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The Window on Ottawa is a unique event – featuring presentations and panel discussions on federal and national policies from the federal departments and national organizations making policy decisions. The event will include presentation and panel discussions on important federal initiatives and programs. This event is not only an opportunity to learn what's happening on the federal scene, but also a chance to influence it.

With increased federal commitment to water and wastewater infrastructure and environmental issues, this is a critical time for our sector, and attending will be a huge benefit to your organization.

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Agenda at a Glance

  • Workshop - June 4, 2017
  • June 5, 2017
  • June 6, 2017

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8:00 Registration/Meet & Greet
8:30 Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 Key Messages
10:00 Refreshment break
10:20 Strategic Visioning Exercise – Gaps and Challenges
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Strategic Visioning Exercise – Vision for Urban Water Management in next 25 and 50 years
3:00 Refreshment Break
3:30 Strategic Visioning Exercise – Vision for Urban Water Management in next 25 and 50 years
4:30 Wrap Up - Facilitated Group Discussion

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Agenda at a Glance
June 5, 2017 – Day 1
7:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
8:45 – 10:15 Infrastructure Phase 1 – How investments in Clean Water and Wastewater Fund are being used? Panel Discussion
10:15 – 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 – 12:30 Climate Change – Preparing a resilient infrastructure to cope with natural disasters
Panel Discussion
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Wastewater Systems Effluents Regulations/Fisheries Act – Updates
2:30 – 3:30 Biosolids Panel Discussion
3:30 – 3:45 Refreshment Break
3:45 – 5:00 Strategic Visioning of Urban Water Management (Workshop results and Next steps) Panel Discussion
5:00 Closing Remarks
5:30 – 6:30 Cocktail
6:30 Dinner & Utility Excellence Awards

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Agenda at a Glance
June 6, 2017 – Day 2
7:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 8:45 Updates CWWA Technical Committees
8:45 – 10:15 Infrastructure Phase 2 Panel Discussion
10:15 – 10:30 Refreshment Break
10:30 – 12:00 Drinking Water Quality – Drinking Water Programs Updates/Lead Contamination
Panel Discussion
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 Drinking Water Programs Updates
1:30 - 2:00 Climate Innovation Program
2:00 - 2:30 Municipal Asset Management Program
2:30 - 2:45 Refreshment Break
2:45 – 3:15

Cyber Security Audits for the Water Sector

3:15 - 3:45 Cyber Security Resources for Water Sector
3:45 - 4:15 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement – federal govt. position/directions/impacts under the new US Administration
4:14 - 4:35 Process Safety Management Standard
4:15 Wrap-up





Save money and enjoy the convenience of being at the event hotel.

We've negotiated a great rate for our delegates - $199 per night for a one bedroom suite. Rates expire on April 3, 2017.

The hotel's downtown location lets you savour the sights and sounds that make Canada's Capital truly stand out. Within walking distance are great attractions including world-famous Rideau Canal, ByWard Market, Parliament Hill and incredible world-class museums.

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As we prepare to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary, a distinctive consultative workshop for the Canadian water sector will be held on June 4th, 2017 at the Albert at Bay Hotel in conjunction with CWWA’s annual event Window on Ottawa. The workshop is organized by Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) and the Centre for Security Science, Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) in collaboration with City of Ottawa.

The event is intended for municipal water utility leaders, regulators, private sector and academia representatives.

The focus of the workshop will be on developing a strategic vision for Urban Water Management in Canada for the next half century.  The vision will address three major topics of national interest: Climate change, Risk Management and Asset Management.

Key issues developed and addressed during the event:

  • Developing a framework for Urban Water Management for the next half century
  • Financing urban water management
  • Innovation in urban water management
  • Urban-Rural Cooperation to support shared water management needs
  • Multi-tier Governance for urban water management

A series of presentations and panel discussions featuring thought leaders from the national and international communities will be held on a range of topics related to urban water challenges for the next half century.  A key part of the agenda will be interactive working discussions with federal, municipal and international urban water experts to identify gaps, develop a strategy, and develop recommendations which will be presented during the subsequent Window on Ottawa.

Expected Outcomes:

Establishing gaps, misalignments and uncertainties in the Canadian municipal water sector, 2) an emerging Strategic Vision, and 3) Recommendations for addressing gaps and fulfilling the strategic vision for Urban Water Management in Canada in the next half century.  These outcomes will also help to inform the continuation of the conversation at the 2017 National Water and Wastewater Conference in Saint John’s, Newfoundland.

Organizing Committee:
Adrian Toth: Canadian Water and Wastewater Association
Dr Anthony Masys: Defence Research and Development Canada
Hiran Sandanayake: City of Ottawa Water Resources Asset Management, Chair of the CWWA National Committee on Climate Change



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