Events

  • 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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  • Regulatory Update on Global Waste Directives

    The global EPR landscape is changing – New countries, New schemes, New regulations... This Webinar aims to give you an up-to-date briefing on the current global EPR reporting obligations. This vital knowledge will equip you to forecast, and minimize the budgetary impact. You will hear how to address topics such as: Global updates for Extended Producer Responsibility Trends we are seeing for ...


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  • FDA Audit Practices and the 10 Most Common Cited GMP Deficiencies

    This webinar will look at changes in FDA’s approach to audits and the current method used to determine audit frequencies by using a system of risk assessments. Within the industries of pharma, biotechnology and medical devices, the word ‘audit’ can cause anxiety when you are unaware of how your company’s practices and procedures compare to the rest of the industry. Part of successfully getting ...


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  • FDA’s Two New Draft Guidance on Software and Device Changes and the 510(k)

    This session help you implement formal methods with documented and defensible rationale—which will prepare your organization for further 510(k) changes in the future, especially if your company is in the Medical Device and combination products fields. This is a long awaited clarification of U.S. FDA’s Memo K97-1 for medical device manufacturers, with far-reaching effects in regulatory compliance ...


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  • Writing Effective Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) and Work Instructions (WIs)

    Writing effective Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions is not intuitive, it is not a skill that is often taught in our universities, and it can be a difficult and cumbersome task to execute. Knowing the most effective and efficient processes for gathering, organizing, and writing technical documentation is absolutely critical to providing significant value to a dreaded, avoided, ...


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  • Pharmaceutical Compressed Air – Quality GMP Standards and Requirements

    A detailed description of a typical pharmaceutical compressed air system with its individual components is provided. Engineering schematics are included. All component functions are detailed with recommendations as to which component type is considered optimal. The four contamination sources in compressed air are discussed. These are: a) solid particulate b) water content c) total oil content d) ...


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  • FDA Quality System Inspection Technique (QSIT) Audits – Good Preparation Practices

    This webinar presents important facts to simplify the planning and execution to ensure that the findings by FDA as 483s or as the more serious warning letters are addressed appropriately so your quality system is always audit proof and ready for the QSIT Inspectors. After having successfully emerged out of a FDA 483 or a warning letter for your medical devices, it is a challenge to maintain the ...


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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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  • Infrastructure Finance Series: Utility Integration of Private Financing

    This webinar will offer guided discussion on current and trending private financing tools, vehicles, and opportunities that public water utilities can potentially use to help meet infrastructure and operational financing needs. In addition to available private financing options that public and private water utilities of all sizes are using, discussion will focus on how choices to use various ...


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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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  • FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 Add-on Inspections

    In this webinar, our presenter John Lincoln, will address the use of the FDA guidance documents, GAMP, 21 CFR 11, and other applicable industry software validation models, coupled with the ISO 14971 / ICH Q9 Risk Management models, and their real-world implementation. This session will also discuss and explain about a compliant, field tested (FDA and Notified Body) 21 CFR Part 11 software ...


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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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  • Guidance on Cross Connection Control Program Selection and Responsibilities

    Cross Connection Control programs using containment protection practices reduce the risk to the community from actual or potential contamination; however, internal backflow can occur because of cross connection at the point of use. In this webinar, risks and benefits of containment versus internal isolation programs will be assessed for hazard mitigation, and the responsibilities of both the ...


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