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.
Foundations in Water Loss: New Developments in Non-Revenue Water
February 15, 2017, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MT
Nonrevenue water/water loss management is an emerging field, indicated by a trend in popularity of the AWWA Water Loss Control Resource Page, with thousands of views each quarter and, to date, over 6,000 downloads of the Free Water Audit Software v5.0 (since it was published in late 2014). Each year there are important developments in this field, from new resources such as the M36 Manual, fourth edition (2016), to new regulations (California SB555, 2015), and ever increasing water industry adoption of best practices for water loss management. 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 industry.