Conference Program

Browse the preliminary program

Updated October 25, 2019. The program is constantly being updated so check back often!

Program at a Glance

November 3

Opening Reception

Join us at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel for our opening reception. A great opportunity to meet old friends and new, and kick off the Conference

November 4

Exhibitor Market Place

Available throughout the Conference

Opening Plenary

featuring Grant Ainsley, Media Trainer and Speaker, Grant Ainsley Inc.

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

5 parallel sessions

November 5

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

5 parallel sessions

conference PARTY

Join us at Brewsters Mount View BBQ for a night of traditional western hospitality.

November 6

Technical sessions

Enjoy the final technical sessions

closing Plenary

Featuring Bob Sanford,  EPCOR Chair in Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water

 

Keynote Speaker: Grant Ainsley

Telling our Story

How to use our Collective Voices


Municipal water and wastewater managers are in a no-win situation.
When we deliver our products and services as we’re supposed to, the public lets out a collective yawn because that’s what we’re paid to do. When something goes wrong however, the news media and the public call for heads to roll and change to occur.

 

We need to do a better job of telling our story – both about the small victories and in times of crisis.


Communications expert Grant Ainsley will provide the keynote address for our conference and talk about ways we can communicate better to the media, the public and to each other. Whether we’re doing an interview with a reporter, making a public presentation, or using social
media or digital advertising to communicate, we can do a better job telling our story.


Ainsley’s presentation will give you a number of takeaways that you can implement right away to start telling our story the way we want it to be heard.

 

Closing Plenary

Learning from the Burning

Maintaining Water System Function in an Epoch of Abrupt Global Change

Featuring Bob Sandford, EPCOR Chair in Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water

Learning from the Burning: Maintaining Water System Function in an Epoch of Abrupt Global Change

 

This presentation explores how we came to so underestimate how soon climate disruption would dangerously impact humanity; outline what we know now about how fast nature can change; and what we can do to slow and moderate climate and related impacts where we have the most power to do so: in the communities in which we live.

Learn more about Mr. Sandford

 

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association

1010 Polytek Street, Unit 11

Ottawa, ON. K1J 9C3

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