Coastal Water Suppliers Association

2015 Annual Conference and Trade Show

Our Annual Conference, AGM & Trade Show, as well as Operator Courses are scheduled for the week of April 13-17th, 2015.  All events are happening at the Quw’utsun Cultural and Conference Centre at 200 Cowichan Way, Duncan, BC.  Please check dates and times!

Water Distribution Level 1-2  8:00am-4:30pm Monday to Friday April 13-17th, 2015  Riverwalk Café (exam will be April 17th in the afternoon)

Administrative Workshop, Trade Show and AGM  9:00am-6:00pm Thursday, April 16th, 2015 Comeakin Room

Pressure Regulator Valve Training 8:00am-4:30pm Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Confined Space Awareness 8:00am-4:30pm Friday, April 17th, 2015

Lunch will be provided for all attendees including Operators on Thursday, April 16th in the Comeakin Room


Administrative Workshop, AGM, and Trade Show (April 16th) (0.6 CEU’s)

Thursday April 16th will be our Administrative Workshop, AGM, and Trade Show, complete with door prizes.

  Sybille Sanderson, Emergency Program Coordinator, CVRD – Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity in the Workplace

 David Slade, Drillwell will cover Well Maintenance, Ground Water Protection Regulation,  Water Sustainability Act & the Cowichan Water Conservation Challenge

Clearbrook Waterworks District – Managing a Groundwater-based Drinking Water Supply System. Presented by Jason Hildebrandt, Administrator & Ineke Kalwij, Hydrogeologist, Kalwij Water Dynamics

Kirk Stinchcombe, Econics – “The Blue City”

Pat Lapcevic, Ministry of Environment

Steve Baumber, Ministry of Health – Drinking Water Distribution, Ground Water Assessment and Treatment Guidance Consultation

Gary Anderson, Island Health – Total Coliform and E. coli Bacteria Sampling. Understanding  what total coliform and E. coli bacteria are and what the sample results provide as indicators of health risk in drinking water

To register manually please print out the Delegate’s Registration Form 2015 and mail it to the address on the form along with a check. To register online just click the “register” button below.

Operator Courses (Registration now closed)

April 13-17, 2015 Water Distribution Level 1-2 (4.5 days, 3.0 CEU’s)

April 16, 2015 Pressure Regulator Valve Training (1 day, 0.6 CEU’s) Sold Out

April 17, 2015 Confined Space Awareness (1 day, 0.6 CEU’s)

April 17, 2015 EOCP Exams (requires pre-registration)

Coastal Water Suppliers Association is pleased to offer the opportunity for water operators to acquire CEU’s locally without having the added costs of travelling off island. We have teamed up again with our friends at MTS to offer something for everyone. Click Operator Course Registration Form 2015 for full course descriptions and costs.  Last year we sold out all of our Operator Courses!

Are you an Operator needing to take an exam? Please contact us to set it up. 

You can register and pay online or if you wish to register manually please print out the Operator Course Registration Form 2015 and mail it to the address on the form along with a check.

A big thank you to our current contributors for this years conference. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

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