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Basics & Theory

AWWA: How Water Works
American Water Works Association describes processes, equipment and technology involved in a water supply and wastewater treatment system.
Education & Training

CWWA: Search For Canadian Water Education
Canadian Water and Wastewater Association provides online database search for educational courses and resources on water, water quality and water conservation.
Industry Information

BCWWA: Are Our BC Water Systems At Risk?
BC Water & Waste Association report Assessing the Financial Sustainability of BC's Municipal Water and Sewer Systems assesses the financial capacity of BC's municipalities to maintain, renew, and replace our existing water and wastewater infrastructure.
Industry Sectors

BCGWA: British Columbia Ground Water Association
BC Ground Water Association represents the groundwater industry including water well drillers, manufacturers and equipment suppliers, pump installers, and hydrogeologists.

BCWWA: BC Water & Wastewater Association
BCWWA is the trade association representing water and wastewater industry professionals in BC and Yukon.

CWWA: Canadian Water & Wastewater Association
Canadian Water & Wastewater Association is a non-profit national body representing the common interests of Canada’s public sector municipal water and wastewater services and their private sector suppliers and partners.
Information Sources

BCGWA: Links To Resources On Water & Groundwater
British Columbia Ground Water Association provides association and industry links to information and resources on water and groundwater.

Environment Canada: Online Publications On Water & Conservation
Environment Canada offers online Canadian government publications on water and water conservation including educational, general topics, wise use of water, statistics, specialized, and technical.
Issues & Performance

BC Gov: BC Standards & Best Practices For In-Stream Works
BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air guide Standards and Best Practices for Instream Works will help in planning and carrying out proposed development activities so that they: comply with applicable legislation, regulations, and policies; and meet provincial standards of performance. (PDF)

BCWWA: Adapting Infrastructure For Changing Climate
BC Water & Waste Association report Adapting Infrastructure for a Changing Climate discusses whether the water and waste community in BC and Yukon should change the way that it approaches planning and design of water infrastructure to incorporate climate change adaptation. (PDF)

BCWWA: Building A Climate-Ready Water Utility Regulatory System
BC Water & Waste Association report Building a Climate-Ready Regulatory System identifies laws and regulations that effect a utility's ability to adapt to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively. (PDF)

BCWWA: Characteristics Of Rural BC Water Systems That Influence Drinking Water Advisories
BC Water & Waste Association online report Characteristics of Small Residential and Commercial Water Systems that Influence their Likelihood of Being on Drinking Water Advisories in Rural BC, characterizes water systems on advisory, and identifies variables associated with advisory status and length. It explores how advisory status and length is associated with water systems size, geographic location, governance structure, water source, treatment level, and service type.

BCWWA: Sustainability Of Small Water Systems
BC Water & Waste Association position on sustainability of small water systems is that it advocates that small water, wastewater and stormwater systems should only be created in situations where there is sufficient education or knowledge about the conditions required for sustainability. (PDF)

CWN: 2015 Canadian Municipal Sustainable Water Priorities Report
Canadian Water Network report 2015 Canadian Municipal Water Priorities Report discusses what municipalities need, want and can address in order to collectively move forward as sustainable water communities. (PDF)
Procedures

BCWWA: Water System Assessment User Guide
BC Water & Waste Association water system assessment guide will help an operator or owner of a water system assess the safety and security of a water supply system.
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