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  • Consequences of the 2016 Election Cycle

    This webinar will cover the results of the 2016 elections, at both the presidential and congressional levels. It will present an analysis of the members of Congress leaving office and of new, incoming congressional members. Additionally, the makeup of the congressional committees relevant to the drinking water sector will be reviewed. A preview of the new administration, its goals, and the likely ...


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  • Lessons Learned From AWWA's Benchmarking Program

    This webinar uses examples from AWWA’s Benchmarking Program to show utilities how to use benchmarking data to improve their performance. The process of performance measurement is key to performance improvement. Using results from AWWA’s annual benchmarking survey, utilities can focus their efforts on areas with gaps and set improvement targets. The webinar will give an overview of annual survey ...


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  • Foundations in Water Loss: New Developments in Non-Revenue Water

    Water loss is the most demanded technical content from AWWA, and this webinar aims to keep the industry up to speed on the latest—and keep AWWA up to speed on providing new content to its members and the ...


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  • Webinar: Introduction to Bacteriology

    You are invited to attend EMLab P&K's complimentary Bacteriology webinar on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 (9:00am-11:00am, Pacific; 12:00pm-2:00pm, Eastern). This live webinar takes place online so you will need a computer and internet access. You will learn about the background and role of bacteria, human health effects, and sampling and analytical methods. This webinar is highly recommended ...


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  • Revised ISO14001 & the Product ‘Life Cycle’ Approach: the Small Change with Big Implicatio

    With the changes to the environmental systems management standard ISO14001, companies must now consider how the environment is affected by their products across their complete life cycle. Product regulatory compliance is key. This means that for many companies, the previously un-considered impact of the use and disposal of their products may now be their largest single environmental aspect. For ...


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  • Chemical Substance Regulation in Central and South America: A Deeper Dive

    February 16, 2017, 2:00 p.m. (EST). In response to the many requests we've received, Acta Senior Regulatory Consultants Michael S. Wenk, M.S. and Karin F. Baron, MSPH will present a follow-up to our November 2016 webinar  ...


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  • Approaches for Defining and Implementing Storm Water Billing

    Water utilities are looking for ways to develop a mechanism to recover required investment in stormwater remediation as well as provide customers with the incentive to reduce impervious areas and thereby reduce extreme stormwater conditions. This webinar will present viewers with an approach to and understanding of the complexities and risks of implementing Stormwater ...


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  • Complete Lead Service Line Replacement: Tools for Creating a Successful Program

    Full lead service line replacement is not easily achieved. This webinar will review the key elements of a replacement program, the tools successful water systems are using, and an update on information and policy gaps associated with full lead service line ...


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  • Compliance Trainings ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Exam Preparatory Course

    The ASQ Certified Quality Engineer designation is a well respected and coveted designation with approximately 45,205 people holding it worldwide and 3312 per year testing for it. The certification exam is an extremely difficult test. The first time pass rate is alarmingly low. Why Take This Course ? Instructor led Instructor has 5 ASQ certifications including the CQE Instructor is ASQ ...


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  • Alternative Project Delivery from Design-Build to Public-Private-Partnerships

    Alternative project delivery (APD) encompasses a spectrum of different methods for procuring and managing infrastructure assets. The spectrum starts with design–build, where a single entity is responsible for both designing and constructing a project. At the other end of the spectrum are public–private–partnership (P3) concessions, where a private entity not only designs and builds, but provides ...


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  • Perfluorinated Compounds: Research & Treatment Part I

    In this webinar, the regulatory background on how and why the USEPA’s Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs) guideline was established is addressed. In addition, the research efforts concerning PFCs in our water systems is discussed. The treatment options for controlling PFCs in water are covered with particular focus on granular activated carbon (GAC) ...


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  • Foundations in Water Loss: Resolving Apparent Losses at Your Utility

    In this webinar, speakers will give case studies regarding the latest in apparent loss programs: one from a Georgia utility that uses AMR data and one from a California utility that uses AMI data. In addition, a speaker will demonstrate results from a real-time apparent loss software tool that uses a “bottoms up” method now in use in six states (CA, GA, PA, IN, NJ, FL). The tool locates eight ...


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  • Infrastructure Finance Series: Federal Policy Developments Affecting the Water Sector

    The tools available to finance water infrastructure investment are growing and federal policy is affecting which tools are most cost-effective for utilities to ...


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  • Lessons in Chloramine Residual Management

    San Jose Water Company (Partnership for Safe Water & Distribution System Optimization Program subscriber), Aqua Pennsylvania (Partnership for Safe Water subscriber), and East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) have recently been successful in managing chloramine residuals in problematic reservoirs larger than 5 million gallons. By using a commercial process that manages the desired chloramine ...


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  • Improving Customer Relations Through Advanced Metering Infrastructure

    Many utilities are investing in AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure), however, no standards or published guidelines are available regarding customer leak notification. Some water utility managers are also concerned about loss of revenue and irritating customers. This webinar focuses on notifying metered customers of potential leaks or high usage through data generated with AMI. The ...


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  • Community Engineering Corps: Using Volunteer Expertise to Make an Impact in Small Systems

    Many communities across the United States have deficient infrastructure systems and struggle with regulatory compliance issues. The American Water Works Association, in alliance with the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Without Borders USA, has developed a program to fulfill such communities’ need for help in addressing these concerns. This program, the Community Engineering ...


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  • Integrating NASA Datasets into Utility Water Resources Planning and Management

    This webinar will provide an overview of NASA’s remote sensing data sets and products and describe how the data sets can be used to support utility monitoring, modeling, and management efforts. An overview will also cover satellites, instruments, and products related to climate and hydrologic conditions; watershed/land use characteristics; and source water quality. Successful applications of ...


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  • Infrastructure Finance Series: Innovative Strategies for Customer Affordability

    Affordability of water and sewer service continues to be a critical topic for utilities. This webinar will focus on customer service considerations relating to affordability, with the specific topics of trends in late payment policies, delinquent accounts, service disconnects, and subsidy programs. Focus will be on how the industry is addressing these issues from a customer service perspective. ...


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  • How to Implement Utility Climate Action Plans

    Changes in water—supply, quality, utility operations—are one of the primary implications of climate change. However, identifying changes that will occur in any community's water is complicated by the magnitude and layers of uncertainty associated with regionally varying effects of climate change. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of how to handle climate uncertainty in ...


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  • Advances in Distribution System Modeling

    The main goal of the webinar is to publicize the M32 fourth edition as well as present basics plus recent advances in modeling. Tips and tricks contained in this new edition will be mentioned, and two main topics of interest to modelers will be covered: data management and model ...


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