January 18, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT
The consequences of changing water sources has been receiving widespread media attention because of recent Flint, Mich., events. Although the events that led to the Flint situation were unique, unintended consequences in distribution systems because of water chemistry changes resulting from source or treatment changes have occurred before. This webinar helps shed light on the complexity of water chemistry in distribution systems and highlights strategies to help utilities avoid large-scale distribution system disruptions. Case studies from utilities that experienced severe water quality issues after making adjustments, which resulted in water chemistry changes in the distribution systems, are presented. Proactive planning approaches for avoiding potential water quality issues when making treatment changes are also addressed.
Speakers for this webinar include: Jeff Biggs from City of Tucson Water, Maureen Schmelling from DC Water, and Chris Owen from Tampa Bay Water.
Consequences of the 2016 Election Cycle
February 8, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. MT
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 policy issues relevant to the drinking water sector will also be presented, and AWWA policy priorities will be discussed.
This webinar is complimentary to AWWA Members who pre-register.
Improving Utility Performance Using AWWA's Benchmarking Program
February 14, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT
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 results, present example utility “scorecards,” and offer ways to leverage the information for internal and external communications and benefit. Utility examples of performance improvement will highlight initiatives that measure results using benchmarking.