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Northwestern Ontario Water & Wastewater Conference & Tradeshow

October 28, 2010 – The 56th Annual Northwestern Ontario Water & Wastewater Conference (NWOWWC) kicked off today at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay. The conference welcomed water and wastewater professionals from across Northwestern Ontario.

The conference provides technical education and training for hundreds of water quality professionals who treat water and return it safely to the environment. During the day-and-a-half of sessions, delegates have the opportunity to interact with policy makers, suppliers and other industry professionals. Throughout the conference, attendees will have the opportunity to network, socialize share talent and explore challenges in the protection and treatment of our water supply.

Featured speakers include Bruce Davidson from the Concerned Walkerton Citizens speaking about The Cost of Getting it Wrong; John Stager, Chief Drinking Water Inspector & Assistant Deputy Minister speaking about Ontario’s Experience Ten Years after Walkerton; and Adwoa Buahene, presenting on Motivating and Engaging All Four Generations in Our Workplace.
”I’m really looking forward to this year’s line-up,” says Michelle Warywoda, NWOWWC Chair. “The itinerary has great variety with everything from a look back at the history of the Loch Lomond Supply System to Bruce Davidson’s insight into the tragedy at Walkerton. At noon on Thursday, Glen Dale, the Co-Chair of the Canadian Forum of the Lake Superior Binational Forum will present the 2010 Environmental Stewardship Award to the City’s Environment Division.”

Suppliers and local agencies set up booths displaying water and wastewater equipment, supplies, health and safety product information along side water conservation and environmental information.

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Contact: Michelle Warywoda, Chair – Northwestern Ontario Water & Wastewater Conference, 625-2526