Location | Muskingum County Conference & Welcome Center – 205 N. 5th Street, Zanesville, OH 43701
Description: This training will cover concepts of asset management and GIS for water systems in two sessions.
Morning Session | Asset Management for Water Systems:
Asset management is a critical planning activity for water systems. Attendees will learn key steps for comprehensive asset management, including how to: build an asset inventory, determine levels of service, define roles and responsibilities, identify and calculate risk, forecast fiscal needs, and adjust the budget accordingly.
Afternoon Session | GIS for Water Management:
Geographic information Systems (GIS) are important for water utility management applications, but they can be expensive. Attendees will gain an introduction to using GIS for water management. The training workshop will introduce basic concepts of GIS, including how data is organized, how to import information from spreadsheets and other common sources, and several relevant tools in GIS software for utility management. Examples of using GIS for water-related applications will be covered will be covered using some common GIS software.
Trainer: Erik Porse, PhD, Research Engineer & Policy Analyst, Environmental Finance Center at Sacramento State
Continuing Education Units: Approved for 5.0 TCHs for Water and Wastewater Operators by Ohio EPA.
Please Note: Lunch will not be provided and is the responsibility of attendees.
Who Should Attend:
- Managers, owners, and operators of water systems serving less than 10,000 people, or wastewater systems with an average daily flow of less than 1 million gallons
- Decision-makers for water and wastewater utilities, including mayors, finance officers, utility managers, public works directors, city councilors, board members, tribal council members, and clerks
- Consultants and technical assistance providers serving water and wastewater systems
Venue Name - Muskingum County Conference & Welcome Center