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  • 08 Oct 2021 11:59 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    American Water Works Association


    Operator Courses - 
    For You OR Your People*

    AWWA instructor-led online High-Tech Operator courses provide affordable and accessible training, for you or your employees.

    The High-Tech Operator course series has been expertly reviewed and revised for 2021, with both new technical content and improved course functionality. These online courses feature instructor-led support and real-time feedback and are structured to complete on your own schedule. However, participants are required to complete all coursework by specific deadlines as outlined in the course descriptions. Make sure to keep on track with the learning and sign up for Course 2 and 3!

    Today is the last day to register for Course 2

    *Each individual needs to register under their own free AWWA account. Please contact Customer Service at 800.926.7337 if you have more than one person to register for a course.

    AWWA is currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our website. Kindly contact Customer Service at 303.794.7711 or 800.926.7337 and dial “0” or email AWWA Customer Service at, if you need assistance registering for this event.


    High-Tech Operator (HTO) Courses
    Fall 2021

    HTO Courses may be completed in any order

    COURSE 1 | Coming Spring 2022
    Gain a comprehensive understanding of SCADA systems, including terms, drawing symbols, naming standards, sample diagrams, descriptions of components, and features.

    COURSE 2 | October 4* – October 22
    Examine the technologies available to track, monitor, and maintain equipment and to represent, locate, and communicate with remote facilities and equipment. Technologies covered include GIS, GPS, and CMMS.
    *there is still time to register for this course.

    COURSE 3 | October 25 – November 12
    Gain a thorough understanding of information management technologies, both server-based and Web hosted. Discuss and compare management systems, applications for collecting and managing performance data, and methods available for securely storing information online.

  • 07 Oct 2021 1:00 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)
    American Water Works Association

    Sponsored Free Webinar


    Free Webinar from Equova:

    The Value of Single-Source Providers of Emerging Contaminant Removal, Including Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances

    November 2, 2021

      11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. MT

    More attention is being paid to our water sources and the contaminants they may contain. Whether it's a drinking water source or groundwater that must be remediated, attendees will learn best practices for mitigating different contaminants, including PFAS. Drinking water professionals, engineers, and construction managers will learn how a single solution partner with mobile and permanent solutions might provide expertise from water testing through media selection, system design, system integration and follow-up services.

    Attendees will walk through a series of case studies that highlight a specific issue with a discussion on how the solution was chosen, and what the results were. The case studies include municipal drinking water and construction dewatering projects.

    Learn More

    The mention of specific products or services in this webinar does not represent AWWA endorsement, nor do the opinions expressed in it necessarily reflect the views of AWWA. AWWA does not endorse or approve products or services.

    Learn More

    AWWA is currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our website. Kindly contact Customer Service at 303.794.7711 or 800.926.7337 and dial “0” or email AWWA Customer Service at, if you need assistance registering for this event.

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  • 06 Oct 2021 3:00 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)


    Up Next: Advancing Municipal Co-digestion

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021 11AM - 12PM ET

    Many stakeholders recognize that the amount of greenhouse gas emissions entering the atmosphere need to be limited, if not reduced, given the negative implications of global warming.

    Since wastewater treatment plants generate a significant amount of GHG emissions, there’s an opportunity for municipalities to help reduce the overall emissions.

    This session will examine the benefits of municipal co-digestion, explore regulatory requirements and financing options for projects, and provide examples of municipalities that are currently undertaking projects.
    Register Now

    Expert Speaker Lineup:

    • Indra Maharjan (Ontario Clean Water Agency)
    • David Blain (City of Chilliwack)
    • Tej Gidda (GHD)
    • Jennifer Green (Canadian Biogas Association)
    • David Unrau (Town of Petawawa)
    • Corinne Lynds (Actual Media)

    Speaking and Sponsorship Opportunities

    Interested in speaking at a webinar?
    Reach out to Simran Chattha at

    Interested in sponsoring a webinar?
    Reach out to Jackie Pagaduan at

    Water Canada presents its Blue Economy Webinar Series. This series focuses on how Canada should define its blue economy and all of the key elements that will ensure a strong national water sector. Each session will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. eastern time on the third Wednesday of the month.

