Bruce Lourie, Co-author of 'Slow Death by Rubber Duck' is the keynote speaker at the 42ndAnnual WEAO Technical Symposium and OPCEA Exhibition
TORONTO, April 1, 2013 /CNW/ - April 7-9, 2013 - The largest Canadian Technical Conference for the Wastewater Industry is back in Toronto but at a new venue - the Toronto Congress Centre. This 'must do' conference is packed with opportunities to network with peers and develop contacts in the wastewater industry. Sessions focus on the training and skills of operators, the young professionals and includes topics such small communities, asset management, collections and distribution systems, storm water management technologies, biosolids management, new technologies and research, emerging issues, non-conventional contaminants and innovation. This year there will be renewed focus on the mentoring program and the return of live entertainment featuring Jack De Keyzer at the banquet.
The conference opens with Bruce Lourie, Co-author of 'Slow Death by Rubber Duck'. Bruce will be providing informative, engaging and at times humorous insights into the complex world of synthetic chemicals and endocrine disruptors in every day household products. As always Bruce will save time for questions and answers.
Conference events include the "Operations Challenge" organized by the Professional Wastewater Operators (PWO) which pits municipal operators against one another in a quest for excellence. There will be a tour of Toronto's R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, which is both a crucial piece of infrastructure and an architecturally acclaimed historic building named after the long-time commissioner of Toronto's public works R.C. Harris.
There is a Young Professionals and Students Program plus the Fifth WEAO Student Design Competition. There will also be an opportunity for operators to take their exams at the conference on Tuesday in the for water, wastewater and OIT categories.
OPCEA hosts a tradeshow with over 115 member companies demonstrating the newest in wastewater and storm water equipment. The trade show combined with the various technical seminars and presentations help the uninitiated in their understanding of the importance of wastewater management on the daily life of every Ontarian. The trade show provides the latest in science and technology that aid wastewater managers in undertaking their jobs successfully.
Water for People Canada (WFPC) is WEAO's charity of choice. WFPC supports water and wastewater initiatives in developing countries. Be sure to participate in the charity draw during the conference as well as their fundraising event featuring the Honeyrunners at Arizona's B-Bar & Grill, 215 Carlingview Drive, minutes away from the DoubleTree by Hilton, Dixon Road, the Conference hotel.
SOURCE: Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO)
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