UPCOMING TRAININGS

Georgia | Water Loss Workshop for Small Water Systems

Funding CoordinationLocation: UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center, 15 RDC Rd. Tifton, GA 3179
Cost: FREE!
Date: September 1, 2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM 

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Why Attend 

This workshop will introduce participants to establishing an effective water loss control program for their water system.

You Will Learn   

  • The different components of the water balance equation
  • How to perform a water audit
  • How to address non-revenue water including  apparent losses and real losses (leakage)

This workshop has been submitted to the state for continuing education credits. 

 

Vermont | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: Champlain Water District, 403 Queen City Park Road, South Burlington, Vermont
Cost: Free!
Date: 9/10/2015
Time: 8:45 AM – 3:30 PM
Partner: New England Water Works Association

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The objective of this one-day workshop is to provide participants with financial tools to ensure their water systems can continue to deliver safe reliable water for years to come while ensuring financial sustainability. Topics will cover all aspects of the overall financial management and planning of the water system fund. This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people, especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Information will be shared in lecture format, through interactive exercises, sharing of case examples, and by soliciting and answering participant system-specific questions and scenarios.

*This workshop was submitted to the state for continuing education credits.

WEBINAR: Identifying and Overcoming Challenges to Successful Water Utility Partnerships

capital_inset_2Location: Online – your computer
Cost: Free!

Date: 9/11/2015
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 PM EST / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST
Presenter: Jeff Hughes, Director, EFC at UNC Chapel Hill

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This webinar will explore the challenges water systems face when entering into agreements and partnerships with other water systems. The webinar will examine a variety of partnership models, but will focus primarily on agreements to sell and buy water under different conditions.

The webinar will examine agreement challenges and strategies that take into consideration local water supply objectives to help determine if the agreement is being used to provide a permanent water supply, a time limited water supply that allows for postponement of new facilities,  a periodic water supply during times of drought or peak demand,  or an emergency water supply times during times of crisis.

The webinar will include a brief overview of water system agreements and common challenges and the presentation of several example case study scenarios. Participants will have the opportunity to provide their opinions about how they evaluate entering into different types of agreements under different circumstances.

North Dakota | Collaboration Strategies for Water Systems

Funding CoordinationLocation: Stanley City Hall; 208 S. Main St. Stanley, North Dakota, 58784
Cost: FREE!
Date: 9/15/2015
Time: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

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This workshop has been submitted to the state for continuing education credits.

Why Attend

More and more water systems are starting to cooperate and collaborate in order to comply with regulations and provide their communities with safe, plentiful drinking water.

This workshop will examine a variety of partnership models, and will focus on collaborations neighboring systems can establish to become more cost effective, more compliant, more reliable, and more efficient.

During this interactive workshop participants will learn about common areas of cooperation and collaboration and will meet and talk with other water systems to discuss opportunities for labor-saving and cost saving strategies.

Providing quality, adequate and safe drinking water to customers is the goal of all water systems across North Dakota. You don’t have to go at it alone.

Who Should Attend 
For public works directors, water utility managers, operators, and finance staff

This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer customers, though systems of any size may attend.

WEBINAR: Find Money in the Water System Budget: Paying for Energy Improvements

electricmeterRobertLinderLocation: Online – your computer
Cost: FREE!

Date: 9/16/2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT / 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

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For many water systems, the electric (or energy) bill is one of the largest operating expenses regularly incurred by the water system. It is also one of the most controllable operating expenses a water system will have. However, even after energy assessments have been completed, energy usage baselines have been constructed, and project ideas have been drawn up and prioritized, water system managers may lack ideas for how to pay for it. This webinar will focus on energy savings performance contracting (ESPC). In ESPC, an energy services company (ESCO), a financing firm, a measurement & verification (M&V) firm, and a customer (the water system) come together to design, finance, and build energy improvements at the water system.

Learning objectives:

- Participants will gain an overview of the energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) method of designing, building, and paying for energy management projects.

- Participants will hear from a representative of an ESCO about performance contracting for energy management projects, especially for water (and possibly wastewater) systems.

- Participants will hear from a small drinking water system professional about financing energy management projects for the utility, especially using an energy performance contracting model to pay for it.

Texas | Leadership Workshop for Small Water Systems

Funding CoordinationLocation: Wells Branch M.U.D. Community Center, 2106 Klattenhof Dr. Austin, TX 78728
Cost: FREE!
Date: 9/22/2015 – 9/23/2015
Time: 9/22/2015: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, 9/23/2015: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Partner: Capital Area Chapter of Texas Section AWWA

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This workshop, conducted by expert facilitators from the Environmental Finance Center at Dominican University of California, will incorporate examples, stories, and tools that will:

  • Provide the skills to understand and better manage interactions with staff, board, and/or the community;
  • Introduce tools to help reduce conflict and plan for the future; and
  • Improve participants’ abilities to turn dry numbers into a compelling story and message.

