UPCOMING TRAININGS

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

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Cost: FREE!

Date: 04/24/2014
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT / 10:30 – 12:00 PDT

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 you with a unique opportunity to ask any and all questions regarding asset management or implementing asset management.  An asset management practitioner – Ross Waugh – with extensive experience implementing the process in New Zealand will be here to answer your questions.  This will be a great chance to hear information regarding what has worked elsewhere in the world and to learn from those experiences.  If you don’t have any questions of your own, you can still greatly benefit from listening in to the questions of others.  This webinar will be hosted by the Environmental Finance Center Network.

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Gallup, NM Asset Management Workshop: What’s in it for me?

antique_rainbarrelUNM Gallup Campus, Calvin Hall, Room 102
705 Gurley Ave, Gallup NM 87301

Date: 4/28/2014
Time: 9:00 – 12:30

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Am I spending my revenue dollars in the best way possible?” or “I can’t do everything I would like to do with my system, so how do I decide what is best for me to do?”  or “I would like to make sure I am able to provide the best customer service I can within the resources I have available, how do I do that?”  The process of Asset Management is one way to address these very questions.  In the current climate of increasing regulations, decreasing revenues, and decreasing water resources, an approach such as asset management is absolutely vital.

You are invited to this half-day workshop to hear more information regarding what asset management
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Posted in Asset Management, Events, New Mexico

EPA Region 5 Leadership workshop

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Medina County Library, Community Room A
201 S. Broadway St, Medina O.H. 44256

Dates and Times:
4/29/2014: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, and
4/30/2014: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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 as well as numerous challenges and opportunities.  Public works directors water utility managers, operators and maintenance staff, and finance staff need to effectively interact with community residents, boards or commissions, funding and regulatory agencies as well as their internal team members. This workshop is designed water systems serving 10,000 or fewer customers. You will be introduced to templates and tools to help you communicate more effectively, reduce conflict among diverse stakeholders,  and effectively plan for the future. You will learn a decision-making process which will lead to justifiable conclusions and recommendations. This training will improve you ability to create a compelling  message for stakeholders and diverse audience with the intention of creating support as well as changing attitudes and behaviors.

*This course is approved by OEPA for 7.25 CEUs

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Posted in Events, Illinois, Indiana, Managerial and Financial Leadership, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin

Collaboration Opportunities for Small Drinking Water Systems

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West Memphis Public Library
213 N. Avalon St., West Memphis, AR 72301

Date: 4/30/2014
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Almost all systems face difficulties meeting regulatory compliance, providing excellent customer service, and managing their assets in the current climate of extremely limited dollars.  Small water systems face even greater difficulties since they have much more limited personnel and financial resources, often referred to as a lack of economy of scale.  One approach to reducing the barriers and increasing the economy of scale is to work cooperatively with other water systems who share geography or other common concerns.  There are many, many ways to collaborate and it is possible to structure collaboration between systems in a way that meets the needs of the individual water systems.  The possibilities include everything from very informal informational sharing to more formal collaborative arrangements that include sharing an operator or manager or developing an emergency interconnection.   This meeting will provide an opportunity to share with fellow systems your common concerns and explore potential collaborative arrangements to see if there are any options that could help you address water or financial resource, infrastructure, or personnel concerns.

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