Drinking Water Conference Takes Centre Stage in Ottawa, May 5-8
May 1, 2013
Safe drinking water is the focus as members of the Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA), the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA) and the Ontario Water Works Equipment Association (OWWEA) gather for their annual conference and trade show at the Ottawa Convention Centre, Colonel By Drive, May 5-8.
Water industry professionals including research scientists, consulting engineers and water system operators will, in more than 50 technical sessions, tackle the conference theme Uncharted Waters Exploring New Horizons.
Former Toronto Argo football star Michael Pinball Clemons headlines the opening plenary session Monday May 6, 0830 hrs. Conference activities include a Water Tasting Competition, Meter Madness, Water Cup Challenge and a Tapping Demonstration.
Fracking Fears and Facts
A Town Hall Forum, Tuesday 1630 hrs, will explore the controversial topic of fracking. Does this technology and the natural gas it recovers outweigh its threat to our water supply?
CBC journalist Mark Kelley moderates a panel that will examine both sides of the issue. Panelists include: Dr. Saad Jasim (International Joint Commission), Dr. Richard Jackson (Geofirma Engineering) and Janet Annesley (Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers).
For conference details www.owwa.ca/conference/programFor more information contact
Director of Communications
Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA)
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