Draft agenda for OMWA's water symposium released

Ontario Municipal Water Symposium

Draft Agenda: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville, 90 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON

7:30 a.m. to 8:10 a.m.
Morning Breakfast Meet and Greet

8:10 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Rosemary MacLennan, President, OMWA

8:20 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction of Keynote Speaker
Peter Chilibeck, Chair, OMWA

8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker
Hon. Chris Ballard, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change (Invited) 

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Panel: Identifying Best Practices in Municipal Infrastructure Procurement
Moderator: Trish Johnson, Lead, Better Best Practices Initiative, WaterTAP
Carl Bodimeade, Senior VP, Hatch (invited)
Andy Manahan, Executive Director, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (invited)
Darla Campbell, President, amonavi consulting group inc. (invited)
Barry Steinberg, CEO, Consulting Engineers of Ontario (invited)

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Networking and Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Session: How to Implement New or Emerging Water/Wastewater Technologies
John Thompson, Director of Environmental Services, City of Barrie

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: How Asset Management Fits into the Greater Picture 

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch

1:00 p.m. to 1:40 p.m. Session: Update on Ontario’s Indigenous Drinking Water Project
Indra R. Prashad, Drinking Water Management Division, MOECC

1:40 p.m. to 2:25 p.m. Session:  “Getting Things Done” While Implementing Your Drinking Water Quality Management System 
Andrew J. Henry, Division Manager, Lake Huron & Elgin Area Water Supply Systems

2:25 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. Session: Cyber Security as Part of the Drinking Water Quality Management System Risk Assessment
Stephanie Meyer, Director, Marketing & Client Relations, AESI Inc.

3:10 p.m. to 3:25 p.m. Networking and Coffee Break

3:25 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Session: Funding for Municipalities under a New “Green” Program

3:50 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Session: Protecting the Future of Water
Susan MacFarlane, General Manager, Lambton Area Water Supply System

4:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.   Closing Remarks and Plans for the Future
Rosemary MacLennan, President, OMWA and Peter Chilibeck, Chair, OMWA

Continue the conversation at Water Innovation in Action (November 1) and World Water-Tech North America (November 2-3) – all part of Ontario Water Innovation Week!