UPCOMING TRAININGS

Alabama | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: Fire Logistics Building (Big Training Room)
2015 McFarland Boulevard East
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Cost: FREE!
Date: 2/10/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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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.

*Workshop information has been submitted to the state for CEUs/CECs

Tennessee | Water Loss Reduction & Rate Setting Workshop for Small Drinking Water Systems

Funding CoordinationLocation: JEA Training Facility, Auditorium, 320 Highway 45 By-Pass Jackson, TN 38301
Cost: FREE!
Date: 2/18/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Map: Click here

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 This workshop, for water systems that serve 10,000 or fewer people, focuses on two crucial aspects of water system finance and management—addressing water loss and setting rates.  Participants will be introduced to establishing an effective water loss control program at their water system, in particular how to begin to address non-revenue water including both apparent losses and real losses (leakage).  In addition, participants will learn about how to set water rates that cover the full costs of the water system, including the depreciation of capital assets.  The workshop will include a mix of presentations and hands on activities and is best suited for individuals who make financial and managerial decisions on behalf of the water system.

*This workshop is approved by the TN Department of Environment and Conservation for 6 CEUs/CECs

Mississippi | Working Smarter to Save Money: Finance and Management Tools and Techniques for Small Water Systems

pipeLocation: MSU Extension Service Building, 400 CJ Hardin Jr. Road, Pontotoc, MS 38863
Cost: FREE!
Date: 2/19/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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This workshop, for water systems that serve 10,000 or fewer people, focuses on three crucial aspects of water system finance and management—addressing water loss, managing the energy use of water systems, and setting rates.  Participants will be introduced to establishing an effective water loss control program at their water system, in particular how to begin to address non-revenue water including both apparent losses and real losses (leakage).  In addition, participants will learn about strategies to reduce the cost of energy use within a water system.  Finally, participants will learn about how to set water rates that cover the full costs of the water system.  The workshop will include a mix of presentations and hands on activities and is best suited for individuals who make financial and managerial decisions on behalf of the water system.

*This workshop is approved for 6/3R CEUs.

Louisiana | Asset Management for Small Water Systems

water_meterLocation: Historic Fire House, 200 East Mississippi Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270
Cost: FREE!
Date: 02/24/2015
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 for CECs and is pending approval.

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.

 

Oklahoma | Financial Management Workshop for Small Water Systems

Funding CoordinationLocation: City of Tulsa A.B. Jewell Water Treatment Plant, Display Room, 18707 E. 21st St, Tulsa, OK 74134
Cost: Free!
Date: 03/05/2015
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

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This workshop is designed for local government drinking water system managers, finance directors, elected officials, or anyone who is involved with financial decisions for their water system. The objective of the workshop is to provide participants with financial tools to ensure their systems can continue to deliver safe reliable water for years to come.

This workshop will cover rates and rate setting, controlling costs, planning for capital expenses, accessing external funding (loans and grants), tracking and benchmarking financial performance, and other Enterprise Fund issues that small water systems face.

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.

Florida | Management and Finance Tools and Techniques

Funding CoordinationLocation: St. Johns County Utilities, Matanzas Conference Room, 1205 State Road 16, St. Augustine FL, 32084
Cost: Free!
Date: 03/12/2015
Time: 8:30am – 3:45pm
Agenda: Click Here

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This workshop will provide tools and techniques to small water systems that will allow them to work smarter to save money.  Topics covered include Asset Management, Basics of Water Finance and Rates, Access to Capital/Multi-Funding, Energy and Water Efficiency, and Water System Collaboration.  Time will be given for discussion and questions.

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

Missouri | Asset Management Workshop

water-pipe-300x199Location: Lewis & Clark State Office Building, LaCharrette Conference Room 1101 Riverside Drive Jefferson City, Missouri, 65101
Cost: Free!
Date: 03/19/2015
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm (Registration starts at 8:30)

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Asset Management: What’s in it for me?
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.

Free lunch will be provided by the Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center.

Maryland | Financial Management Workshop for Small Water Systems

Funding CoordinationLocation: Mount Airy Town Hall, 110 S Main St, Mt Airy, MD 21771
Cost: FREE!
Date: 3/26/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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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.

*Workshop information has been submitted to the state for CEUs/CECs

Oregon | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: Tualatin Valley Water District, 1850 SW 170th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97006
Cost: FREE!
Date: 4/8/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Map: Click here

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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 including:
-  Rate setting
-  Capital planning
-  Affordability
-  Available loans and grants

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.

 

Rhode Island | Management and Finance Tools and Techniques

Funding CoordinationLocation: Pawtucket Water Supply Board, 85 Branch St, Pawtucket, RI 02860
Cost: Free!
Date: 04/14/2015
Time: 8:30am – 3:45pm
Agenda: Click Here

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This workshop will provide tools and techniques to small water systems that will allow them to work smarter to save money.  Topics covered include Asset Management, Basics of Water Finance and Rates, Access to Capital/Multi-Funding, Energy and Water Efficiency, and Water System Collaboration.  Time will be given for discussion and questions.

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

Arkansas | Asset Management Workshop

water_meterLocation: Maumelle Training Center418 Hyman Dr, Maumelle, AR 72113
Cost: FREE!
Date: 04/16/2015
Time: 8:00 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 for CECs and is pending approval.
  • Complementary lunch provided by Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center

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.

Michigan | Financial Management Workshp

Funding CoordinationLocation: Bovee University Center, Central Michigan University, 103 E. Preston, Mt. Pleasant MI 48859
Cost: FREE!
Date: 4/29/2015
Time: TBD

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.

Kansas | Fiscal Planning and Rate Setting for Small Water Systems

Funding CoordinationLocation: Newton Fire/EMS Station #3, 2520 S. Kansas Avenue, Newton, KS 67114
Cost: Free!
Date: 04/30/2015
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

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The Kansas Department of Health Environment (KDHE) Capacity Development Program, in partnership with Wichita State Environmental Finance Center (EFC ), Ranson Financial and Kansas Municipal Utilities (KMU), encourages representatives from your utility to attend an upcoming rate setting and financial planning training.  The session provides participants with an understanding on major considerations when setting rates; rate structure options and pricing objectives; financial planning considerations; and strategies for communicating rate information to your board and community. The training will provide classroom instruction as well as interactive participant exercises and discussion.

More information: See Agenda

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

Kentucky | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: Barren River Area Development District, Bowling Green, KY
Cost: FREE!
Date: 5/5/2015
Time: TBD

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.

 

Seneca Nation Asset Management Training for Utility Management and Operations

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Location: Cattaraugus Community Center, Seneca Cattaraugus Territory, 12767 Route 438, Irving NY 14081
Cost: Free
Date: May 5 – May 6
Time: May 5 from 8:30am – 4:30pm and May 6 from 10:30am to 2:30pm
Who should attend: Tribal Council, Administrators, Financial Officers, Tribal Management, and O&M Staff and Managers
Agenda: Click Here

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This course provides an overview of the importance of establishing a well-defined utility operational framework. This course explores the possible structural options and components of an effectively operated tribal utility maintenance organization based on principles of Asset Management (AM).

  • Day 1 will cover general asset management topics and is recommended for all attendees and will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
  • Day 2 will focus on asset management on the Seneca Nation and will run from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

 

 

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