2007 BCWWA Annual Conference Theme: Working Towards Sustainable Communities


Creating Our Future

“Working Towards Sustainable Communities” was the theme for the 2007 Annual Conference of the BC Water & Waste Association (BCWWA), held in Penticton.  According to Jim Levin, BCWWA President, “This phrase captures a common element in our day-to-Jim levin, bcwwa president 2006-2007day work regardless of the kind of work we are engaged in. Fundamentally, most of what we do is tied to trying to overcome the challenges presented by our communities whether as a municipal employee, consultant or supplier. Events like this conference are opportunities to learn through the exhibits, technical presentations, demonstrations, tours and discussions with delegates. It is this sharing of experience that moves us toward creating better and more sustainable communities.”

Keynote Speeches Set the Stage

Keynote speakers for the conference were Dr. Tom Siddon, Chair of the Okanagan Water Stewardship Council, and the Honourable Barry Penner, Minister of Environment. To download Dr. Siddon’s speech, click on this link to Water Stewardship is Everyone’s Business – Setting the Course for Change

In his prepared remarks, Minister Penner singled out the accomplishments of the BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee in delivering the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia through partnerships with his Ministry and others.

Conference Program:

For  information on the BCWWA conference program, please  on this link to the 2007 Conference Technical Program .