Alaska Training Coalition Calendar

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2016

April
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Apr. 6
Sustainable Utility Management
Cost: Free
Attend this 6-hour course and learn about key management areas, tools, tips, and conduct a self-assessment exercise on how to make you water or wastewater utility more sustainable! Instructor: Arthur Ronimus from A&E Professional Services.
Location: Mountain Point WWT Plant, 5541 S. Tongass
To register email name and contact info to mark@arwa.org.
Limit 25 attendees.
Ketchikan
0.6 Core
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick (907) 631-8148
Apr. 6
AWWA Webinar: Hydrant Flow Testing: Purpose, Process and Experiences
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Hydrant Flow Testing will examine proper measurement related to fire flow rates and pressures from hydrants in water distribution systems. Multiple purposes of testing will be discussed, also, such as determining available fire flow rate, system pressures, hydraulic model calibration, operational conditions, including firefighting and system flushing; and further, testing procedures, data to capture during testing, and evaluating if test results are valid. Experiences of special situations will be included, such as testing systems with high pressures and testing on large-diameter water mains, as well as testing with multiple hydrants. The webinar will conclude with insight on how test results can provide support for utility planning and operations.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 7
AWWA Webinar: ACE16 Preview: Asset Management
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
For a variety of reasons, many utilities are working with aging infrastructure and equipment. As these assets age, they become less reliable and efficient and become more costly to maintain When correctly applied, variable speed drives can help to minimize these risks and increase equipment and infrastructure life. Many utilities are implementing smart water technology as part of their strategy to create a utility of tomorrow – and this includes their mobile workforce. Presenters will share real-life examples of how utilities have moved from paper work orders to an automated tool that improves worker productivity, reduces travel time, overtime and fuel-consumption, improves on-time arrivals and fix-rates all while improving customer satisfaction.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 7
NRWA Webinar: Sustainable Utility Management for Rural and Small Systems
Time: 11 am - Noon AKDT
Sustainable Utility Management for Rural and Small Systems aim is to support rural and small water and wastewater systems in their common mission to become more successful and resilient service providers. The program is built around ten key management areas of sustainably managed utilities that can help rural and small water and wastewater system managers address many ongoing challenges and move toward sustainable management of both operations and infrastructure. In aiming to increase their long-term sustainability and effectiveness, the eventual goal for systems is high achievement, consistent with the needs and expectations of their communities.
This webinar will present an example of how NYRWA professionals were able to guide a small community through the Sustainable Management Program.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
NRWA
Apr. 8
Statewide Operator Certification Exam
Application Deadline is February 23rd.
No Exceptions!
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Apr. 12 - 14
21st Century Membrane Technology in the Water and Wastewater Industry
Cost: Free
Learn how membranes are used in the water and wastewater industry. Discuss the types and applications of membranes: micro-filtration, ultra-filtration, nano-filtration, and reverse osmosis concepts (RO), desalination, bacteriological pathogen removal, inorganic removal, MBRs and maintenance.
Bethel
2.25 Core
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick (907) 631-8148
Apr. 12
AWWA Webinar: Managing Water Loss Together – Three Utilities Share Strategies and Lessons Learned
Time: 9 - 10 am AKDT
The Borough of Monaca, Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) and the City of Fairmont West Virginia will share innovative approaches to recover lost revenue, identify leaks and deliver real results. This webinar will explore how the Borough of Monaca identified multiple leaks, including a 20-year water leak that spilled more than 200,000 gallons of water daily. The webinar outlines the process and technology that exposed hundreds of unbilled water accounts – recovering revenue for the town. You’ll also hear use cases from The City of Fairmont detailing how they improved billing accuracy and identified continuous leaks throughout their distribution system.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 12
EFCN Webinar: Find Money in the Water System Budget: Internal Energy Revolving Funds
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
How can water systems find ways to pay for projects to reduce their energy costs? This webinar will focus on one approach, the Internal Energy Revolving Fund (IERF) concept, also known as an “Energy Bank” or “Green Revolving Fund.” In this model, an organization uses the fund to pay for energy improvements to its internal operations (e.g. pumps and motors, lighting, HVAC equipment, solar panels, etc.) and then uses the avoided energy costs from one project to help pay for the next project—thus the fund “revolves.” This webinar will look sources of money to seed the fund initially and ways to structure it for long-term success.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
Apr. 13
EFCN Webinar: Using Future Scenarios to Identify Risk and Test Resiliency
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Participants will be introduced to two systemic tools, PESTEL and Wind Tunnel. PESTEL is a simple strategic planning tool that allows participants to develop potential future scenarios that may impact their program with a systemic view. A wind tunnel is a tool that tests system operations (both internal and external) against various future scenarios developed through the PESTEL.
