As well as a packed Education Program and one of the largest Trade Shows of its kind in western Canada, the BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show offers many activities and receptions for attendees:





Dates and times: Sunday, May 26, 3:00 - 8:00 pm, Monday, May 27, 6:15 am - 6:00 pm and Tuesday, May 28, 7:00 am - 4:30 pm


Looking for news and industry information? Want to learn more about a sponsor organization? Pick up the latest brochures, a copy of the BCWWA's Watermark Magazine and other reference materials with a visit to the conference and trade show Resource Zone. 





Dates and times: Sunday, May 26, 3:00 - 8:00 pm and Monday, May 27, 7:00 am - 1:45 pm


Water for People-Canada (WFP) is a charitable, non-profit, international humanitarian organization dedicated to the development and delivery of clean, safe water and sanitation solutions in developing nations.


The BC (WFP) Committee is hosting its annual Silent Auction at the conference on May 26 and 27.


The committee is currently seeking donations for the auction, with all proceeds raised going directly to WFP to help provide water infrastructure in communities around the world.


Donations will be collected at the conference site the morning of Sunday, May 26. For more information or to pledge a donation, please contact Elaine Connors at or 604-885-2956.





Date: Sunday, May 26

Time: 4:00 - 5:00 pm


Connect with your peers and meet the members of the BCWWA Drinking Water Committee who helped organize the Small Water Systems Symposium. Included in all Small Water Systems pass types.


Sponsored by: ACO Systems Ltd.





Date: Sunday, May 26

Time: 5:00 - 6:00 pm


During this reception, attendees can watch and participate in the "Test the Waters" Trivia Challenge alongside the Operator Challenge teams. Connect with other operators from across BC and the Yukon and watch the announcement of the Operator Challenge: Water Wars champions.


A reception drink ticket is included with all Operator Delegate passes.


Sponsored by: Michels Canada





Date: Sunday, May 26

Time: 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Whether you are a student or in the first few years of your career in the water sector, all Young Professionals are encouraged to attend the Young Professionals event held in conjunction with the Presidents’ Reception.


Sponsored by: Tecumseth





Date: Monday, May 27

Time: 4:45 - 6:00 pm


BCWWA Board Reception & Annual General Meeting

The BCWWA Board is hosting a reception in conjunction with the 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM includes adoption of the minutes from the 2018 AGM, the audited financial statements, and appointment of the auditor. Join us as we welcome incoming Board members.


BC Section of AWWA Annual General Meeting

The BC Section of AWWA Annual General Meeting takes place immediately following the BCWWA AGM. The agenda includes adoption of the minutes from the 2018 AGM, the financial statements and election of Directors and Officers. 





Date: Tuesday, May 28

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 am


The 6th Annual Tap Water Taste Test will be held once again at the BCWWA Annual Conference. Similar in many ways to wine tasting, 'aqualiers', or water taste professionals, judge water samples based on appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel, aftertaste and overall impression. Stop by on Tuesday morning to see if the District of Hope will keep their title, or if a new municipality will be crowned the “Best of the Best” Tap Water in BC and Yukon. This is one event you won’t want to miss! 


Enter before May 10

British Columbia and Yukon drinking water providers are invited to submit a drinking water sample. Judging will take place the morning of Tuesday, May 28, with the winner announced at the BCWWA Awards Lunch immediately after the taste test. There is no cost to compete, however, registration is required for participation.





Date: Tuesday, May 28

Time: 11:15 am - 1:15 pm


The BCWWA presents awards to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in the water and wastewater industry, and for the commitment and support they provide to the BCWWA.


Sponsored by:

Engineered Pump Systems Ltd.

BC 1 Call





Date: Tuesday, May 28

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 pm


To finish off another excellent conference, get dressed up in your most Canuck outfit and celebrate all things Canada! “Canadian” character actors will be around, asking trivia questions, providing photo opportunities and more. This year’s party has something for everyone:

- Food and beverages will be served

- A chance for networking and reconnecting with friends

- No formal programing!

Included in full delegate, operator, full conference SWS, exhibitor upgrade, student, and one-day Tuesday pass types.


Sponsored by: Xylem Inc.