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March 15, 2018
Welcome to this YWWOP Newsletter!
  • In this Newsletter:
        - YWWOP classes coming up shortly:
          -> Soft/Transversal Skills in the Water and Wastewater Context: People
          - Financial support to participate in YWWOP classes.
News about the industry; Events, Reports, Articles, Discussions.

          - Employment opportunities in the Waster & Wastewater sector.
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Click here to see the 2017-2018 SCHEDULE. Registration closes 3 weeks prior to the beginning of any YWWOP class. Check out the diversified, renewed and solid offer. REGISTRATION: 867-668-8710 or
Soft/Transveral Skills in the Water and Wasteater Context: People

Apr 16-20        8:00-3:30pm
Provider: BCWWA

Instructor: Glenn Galy

3.0 CEUs (related fo SWS, WT, WD, WWT, WWC amd SWWS certifications

This 5 day (30 hour) course focuses on "people management" skills required in the Water and Wastewater industry.

This course is especially recommended for Water and Wastewater Operators who:
- are interested in brushing up their management skills and taking them to the next level, or
- are interested in advancing to a supervisory or management role in the future, or were recently promoted to a supervisory or management role, or
- want to earn CEUs.

onsite (Ayamdigut): CRN 20469
web-conferencing (FUZE): CRN 20694

Click for Course Description
Registration Info
Financial Support exists for participating in YWWOP classes. Visit YWWOP webpage (Money Matters) or click here for more info.

For instance:
- The Community Training Trust Fund can support Yukon Staff and elected Officials of Municipal and First Nation Governments and local Advisory groups.
- Regional Community Training Funds can support rural Yukon Individuals –employed or unemployed.
- Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs (CIRNA) can support Canadian Indigenous Governments and Individuals –employed or unemployed.
- Government of Canada’s Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) can support currently unemployed Canadian Indigenous Individuals.
- The Environmental Operator Certification Program (EOCP) can support Canadian Individuals.
- The Northern Territories Water and Waste Association (NTWWA) can support Northwest Territories and Nunavut Individuals and Community groups.

Yukon 2018–19 Budget Includes $3M in Water Resource Spending
by Water Canada

Local construction activity within the Territory will continue to be supported by public spending, in particular for key infrastructure, such as water and wastewater services. [...] It’s stated goal is to make the capital planning process more transparent, and so reduce barriers to First Nations and local businesses in securing government contracts and facilitates planning for upcoming capital projects.

The 2018–19 budget will focus on projects that are eligible for the Clean Water Wastewater Fund, such as sewage lagoons, pump houses, and treatment facilities. Until 2020–21, the government will also access the Small Communities Fund for various upgrades to roads and water systems.

Source: Water Canada | March 02, 2018 - click for complete article

CSA Group opens public review for Standard S900.1: Climate change adaptation for wastewater treatment plants
by CSA Group

This Standard addresses considerations for adapting wastewater treatment plants (existing, new, or retrofit/upgrade projects) to a changing climate by reviewing climate, regulatory, risk, design, construction, and operations and maintenance aspects.This Standard provides a user-friendly framework and tool for designers, engineers, and managers to use when designing, constructing, or operating/maintaining WWTPs.

Source: CSA Group | Feb 21, 2018 - click for complete article

Town Struggles to Staff Water Department
by Andrea Demeer

 Princeton’s water department is down another certified worker and the municipality is now advertising for a water and wastewater specialist.

Currently only one employee with the town’s public works department has certification to operate the water distribution system, and that individual is classified as a Level One operator, while the facility requires an operator with Level Three training, experience and paperwork [...]. Retaining and recruiting certified operators is an industry-wide challenge. 

Source: The Similkameen Spotlight | Dec 04, 2017 - click for complete article
YWWOP classes and EOCP exam sessions can be facilitated at any Yukon College community campus or surrounding NWT and Northern BC community on an on-demand basis. Alternatively, YWWOP classes are available through web-conferencing (FUZE).

-Contact us to organize a class or exam in your Community-
REGISTRATION: 867-668-8710 or
INFORMATION: 867-668-8798 or

Hi... I am Michel Duteau, the interim YWWOP Instructor/Coordinator until June 2018 (Catherine Mallet is on parental leave).
Feel free to contact me: 867-668-8798

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