South Dakota | Workforce Development and Rate Setting Workshop for Small Water Systems

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Date(s) - 12/01/2016 - 12/02/2016
12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Ramkota Hotel


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Please note the times for this two day workshop are as follows:
December 1, 2016: 12:30pm–5:00pm
December 2, 2016: 8:00am–12:00pm

*A block of rooms has been reserved at the Ramkota Hotel in Pierre under SD AWWA for $95.99. The deadline to reserve a room at this rate is November 1, 2016.

This workshop will help small water systems recruit and retain experienced staff, as well as set rates that will ensure financial sustainability. Topics covered will include succession planning, operator recruitment, and retention strategies. We will discuss the links between workforce development, long-term system sustainability, and long-term planning that also includes communicating with decision-makers. You will also learn how to assess and monitor financial performance, design appropriate rates structures and set fair rates that cover costs, and plan to fund future capital costs.

Trainers: Nick Willis, Program Manager
Wichita State University Environmental Finance Center

Contact: Leslie Garren,

Cost: Complimentary. Please register to reserve your spot.
CEUs: This workshop has been approved by South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources for 7.5 CEU hours.

Who Should Attend:
This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people (though systems of any size may attend), and is particularly targeted to local government systems facing financial challenges. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems are also invited to attend.

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