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  • 10 Aug 2021 10:09 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Water and Wastewater Foundations

    (Course Code: WATR-1007 and ID 220711)

    Five-day course: August 30 – September 3, 2021

    Fee: $1018.00

    Registration deadline: August 23, 2021

    This introductory course covers the foundational skills and knowledge operators require for success when writing ABC certification exams. This course is recommended, but optional, prior to taking a Class 1 certification exam preparation course. Industry related Math and Science (chemistry, microbiology, hydraulics and electricity), Safety / Administration /Management, and Equipment / Support systems are all gone over in detail, relative to certification exam requirements.

    Who should take the Foundations Course? RRC has developed a diagnostic quiz designed to objectively assess an individual’s fundamental skill set that will be required for effective participation in a Certification Exam Preparation Course.

    All individuals that have not taken the Foundations Course in the past or have not successfully passed a Water and Wastewater Certification exam should complete the quiz. To acquire a copy of the diagnostics quiz, please contact Patricia Oleksiew at (204) 632-3017 or

  • 10 Aug 2021 9:34 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Blue Economy : Driving Diversity in Canada's Water Industry

    August 18, 2021

    11a.m. ET - 12p.m. ET

    Registration is free at :

    Increasing diversity can help to drive creativity, generate new ideas, and support succession planning. This webinar will explore why it’s important to encourage diversity, what the current barriers are, and what strategies can be used to increase diversity. 

  • 20 Jul 2021 2:08 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)
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    “Transitions are a part of life, allowing for perpetual renewal.”
    – David Simon (HBO's The Wire)

    The return of WCW21

    WCW21 is a chance to renew and reconnect.
    Like many of you or the organizations you work for, the unprecedented challenges we've faced over the last 16 months have forced us to grow, pivot and address new ways to meet challenges and meet our mission. Our reimagined virtual conference is a way to address the upcoming unknowns that we may encounter in September and focus on the things that we can control. 

    A different kind of conference schedule.
    We know we are competing with your time at work, home and against general online fatigue. Our idea was to build a schedule that had something for everyone without the pressure of a heavily packed 3-day schedule. The conference is laid out over a month so you can identify the events that you want to attend and schedule them into your calendar for that day. 

    • The technical sessions happen from 1-4:30 PM (Mountain Time) every Thursday afternoon in September. With your registration, you are able to view the sessions again or catch up on ones you missed for a 3-month period post-conference.
    • The other events such as the AMA (Ask Me Anything), Social Events, Workshops and Keynote are live and will not be repeated. We ask that you carefully review the schedule and block off to attend the events that interest you. 
    • You can collect CEUs for attendance, please ensure that you click that option when you register. Every Thursday afternoon is worth 0.3 CEUs and you must attend the entire afternoon to receive those CEUs. If you attend every Thursday afternoon, you could earn 1.5 CEUs in total. 
    Rates go up on August 1 register now to avoid paying a higher fee. 
    • Member $350 + tax
    • Non-member $425+tax
    *If you have current membership with AWWOA, MWWA, NTWWA, SWWA, WEF or AWWA, you are eligible for member rates. 

    The full conference schedule and technical session information are available online

  • 16 Jul 2021 1:41 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    18th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop: Small System Challenges and Solutions

    Date and Time

    Monday, August 30, 2021 - Thursday, September 2, 2021
    11:00 am - 5:30 pm EDT

    Event Host

    EPA's Office of Research and Development and Office of Water in partnership with the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators

    Event Type



    Registration Open!

    Registration is now open! Please review the workshop agenda prior to registering or have the agenda open for reference while registering.

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    Virtual Workshop

    EPA's free annual drinking water workshop, held in partnership with the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA), will be held virtually again this year. The workshop will provide in-depth information and training on solutions and strategies for handling small drinking water system challenges with a focus on monitoring, distribution, source, and treatment topics. We look forward to providing networking and training opportunities in a virtual setting for a large audience.

