2018 Interface Fires Workshop: Risks & Mitigation

In recent years, the threat of wildfires has become a reality for many communities across British Columbia. The summer of 2017 provided dramatic examples of the devastation that wildland fires can have when they quickly spread into nearby communities. This includes the unique threats to infrastructure that water and wastewater facilities face, include damage to watersheds. This workshop is designed to provide water and wastewater professionals with an overview of interface fires, including how to assess risk before and after a fire event, common mitigation practices, and tools (such funding resources) that are available to communities. 

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Who should attend?

Individuals who are involved in developing risk management plans for water facilities and watersheds, including operations managers, operators, consultants and engineers.

 

Date:

March 13, 2018

Location:

Thompson Rivers University Conference Centre

Campus Activity Centre
805 TRU Way
Kamloops, BC V2C 0C8

CEU:

0.6 CEU Core for WWC - WD - WWT - WT - SWWS - SWS

Registration:

Early bird closes February 1, 2018

Early bird member: $199.00 + GST
Early bird non-member:  $319.00 + GST

Regular registration closes March 5, 2018

Regular member: $249.00 + GST
Regular non-member: $369.00 + GST

 

Education Program

Featured Speaker: Lane Simon

Lane attended College of The Rockies and has worked for leaders new lanein the pulp and paper   industry, such as Tolko and Fabco. Lane's first interaction with the water and wastewater sector was when he became involved in the effluent treatment plant  at a pulpmill. In 1998, Lane became a Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator for the City of Merritt. Later, he worked for the Comox Valley Regional District. He is currently employed by the Regional Muncipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta.

Lane will be speaking on the experience of water operators before and after the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire

View the full schedule of presentations

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Opportunity                 Price          Benefits                                                                                                                  
Event Sponsor   $1000
  • 2 Delegate Passes
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  • Logo on bcwwa.org
  • Signage in sponsored area
Lunch Sponsor   $650
  • 1 Delegate Pass
  • Logo on event marketing material
  • Logo on bcwwa.org
  • Signage in sponsored area

 

For further information about sponsorship opportunities contact Janette at jblahova@bcwwa.org.

 

 






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