Learning Objectives:
-By using PESTEL, participants learn how to identify and prioritize potential Political, Environmental, Social, Technological, Economic and Legal futures and stakeholders. PESTEL allows water systems to move beyond basic emergency planning to identify and prioritize futures that may positively and/or negatively impact their efforts to provide safe drinking water to their communities. -The Wind Tunnel is designed to allow participants to test potential futures that may have a significant impact on their water system. The Wind Tunnel tool is designed to help water systems understand their level of resiliency, reduce future conflict and identify and prioritizes exposures.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
Apr. 13
WEF Webinar: UV Disinfection for Wastewater: Low Dose Applications
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
This webcast will provide a summary of the Recent WEF Publication: Ultraviolet Disinfection for Wastewater: Low-Dose Application Guidance for Secondary and Tertiary Discharges. Three of the main chapter authors will summarize the information presented within the publication. This publication was developed to provide the most recent information on the selection, design, construction, and operation of UV systems in basic level disinfection applications. The information presented is for large and small wastewater systems that are either considering installing UV or currently have UV and wish to have the most recent information on what approaches are being used in the industry. Information from various case study be provided to help utilities better utilize UV disinfection in low dose applications.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
WEF
Apr. 13
AWWA Webinar: Drought Contingency Plans: Learn from Utility Experiences
Time: 9 - 11 am AKDT
Discover options for developing, implementing, and measuring the success of a utility drought preparedness plan. Participants will gain insights into actual drought-management experiences from across North America. Utility case studies will be presented focusing on challenges and success stories regarding drought management.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 14
or
Apr. 19
EPA Webinar: Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) Optimal Corrosion Control Treatment (OCCT) Evaluation: Technical Recommendations
Time: 10 - 11:30am AKDT
EPA recently released the document, “Optimal Corrosion Control Treatment Evaluation Technical Recommendations for Primacy Agencies and Public Water Systems.” This document will promote greater public health protection by providing technical support that public water systems and primacy agencies can both leverage to ensure effective implementation of optimal corrosion control treatment (OCCT) and strengthen compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The document addresses the technical complexities of evaluating and optimizing corrosion control and builds upon previous EPA technical support documents by including new research findings and experience with rule implementation. In partnership with EPA Regions 4 and 5, the document was also piloted in Florida and Illinois. This lead to the additional development of data collection, evaluation, and review templates that both stakeholders can utilize to ensure enhanced coordination when installing and optimizing corrosion control, including subsequent designation of optimal parameters.
Click here to register for the April 14th webinar.
Click here to register for the April 19th webinar.
Online
N/A
EPA
EPA
Apr. 14
NRWA Webinar: Introduction to Performing Energy Use Assessments at Water and Wastewater Systems
Time: 11 am - Noon AKDT
The National Rural Water Association is operating a Water Efficiency program in conjunction with the US Department of Agriculture. The program assists rural and small communities in lowering their energy consumption at their drinking water and wastewater utilities. Energy Efficiency Circuit Riders conduct energy assessment as part of the programs, which include evaluations of current energy usage, plans to lower energy costs, and available funding to mark energy improvements.
This webinar will present an example of how NYRWA professionals were able to guide a small community through the Sustainable Management Program.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
NRWA
Apr. 18 - 21
AWWMA 56th Annual Statewide Conference
For more information visit the AWWMA website at http://www.awwma.org/conferences/.
Anchorage
Varies
AWWMA
Angie Monteleone (907) 561-9777
Apr. 18 - 22
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Provides an overview of financial operations for rural utilities. Topics cover basic processes and procedures for financial reporting, fund accounting, budgeting, collections, risk management, audits, and rate setting.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Jeff Congdon (907) 451-2716
Apr. 21
Small Operator Workshop
Cost: FREE!
