Ms. Jenkinson is CEO of World Water and Wastewater Solutions
LTD, (WWWS). headquartered in Vancouver Canada and
with a Regional office in St Lucia.
A recognized leader in her field, Valerie Jenkinson graduated as overall top student from her University of British Columbia class and has twice been nominated as Canadian Woman Entrepreneur of the Year.
WWWS has been active in the water and wastewater industry for
the last 14 years. The company has three divisions.
The first, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, provides water and wastewater operator training in Canada the Caribbean and the Philippines with approximately 70 nationally accredited courses.
The second Division provides senior management training for Utility Managers.
BIOGRAPHY | Valerie Jenkinson
The Effective Utility Management Certificate Programme was developed by WWWS and has become a premier training programme for management in the water and wastewater industry in Canada and other jurisdictions.
The Certificate Programme is fully accredited and carries a Completion Certificate from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She personally teaches the Financial Viability, Rate and Tariff Principles and Application, asset Management and Leadership modules.
Valerie has also presented on Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) around the world including the UK the USA Africa, Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia. She has lectured at the University of British Columbia and the BC Institute of Technology.
Valerie has worked with water utilities and national government agencies globally. Projects in the last two years include:
– Partnered with Maynilad Water in establishing a water and wastewater
training programme in the Philippines
– Developed the Revised IWRM Policy and Roadmap for Antigua and Barbuda.
Assisted in the facilitation of the IWRM climate change stakeholder workshop,
sponsored by GWP, in Antigua
– Led her team in conducting Operational Assessments for the National Water
Authorities in St Lucia, Barbados and Antigua and Barbuda, as well as a
number of Canadian Utilities, based on IWRM principles. Each of these
resulted in a revised organizational structure.
– Restructured the Parks and Public Works Division of the City of Port Moody
Canada and aligned staffing needs with Best Practices.
– Assessment of the financial sustainability of the water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector in Haiti 11 WWWS and Associates Valerie has worked on numerous projects in the Caribbean, including the Caribbean Regional Environmental Wastewater Project in 7 countries and is presently working on a Ridge To Reef revitalization project bringing wastewater solutions to the community in Canaries in St Lucia.
In Canada she was the coordinator of the Alternate Energy coalition for the Okanagan. Valerie is extremely active in the community. She was appointed by the Minister of Health to the Board of the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons, was appointed to the Vancouver Economic Development Council, Chairs the Together We Can Foundation – Together We Can being one of the largest drug and alcohol treatment and rehabilitation centres in Vancouver. She sat on the Board of Directors for the Virtual School Society of BC, which is responsible to the Ministry of Education for the on-line courses and tutoring programmes for all primary and secondary schools in BC, and taught a community volunteer programme at UBC. She is the founder and Chair of 100 Women Who Care St Lucia.