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AWWA DIRECTOR'S REPORT
An Exciting Time to
Be an AWWA Member
reetings Water Professionals,
in the blink of an eye the first six months as aWWa Director have
passed. i have attended the new director orientation meetings and
the aWWa Summer workshop. Both were very enlightening. aWWa
has most recently approved the 2016 budget. north american training and
global development are very important programs for 2016. in Canada, the water
industry will mark a very important event in 2016. Please stay tuned for more
information as plans firm up. The Canadian Water Forum in Chicago will be a
truly memorable event.
the Canadian affairs Committee (CaC) met in october during the CWWa
annual water and wastewater conference. this group ensures fair representation
for Canadian water issues within aWWa. i can say the group is very well respected
by our peers south of the border and has a strong voice. the CaC is developing
strategies, to host aWWa events at venues in Canada and to recognize significant
contributions from Canadian sources. a significant achievement is the Canadian
national Cross Connection program that promotes safety and security for all
water users in Canada. the CaC group truly leverages the value of membership
for Canadian municipalities and businesses.
aWWa is forming a new committee focused on Water reuse. as always, volunteers are the life blood of this association and you all are invited to take part in
this committee or any of the many volunteer opportunities on local and national
committees. i highly recommend getting involved, developing your skills, meeting new people and having the satisfaction of knowing your contributions are
supporting a worthy cause. it is very easy to make your volunteer application
and share in "this most exciting time to be an aWWa member" (David LaFrance).
Simply go to the oWWa or aWWa website and click on the volunteer button.
i recently attended the Past Chairs annual Dinner. this was a first for me. it was
a memorable evening meeting some of the oWWa pioneers and chatting about
the changes over the years. it is a very distinguished group with many multiple
awardees among the ranks. Most notable is rod Holme, a former aWWa President.
and to think all this starts with making a choice to become a member.
i am looking forward to aCe in Chicago in 2016. i am also looking forward to
the board meeting in January at which the incoming aWWa vice presidents will
be named and our visiting officer as the aWWa dignitary for our May conference
will be identified.
in closing, i would like to thank you all for membership in oWWa and
thank the many unselfish volunteers that truly make "a better world through
aWWa DireCtor - oWWa
AND hAvINg ThE
A WORThY CAUSE.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Ontario Pipeline - Winter 2015
From the Publications Chair
The OWWA Report
The OMWA Report
The OWWEA Report
From Our AWWA Director
Dual Water/Wastewater Plants: Challenges & Benefits
A Review of Urban Stormwater Runoff Impacts and Controls Regarding Drinking Water
Is Municipal Water Reuse in Ontario Feasible?
Managing Drinking Water Quality in Ontario: A Proactive and Preventative Approach
Staying Current on Water Issues
Book Review: Down the Drain: How We Are Failing to Protect Our Water Resources
Welcome New Members
Calendar of Events
OWWEA Member Listing
OWWEA Member News
Index to Advertisers
Ontario Pipeline - Winter 2015