Location: Hotel Captain Cook, in conjunction with the AWWMA 56th Annual Statewide Conference
This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people (though systems of any size may attend), and is particularly targeted to local government systems facing financial challenges. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems are also invited to attend.
Click here for more information and to register.
Anchorage
0.8 DW Core
AWWMA
Angie Monteleone (907) 561-9777
Apr. 21
Managerial and Financial Capacity Workshop for Small Water Systems
Cost: FREE!
Location: Hotel Captain Cook, in conjunction with the AWWMA 56th Annual Statewide Conference
This workshop is designed for water systems serving 10,000 or fewer people (though systems of any size may attend), and is particularly targeted to local government systems facing financial challenges. Owners of privately owned systems, consultants and technical assistance providers serving water systems are also invited to attend.
Click here for more information and to register.
Anchorage
0.8 DW Core
AWWMA
Angie Monteleone (907) 561-9777
Apr. 20
AWWA Webinar: Purpose, Process and Benefits of Completing a Water Audit
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
This webinar is the second of a two-part water loss control webinar series. Part Two is hands-on, providing training for how to complete a water audit. A general introduction/recap of Part One will be included, followed by an examination of AWWA Manual M36 and the water audit software.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 20
WEF Webinar: LIFT: Getting Involved 101 – Featuring a Biosolids to Energy Project Example
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Have you wondered how you and your organization can get more involved in innovation and new technology? This webcast will feature opportunities to engage in the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), a WEF/WERF program to accelerate innovation into practice. Speakers will spotlight the results from a recently completed LIFT biosolids to energy project, Genifuel Hydrothermal Processing Bench Scale Technology Evaluation, as one example of engagement and collaboration. The Genifuel technology converts organic material such as biosolids into biocrude oil, natural gas, or both, with more than 99% conversion of organics. The webcast will also discuss various programs, tools, and opportunities available through LIFT including the LIFT Working Group, Technology Scans, Test Bed Network, WEF MA Toolbox, Collaborative R&D Projects, and more.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
WEF
Apr. 21
EFCN Webinar: Rural Water Resiliency through Watershed and Roadway-Stream Intersection Management
Time: 9 - 10 am AKDT
Proper watershed and streamway management can decrease the probability of flooding and drought, protect roadway infrastructure, and prevent soil erosion, resulting in cost savings for local governments. This webinar will cover watershed functions, including the effect of tiling and roadside ditches, demonstrate strategies to improve resiliency through streamway intersection, adjustment of ordinances and roadway drainage practices, and highlight re-engineered solutions, including relocation of infrastructure, phased retreat, and floodplain buyout. The webinar will also discuss the Climate Change Resiliency Act and how to utilize available money for municipal budgets.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
Apr. 21
AWWA Webinar: Hydraulic Modeling of Unidirectional Flushing (UDF) - American Water Case Studies
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Unidirectional flushing (UDF) of water distribution systems is the focus of this webinar. The presentation begins with a thorough background on UDF and explains in which cases UDF is a useful pipe-cleaning method. The speakers will then describe how hydraulic modeling can help with planning and implementing successful UDF programs. The webinar will close with a demonstration of a typical flushing study workflow within a WaterCAD/WaterGEMS hydraulic model as the latest flushing capabilities an available software provides are reviewed. System flushing is an important method of controlling water quality throughout a water distribution system network. Flushing stirs up and removes sediments from mains and clears poor-quality water from the system, replacing it with fresh water from the source. The webinar speakers will review key rules of flushing and what to do when rules conflict. Guidelines for UDF programs will also be reviewed to give attendees best practices to implement for an effective UDF program.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 25 - May 27
Water Treatment Operator Level 3
Cost: Non-member price $525, member price $375
This course offers a unique combination of advanced process troubleshooting knowledge and introductory preparation for supervisory responsibilities. This course will help you with managing employees and the legal obligations for regulatory compliance. A valuable class for any operator looking to take the next step as a lead operator or plant manager. This course is valuable preparation for those taking the highest-level operator certification exam.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Online
6.0 Core
AWWA
Apr. 26
EPA Webinar: Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) Regulatory Issues and Solutions
Time: 10 - 11am AKDT
