Small Systems

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The Virginia Section AWWA is committed to the training and education of water systems of all sizes.  We realize, however, that small systems face unique challenges.  The tools, resources, and information listed are intended to keep small systems aware of everything available to them through the Virginia Section and AWWA. 

 

Training opportunities:   (unique to small systems - See a full list of training events on the right)

For all FREE 2018 Small Systems Training opportunities, visit www.awwa.org/smallsystemstraining.

 

The following FREE webinar for small systems serving populations of 10,000 or less is made possible through a US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Grant and the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN). AWWA membership is not required; however, individuals must register for the event.

 

Webinar: 
NEW | Mapping: There’s More Than One Way to Show Your Data Electronically

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
1:00PM-2:00PM EDT

(12:00pm-1:00pm CDT, 11:00am-12:00pm MDT, 10:00am-11:00am PDT)
Register Online

 

The knowledge you can gain about your system by visualizing data using electronic maps is invaluable. Though developing an electronic mapping program (or making the transition from paper to electronic mapping) can seem daunting and expensive, it may not be not as hard, or as costly, as you think. This webinar will review some of the types of data that can be mapped electronically and review a range of available electronic mapping platforms and data collection options available to you. We will also demonstrate that electronic maps are able to show you much more than simply asset locations.

Presenter: James Markham, Research Scientist - Southwest Environmental Finance Center at The University of New Mexico

 

 

 

Webinar: 
NEW | Encouraging Conservation—An
In-Depth Look at Non-Pricing Approaches

Thursday, August 23, 2018
2:00PM-3:00PM EDT

(1:00pm-2:00pm CDT, 12:00pm-1:00pm MDT, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT)
Register Online

 

Water systems have a variety of reasons for wanting to encourage conservation, from environmental benefits to limited supply or treatment capacity. This webinar will explore non-pricing strategies that water systems can use to encourage their customers to conserve water. These strategies include water use restrictions, increasing customer information, and reducing real water loss. We will discuss how these approaches impact the system’s ability to cover the full cost of providing safe drinking water today and into the future.

Presenter: Glenn Barnes, Associate Director - Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 

 

 

 

Webinar: 
How to Build Marketing Skills to Gain Support from Water Customers

Thursday, August 9, 2018
2:00PM-3:00PM EDT

(1:00pm-2:00pm CDT, 12:00pm-1:00pm MDT, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT)
Register Online

 

Water utilities are experts at keeping their work behind the scenes. Water infrastructure is buried in the ground and treatment plants are tucked away in the community. Water magically appears for customers at the turn of a faucet, whenever they need it. Customers rely on this water for health, cleaning, recreation, and life itself. However, very few customers understand the value of clean water service, or the immense amount of resources and around-the-clock work that it takes to make it happen.

It is time for drinking water utilities to take the stage and show customers the value of public water. In this webinar you will learn the importance of marketing and communication to utility customers. Attendees will learn the steps to creating meaningful public engagement, as well as the single most important aspect of gaining customer support.

Presenter: Leslie Kimble, Marketing Coordinator - Environmental Finance Center at Wichita State University

 

Who Should Attend:
These webinars are designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving small water systems are also invited to participate.

Questions? Contact us at smallsystems@syr.edu

Continuing Education Credits:

August 9 Webinar | For attendees who have an AWWA customer record, your certificate will be uploaded within 30 days. For attendees who do not have an AWWA customer record, you will receive an email from AWWA requesting you to create a customer record (by a specific date) to receive your certificate. If you do not create a customer record, you will not receive a certificate.

AWWA emails may be blocked or go to your Junk mail. To avoid this issue, add educationservices@awwa.org to your email Contacts or check your Junk mail frequently.

AWWA recommends that you check with your licensing agency to learn about its criteria, rules, and what you need to do in order to receive credit for your attendance. It is your responsibility to verify this information with your licensing agency.

AWWA follows the IACET Standard of CEU calculation.
0.1 CEU = 1 Contact Hour or 1 Professional Development Hour

Questions? Please contact educationservices@awwa.org
If you require a continuing education certificate:
- Each viewer must register individually
- Group rosters will not be accepted
 

 

August 21 & August 23 Webinars | Registered attendees can receive a certificate of attendance for viewing these webinars. The webinars have not been submitted to licensing agencies for pre-approval of continuing education credits. You will need to self-submit in order to receive any available continuing education credits. The EFCN recommends that you check with your licensing agency to learn about its criteria, rules, and what you need to do in order to receive credit for your attendance. It is your responsibility to verify this information.
 
Your certificate of attendance will be emailed to you within 30 days of the webinar date and you should utilize this document to self-submit for continuing education credits. 
 
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact smallsystems@syr.edu