Professional Development

    Presentation Skills for Young Professionals – Breakfast Seminar

    The BCWWA Young Professionals Committee is hosting a Presentation Skills for Young Professionals breakfast seminar at the Executive Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby on November 4, 2010 at 7:30 am. This seminar is open to all BCWWA members under the age of 35 or who have less than 10 years work experience in their field. The cost of the event is $40 for members and $75 for non-members. Space is limited so you must register by Friday, October 22.

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    City of Dawson Creek hosts CMHC Sustainability Workshop

    The City of Dawson Creek hosted a workshop titled “Sustainable Planning and Development for Small Communities”, a program developed by Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation to help small communities. Held in December 2006, the workshop was attended by municipalities from throughout the Peace River region.

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    Water-Centric Planning in the Town of Oliver

    The convergence of local, regional and provincial interests provided the impetus for organizing a ‘water-centric working session' in the Town of Oliver on March 30, 2006. A list of ten incremental steps were identified that will help guide the Town and the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen on their journey to get from “there to here” along the soft path to water sustainability.

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    Water-Centric Planning in the Okanagan

    Water-centric planning in the South Okanagan can facilitate a plan of action for the entire Okanagan. This was the message conveyed by Kim Stephens, Program Coordinator for the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia, when he was invited to make a presentation to the recently formed Okanagan Water Stewardship Council.

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    Water-Centric Planning in Oliver

    The Town of Oliver's journey along the soft path to water sustainability provides an on-the-ground case study for implementation of a water-centric approach to land use and water planning.

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    Personal tools for becoming a more successful engineer

    Increasingly, attention is being paid to the fact that many people are stretched thin, having to divide their attention among many activities including family, relationships, and of course, work. Not only do individuals have more things to do in general but many people are also finding that in the workplace they are expected to fulfill the traditional demands of their job, as well as many additional tasks. Engineers are no exception to this trend.

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