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ACWA: Everyone's Wastewater is Someone Else's Drinking Water
Sun, October 16, 2016, 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM MDT
Join us on October 16th for a tour of the Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA) facility and a pizza and networking event!
The University of Calgary’s ACWA Research Facility is an unique research partnership embedded within the City of Calgary’s Pine Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. ACWA bridges the research gap between bench/pilot-scale testing and applications used in full-scale municipal wastewater treatment plants, replicating real-world situations and enabling research that cannot be performed elsewhere in the world. For the first time, scientists are working side-by-side with municipal wastewater operators to replicate environmental water problems within a full-scale municipal wastewater treatment plant. With 3.8 kilometres of naturalized research streams, scientific experts in ecology, biology, toxicology, microbiology, process engineering, medicine and public health – along with municipalities and industrial partners – work to protect public health and receiving waters.
Learn more about ACWA at http://ucalgary.ca/acwa/.
11:30 – Pizza lunch / Networking
12:15 – Introductions
12:45 – Pre-talk and Questions
1:15 – Pine Creek & ACWA Tour
** Please do not put the address into your GPS, this will not bring you to the ACWA facility.
Attendees will be sent directions to the ACWA facility via email in advance. Access the ACWA facility via 194th Ave. S.E.
Please wear closed-toed shoes/boots
Please do not wear dresses/skirts/kilts (i.e. no bare skin below the waste)
Please dress warmly as a portion of the tour will be outside