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2016 EOCP Board Elections - Closed

The Election is now closed! Thank you to all of the Operators who participated!

The results will be announced at the June 23rd EOCP AGM.

Peer-2-Peer Findings Final Report

The Water Sector Workforce Profile Full Report completed in December 2015 indicated that work needed to be done to ensure that the workforce can maintain technical skills, meet certification, and satisfy evolving industry needs.  Most recently, the EOCP sponsored a pilot study to assess the effectiveness of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) operator training, and the results are very promising in terms of the use of P2P training as an effective, alternative training method.  If you are a Supervisor or Operator, or a registered training provider, who is interested in finding out more about P2P training, please contact us!

You can view the Water Smart P2P Study Final Report-March 29  here.

EOCP Pleased to Welcome New Executive Director

eocp-wideThe Environmental Operators Certification Program is very pleased to welcome Kalpna Solanki as our new Executive Director.Kalpna Portrait

Kalpna holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science both from Simon Fraser University, as well as a Diploma in Technology (Environmental Health) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Her entrepreneurial background brings to the organization significant executive expertise with a focus on finance and customer relationship management. She has led strategy development and change management initiatives in organizations that have undergone significant change, and rapid growth.

Volunteerism and the non-profit sector are very important to Kalpna. Previously, she was Chair of the Canadian Red Cross Lower Mainland Region, President of the Simon Fraser University Alumni Association, and Director with Big Brothers of the Lower Mainland. Currently she sits on the board of the Investment Agriculture Foundation where she is involved with the Audit and Finance Committee, and chairs the Marketing and Public Relations Committee.

Kalpna is an avid reader, and spends her spare time being active with her family and dogs, and volunteering in the community. Kalpna is thrilled to join the Environmental Operators Certification Program and looks forward to working with the board, staff, clients, and stakeholders.


New Definitions for Water Treatment and Distribution

faviconThe EOCP Board of Directors, with the approval of the Ministry of Health, has recently made a change to the definition of a water treatment facility. View full document

New Guidelines for Direct Responsible Charge (DRC)

faviconThe board has recently approved changes to direct responsible charge (DRC) which, when implemented will:

  • Enable more than one Operator at a time to earn DRC work experience, and encourage facilities/systems to make these opportunities available;
  • Enable Level 1 Operators to begin accumulating DRC work experience (currently restricted to Levels II, III and IV); and
  • Require Operators of water distribution or wastewater collection systems to have DRC work experience to apply for Level III and IV operator certification.

For more on DRC, please click here

FluksAqua - Resource for Small Utilities

Logo_FluksAqua_H_Box+Symbole_RGB_600pxFluksAqua is the online community for water and wastewater operators in British Columbia, the Yukon, Canada and worldwide. FluksAqua is a meeting place where water industry experts (that’s you!) from utilities of all sizes and locations connect and help each other to solve day-to-day operational and system performance issues.

Ask your questions or share your knowledge and experience on our Q&A forum. Each week thousands of your peers visit FluksAqua to find solutions and exchange information. Join your colleagues and help the water and wastewater community better manage its urban water and wastewater systems.  You are an expert; the industry needs you!


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