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TN Online Training | Data Collection and Mapping for Small Wastewater Systems: Making Electronic Maps Less Scary – Session 1

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Date and Time: 6-7-2022 @ 02:00 PM (EST) to 6-7-2022 @ 04:00 PM (EST)
Location: Online Event

Session 1 | Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Session 2 | Thursday, June 9, 2022

*Register once for both sessions

Description: With limited revenues, aging infrastructure, and regulatory obligations to meet, a comprehensive approach to managing your wastewater system is vital. This 2-part training will cover Asset Management’s core components and asset data gathering to develop a robust asset inventory and event data that supports analysis and data-informed decision making.

In the second session, the training focuses on wastewater system mapping, including how and why GIS maps are useful to wastewater utilities. We will cover how locational data collected for your wastewater system assets can be used to create a map as well as examining some real-life examples of how utilities have used GIS maps to improve efficiency and practice better asset management. This training will explore a variety of mapping platforms and compare paid mapping products with free software programs to prepare you to select the right mapping software for your wastewater system. Throughout we will focus on useful resources available and how to best utilize collected system data.

Trainers: James Markham, Research Engineer; Dawn Nall, Research Engineer; and Luke Andrews, Research Scientist, Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico

Cost: Complimentary.

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

Continuing Education Units: This training is approved for 4 hours of continuing education credit toward any WT or WW classification(s) by Tennessee DEC. To be eligible for credit, attendees must register and attend individually for both sessions, and participate in polls.