In 2016, EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) and Office of Water (OW) will host monthly webinars to discuss challenges and treatment solutions for small drinking water and wastewater systems. For this webinar, Michael Finn (OW) will give a presentation on Stage 2 DBP regulatory review and implementation challenges followed by a presentation by Jolyn Leslie (Washington State Department of Health) on small system DBP challenges and solutions in Washington.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EPA
Apr. 26
AWWA Webinar: ACE16 Preview: Water Loss
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Each year, $13.1 billion is lost due to water leaks and inefficiencies in North America. Presenters will share best practices for addressing water loss through a holistic approach to being water efficient. Explore a new advanced technology utilizing satellite imagery to detect water system leaks. Case studies from utilities who have successfully deployed proactive approaches to water loss will also be shared.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 27
EPA Webinar: Assessment of Major Ion Effects on Aquatic Organisms
Time: 10 -11am AKDT
Dr. David Mount from EPA’s Office of Research and Development will give a presentation regarding the effects of inorganic ions on aquatic organisms. This webinar provides an overview of EPA’s research in this area and some of the implications for predicting ecological risks and informing management decisions.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EPA
Apr. 27
AWWA Webinar: Solutions for Water Hammer: Reduce Your Operational Impacts
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
This webinar is intended to shed light on the mystery of water hammer, also referred to as the results of hydraulic transients. Transient conditions are those sudden transitions that occur in normal operations, such as closing a valve quickly or shutting off a pump. This webinar will provide practical and technical information about hydraulic transients that operators, designers, and analysts can use for analysis, design, and day-to-day operations.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 28
WEF Webinar: Sponsor eShowcase: Addressing Mexico City’s AC Potable Water Pipes through Rehabilitation
Time: 9 - 9:45 am AKDT
Mexico City, a city of 20 million inhabitants, recently began to address the rehabilitation of some priority drinking water pipelines. The pipes are a mix of asbestos-cement and cast iron and are between 50 and 80 years old. In the more critical areas, almost 40% of the potable water was being lost through leaks. Deterioration led to service interruptions to the district of Iztapalapa’s 1.8 million residents and inhibited water flow. In the past, the old pipes would have been replaced, but replacement was expensive, required service interruptions of more than two days, and caused traffic issues due to street closures. Learn how the utility and its contractors addressed the different pipe materials and conditions using a single technology, completing the work in each section and reconnecting the water service in less than 8 hours.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
WEF
May
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
May 2 - 6
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Course Fee: $645
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
May 4
AWWA Webinar: Practical Examples of Delivering Cyber Security at a Water Utility
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Following Kevin Morley’s recent webinar “Managing Cyber Risks to Water Utility Business and Control Systems (W150909),” this webinar will examine examples of actual cyber security work being done at a small, a medium-sized, and a large water utility. The intent is to help other utilities understand the threats, challenges, and practical aspects of successfully deploying and managing such security measures. The object of the webinar is to help utilities understand where to begin, if they’re just beginning work on cyber security measures, or to provide supplemental collaboration if work is already under way or mature.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 11
AWWA Webinar: Preparing for Cyanotoxins Events: Learning from Recent Utility and State Experiences
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
How are states and utilities responding to the 2015 USEPA health advisories and risk management recommendations for microcystins and cylindrospermopsin? With the 2016 summer algal bloom season just ahead, this webinar will include an assessment of current practice and lessons learned in 2015. The webinar will highlight available tools and case studies reflecting steps individual water systems and states have taken.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 18
AWWA Webinar: Advancing the Capital Improvement Planning Strategy for Your Utility
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
As underground infrastructure rapidly deteriorates, water and wastewater utilities struggle to develop comprehensive, defensible rehabilitation programs that address the most critical infrastructure first. Although millions of dollars are annually spent under asset management/capital improvement programs, little is achieved to lower total system risk because the programs focus on infrastructure that may not be hydraulically significant to system operation. This presentation will discuss the components of effective asset management strategies, modern toolsets to assist that utilize existing workflows and datasets, and techniques or tips to create sustainable, resilient programs, such as demonstrated by a real-world example.
