UPCOMING TRAININGS

WEBINAR: Find Money in the Water System Budget: Energy Management Teams, Baselines and Data Collection

electricmeterRobertLinderLocation: Online – your computer!
Cost: FREE
Date: March 3, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:00pm EDT (12:00-1:00PM MDT)

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For many water systems, the electric (or energy) bill is one of the largest expenses regularly incurred by the water utility. It is also one of the most controllable expenses a water utility will have. However, water utility managers oftentimes never see the bill. Understanding your utility’s energy expenses is one of the first steps to controlling and likely reducing your energy expenses. This webinar will focus on how to conduct an energy audit of your water system, including how to collect data and construct an energy use baseline. These are key steps in preparing to select energy management projects for implementation for your system.

This webinar you will:

  • Walk through the first four steps of implementing an energy management plan
  • Discuss the process of completing an energy audit
  • Hear from a water system that has placed energy management and conservation as the paramount operational goal of the District and realized over 300,000 dollars per year in savings as a result

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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

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.

This workshop has been approved for .6 CEUs from OKDEQ.

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.

This workshop has been approved for 6.0 renewal hours for Treatment, Distribution,  and Wastewater by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (Course Number 1502386)

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
Partner: AWWA – Chesapeake Section

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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 7.5 CEUs/CECs
*The Chesapeake AWWA Section (CSAWWA) has graciously offered to provide morning beverages & lunch for all attendees of this workshop.

New Mexico | Leadership Training

Funding CoordinationLocation: Pueblo of Isleta, Isleta Eagle Golf Course Club House, 4001 NM-47, Albuquerque, NM 87105
Cost: FREE!
Date: 4/1/2015 – 4/2/2015
Time: 4/1/2015: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, 4/2/2015: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Hosted by: The Pueblo of Isleta Public Services Department

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Leadership happens at every level of an organization regardless of the organization’s type or size. There are often strong stakeholder perspectives surrounding water issues and opportunities. Operators who work with water systems and those who support community services need to effectively interact with community residents, boards or commissions, funding and regulatory agencies as well as their internal team members. This training will give you the skills and tools you need to gather support for your program and build relationships with a wide variety of audiences.

This training will help you to:

  • Reduce conflict and plan for the future
  • Provide a decision making process to justify your conclusions and recommendations
  • Improve your ability to create a compelling story and messaging to match your stakeholders and audience and change attitudes and behaviors

 

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: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Partner: AWWA – Michigan Section

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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 information was submitted for continuing education credits.

Kansas | Utility Rate Setting & Financial Planning Training

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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University of North Carolina Environmental Finance Center (EFC), Wichita State University EFC, KS AWWA, Kansas Municipal Utilities (KMU), and Kansas Department of Health Environment (KDHE) 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.

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.

Kentucky | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: Barren River Area Development District, T. Jack Eversole conference room, 177 Graham Avenue, Bowling Green, KY 42101
Cost: FREE!
Date: 5/5/2015
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.

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

 

Illinois | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: Lake County Public Works – Central Permit Facility,
500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville, IL 60048
Cost: FREE!
Date: 5/13/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Partner: AWWA – IL Section

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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.

Ohio | Asset Management Workshop for Small Water Systems

water_meterLocation: Canton WTP Meeting Room, 2664 Harrisburg Rd. N.E., Canton, OH 44705
Cost: FREE!
Date: 5/19/2015
Time: 8:30 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.

Free lunch will be provided by the 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.

Maine | Asset Management Workshop for Small Water Systems

water_meterLocation: University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service, 34 Bedford Street (Wishcamper Building), Portland, Maine 04012, Room: 102
Cost: FREE!
Date: 05/07/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Directions: Directions to Portland Campus | Campus Map

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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.

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.

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.

West Virginia | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: Morgantown Utility Board, 278 Greenbag Rd, Morgantown, WV 26501
Cost: FREE!
Date: 6/23/2015
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.

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.

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.

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