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  • 21 Mar 2023 9:00 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    National Indigenous Water Operator Day is March 21 is in recognition of the vital work done and the dedication shown by those who work to provide safe drinking water for communities throughout Manitoba.

    The MWWA would like to thank the Nation's Indigenous Water Operators for their hard work and dedication to their communities and the industry.  We celebrate the work that you do on this day dedicated to you and the important service you provide. 

  • 08 Mar 2023 1:24 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    The MWWA Board of Directors has  acknowledged the hard work and dedication of dearly departed member Wayne Wall, at this years awards Ceremony,

    Conference Committee member Karly Friesen, read a heartwarming epitaph in front of a full house of delegates and Wayne's Wife and Daughter highlighting Wayne's commitment to the water and wastewater profession, and the MWWA.

    The MWWA Bursary shall now be known as the Wayne Wall Memorial Bursary in honour of Wayne's contributions and support of the MWWA. 

    The Wayne Wall Memorial Bursary is open to the children of all MWWA members in good standing. The child must be in their high school graduation year and pursuing a post secondary education after graduation.  Applications will be available starting in April. 

  • 16 Dec 2022 9:00 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is pleased to announce we will be offering a 30% discount for Canadians on our AWWA OpCert Exam Prep App. The OpCert Exam Prep App was developed by water industry experts to help operators practice exam question before they sit for their tests. The app features:

    • Explanations of answers, including equations and formulas
    • Progress-tracking with charts and detailed results
    • Access through the Apple App Store, Google Play, and a desktop version via your web browser
    Learn More About the AWWA OpCert Exam Prep App

    Access the Canadian Water Community 30% Discount

    AWWA will discount a 6-month subscription for $20.99 USD (regularly $29.99 USD) and a 12-month subscription for $34.99 USD (regularly $49.99 USD). This discount will be available starting January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023.

    Signup here:

  • 02 Dec 2022 9:25 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    New AWWA guide helps water utilities navigate upcoming lead requirements



    A new communications guide to help water utilities navigate the latest regulations concerning lead in drinking water -- in particular the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) revised Lead and Copper Rule (LCRR) -- has been developed by top water sector professionals and is now available on AWWA's website. Many of the communication tools  and information will be highly applicable to Canadian Utilities as well. 

    The Lead Communications Guide and Toolkit draws on insights and examples from utilities throughout the United States and Canada. It was developed by a project committee of AWWA members from the Public Affairs and Water Utility councils with contractor HDR Engineering. An overview of the guide is being presented today, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. MST, during an AWWA webinar, Let's Talk Lead: New LCRR Communications Tools to Strengthen Public Trust.

    "Consumers need to hear from us and hear the story of drinking water and what we do to minimize the risk of lead getting into drinking water," she added. "Regardless of whether your utility has a dedicated communications department, we all have the responsibility to engage with our communities proactively and on an ongoing basis. The Lead Communications Guide provides strategies and examples of how utilities can build positive and transparent relationships with their communities and become a trustworthy source of information."

    Included in the guide are sections covering:

    • Best practices for communications, including examples and guidance
    • Tips for communicating about water quality with the public and community members    
    • Regulatory requirements and what they mean for a utility's communication and outreach efforts    
    • Checklists for meeting key LCRR communication and outreach requirements and assessing a utility's readiness for implementation
  • 28 Nov 2022 9:00 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Its finally here, sign up for the 2023 Conference and Tradeshow!

    Please join us in Winnipeg for this premier event! For those that cannot make it in for the Conference we are once again offering virtual attendance for all presentations along with the virtual trade show.

    After you have registered we ask that you please take the time to complete your Profile information in the Conference software. You will receive an email after registering with a link to your Attendee Portal. In the portal you will find links to the Conference App. We highly recommend installing the app on your smartphone or tablet or use the web app on any internet enabled device.  Don't worry if you do not have, there will be plenty of digital displays throughout the venue with Conference Info. 

    Watch for new and exciting activities in the Trade Show this year! See live demos and special presentations from Trade Show exhibitors! Interact with the Exhibitors and earn points to be eligible for fantastic prizes! Join in on the Silent Auction and help us support WaterAid. 

    Sunday night will kick off with our Meet n Greet, a networking evening with fun, snacks and refreshments! Monday night will see the return of the YP event immediately after the Trade Show closes. Watch for more information on these two fantastic activities. Finally dont forget to purchase your banquet tickets during registration. Enjoy a wonderful meal, join in honouring our award recipients and finally some great entertainment and an evening to visit with friends and collegues.  

    Register Now!

  • 17 Nov 2022 3:30 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

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    Registration Ends Friday, November 25th!

