Walkerton Clean Water Centre Hosting Provincial Workshop: Drinking Water Quality Management Standard — Making The Transition

Participants at a 2018 DWQMS Workshop Work Through a Breakout Session
Participants at a 2018 DWQMS Workshop Work Through a Breakout Session
2018 DWQMS Photo
2018 DWQMS Photo

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) is pleased to be hosting a workshop, Drinking Water Quality Management Standard — Making the Transition, in three locations across the province.

This workshop will be geared toward Drinking Water Quality Management Standard (DWQMS) representatives, utility managers, drinking water operators, regulators and municipal decision makers. Participants will rotate through highly interactive breakout sessions facilitated by industry experts to discuss topics such as transitional audits, evaluating mandatory hazards, corrective and preventative actions, infrastructure planning, emergency preparedness and best management practices. As well, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) will provide an update on the status of the Municipal Licensing Program and how municipalities are transitioning to DWQMS 2.0.

This will be WCWC’s eighth year hosting this provincial workshop in support of its clients. Feedback from past participants has been excellent. One 2018 participant noted, “Once again the Walkerton Clean Water Centre has done an excellent job with this training opportunity. Having the MECP representatives available for training sessions, and question periods is a great asset for attendees. I found the breakout sessions very informative and beneficial.”

Three workshops are scheduled for 2019:

  • April 3 & 4, 2019 in Kingston, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • April 16 & 17, 2019 in London, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • April 24 & 25, 2019 in Thunder Bay, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The cost to register is $455.00 + HST.

For further information, or to register for this workshop, please visit wcwc.ca/registration or contact us at 866-515-0550 or training@wcwc.ca.

Background: WCWC is an agency of the Government of Ontario, established in 2004, to help ensure clean and safe drinking water for the entire province. WCWC coordinates and provides education, training and information to drinking water system owners, operators and operating authorities, and the public, in order to safeguard Ontario’s drinking water. To date, high-quality drinking water training has been provided to more than 81,000 participants across Ontario. Through partnerships, WCWC also provides training for the 133 First Nations communities in Ontario. For more information please visit www.wcwc.ca.


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