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New report: Building Capacity Among Small Water Systems in BC

Approximately, 15% of BC water users receive their water from one of over 4,500 small water systems around the province. Yet, many of these small water systems face greater challenges than larger systems in delivering safe drinking water. These challenges include inadequate capacity to effectively manage operations and finances, lack of financial resources to invest in needed infrastructure, and issues ensuring proper stewardship and governance.

In response to these challenges, the BC Ministry of Health asked the BCWWA to develop a pilot project to build capacity among small water systems in BC. The project was targeted at owners and operators of small water systems and originally intended to provide services to up to 40 systems from nine communities or regional areas. The response to the project was very positive, with 99 systems participating. 

We're excited to announce that a full report on the Building Capacity Among Small Water Systems in BC pilot project, including key findings, is now available. 

Full report

Deadline extended - Call for Abstracts

Do you have a best practice to share? A new innovation or success story that will help others in the water and wastewater sector? Submit a presentation abstract for the 2018 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show and connect with professionals from across BC and the Yukon. This year's event is focused on Preparing for the Future of Water, a theme that addresses both the concerns and risks going into the future as well as the optimism and innovation that ensures the long-term success of the industry.

The deadline to submit presentation abstracts has been extended to January 25, 2018.

Winter Watermark available online

The latest issue of Watermark magazine, Infrastructure, is now available online.

View the Winter Watermark to access articles from BCWWA Board President Chris Johnston, BCWWA CEO Carlie Hucul, WEF Delegate Jennifer Crosby and CWWA Director David Main, as well as features on:

  • Wildfire Management in the Greater Victoria Water Supply Area

  • Unique challenges for managing an airport's buried assets

  • Risk-based renewal modelling for water infrastructure in the district of West Vancouver

Read the full issue



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