UPCOMING TRAININGS

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.

WEBINAR: Ask the Expert: A Unique Opportunity to Ask Your Asset Management Questions or Seek Advice on How to Begin

antique_rainbarrelLocation: Online – your computer!
Cost: FREE!
Date: 05/12/2015
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT / 10:30 – 12:00 PDT

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If you have been to an asset management training or have considered or even started asset management activities, you probably have generated many questions about the process. For example, “Where is a good place to start?” or “What options do I have for mapping my system?” or “How do I number my assets?” You may have specific questions regarding something you’ve tried and had difficulty with.  This webinar will provide individuals with a unique opportunity to ask any and all questions regarding asset management or implementing asset management.

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 approved for 6 Renewal Training Credits (RTC) by the IEPA.

*Lunch is sponsored by the AWWA Section.

Ohio | Asset Management Workshop for Small Water Systems

water_meterNEW Location: Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5710-5712 12th St. NWCanton, OH 44708
Cost: FREE!
Date: 5/19/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Registration is Closed – Class is Full

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.

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.

Missouri | Leadership Training

Funding CoordinationLocation: Missouri Department of Natural Resources, 500 NE Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
Cost: FREE!
Date: 6/3/2015 – 6/4/2015
Time: 6/3/2015: 8:30am – 5:00pm, 6/4/2015: 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 participant’s ability to turn dry numbers into a compelling story and message.

Presenters: Sarah Diefendorf & Lauralee Barbaria

Free lunch will be provided by WSU EFC.

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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More information coming soon.

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

Rhode Island | Leadership Workshop through Effective Communications and Decision Making

ManagerialandFinancialLeadershipLocation: Scituate, Rhode Island
Providence Water Supply
61 RI-116 (North Road)
Hope, RI 02831
Cost: 
Free!
Date: 
06/10/2015 -06/11/2015
Time: 
June 10 | 8:30am – 4:30pm, June 11 | 8:30am – 12:30pm

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Why Attend

Strong communication and decision making skills are critical to a successful leader, and leadership happens at every level of a system regardless of size. Public works directors, water utility managers, operators, and finance staff need to effectively communicate their decisions to rate payers, boards or commissions, funding and regulatory agencies, and staff.

You will be introduced to skills and tools to:

  • Communicate more effectively
  • Reduce conflict among stakeholders
  • Effectively plan for the future

Learn a decision-making process that will provide justifiable conclusions and recommendations.

Improve your ability to create a compelling message for diverse audiences to garner support, and change attitudes and behaviors.

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 approved for 8 continuing education hours. 

Puerto Rico | Financial Management Workshop

Funding CoordinationLocation: San Juan Region, Ponce Region or Arecibo Region
Cost: Free!
Date: June 16, June 17, or June 18
Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Partner: PRW&EA

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This workshop is for small water systems that serve 10,000 people or less. In the workshop, we will look at the cost to the water system to maintain compliance with regulations, repair and maintain the system. We will explore ways that systems in the same area may be able to share resources in order to reduce their costs. The workshop will help participants learn how to create a balanced budget. A main focus will be on creating the revenue needed to balance the budget. This will include the need to charge water rates, as well as 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 will be provided. We will look at programs to address affordability concerns for customers. Other methods of raising revenue, such as connection fees, will be discussed. We will also look at other financing options such as loans, grants, and private donations.

This workshop has been submitted for continuing education credits.

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

Funding CoordinationLocalidades: Región San Juan, Región Ponce, Región Arecibo
Costo: Libre de Costo
Cuando: 16, 17, o 18 de junio de 2015
Hora: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Socio: PRW&EA

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El taller está diseñado y dirigido para los sistemas de agua potable que abastecen a 10,000 o menos habitantes. Se hablara sobre el costo del sistema, apegándose a las regulaciones de abastecimiento de agua potable, así como las reparaciones y mantenimiento regular del sistema. Exploraremos las opciones para que los sistemas que están en la misma área puedan compartir los recursos para reducir sus gastos. El taller ayudará a los participantes a planear presupuestos balanceados. El enfoque principal del taller es crear el nivel de ingreso necesario con el fin de mantener un presupuesto balanceado. Esto incluye la necesidad de cobrar tarifas para el abastecimiento de agua potable, así como ajustar las mismas con el tiempo. Se facilitara información en cómo generar y atraer el apoyo por parte de la comunidad  así como comunicar a los consumidores la necesidad del pago por el abastecimiento de agua potable. Exploraremos programas que ayudaran a los consumidores preocupados por el costo del servicio. Métodos para elevar el nivel de ingreso, como las tarifas de conexión. De la misma manera hablaremos sobre diversas opciones de financiamiento como préstamos y donaciones privadas y públicas.

La información del taller/curso ha sido enviada al Estado por CEUs/CECs

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
Cost: FREE!
Date: 6/16/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Partners: AZ Water Association, AZ Water Infrastructure Finance Authority

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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.

 

Massachusetts | Asset Management Workshop 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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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.

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.

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.

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