend Shaw Centre events, explore the ByWard Market area, enjoy walking by Rideau Canal and visit Ottawa's architectural centrepiece, Parliament Hill.

Best of all, a short elevator ride will have you at the Window on Ottawa!

After exploring the area or attending presentations, come home to your sleek, redesigned hotel room featuring pillowtop bedding, natural lighting from floor-to-ceiling windows and scenic city views. Take advantage of free Wi-Fi, moveable work desks and extra storage space to stay organized and productive. Satisfy your appetite at LIFT Resto Lounge with locally-sourced fare, or work-out in the fitness centre. Whether you are planning a lavish wedding, board meeting, or large conference, our flexible event venues can accommodate up to 1,100 guests. Delta Hotels Ottawa City Centre offers everything you need for a memorable stay.

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Agenda at a Glance
June 3, 2019 – Day 1

Hot Breakfast and Registration

8:30 – 8:50 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:50 – 10:10 Line of Sight between the Municipal Urban Flood Risk Profile and Federal Priorities – Panel Discussion
10:10 – 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 – 12:00 Climate Change Impact on Drinking Water – Panel Discussion
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch (Open Discussion between CWWA Board of Directors and Members)
1:00 – 3:00 Drinking Water Quality – Lead Guideline - Panel Discussion
3:00 – 3:20 Refreshment Break
3:20 – 4:00 Drinking Water Programs Updates
4:00 – 4:30 Update on Research on Microplastics
4:30 – 5:00 Great Lakes – Nutrients Reduction
5:00 Closing Remarks
Evening Reception
June 4, 2019 – Day 2
7:30 Hot Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 9:30 National Snapshot on Infrastructure Funding – Panel Discussion
9:30 – 10:00 Action Plan 2019 – Federation of Canadian Municipalities
10:00 – 10:20 Refreshment Break
10:20 – 12:00 First Nations and Water in the 21st Century – Panel Discussion
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Wastewater Updates
1:30 – 2:00 Advanced Energy Efficiency
2:00 – 2:30 Smart Energy Communities
2:30 – 3:00 Refreshment Break
3:00– 3:30 Public Safety Updates & Water Sector Risk Profile
3:30 – 4:00 Cyber Security
4:00 – 4:20 Updates CWWA Technical Committees
4:20 – 4:30 ISO Updates
4:30 Wrap-up