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2021 Workshops

2021 Virtual Training will resume in April 

Please watch for email notices and check back here regularly for updates

Upcoming Workshops

    • 19 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 20 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 0
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    Controlling Wastewater Collection Inflow and Infiltration

    This course will be presented in two morning sessions on April 19 & 20, 2021, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

    You must attend both sessions to receive credit for completing the course.

    CEU Credits: 0.7

    This course explores the techniques and equipment used by wastewater collection system operators to identify and control the inflow and infiltration.

    The course explores the sources of infiltration and inflow through such means as: flow testing, dye testing, smoke testing, as close circuit television and other techniques to help discover inflow and infiltration problems. The latter portion of the course introduces methods of repairing and controlling inflow and infiltration.

    What will be covered:

    • List the causes of inflow
    • List causes of infiltration
    • State the methods of locating the sources of infiltration and inflow
    • Describe the methods that are in common use to control infiltration and inflow
    • List some of the do’s and don’ts in providing excellent customer services

    This workshop will be presented via a Zoom Webinar. Registrants should confirm prior to the day of the event that their computer supports Zoom software. 

    All attendees must have their own computer with audio and video capabilities to participate. 

    • 19 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 20 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Training (Moodle & Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)
    • 0
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    Membrane Filtration

    This course will be presented in two afternoon sessions on April 19 & 20, 2021, 1:00 pm – 5 pm.

    You must attend both sessions to receive credit for completing the course.

    CEU Credits: 0.6

    Course Description: Understanding the function of the equipment and process is vital to the proper operation and maintenance of a water treatment plant. This workshop will review the basic principles of membrane filtration and the parameters that affect its operation. The workshop will review the fundamentals and practical aspects of membranes. Topics included: raw water quality and its impact on pre-treatment and on membrane selection; pre-treatment; membrane operation; water quality analysis; system operation including backwash/flushing and clean-in-place procedures; system maintenance; instrumentation/controls; record keeping and review of SDS sheets.

    This workshop will be presented by Northern Lakes College online, using Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

    All attendees must have their own computer with audio and video capabilities to participate.

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 22 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Training (Moodle & Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)
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    Lagoon Operation and Maintenance

    This course will be presented in two morning sessions on April 21 & 22, 2021, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.

    You must attend both sessions to receive credit for completing the course.

    CEU Credits: 0.6

    Course Description: This workshop covers in detail the aquatic environment of a wastewater lagoon and the respective characteristics of aerobic, anaerobic and facultative ponds. Also covered are the theory and function of lagoon operation, lagoon design, development of proper lagoon O&M programs, as well as review of the provincial environmental regulations. Calculations related to loading and discharge are demonstrated.


    This workshop will be presented by Northern Lakes College online, using Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

    All attendees must have their own computer with audio and video capabilities to participate.

    • 21 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 22 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 0
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    Basic Lab Procedures for Water Operators

    This course will be presented in two afternoon sessions on April 21 & 22, 2021, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

    You must attend both sessions to receive credit for completing the course.

    CEU Credits: 0.7

    This course has been developed with support and contributions with one of Canada’s leading municipal drinking water laboratories (Hamilton Public Works) to provide operators with a better understanding of proper protocols, procedures and techniques for conducting tests and analysis’ as allowed for operators within the restrictions stipulated under current regulations.

    Participants will be provided with information to address the “What can be done and how’s” to ensure maximum compliance and test validities. Instruction will also be provided on the proper use of the typical analysis equipment and techniques.

    All attendees must have their own computer with audio and video capabilities to participate. 

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Training (Moodle & Blackboard Collaborate Ultra)
    • 0
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    Water Distribution Maintenance

    This course will be presented in a single morning session on April 23, 2021, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.


    CEU Credits: 0.3

    Course Description: The workshop looks at water quality requirements for water entering storage reservoirs and distribution systems, as well as the requirements at the most distant sections of the distribution system. The effects of the system on water quality degradation and customer response are discussed. Descriptions and maintenance of major system components are presented. These components include pumps, motors, controls, storage reservoirs and water mains. The options regarding pipeline preventative maintenance are also presented.

    This workshop will be presented by Northern Lakes College online, using Moodle and Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.

    All attendees must have their own computer with audio and video capabilities to participate.

    • 23 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Training (Zoom)
    • 4
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    Hydrogen Sulphide Awareness

    This half day course will be a single afternoon session on April 23, 2021, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm.


    CEU Credits: 0.4

    This half-day course provides information about the characteristics and health effects of hydrogen sulphide.

    What will be covered:

    • Properties of hydrogen sulphide
    • Monitoring of hydrogen sulphide
    • Health effects of exposure
    • Rescue and first aid
    • Personal safety
    • Emergency procedures
    • Self-contained breathing apparatus demonstration

    All attendees must have their own computer with audio and video capabilities to participate. 

Correspondence Courses

Correspondence courses can be purchased by selecting the course below or visiting our store.

Workshop Development

MWWA is always looking for new partners to provide professional and engaging workshops for operators.

If you are interested in working with the MWWA to develop and provide training to Manitoba operators please review the RFP Guidelines for Education Services or contact the MWWA office.

Continuing Education Guidelines

Guidelines for Continuing Education Unit Evaluation and Credit  and a complete listing of all Provincially approved training can be found on the Manitoba Government website.

Guidelines and Approved Training

CEU Certificates

Starting in November 2020, the MWWA will be adding any newly acquired CEU Certificates to your account. Please follow the instructions here to access your certificates. Your account is capable of storing up to 20 certificates please ensure that you copy and remove any certificates that can no longer be used for certification renewal to allow space for new certificates to be added.  If you are not a member of the MWWA your certificate will be emailed to you.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

For the purposes of the operator certification criteria, one CEU represents 10 contact-hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under the capable direction of qualified instructors or otherwise presented in a manner approved by the Director. CEU courses are offered by a variety of providers. To be used towards certification the subject must be “water or wastewater works operations, engineering, science, or a related field”.

Continuing Education Requirements

Effective January 1, 2015 operators will need at least 6.0 CEU's for certificate renewals every 5 years. Operators who hold a certificate in multiple categories must meet CEU requirements for all categories (i.e. combination of training courses in all categories).

Forty-five (45) CEU is equivalent to 1 grade of high school level achievement or 1 year of post secondary education.
The Regulation defines contact-hour as one hour of two-way communication and interaction between a learner and an instructor in order for the learner to gain knowledge and to receive
feedback.

Example

An operator for the Town of Stonewall who is certified in all four categories (the highest being a Class 2) will require 6.0 CEUs to renew all four categories; the same requirement for a class 4 certified Operator who is only certified in one category. The 6.0 CEUs required for the said operator who works for Stonewall must be courses/training related to both water and wastewater, thus the Guidelines indicate “Operators who hold a certificate in multiple categories must meet CEU requirements for both or all categories(ie: combination of training courses in both or all categories)”.
This means they could have 1.2 CEU in water treatment; 2.4 in distribution and collection; 1.2 in wastewater treatment; and 1.2 in safety/first aid, etc.

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