December 2, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MTN
This webinar will address both ongoing and future regulatory actions that could potentially impact water systems. The ten regulatory actions from 2015 will be summarized, and these actions range from the Draft Fourth Contaminant Candidate List (CCL4) to the final recommended fluoride level from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to the final rules defining the Waters of the U.S. and the Clean Power Plan. The four regulatory actions expected to be published in 2016 will discussed, as well as how the ongoing regulatory delays are creating challenges for water systems in planning for future treatment plant upgrades and/or expansions.
Water Main Rehab: How to Get More Work Done with Less Money and Disruption
January 21, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. MTN
Water-main rehabilitation offers cost, social, and environmental advantages over conventional open-trench construction. Webinar participants will learn how water mains are rehabilitated and what factors to consider in choosing a method.
This webinar provides a basic introduction to several common methods of water-main rehabilitation for those who are unfamiliar with main rehabbing methods. It is geared to utilities who have not used any method of main rehabilitation or for younger staff who need to learn about main rehabbing.
Drinking Water Contamination: Lessons Learned from Operational Upsets and Failures
January 27, 2016, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Most operators and frontline managers won’t experience a true disaster event in which consumers become ill. However, most will experience upsets and problems that need to be managed wisely to prevent greater problems from occurring. Learning about others’ failures during disasters is effective for learning to recognize trouble before it gets out of hand at one’s own facility. The better frontline personnel know the vulnerabilities of their systems, the better equipped they will be to avoid trouble. This webinar will provide summaries of case studies drawn from the 2014 AWWA book Ensuring Safe Drinking Water – Learning From Frontline Experience With Contamination, presented by Steve Hrudey, co-author of the book, Brian Jobb, training manager of the Walkerton Clean Water Centre, and Ian Douglas, water quality engineer, City of Ottawa, who provide a mix of perspectives. The webinar will give the audience insight concerning case studies that can be used to engage operational personnel in meaningful discussions on what can go wrong at one’s own plant. The presenters’ experience in giving workshops in Canada, Australia, and at ACE14 in Boston with these materials has shown the materials’ effectiveness in stimulating focused discussions among operators and managers, leading to practical changes in preparation and operations.