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OWWEA PRESIDENT'S REPORT

OWWEA Conference
& Trade Show Recap

G

reetings fellow Water Professionals,
Niagara Falls! Ontario's Water Conference & Trade Show was a fantastic and memorable event. From the equipment association perspective, the event was a great success with a record number of exhibitors
on the trade show floor with a record of 120 booths sold and an overall positive
response for show quality.
It really is hard to believe that this year's event has come and gone (and the
planning for next year back in Niagara Falls has already begun!) Having been
involved with the trade show and conference for over 10 years now, I have come
to appreciate the many people who work very hard to make the event come
together. I attend a dozen or so conferences a year, and this conference consistently tops them all! Congratulations to Marcus Firman and his conference and
trade show committee and our conference partners from the OWWA and OMWA
for doing a fantastic job this year!
There were several notable highlights in Niagara Falls:
* The pre-conference golf tournament at Royal Niagara Golf with 138 registered
that raised $9,860 in support of water for people of Canada.
* A buzzing atmosphere with a lot of traffic at the Monday evening reception
on the trade show floor
* The Water Buffalos trade show passport rally raised $1,000 in support of water
for people with $500 going to the winner of the draw
* Tuesday's very successful 80s-themed hospitality night that saw everything
from cut-off jean shorts to fighter pilot suits, neon clothes and side ponytails.
Best costumes won $100 Visa cards.
With the end of the conference, this officially kicks off the beginning of my
term as OWWEA President for the next two years. It is an exciting opportunity to
represent this association and I value the lessons learned from my fellow board
members and networking through the conference.
There are many people that make this event and truckloads of people to thank
(too many to list by name here). I would like to acknowledge and thank past presidents Mike O'Brien, Matt Nicolak and Rick Henry, who were great mentors and
supporters during this time. Also, the equipment association's board of directors
has stepped up in many ways and continues to serve our member companies
admirably. Finally, a special acknowledgement deservedly goes to Kelly Fransen
who I am sure ALL equipment association folks recognize. Without her support
and effort in the last six years I have been on the board, I don't think I would have
kept my sanity intact!
In closing, I wish each water professional, fellow board member and association
member all the best. We will continue to move this association forward positively
and I am confident that this great conference and trade show will continue to
thrive for many years to come!
Have a great summer!

RICHIE COTTERILL
OWWEA PRESIDENT
WOLSELEY CANADA INC.

HAVING BEEN
INVOLVED WITH
THE TRADE SHOW
AND CONFERENCE
FOR OVER 10 YEARS
NOW, I HAVE COME
TO APPRECIATE THE
MANY PEOPLE WHO
WORK VERY HARD
TO MAKE THE EVENT
COME TOGETHER.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017

From the Publications Chair
OWWA President’s Message
The OMWA Report
The OWWEA Report
From Our AWWA Director
Niagara Falls Success!
Conference Sponsors
2017 Fuller Award
2017 OWWA Awards
Silver Water Drop
Water Efficiency Awards
OMWA Awards
OMWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2017
Committee Reports
Harmful Algae Blooms: Management of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Treatment
OWWEA Member Listing
OWWEA Member News
Index of Advertisers | Ad.com
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Intro
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - cover1
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 6
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - From the Publications Chair
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 8
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWA President’s Message
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - The OMWA Report
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - The OWWEA Report
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - From Our AWWA Director
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Niagara Falls Success!
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Conference Sponsors
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 2017 Fuller Award
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - 2017 OWWA Awards
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Silver Water Drop
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Water Efficiency Awards
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OMWA Awards
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OMWA Board of Directors and Executive Committee, 2017
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Committee Reports
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Harmful Algae Blooms: Management of Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Treatment
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWEA Member Listing
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Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - OWWEA Member News
Ontario Pipeline - Summer 2017 - Index of Advertisers | Ad.com
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