Going Virtual

January 11 – February 3, 2022

The National Water and Wastewater Conference webinar series will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from January 11 – February 3, 2022. Topics will be varied, allowing delegates to tune in to just the events they are interested in. 


January 11 (morning): Opening Plenary




January 13 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST): Water Efficiency

One thing that has become clear as we look at water efficiency programs across Canada is how diverse the experience, drivers and progress are across the country. This session will explore this reality by presenting three case studies of utilities at very different places in their water efficiency journey, to explore the greater themes of what is driving water efficiency, water are the barriers, and what does the future of water efficiency look like.


January 13 (2:00 - 3:30 pm EST): Energy Management in Helping Utilities to Improve Efficiency and Achieve Net-Zero Emission

Water and wastewater utilities are looking for ways to use energy more efficiently. This not only has the potential to save significant costs in providing safe water and protect our environment, but also is a keystone in reducing urban carbon footprints. This session will examine the drivers towards utilities becoming “net zero”, ways to achieve this goal from building an energy efficiency plan to the importance of energy audits.


  • Improving Electricity Conservation in Small-Medium Municipal Water Distribution Systems Across Ontario
  • Strategic Energy Management and A Net-zero Emissions Future – Pine Creek WWTP
  • Plan for a Net-zero Utility with Energy Audit


January 18 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST): Water Security - Cyber security threats and Executive issues

As our world moves increasingly online – from managing aspects of our water system, to customer information and critical systems cyber security is becoming increasingly acute. A 2021 cyber attack on a water system in Florida demonstrated how vulnerable water systems can be. This session will explore the tools available to secure your cyber utility and the executive issues that threaten our systems.


January 18 (2:00 - 3:30 pm EST): Biosolids across Canada

While every Canadian flushes their toilet, the resulting biosolids are not all managed the same across our nation.  This session highlights the diverse approaches taken by presenting six examples from across Canada.  Viewers can gain an appreciation of the diversity and might provide them with ideas that might apply to their communities.

Saskatchewn: Sarah Mason-Renton, Lystek
Alberta and Birtish Columbia: John Lavery, Sylvis
Ontario Jeff Neuman, Terrapure
Northwest Territories: Blair Bennm Lambourne Environmental
Manitoba: Darren Keam, WSP
Prince Edward Island : Richard MacEwenm Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility



January 20 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST): New and On-Going Challenges in Drinking Water Quality (algae/taste odour)

Drinking water quality, and consumer perception of that quality is greatly impacted by numerous factors. Water utilities are finding themselves grappling with new challenges – from the growing threat of algal growth due to climate change to shifting water taste due to changing water chemistry. This session will explore these emerging challenges in water management – from detection to public outreach.


January 20 (2:00 - 3:30 pm EST): Environment and Climate Change Canada proposed changes to WSER

coming soon

January 25th (11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST): Climate Change: Risk and Resilience Session – National Adaptation and Mitigation Case Studies

This session will explore key issues in the Water Resources chapter from Natural Resources Canada’s “Canada in a Changing Climate: National Issues” report along with case study presentations from across the country on adaptation and mitigation on a local level.  Firstly the authors of the Water Resources Chapter in the National Issues Report will provide a summary on the chapter and a national overview on the preparedness of the country to climate change pressures.  This will be followed by case studies from across the country ranging from assessing vulnerability of infrastructure to climate change in Halifax, Nova Scotia, mitigating GHG emissions from treatment facilities in Toronto, to adapting to climate change pressures in the Okanagan Basin out in the west of the country.


January 25 (2:00 - 3:30 pm EST): Wastewater and Stormwater : microplastics and fibers

Plastics have become inescapable in our daily life – from packaging, to clothing and even personal care products – plastics are everywhere. There’s growing research that plastics and microplastics are having lasting, damaging impacts on marine and freshwater environments. This session will explore not only the growing problem, but the municipal wastewater system contribution and what technologies and outreach programs are available to mitigate this growing problem.


January 27 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST): New and On-Going Challenges in Drinking Water Quality - emerging chemical contaminants

As analytical methods continue to be improved and developed we are finding a wider range of chemical contamination in our freshwater ecosystems and groundwater. For example, PFAS and PFOS termed “forever chemicals” are highly persistent in the environment, and Chemicals used in a wide variety of everyday products are being found in the environment and in organisms. This session will explore PFAS/PFOS and plastics and the latest research on their presence in drinking water, and the efficacy of available technologies in removing them.


January 27 (2:00 - 3:30 pm EST): Drinking Water - pandemic impacts on water quality

The covid 19 pandemic has drastically changed every aspect of how we live – how we work, how we travel, how we shop and how we interact with others. Municipal water use was drastically shifted from industrial and institutional settings to residential, office buildings, airports and hotels drastically reduced water use, sitting almost completely empty for months in some cases. As we slowly establish the new normal, it’s important to examine, not only how water use will continue, but how well we reacted to the unexpected change. We’ll hear from experts on the challenges of reopening buildings, what safeguards we put in place and how effective they were. We’ll also hear from a handful of utilities who will share their experiences managing water during the pandemic.


February 1 (11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST): Workforce Development Guidance Document

This session will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a review of their new Workforce Development Guidance Document
  • Part 2 will focus on the Impact of Covid-19 on Workforce Development


February 1 2:00 - 3:30 pm EST): The Impact of Covid-19 on Workforce Development

This session will be presented in two parts:

  • Part 1 will be a review of their new Workforce Development Guidance Document
  • Part 2 will focus on the Impact of Covid-19 on Workforce Development



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Entire Series


Individual webinars



Entire Series


Individual webinars


Please confirm your membership status before registering. Fees will not be adjusted if you register as a non-member. If you need help with a new login or completing the registration CWWA is happy to help. Contact Kara Parisien at

Refunds: Refunds are available on the full webinar series up to January 11, 2021 (less a $10 administration fee). There are no refunds on individual webinar purchases.


Gain Exposure and support Cwwa

We need a sponsor for EACH session!

 For your $1,200 sponsorship of a session you will get:

  • Your company name and logo shown on all marketing of the entire series
    • on the event website
    • on weekly e-Blasts to over 5,000 contacts
  • your company name and logo shown prominently on the marketing of your specific session
    • specific e-Blasts prior to the session
    • during the session you sponsored
  • a representative of your team will be introduced by CWWA executive director at the start of the session
    • will have up to 5 minutes to introduce the company and services
    • will introduce the session moderator
  • a contact list of all those who attended that session
  • these sessions will be recorded and available after the event as well
    • you can have the right to redistribute the video to customers
  • a “Member Profile’ write-up in an edition of CWWA’s e-Bulletin
    • reaches over 5,000 water professionals
    • 500-1,000 words and photo introducing the firm, services and key players

 We know these are tough times for all, but we could really use your support…as a sponsor or even just sending delegates.

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