Coastal Water Suppliers Association

CWSA 2021 Annual Conference & Operator Training November 23, 24 & 25, 2021 “Adapting to the Chaos of Climate Change and Drought”

CWSA 2021 Annual Conference

“Adapting to the Chaos of Climate Change and Drought.”

Administrative Workshop

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Operator Training

Registration is Open!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Dear Associates & Operators,

All of us at CWSA were looking forward to an in-person conference this year; unfortunately, due to on-going health concerns with the Coronavirus we have decided to hold an online conference again this year.  We’ve put together a great variety of speakers for our Water System Managers, Trustees, Associates, and Operators for this year’s online Administrative Workshop and great prizes throughout this event!

Administrative Workshop: via Online:  Registration is open!

For any Operators attending the online conference there is EOCP 0.4 CEU’s for attending.

Date: Thursday, November 25, 2021

Place:  This event is online.  Links will be sent to all Membership together with instructions for participating.

Time:  9am – 2:30pm

Administration Registration Details:  Cost for the Administrative Workshop is $150 for

Members/$200 for non-Members.

You can register for the conference on our website homepage “Annual Conference” at or you can print and mail (or email) the conference registration form.

For quick access, please click here.

Administrative Workshop Speakers include:

Nancy Clements, Island Health’s Consult in Drinking Water, Vancouver Island Health Authority

Title: 2021 Drought survey results and future drought preparedness.

Rachel Warren, Manager, Public Authority Consultation and Training Team, Office of the BC Ombudsperson

Title:  Fairness in practice

Dave Mercer, General Manager, BC Ground Water Association/Underground Communications

Title:  How to Give an Effective Presentation (and avoid death by PowerPoint)

Cowichan Valley Regional District

Title: “Climate Change, Drought & Floods”

Vernon Rogers, M.Sc.P. Eng (Non-Practising), Sustainable Infrastructure Society

Title: Emergency Planning for Water Suppliers

CWSA Operator Training Courses: via Zoom online: Registration is open!

Please see the detailed Operator Training Registration page.

This year’s Operator Training topics are accredited by the Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) at 0.6CEU’s per training course.

CWSA Virtual Operator Training Courses

1. Incorporating Climate Strategies: EOCP (0.6 CEU’s) Tuesday, November 23, 2021

A Workshop for Water & Wastewater Utilities

Instructed by Mike Ippen, DRAGONETTI Group

2. Process Control and SCADA Fundamentals: EOCP (0.6 CEU’s) Wednesday, November 24, 2021

A Workshop for Water Utilities

Instructed by Bart Nelissen, MPE Engineering Ltd.

We look forward to your attendance and continued support!

CWSA Annual Conference & Operator Training November 23-25, 2021


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