Window on Water webinar - Wastewater

21oct1:00 pm2:30 pmWindow on Water webinar - Wastewater

Event Details

October 21, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT

Window on Wastewater

Price: $49+HST

Join Water Canada and the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) on October 21, 2020 for the final installment of the Window on Water webinar series. During this webinar, we’ll be focusing on wastewater management and regulations.

In particular, we’re going to receive updates related to the Wastewater System Effluents Regulations (WSER). Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) is proposing to amend the approval for transitional authorizations to allow some communities more time to meet the regulatory requirements. We’re also going to learn about regulatory solutions for the far north where both the climate and the remote nature of the communities continues to pose a challenge.

In addition to providing updates related to WSER, ECCC will provide an update on federal research on emerging contaminants in wastewater streams. During this update, ECCC will discuss the ecological impacts and the role of wastewater utilities in protecting the environment.

Finally, we’ll get an update on work being done to identify affordable and attainable wastewater solutions for small communities, CWWA’s advocacy work to encourage changes to the Ontario Building Code, and an update on CWWA’s Wastewater Committee activities.

The session will be moderated by Beth Weir who a background in water and wastewater operations. She has been with the Region of York in Ontario for 26 years. She is also currently the chair of Canadian Water and Wastewater Association’s (CWWA) Wastewater Committee.

During the webinar, Beth will be joined by:

  • Sarah Radovan—Sarah is the manager of the Wastewater Program at Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC). In her career with the federal government career, she has worked for ECCC and Natural Resources Canada in the areas of water pollution, climate change, renewable energy technology development, and development of international standards for greenhouse gas quantification and verification.
  • Shirley Anne Smyth—Shirley has a dual background in applied Chemistry and Environmental Engineering. She has been with Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) since 1999 and is based at the Canada Centre for Inland Waters in Burlington, Ontario. She has been doing research and monitoring of trace contaminants in Canadian municipal wastewater for 18 years. In 2009 she was asked to create and manage a national wastewater monitoring program under Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan.
  • Klas Ohman—Klas is Associated Engineering’s discipline lead for Environmental Engineering and Monitoring. In his 35+ year career, he has worked on addressing environmental concerns from a risk perspective for drinking water quality, lead contaminated sites, abandoned/inactive mining (gold) facilities, and landfill sites. Klas has been involved at a committee level with the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association for about 20 years. He is also currently a Board member with the Canadian Association for Water Quality (CAWQ) and the Canadian Association for Laboratory Accreditation.

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October 21, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm(GMT+00:00)


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