    Training and Networking Opportunities

    The workshop speakers and group leaders are experts in their fields from EPA and other federal agencies, state and local agencies, tribes, academia, NGOs, and private industry. The workshop agenda includes the following networking and training opportunities:

    • In-depth training
    • Technical presentation sessions
    • Breakout discussion groups for primacy agencies (State/Territory/Tribal)
    • Plenary sessions with guest speakers

    The technical sessions of the workshop will include presentations related to pathogens, PFAS, corrosion and lead, source water quality and quantity, disinfectants and disinfection byproducts, equity, resiliency and emergency response, contaminant removal, monitoring, risk communication, implementing innovative treatments, distribution system best practices, and system oversight. In-depth training options will include corrosion, modeling with EPANET, sanitary surveys, and managing legacy manganese in distribution systems.


    The workshop is primarily designed for state primacy agency staff responsible for drinking water regulations compliance and treatment technologies permitting; however, others benefit from participating, including territory, tribal, and local primacy staff, water system operators, academics, design engineers, technical assistance providers, and consultants.

    Training Hours

    Attendees will have the option of receiving training course credit certificates hours for each session listed on the agenda. Acceptance of certificates is contingent on state and/or organization requirements—EPA cannot guarantee acceptance. Closed-captioned recordings of the sessions will be posted to the online agenda for later viewing and as a training resource; certificates cannot be provided for viewing recordings.

    NOTE: We are currently working with Ohio EPA to offer official course numbers.

    Workshop History

    2020 Workshop Recordings

    All technical and training sessions from the 17th Annual Workshop (virtual) were recorded and are available for viewing.

    View the agenda and recordings

    The workshop attracted over 3,300 attendees from all 50 states (including 34 Tribes) and 4 territories. Over 120 state/territory environmental and health agencies and over 240 water utilities were represented.

    15th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop

    To support the efforts of state and local officials to assist small systems, EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Water (OW), in cooperation with ASDWA, has held an annual workshop for the past 17 years to provide timely information on a variety of drinking water topics relevant to small systems. When the first workshop was held in 2004, it was by invitation only and designed as an educational opportunity for state staff working with small communities to install arsenic treatment technologies.

    In 2008, at the encouragement of state agencies, the workshop was opened to the public and expanded to include multiple small drinking water system topics, including treatment technology options, infrastructure challenges and solutions, regulation implementation, compliance issues, and emerging contaminants.

    In 2020, the workshop was held virtually for the first time in the workshop's history. See the highlight box on the right for details and session recordings.

  • 13 Jul 2021 11:51 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Item writing and exam development ensures individuals seeking certification are properly assessed and qualified. Take our survey today and help shape the future! View this email in your browser

    Help Shape the Future of ABC Certification Exams!

    Help Shape the Future of ABC Certification Exams!

    ABC needs you — this is why

    One of ABC’s core tenets is continual improvement, which is why we are seeking highly motivated water and wastewater professionals to assist us with updating our certification exams. By volunteering with ABC as an item writer, you can help shape the future of the exams used by authorities across North America as the cornerstone of their certification programs.

    Volunteers chosen for this opportunity will automatically receive a $25 gift card by completing their assignment by the due date, and will be entered to win one of four grand prizes:

    • Conference registration to either AWWA or WEF, and a $500 gift card
    • AWWA or WEF conference registration
    • $100 gift card
    • $50 gift card

    Take this survey today to volunteer!

    Learn More About ABC Advocacy and Our Certification Process

    You’ll find additional details about ABC’s advocacy and our certification process here. Take this survey today to become an item writing and exam development volunteer and be entered to win some awesome prizes!




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  • 16 Jun 2021 12:02 PM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

    Learn how to improve your mechanical wastewater treatment system’s nutrient removal performance without capital upgrades in the upcoming training series Reducing Nutrient Discharges Through Low-Cost Operational Changes.

    These training sessions will be facilitated by one of America’s premier experts – Grant Weaver of CleanWaterOps – who has helped activated sludge facilities across the U.S. reduce their nitrogen and phosphorus discharges using their existing facilities and equipment.

    Each training session is free and can be used to receive credit for operator certification in your state or province. See registration link for details.

    Register to save your seat today!

    This training webinar series is brought to you by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. EPA Region 8, U.S. EPA Region 5, the Red River Basin Commission, and CleanWaterOps as part of the National Study on Nutrient Removal and Secondary Technologies

  • 16 Jun 2021 11:52 AM | Bill Brenner (Administrator)

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