Who We Are
Our association represents individuals working for municipalities, utility companies and engineering consulting firms, in every community throughout BC and Yukon. PWABC members are dedicated to improving the quality of life for its citizens by:
Designing, constructing and maintaining roads, bridges and traffic control devices for road safety, active transportation, mobility and commerce.
Designing, constructing and maintaining storm sewers, ditches, detention ponds, dykes and pump stations for protection against flooding.
Designing, constructing and maintaining water mains, reservoirs, pump stations and treatment plants for the supply and distribution of potable water.
Designing, constructing and maintaining parks, public spaces, cemeteries, trails and active areas.
Providing solid waste collection, recycling and disposal services.
Involved in the delivery of power and gas utilities, in maintaining public buildings, in regulating land use and development, and in managing complex public works organizations.
Have an essential role in all phases of emergency management (planning/ preparation, mitigation/ prevention, and response/ recovery).
Actively listening, educating and engaging residents to create thriving communities.
Public works response to emergencies and disasters is recognized as an absolute necessity. From ensuring transportation routes are open to having water to fight fire to weather emergencies (flood, snow/ice, wind) Public Works are always there. By displaying this symbol wherever appropriate, public works agencies can raise awareness among all citizens, government officials, and other first responders about the critical role public works plays in emergency management efforts.
PWABC is a non-profit society registered in B.C. It is affiliated with the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA) and is a chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).
The organization exists to serve its members by providing opportunities for mutual support, education and professional development. It does this through workshops, newsletters, teleconferences and an annual technical conference. Details of up-coming opportunities may be found in the Event Calendar
We believe in the philosophy of mutual support among our members through the development of lasting friendships, the sharing of experiences and the exchange of information province-wide regarding problems and solutions.