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June 2020 Edition

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Upcoming Events
Young Professionals Sponsored Webinar- Wastewater Offline Storage Facility and Skate Park
Jun 17, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Summer Camps: The Wonders of Water
Jun 18, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Loudoun Water’s Reclaimed Water and Future Reuse Efforts Webinar
Jun 24, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Drinking Water Quality and Research Webinar Series
Jul 07, 2020 10:00 AM -
Jul 28, 2020 11:30 AM
Good Lab Practices Virtual Conference
Online only
Jul 27, 2020 1:00 PM -
Jul 28, 2020 3:00 PM
WaterJAM 2020 - Virtual Conference
Virtual Conference
Sep 14, 2020
VA AWWA/VWEA 2020 - 2021 Leadership Academy
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Sep 16, 2020 - Sep 13, 2021
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News and Announcements
Did you hear the news?
WaterJAM is going VIRTUAL!  The JAM Planning Committee is working tirelessly to make this year's event just as spectacular as previous events.  Please be patient as we work to create a phenomenal training event with technical sessions, CPE credits, virtual exhibit hall, and opportunities to network with other attendees.  We hope to have more details, including how to register, in next month's e-newsletter. 
Statement from Minnesota Section and AWWA on George Floyd tragedy and protests
On behalf of the Minnesota AWWA Board, our Diversity and Membership Inclusion Committee, and all of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), we want to acknowledge the tragedy of George Floyd’s death and the protests that have been happening all over Minnesota and throughout our communities. We realize this is a significant event in Minnesota, throughout North America and beyond, and this injustice affects us all deeply. AWWA is committed to public health, safety and welfare, and these core principles extend beyond just drinking water and to the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve. We know many of our members are tired and anxious in this time of compounded crisis, and we offer our support and compassion to you. AWWA is committed to engaging our workforce to promote principles of diversity and inclusion to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome your thoughts on what we can do together to help heal division and work toward a more just society, in the water profession and in our communities. 
The Virginia Section stands in solidarity with the entire nation as we move towards a more open dialogue surrounding diversity and inclusiveness.
COVID-19/WARN Bi-Weekly Webinar

VA WARN will be holding bi-weekly informational meetings via Zoom and YouTube Live.  All water and wastewater systems are invited to attend.  (Membership in the WARN program is not required.)

Topic: Emergency Preparedness for all Water and Wastewater Systems in light of COVID-19 

When:  Every other Wednesday afternoon through the duration of the pandemic

Dates: June 17, July 1, July 15

Time: 1:00 pm EST

LEADERSHIP: When Challenging Business Climates Demand It
VA AWWA/VWEA is accepting applications now through June 26, 2020 for the 2nd Annual VA AWWA/VWEA Leadership Academy. This Leadership program is molded and guided by strong character development, professional ethics, and the current state of affairs.  The inaugural participants of the Leadership Academy faced business, staffing, and technology challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and immediately applied their newly acquired leadership skills to successfully meet those challenges.  
Call for VA AWWA Award Nominations
It’s that time again to nominate candidates for the following VA AWWA awards.
  • George Warren Fuller Award
  • Herbert W Evans Jr. Distinguished Service Award
  • Edward H. Ruehl Operator of the Year Award
  • Sherry L. Williams Leadership Award
  • VA AWWA Larry Gordon Safety Award
  • Heroism Award
  • Courageous Service Award
  • Employer Support Award
  • Public Information Awards
Information about each award is contained in this newsletter or go to our Awards webpage to download the nomination form. All nominations must be received by Friday, July 10, 2020.
Remember: It only takes a few minutes to nominate someone but it means a lifetime of special honors.
Virginia Legislative Session Summary
In this document, you will find summary information for legislative actions taken by the Virginia General Assembly during the 2020 regular session. Each piece of legislation is summarized briefly below. For more information, please visit the Virginia Legislation Information System at
Each bill listed in this document relates directly to Drinking Water and Water Utilities. Each bill is noted as Passed, Failed, or Carried Over. These designations mean the following:
  • Passed: Approved by the General Assembly. Subject to additional review by the Governor. They may still be amended. They may not become law if vetoed.
  • Failed: Did not pass the General Assembly. These bills may be revised and added to future bills that can become law.
  • Carried Over: Has not been acted upon formally, may be taken up in a future session of the General Assembly.
This document was generated through the support of the Water Utility Committee (WUC) of the VA Section. If you’re interested in getting more involved in issues related to Water Reform, please consider joining the VA AWWA Water Utility Committee. Contact Marcus White (
Career Center
Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Are you an employer looking for great candidates?  Either way, check out our newly updated Career Center for opportunities in Virginia. 
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back periodically for new positions as they become available. 
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