Anyone interested in knowing where they get their drinking water from, and what happens when they flush their toilets, should attend the British Columbia Water and Waste (BCWWA) Annual Conference and Trade Show in Victoria May 26 to 28, 2019.
The trade show portion is held Sunday and Monday at the Victoria Conference Centre (720 Douglas Street), and is open to the public at no charge.
“The effort and resources that go into delivering safe water and wastewater services have traditionally gone unnoticed by most water users,” said BCWWA incoming President, Mike Seymour of MSR Solutions Inc. “This is a result of our infrastructure being hidden away underground or far from busy residential and commercial areas. It’s also because our skilled water professionals across British Columbia and the Yukon deliver these services each and every day without incident.”
Seymour also added that external forces, such as population growth and climate change, are now pushing water and wastewater services into the spotlight.
“The reality today is that the new normal is one of alternating floods and droughts. This happens in many regions of BC. There’s also the recent water shortage faced by communities around the world such as Cape Town, South Africa. These occurrences help bring our sector and the resources we manage to the forefront of public consciousness.”
Increasing Profile of Water Issues
Seymour wants to ensure this increasing attention helps propel us in a positive direction. “For example, raising the profile of water issues could create the political will to fix urgent problems. It could also increase public and political scrutiny on the services we deliver. The information we provide, how we provide it, and who we provide it to can help or hinder our efforts to provide safe, sustainable water services to our communities.”
The 2019 BCWWA Annual Conference & Trade Show’s theme is focused on The Rise of Water. This theme examines all the work that takes place behind the scenes in order to deliver safe and reliable water services. It encompasses the efforts underway to raise the public profile of the water sector and the importance of the services we provide. In addition, they will discuss how to best navigate the increasing spotlight on our sector as the demand for water increases while the security of its sources is in flux.
For information on the types of services offered by MSR Solutions Inc., please visit our services page.