    MEIA Emerging Issues Cleantech Conference: Pathways to Net-Zero
    Wednesday, November 30, 2022 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 Pm
    RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave, Winnipeg, MB

    Add to your calendar: Outlook® Calendar | Google Calendar™ | iCal®

    Registration Rates
    Member: $299 + GST
    Non-Member: $375 + GST
    Cleantech Start-Up: $175 + GST, subject to approval by MEIA staff
    Student Chapter: $10 + GST, with the purchase of a Student Chapter Membership

    For Registration and Sponsorship Click Here

    Join us for the Biggest Cleantech Conference in Manitoba!
    Join the 600 business leaders, sustainability experts, academia, government, First Nation communities and SMEs in the largest cleantech event in Manitoba on Nov 30, 2022. Explore new technologies, share sustainability innovation and learn solutions to thrive in the new green economy. Highlights will include:

    • Opening Blessing, Chief Heidi Cook, Misipawistik Cree Nation
    • Morning Keynote, Dr. David Suzuki
    • Afternoon Keynote, Jane McDonald, Executive VP, International Institute of Sustainable Development
    • Master of Ceremonies, Steve Patterson, CBC’s The Debaters
    • Green Dragon’s Lair Pitch Competition
    • 600 attendees, 6 Breakout Sessions, 40 Booth Tradeshow
    • Student Chapter Headshot Booth Fundraiser with Professional Photographer
    • Grand Prize: Trip for 2 to Churchill. Sponsored by Miller Environmental, flights by Calm Air. Approx value $5,000.
    • Funding Opportunities Hub
    • Student Chapter Mentorship
    • Networking reception with entertainment by local band, Indian City

    Cleantech is any process, product, or service that reduces negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency improvements, the sustainable use of resources, or environmental protection activities.

    For Registration and Sponsorship Click Here


    • First Nation Communities & Indigenous Groups
    • Consultants and Sustainability Experts
    • Academia and Students
    • Businesses and Industry Groups
    • Corporate Leaders
    • Government and Municipalities
    • Environmental Groups and Organizations
    • SMEs, cleantech startups


    • Carbon Offsets
    • Transportation
    • Natural Resources
    • Waste Management
    • Sustainable Buildings and Communities
    • The Future of Clean Energy

    MEIA Charter Members

    MEIA programming is supported by funding provided by The Government of Canada and The Manitoba government.

    We encourage and value any feedback from our Members. Should you have any comment or suggestions on this communique or MEIA business, please email

  • 28 Oct 2022 1:30 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations (IRNR) in cooperation with Red River College (RRC) will be hosting several training sessions for Northern Affairs Community operators.There may also be spaces available for other operators as well.

    Please visit the MWWA Website for more information.

  • 16 Sep 2022 1:30 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Just a reminder to all of our members that membership renewals are due November 1. Please watch your email starting in October for reminders and links to renew your membership. 

    Don't forget that Members enjoy the following benefits:

    • Reduced fees for all training, events and store purchases
    • Early registration for all training
    • Secure online storage of all CEU certificates
    • Membership with Western Canada Water Association
    • Western Canada Water magazine four times per year

  • 24 Jun 2022 1:00 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Sixty six golfers turned up for a beautiful sunny day at the Pleasant Valley Golf Club. With some significant rainfall early in the week parts of the course were still a little wet but the staff had the course looking fantastic! Our thanks to the Pleasant Valley Golf Club and their staff for a great course and a fantastic steak supper after!

    We want to thank all of our Sponsors for their support:

    • Hospitality Cart – KlearWater Equipment & Technologies
    • Complimentary Lunch – Wolseley and Neptune
    • Ladies Closest to the Flag – Delco Water
    • Ladies Longest Drive – Waste n Watertech
    • Ladies Longest Putt – Brenner Consulting
    • Men’s Longest Drive – Mueller
    • Men’s Longest Putt – MWWA
    • Men’s Closest to the Flag – Power & Mine Supply
    • Regular Hole Sponsors 
      • Transwest
      • Algae Control Canada
      • Shreem Systems and Solutions

    Also a very special thank you to all of the Suppliers who generously donated prizes for the tournament:

    • Titan Foundry
    • Al Turner Consulting
    • Mueller
    • Klearwater Equipment & Technologies
    • Algae Control Canada
    • Red River College
    • Deblo
    • Iconix

    Golf Prizes were Awarded to:

    Ladies longest drive: Tracy Leggero

    Men’s longest drive: Chris Farkas

    Ladies closest to the Pin: Suzanne Turner

    Men’s closest to the Pin: Rudy Martens 

    Ladies longest Putt: Joscelyn Lequier-Jobin

    Men’s longest Putt: Jeff Braun

    Putting Contest: Ryan Dyck

    Lowest Score: Team Roseau River

    2nd Lowest: Team Winkler

    3rd Lowest: Team Chris Farkas and Friends

    Most Honest: Team AECOM/Portage la Prairie Ladies

    Through the sale of Mulligans, Putting Contest and 50/50 sales $925 was raised to donate to WaterAid!

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