January 13-17, 2014- COWA Onsite Water Reuse Symposium & Technology Fair and Education Programs in Malibu!
Five Days of Valuable Education & Training in Malibu, California!Monday, January 13 - Routine Maintenance Inspections - Load Testing Dispersal Components
Tuesday, January 14 - OWTS Technology Management – Disinfection
Wednesday, January 15 - OWTS System Controls
Thursday, January 16 - Low Pressure Pipe & Drip Dispersal Fundamentals
Friday, January 17 - Onsite Water Reuse Symposium & Technology Fair
The City of Malibu Environmental Sustainability Division will host the California Onsite Wastewater Association (COWA) for five days of valuable onsite wastewater education & training at the Malibu City Hall facilities. After a series of one day educational programs, allmeeting the City of Malibu recertification requirements, the week will culminate in a visionary Onsite Water Reuse Symposium & Technology Fair.
The Onsite Water Reuse Symposium & Technology Fair provides a forum for Onsite Industry Professionals and stakeholders from around the world to exchange information on treatment technologies that are being employed as both rural wastewater solutions and urban sewer mining strategies.
A series of presentations in the 250 seat Malibu City Hall Board Chambers will feature projects, related case studies and discussions on current policies. While the Technology Fair will be open from 9AM to 3:30PM for the general public, we have scheduled in 3.5 hours of dedicated Symposium breaks for exhibition time. Twenty minute exhibitor presentations will run all day during exhibition hours. Gourmet Food Trucks will be on hand for the Symposium lunch break, all included in your Symposium registration. COWA envisions integrated water strategies as the next wave of business opportunities for the Onsite Industry, demonstrating an increased commitment to water resource protection
Join us for this look to the future with one eye on sustainability and the other on business opportunity.
To learn more, and/or register for any or all of the COWA Malibu Series events, click her for Online Information and Online Registration. Persons registered to attend any of the one day training programs are invited to attend the Technology Fair compliments of COWA and our Exhibition Partners.
State Policy, State of the Industry, A New Role for COWA
Call it the right place at the right time, or call it hard work and diligence, COWA has become a strong Partner in the implementation of the new California Onsite Wastewater Policy. In this publication you will learn more about COWA’s involvement with - Training State and Regional Board staff - Working with CCDEH* developing LAMP** and Public Education workshops. - New education and training programs to help raise the professional bar in CA.
* California Conference of Directors of Environmental Health
** Local Agency Management Plan
An Industry in Transition
“Change, a small word with a big meaning” words of wisdom from COWA President, Mark Adams.
Modern civilization has experienced a number of historical integrated transitions in energy, communications and transportation. While there have been significant advancements in water resource management, only recently has it become clear that resource recovery will play an important role in a sustainable future. In what some are referring to as the “Data Era,” rapid developments in distributed energy and water, information transfer, smart grid management, alternative fuels and resource recovery supporting net energy neutrality offer tremendous opportunities for job creation. These developments align with the elements of sustainability; economical sustainability, environmental sustainability and societal sustainability, coupled with the benefits to community health, community planning and property values.