Annual Conference


MEA Annual Conference & AGM

Every year the MEA Annual Conference & AGM is hosted by a selected Ontario Municipality in late November. 

In collaboration between the MEA Board of Directors and City of Toronto staff organizing the Conference, unfortunately, the MEA has decided to cancel the 2020 event due to current and ongoing circumstances regarding the COVID19
pandemic and the concern for public health.

The City of Toronto has advised the MEA they would be pleased to host the Conference in 2021.   The MEA and City of Toronto are working on a plan to reschedule this year’s Conference to November of 2021.  

Stay tuned for more details on the conference program and sponsorship opportunities! 

Bridge Building Challenge: 

The annual Bridge Building Challenge is held each year during the Workshop.  Submitted bridges get tested to failure. 
Challenge is open to MEA members and students.  

Download Bridge Challenge Rules

Annual Steve Carroll Memorial East-West Hockey Classic: 

The annual hockey classic is also held each year during the Workshop.  
Annual East/West Steve Carroll Memorial Hockey Classic

Download Hockey Classic Rules

Past Workshop Presentations


1Dan Cozzi - MEA Update

2 George Weider - History of BMR

3Andrea Wilson - South Georgian Bay All Season Heritage

4Brian Wickenheiser - Bridge Rehabilitation

5.  Fred Dobbs - Natural Channel Restoration

6Eric Chassard - Bruce Power's Major Component Replacement Program 

7Mansoor Mahmood - National Harmonization of Construction Codes

8Aziz Ahmed - Area-Wide Linear Infrastructure ECAs

9Aziz Ahmed  Updates to the MECP's Watermain Disinfection Procedure

10Colin Baker - Downtown Infrastructure Renewal in Elora

11Daniel Twigger - City of Barrie Drainage System Models

12Angela Carley - West Gormley External Sanitary Sewer

13Edgar Tovilla - Wastewater Regulatory Tools Improvements

14Michele Grenier - Emerging Water Issues in Ontario

15Ed Graham - Smart City Solutions

16Ray Wilcock - Environmental Impact of CSP 

17Chris Thompson - Introduction to Cold In-Place Recycling

18Andrea Boddy - Specifying Certifications

19Sam Sidawi - Asset Management Planning for Municipal Infrastructure

20Joe Tiernay - Challenges of Creating Asset Management Plans

21Saidur Rahman - Climate Change Adaptive Design 

22. 7 Acres

23Mark Buchanan - Emergency Management Planning Using a Hydraulic Water Model

24Duane Lindner - Envisioning a Sustainable Future

25Reg Russwurm - MCEA Amendments

26.  Walter Kenedi & Andrew Turnbull - MTO Bridge Inspection Update