ONE World......ONE Water Environment

Bob McDonald of "Quirks and Quarks" keynote speaker at the 39th Annual WEAO Technical Symposium and OPCEA Exhibition

TORONTO, April 1 /CNW/ - April 18-20, 2010 - The annual conference agenda is packed with opportunities to network with peers in the wastewater industry. Sessions focus on the training of operators, the new professional, advanced treatment systems, asset management, collection systems management, biosolids management, biological treatment, membrane bioreactor treatment, new technologies and research, non-conventional contaminants and information on the CCME MWWE national strategy implementation in Ontario and the proposed federal regulation on wastewater under the federal Fisheries Act.

The conference, which is being held in London, Ontario from April 18 to 20, opens with Bob McDonald, host of CBC radio's "Quirks and Quarks". He will address the issues and challenges facing the wastewater industry and water in general.

Conference events include the "Operations Challenge" organized by the Professional Wastewater Operators (PWO), which pits municipal operators against one another in their quest for excellence. A tour of the Oxford Pollution Control Plant in London will showcase one of the largest membrane filtration plants in Canada. The PWO will be hosting a one-day session to aid operators in their preparation for the exam to be held during the conference.

OPCEA hosts a tradeshow with over 100 member companies demonstrating the newest in wastewater and stormwater equipment. The trade show combined with the various technical seminars and presentations help the uninitiated in their understanding of the importance that wastewater management has on every Ontarians daily life; and provide the latest in science and technology that aid wastewater managers in undertaking their jobs successfully.

Water for People (WFP) is WEAO's charity of choice. WFP supports water and wastewater initiatives in developing countries. Be sure to participate in the lively WFP activities during the conference.

This is a "must do" event, the "largest Canadian technical Conference for the wastewater industry", and a tremendous opportunity for the new professionals to network and develop contacts for their developing careers.

For more information please visit the Water Environment Association of Ontario website at

SOURCE Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO)

For further information: For further information: Julie Vincent, Executive Administrator, Water Environment Association of Ontario, (416) 410-6933 x 1

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