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Source and Receiving Environments

  • 11 Apr 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 2401 Sask. Ave. W., Canad Inns - Portage la Prairie
  • 20


  • Only Provincial staff members are GST Exempt.
  • Only Provincial Staff members are GST Exempt.

Source and Receiving Environments

Thursday, April 11th, 2019

Canad Inns, Portage la Prairie

This one-day workshop will help operators understand the aquatic environment, related legislation, effect of nutrients, health implications and monitoring, management and planning protection of source waters as well as wastewater discharge effects on the receiving water bodies.

Increasing demand, diversity of uses, and cumulative effects on our water resources makes water quality in the environment a focus for water treatment operators. Compliance monitoring of source and receiving environments is becoming better regulated and more responsibility is being placed on water treatment operators to meet in-stream water quality targets for watershed protection. This course will assist Operators to improve understanding of both source waters and the receiving environment in terms of monitoring requirements and water quality data interpretation.

The Course covers the following topics:

a.       Legislation, Regulation & Codes of Practice (federal and provincial)

b.      Integrated Watershed Management Planning

c.       How Source waters can affect treatment

d.      Protection of groundwater sources

e.      Nutrients and algae/cyanobacteria blooms (microcystin risks)

f.        Understanding Cryptosporidium & giardia risks

g.       Compliance monitoring

h.      Mixing zones & Toxicity Tests

i.        Storm Ponds

This workshop is presented by Bob McAlpine B.Sc. P.Biol.
  Bob has worked as a Water Quality Specialist since 1982 in industry, federal and provincial governments and as a Consultant in the UK, and Western Canada. Bob has a diverse background ranging from working as a water quality specialist and aquatic biologist, to working as a Senior Scientist for Thames Water Utilities in the UK. When working with Thames Water Utilities Bob was a NAMAS accredited auditor, Water Scientist and Technical Advisor at Farmoor near Oxford.

  No refunds or cancellations after Monday, April 1st, 2019.

    Please ensure that payment for the workshop has been received by the MWWA                office by Monday, April 1st, 2019.

                    In the event of attendee no show, refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend after having Registered for any workshop - please let us know before the Monday, April 1st, 2019 deadline. Otherwise you will still be responsible to pay for the full amount of the course. 

Participants in this workshop are eligible for 0.6 CEUs under the Manitoba Operator Certification program.

Course fee includes lunch, refreshments and course materials.

The Manitoba Water and Wastewater Association will not assume any responsibility for injury, loss of life or lost or stolen articles at any MWWA function by delegates, exhibitors and/or speakers.Participants must be in attendance for the duration of the class in order to receive their CEU Certificate.If not paying online - please make payment prior to Monday, April 1st, 2019 by cheque or money order payable to:

Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association

Mail to:  Box 1600, Portage la Prairie, MB   R1N 3P1

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