The Environmental Approvals Branch of the Ministry of the Environment (EAB) and the Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) have formed a Wastewater Practitioner's Working Group (WPG) to create a forum for discussion on municipal, industrial and storm water management. Both groups will contribute to the information exchange, the technical discussions, training and finding opportunities for improvement of the Approvals process and its operational practices. The WPG is not intended for discussion of environmental policy topics. The topics for discussion and details of location of the next meeting will be posted here after each meeting to encourage others interested to participate. We see the meetings to be dynamic in participation and scope, as others are invited to participate if interested.
For the next WW Practitioners Group meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, the proposed agenda includes:
1. Review of action items from previous meeting.
2. Source Water Protection update – EAASIB
3. Inspection / compliance programs – SDWB
4. Streamlined ECA for Onsite subsurface disposal systems (previously considered grandfathered)
5. Update on Modernization of Approvals.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, May 26, 2015 @ 1:30 – 4:00PM - 125 Resources Road, 2nd floor, Room N219, Etobicoke, ON
Phone #: 416-212-8012 or 1-866-633-0848
Please RSVP to Edgar Tovilla (Edgar.Tovilla@ontario.ca) if you are interested in attending.
Are you the ORO for your operating system?
WEAO is looking for Operators to participate in an MOECC discussion on the role of the ORO in the month of May for an Overall Responsible Operator Discussion Group. The ORO representatives should be operators from a diverse community (ie. Large, small, upper/lower tier, north south etc). Please forward interests to email@example.com by April 30th, 2015.
Annual INFLUENTS Magazine Survey - Help us improve our quarterly publication!
Currently in our 9th year, INFLUENTS Magazine is published quarterly by WEAO's Communications Committee.
In keeping with our mission to serve WEAO members, we would like to ask you to help us improve. Please fill out the following survey to let us know what we are doing correctly, where we could do better, and what kind of themes you would like to see in upcoming issues. If that's not reason enough to participate, leave us your contact information to join a draw for a free 1 year WEAO membership! Contest closes May 31st.
Survey can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1g8XuNwr2E4m1892__xqjupBZvfGFNdsqi_EL1Adaz30/viewform
WEAO Board Election 2015 Results
On Sunday April 19th WEAO hosted its 2015 Annual General Meeting at the Toronto Congress Centre.
Congratulations to our newly-elected Board Directors - Dean Iamarino from The Regional Municipality of Halton and Richard Szigeti from The City of Toronto.
Thank you to our fantastic slate of candidates and to you, our members for voting in the election!
WEAO’s 2015 Conference a Huge Success!!
It’s hard to believe that the WEAO Technical Symposium & OPCEA Exhibition was already a week ago!
Big thanks to all of the attendees who joined the many events, papers and celebrations over three days from Sunday to Tuesday last week. We couldn’t have done it without you!
WEAO’s 2015 Conference was another huge success thanks to your support! Check out some of the fun we had at #WEAO2015
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