Workshops

Tuesday September 18
  • Cost per half day workshop is $175
  • 0.3 CEUs for all half day workshops
    • Confirmed for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta attendees
  • Tuesday evening Exhibition access included in workshops registration
  • Optional Workshop Lunch available for purchase

AM sessions – 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
PM sessions – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

W1 – Sewer Inspection and Asset Management Principals

8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Presenter: Chris Mitchel, AECOM

This workshop will cover the fundamentals of closed circuit television inspection of sewermains and how it applies to managing the life cycle and inventory of your underground assets. The workshop will focus on industry standard observation and coding systems, methodologies and technologies available to complete the in pipe surveys, rehabilitation strategies to address deficiencies when they are observed.

Who Should Attend?

All professionals responsible for managing and maintaining wastewater collection systems.


W2 – Well Development and Operations

8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Presenters: Jeff Bell, Friesen Drillers

The process of exploration and planning, development of new municipal water wells will be explored. The workshop will focus on the different types of well and conditions, installation options and configurations, and a focus on maintenance and operation procedures and best practices. The workshop will be focused on practical examples and case studies.

Who Should Attend?

All professionals responsible for managing and maintaining water supply systems.


W3 – Fundamentals of Contract Law and Administration

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Presenters: Jason Kendall, Tapper Cuddy

Review of the fundamentals of tendering, contract law, and contract administration as it applies to water projects. The workshop will discuss common themes, pitfalls, and will focus on practical examples including but not limited to bidding and tendering procedures and best practices, change management processes, contractual claims and disputes with a focus on avoidance and resolution.

Topics covered

Who Should Attend?

All professionals responsible involved with contracting or managing construction projects.


W4 – Drone Technologies and Applications

1:00 –  4:30 pm
Presenter: Matthew Johnson, M3 Aerial Productions

Topics to be covered will include an overview of UAV and drone technology, capabilities, and the pros and cons of different platforms. The workshop will include an overview of the rules and regulations for operating a aerial vehicle in Canada, how to do so safety and legally, and where to go to get certified.  Also to be covered will be how to select a provider of services or equipment, and what to specify as the final product in terms of data formats and processing.

Who Should Attend?

All professionals involved with the development and maintenance of municipal infrastructure.


W5 – Odour Control

1:00 –  4:30 pm

Presenters:  Mike Cassie, eda Environmental Ltd, Bill Mullin, BIOREM Inc.

Minimizing unpleasant odours in areas near by wastewater installations is becoming an important issue to wastewater system treatment and conveyance. Different technologies for the control of odour from municipal wastewater collection systems will be explored and compared. The workshop will also cover the causes of odour, selection and application of the appropriate technology, overview of sizing and installation, and maintenance and operations strategies. The workshop will also cover examples of installations as well as a discussion of best practices and lesson learned.

Who Should Attend?

All professionals responsible for managing and maintaining wastewater treatment or conveyance systems.