UPCOMING TRAININGS

Colorado | Multi-funding Workshop

moneyLocation: The Glenwood Springs Community Center , Rooms Sopris A and B. 100 Wulfsohn Road, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Cost: FREE!
Date: 06/02/2015
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

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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.

*Lunch will be provided at this workshop*

This workshop has been approved for 0.6 Supplemental TU’s.

WEBINAR: Find Money in the Water System Budget: Energy Management Project Ideas, Prioritization, and Implementation

electricmeterRobertLinderDate: June 9, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:00PM EST
Location: Online on your computer

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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 utility. It is also one of the most controllable operating expenses a water utility will have. However, even after an energy assessment has been completed and a baseline of energy usage constructed, water utility managers may lack ideas for projects that they could undertake for energy management. Or they may be unsure how to prioritize competing energy management project ideas, and how to implement those projects. This webinar will present some ideas for sample projects, and will focus on how to prioritize and implement such projects.

In this webinar you will:

  • Walk through the 5th and 6th steps of implementing an energy management plan, as outlined in the seven-step framework in the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) Water & Wastewater Energy Management Best Practices Handbook.
  • Discuss some energy management project ideas for small water systems, as well as ways to prioritize and implement such projects.
  • Hear from a water system in Kansas that has done significant energy management work, resulting in operating cost savings.

Presenters:

  • Steve Kubler, Installation Technician, AWI
  • David Tucker, Project Director, EFC at UNC Chapel Hill

For questions about whether credit is available this webinar: 

AWWA will request pre-approval from the state licensing agencies for the webinar. AWWA recommends that you check with your licensing agency to learn about its criteria, rules, and what you need to do in order to receive credit for your attendance. It is your responsibility to verify this information with your licensing agency. For assistance contact educationservices@awwa.org.

IF YOU REQUIRE A CONTINUING EDUCATION CERTIFICATE:
-Each viewer must register individually
-Group rosters will not be accepted

Puerto Rico | Financial Management Workshop for Small Water Systems

Funding CoordinationCost: Free!

Cayey: Universidad de Puerto Rico,
205 Avenida Antonio R. Barceló,
Cayey, PR 00736 – June 16

Ponce: Pontificia Universidad
Católica, 2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferré
Aguayo Ponce, Puerto Rico – June 17

Arecibo: Universidad de Puerto
Rico, Carr. 653 Km. 0.8 Sector
Las Dunas, Arecibo PR 00614 – June 18

Complimentary dinner will be provided.

You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop.

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You will learn:

  • The cost to the water system to maintain compliance with regulations, repair, and maintain the system;
  • Ways to share resources with systems in the same area to reduce costs;
  • How to create a balanced budget, and creating the revenue needed to balance the budget, including the need to -charge water rates and how to adjust those rates over time;
  • Information on how to build community support and communicate to water customers that they should pay for this service;
  • Programs to address affordability concerns for customers;
  • Methods of raising revenue, such as connection fees; and
  • Financing options such as loans, grants, and private donations.

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

Puerto Rico Taller de Finanzas para Sistemas Públicos Pequeños de Agua Potable

Funding Coordination

Cayey: Universidad de Puerto Rico,
205 Avenida Antonio R. Barceló,
Cayey, PR 00736 – 16 de junio

Ponce: Pontificia Universidad
Católica, 2250 Boulevard Luis A. Ferré
Aguayo Ponce, Puerto Rico – 17 de junio

Arecibo: Universidad de Puerto
Rico, Carr. 653 Km. 0.8 Sector
Las Dunas, Arecibo PR 00614 – 18 de junio

Hora: 6:00PM – 9:00PM  

Habrá cena durante el taller.

Usted recibirá un certificado de cumplimiento al finalizar del taller. Register ›

New Hampshire | Asset Management Workshop for Small Water Systems

water_meterLocation: New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 29 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH
Cost: FREE!
Date: 6/16/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Partner: New England Water Works Association

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

Have you wondered:

  • How do I know if I’m spending the limited dollars I get for my operation and maintenance in the right place?
  • How do I deal with my aging infrastructure?
  • How can I make decisions about what maintenance tasks to do?
  • How can I move away from always reacting to problems and instead act before problems occur?

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

This workshop is designed especially for water systems serving 1,000 or fewer people, especially targeting local government systems facing financial and managerial challenges. Systems serving between 1,000 and 10,000 people as well as owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems are also invited to attend.

Arizona | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: Adams Street Training Room, 305 W Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85003 –> Training Location Map 
Cost: FREE!
Date: 6/16/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Partners: AZ Water Association, AZ Water Infrastructure Finance Authority

Workshop reached capacity. Please email mfstefan[at]sog.unc.edu to be added to the waiting list.* 

*Small water systems will receive registration/seating priority

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 has been submitted to the state for continuing education credits.

Massachusetts | Water Efficiency/Water Loss & Financial Impacts for Small Water Systems

water_meterLocation: New England Water Works Association, 125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, MA 01746
Cost: FREE!
Date: 6/17/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Partner: New England Water Works Association

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The Water Efficiency/Water & Financial Impacts Workshop will include a discussion about water audits and determining the quantity of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) for the system, including assessing the nature of the NRW. The training will also include methods to address NRW and dealing with declining revenues related to declining water use.

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.

West Virginia | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: Morgantown Utility Board, 278 Greenbag Rd, Morgantown, WV 26501
Cost: FREE!
Date: 6/23/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 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.

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

Pennsylvania | Asset Management Workshop

water_meterLocation: State College Borough Water Authority, 1201 W Branch Road, State College, PA 16801, Board Room
Cost: FREE!
Date: 6/23/2015
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 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.

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

South Carolina | Asset Management Workshop

water_meterLocation: SCAWWA/WEASC, 121 Executive Center Dr, Suite 115, Columbia, SC 29210
Cost: FREE!
Date: 06/23/2015
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.

Indiana | Asset Management Workshop for Small Water Systems

water_meterLocation: Chandler Community Center, 405 East Washington Street, Chandler, IN  47610
Cost: FREE!
Date: 07/08/2015
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.

Missouri | Leadership Workshop for Small Water Systems

Funding CoordinationLocation: Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 500 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Cost: FREE!
Date: 7/14/2015 – 7/15/2015
Time: 7/14/2015: 8:30am – 5:00pm, 7/15/2015: 8:30am – Noon

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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.

Please note: This training is for small water systems in Region 7, including systems located in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Nine Tribal Nations.

Presenters: Sarah Diefendorf & Lauralee Barbaria

Free lunch will be provided by WSU EFC.

This workshop has been approved for 9 Renewal Training Hours for Water/Distribution/Wastewater (Course Number: 1501695).

Minnesota | Multi-funding Workshop

moneyLocation: Holiday Inn, 75 South 37th Avenue, Saint Cloud, MN 56301
Cost: FREE!
Date: 08/18/2015
Time: 8:30am – 3:30pm

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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.

Washington| Asset Management Workshop

water_meterLocation: Pierce County Environmental Center, 9850 64th Street W., University Place, WA 98467
Cost: FREE!
Date: 8/19/2015
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 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.

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

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

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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.

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

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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. 

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

Click Here to Register

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.

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