Westside Solutions Innovation Days Explores Wastewater Treatment Technology April 28-30

April 26, 2015

The Westside Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery Select Committee (Westside Solutions) will be hosting Innovation Days at Royal Roads University April 28-30, 2015.

Innovation Days invites technology companies who recently responded to the Committee’s Request for Technical Information (RFTI) on wastewater treatment and resource recovery to present a high-level case study on their submissions.

The case studies will be presented at Royal Roads University’s Centre for Dialogue over three half-day sessions on April 28, 29 and 30 from 12:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Information on Innovation Day presenters can be found at www.westsidesolutions.ca.

What: Westside Solutions’ Innovation Days

Where: Royal Roads University’s Centre for Dialogue, Learning and Innovation Centre, 2005 Sooke Road

When: April 28-30, 12:30-4:30pm daily

“This event is an important piece of the puzzle in finding the right solution to wastewater treatment on the westside,” said Mayor Barbara Desjardins. “Information from this event will provide a base of information that will be very helpful in developing our plan for wastewater treatment and resource recovery.”

It is expected that there will be a total of seven presentations over the three days, each presentation lasting about one hour, including a short question and answer period. Technology presenters who are unable to attend in person at Royal Roads will be presenting their information through live video conferencing.

Invitations were sent out for this event. Additional attendees may be accommodated, but seating at the venue is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis. Those interested in viewing the presentations through live webcast can do so by going to: https://livestream.com/royalroads/events/3954236 

In addition, all presentations, information materials and relevant links will be posted to www.westsidesolutions.ca after the event.

The Westside Select Committee was formed last fall to to proceed with developing options for wastewater treatment and resource recovery. Westside communities - Esquimalt, View Royal, Colwood and Langford, and the Songhees Nation, with the support of the CRD, have initiated Westside Solutions, a project designed to evaluate options and recommend site(s) for potential liquid waste treatment and resource recovery plan for the westside communities. This plan, in combination with a plan from the Eastside Select Committee could form the basis for an amendment to the Core Area Liquid Waste Management Plan.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Kristin Quayle, Communications Coordinator
CRD Corporate Communications
Tel: 250.360.3623

Sandra Russell, Communications Manager
City of Colwood Administration Departmen
Tel: 250.478.5999
Cell: 778.677.5345

Ritchie Morrison, Communications Coordinator
Township of Esquimalt 
Phone: 250.414.7122