World Aquatic Health Conference - Broadcast Site 

ORFA Joins NSPF® as a Partner in the 1st Annual World Aquatic Health broadcast event!

The Ontario Recreation Facilities Association (ORFA) is proud to partner with the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF®) to provide access to the 1st Annual WAHCity, a World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) broadcast event.

The World Aquatic Health™ Conference will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, October 10-12, 2018. In addition to this conference, there will be six broadcast locations across North America, including Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The ORFA will act as host for the Niagara Falls broadcast site.

The WAHC is an extraordinary educational conference for aquatic industry professionals to discuss, learn, and network with like-minded people. Each year, attendees report having gained new information and valuable connections that directly benefit their field of work. This scientific conference is filled with seminars covering a variety of topics, such as Health Benefits and Aquatic Therapy Techniques, Drowning Prevention, Facility Management, Public Health, New Technology, Advanced Chemistry, and Advanced Service Concepts.

WAHCity: Niagara Falls attendees will gather at the Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark - Niagara Falls, Ontario to view WAHC keynotes and the Elements of WAHC track broadcast from Charleston, South Carolina. Once you register for WAHCity: Niagara Falls, you will receive an email confirmation with a code and phone number to make your hotel reservation at the Great Wolf Lodge Waterpark - Niagara Falls. The special hotel rate is $199USD per night, which includes a Family Suite and 4 waterpark passes.

WAHCity: Niagara Falls attendees will also have access to industry table tops, networking opportunities, refreshment breaks, and a special behind-the-scenes waterpark facility tour!

Seating is limited! Early registration rates ends July 31, 2018.



The WAHCity: Niagara Falls Registration Fees:

  • Early Rate - $225USD until July 31, 2018
  • Regular Rate - $300USD after August 1, 2018


About the World Aquatic Health™ Conference

The leading global aquatic research forum, the WAHC is tailored to educate professionals involved in all aspects of aquatics: those affiliated with aquatic facilities, pool and spa industry, service providers, consultants, parks & recreation, water parks, manufacturers, academia, associations, builders, community organizations, distributors, hotels, government, health/medical, retail, and media. Watch the video to learn more now.

About National Swimming Pool Foundation®

We believe everything we do helps people live happier and healthier lives. Whether it’s encouraging more aquatic activity, making pools safer, or keeping pools open, we believe we can make a difference. To further this mission, in 2018 we welcomed The Alliance to the NSPF® family, now the largest member association in the aquatics industry. In 2016 we merged with GENESIS, the educational leader for designers and builders of residential pools and spas. In 2012, we launched the Step Into Swim™ Campaign, a 10- year initiative to create one million more swimmers. Founded in 1965 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit and located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, NSPF proceeds go to fund education, research and to help create swimmers. Visit,,, or call 719-540-9119 to learn more.

About Ontario Recreation Facilities Association

The ORFA was created in 1947 and incorporated in 1951 as a provincially-recognized, not-for-profit, volunteer-driven recreation organization. The ORFA has over 6,500 members who operate and manage recreation facilities in municipalities, educational institutions, government agencies, First Nations communities and in the private recreation sector, including those businesses and industries that support the recreation sector. ORFA’s mission is to provide leadership in the development and delivery of innovative training and education programs, value-added services, and quality products for the benefit of the recreation facility profession. Visit, or call 416-426-7062.