Presenters: Sarah Diefendorf and Lauralee Barbaria, EFC West

Who Should Attend
For public works directors, water utility managers, operators, and finance staff

This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer customers, though systems of any size may attend.

This workshop has been submitted to the state for continuing education credits.

Nevada | Water 101: The Basics of Water System Governance

ID-100164943 2Location: Part of the Nevada League conference
Cost: Free!
Date: week of September 28th, 2015

City Councils and Water District Boards have a lot to consider: Federal and state regulations; hiring qualified operators; setting affordable rates; and conducting effective meetings, as well as many other necessary managerial, financial and technical aspects to operating a high quality water utility. Boards are challenged to make the right decisions with complex issues on a routine basis which is no easy task. This session is designed to cover the basics of managerial, financial and technical water system governance and role of the board and council.

West Virginia | Financial Management Workshop for Small Water Systems

Funding CoordinationLocation: Morgantown Utility Board, 278 Greenbag Rd, Morgantown, WV 26501
Cost: FREE!
Date: 10/01/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

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This workshop has been approved by the state for 6.0 CEHs. Course #: CEH2015-018

Systems from surrounding states are welcome to attend.

Why Attend

The objective of this one-day workshop is to provide participants with financial tools to ensure their water systems can continue to deliver safe reliable water for years to come while ensuring financial sustainability. Topics will cover all aspects of the overall financial management and planning of the water system fund.

This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people*, especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Information will be shared in lecture format, through interactive exercises, sharing of case examples, and by soliciting and answering participant system-specific questions and scenarios.

New York | Leadership Workshop for Small Water Systems

Funding CoordinationLocation:Waterloo Fire House, 39 East Water Street, Waterloo, NY 13165
Cost: FREE!
Date: October 6-7, 2015
Time: 10/6/2015: 8:00am – 5:00pm, 10/7/2015: 8:00am – Noon

This workshop has been approved for 9.5 Water Contact Hours and 2.5 PE Hours

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This workshop, conducted by expert facilitators from the Environmental Finance Center at Dominican University of California, will incorporate examples, stories and tools that will:

  • Provide the skills to understand and better manage interactions with staff, board and/or the community,
  • Introduce tools to help reduce conflict and plan for the future, and
  • Improve participants’ ability to turn dry numbers into a compelling story and message.

Presenters: Sarah Diefendorf & Lauralee Barbaria

This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer customers, though systems of any size may attend. 

Indiana | Asset Management Workshop for Small Water Systems

water_meterLocation: Chandler Community Center, 405 East Washington Street, Chandler, IN  47610
Cost: FREE!
Date: 10/08/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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For public works directors, water utility managers, operators and maintenance staff, and finance staff

Have you wondered:

  •  Am I spending revenue dollars in the best way
  •  I can’t do everything I would like to do with my system;
  •  How do I decide what is best for me to do?
  •  Am I providing the best customer service with the resources I have?

Asset management is one way to address these questions. In the current climate of increasing regulations, decreasing revenues, and decreasing water resources, an asset management approach is vital. This workshop will provide you with tools to begin the process and understand the benefits.

  • This workshop has been submitted to the state for continuing education credits.

This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people, especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems are also invited to attend.

New York | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: Homewood Suites by Hilton Newburgh-Stewart Airport (Cadet’s Room – A), 180 Breunig Rd., New Windsor, NY 12553
Cost: Free!
Date: 10/15/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Partners: New York Section AWWA

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This workshop has been approved for 6 Water Contact Hours and 5.5 PE Hours

The objective of this one-day workshop is to provide participants with financial tools to ensure their water systems can continue to deliver safe reliable water for years to come while ensuring financial sustainability. Topics will cover all aspects of the overall financial management and planning of the water system fund. This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people, especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Information will be shared in lecture format, through interactive exercises, sharing of case examples, and by soliciting and answering participant system-specific questions and scenarios.

*This workshop information was submitted for continuing education credits.

Utah | Navigating Water Infrastructure Funding Programs for Small Water Systems

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October 6, 2015 | 8:30am-4:30pm
Layton, UT
*Rescheduled from August 11

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District
2837 E Highway 193
Layton, UT 84040

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This workshop has been submitted to the state for continuing education credits.

Partner: Intermountain Section AWWA

Why Attend
There are several federal and state programs that provide financing for water infrastructure projects. However, the process for securing even loan funds is often highly competitive. This workshop will provide participants with descriptions of individual financing programs and how they may interact with each other. Speakers will include persons involved in administering the programs in the state. Participants will receive basic information on best management practices such as asset management, rate setting, and financial benchmarking which could enhance your system’s funding application.

This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people, especially targeting local government systems facing financial challenges. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems are also invited to attend.

 

 

 

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