Asset management/capital improvement programs are often ineffective in lowering total system risk. Part of the problem is the technology used to develop the programs, because utilities typically use complex, homegrown spreadsheets and customized databases to justify water asset repair and replacement strategies. The challenge with these custom-developed approaches is that they are difficult to maintain and are not defensible or sustainable, they don’t make use of all of the existing datasets available, and they aren’t straightforward enough to easily modify and share results. Asset management/capital planning practices in use should be assessed, and then small, intermediate steps identified to improve practices and work to long-term, sustainable solutions.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 24 - 26
Introduction to Small Treated Water Systems
This introductory course is designed for new operators. The Small Treated exam will be administered upon completion of the training.
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Bethel
1.8 DW Core
YKHC
Jennifer Dobson (907) 543-6420
May 25
AWWA Webinar: Lead and Copper Rule: Potential Revisions and Steps Utilities Can Take to Prepare
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
The Lead and Copper Rule will be revised. In 2015 USEPA received a number of recommendations on how to improve the current rule from the National Drinking Water Advisory Committee. In the wake of Flint, Michigan, state regulators are anxious about the adequacy of treatment for corrosion control. The webinar will provide insights into what is changing in our understanding of lead in drinking water and corrosion control. It will also cover questions that utilities are asking corrosion control experts and issues to be aware of as systems consider revising corrosion control. Speakers will offer suggestions on preparing for likely changes.
Lead in drinking water is in the national regulatory and media spotlight. Local utilities need to be actively addressing lead under the current rule while also preparing to respond quickly to new rule requirements.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 25
WEF Webinar: Creative Solutions for the Recovery of Commodities from Wastewater
Time: 9 - 11 am AKDT
Nutrients, energy, (new) water, and biosolids are established resources that can be recovered from wastewater – but are there other value-added products that can be extracted from wastewater? This web seminar showcases WERF’s latest research on the recovery of additional commodities from water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) including carbon-based products, bioplastic, bioisoprene, plasmids, and rare earth elements.
Click here for more information..
Online
N/A
WEF
May 26
EFCN Webinar:Financing Resilient Communities
Time: 9 - 10 am AKDT
Flooding can leave a community with damaged roadways, downed transmission lines and uninhabitable buildings. The need to replace or renovate damaged infrastructure becomes an emergency expenditure that many communities simply cannot afford. This webinar will discuss financing strategies and asset management for communities to prepare for flooding and other severe weather events. The webinar will also provide basic resources for communities to generate a resiliency plan and discuss funding programs at the state and federal levels.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
EFCN
June
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
June 1
AWWA Webinar: Research and Applications of Membrane Technologies for Potable Water Reuse
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
This webinar will provide an overview of current research activities and future research needs regarding use of membrane technologies for beneficial wastewater reuse. It will tap the expertise of Membrane Technology Research Committee members to provide an in-depth look at how membranes have been and are being used to reclaim wastewater. The webinar will cover basic terminology and fundamental concepts related to membranes and will recount the historic role of membranes in water reuse. It will present the challenges and achievements concerning membrane research and then touch on current membrane research, including novel materials (e.g., ceramic, graphene), novel configurations (e.g., forward osmosis, membrane distillation), and other research fields pertaining to membranes. It will give the basics of how membranes work and are applied and the challenges associated with water reuse; and it will present research questions that have been, and those that need to be, answered.
Water reuse is becoming an increasingly important component of many community water portfolios. Membrane technologies are an integral part of many water reuse schemes, and recent technological developments have improved process performance, increased reliability, and decreased costs. The membrane field is rapidly advancing. This webinar will provide an overview on recent and current membrane-related research, research needs, and future trends. It will give the basic fundamentals of membrane processes, a historical narrative of the role of membranes in water reuse, and the types of research that are being conducted by AWWA members.
Because many utilities are stressed for water, water reuse is increasingly relied on to secure additional water supplies. Even so, many utilities are slow to adopt new technologies and may not be aware of much of the recent advancements in membrane technology. This webinar will introduce the current state of membrane technologies, challenges related to water reuse, and future needs, and it will offer discussion of future developments that may be expected. Also, an intent of this webinar is to help overcome the disconnect between researchers and those who apply technology in the water industry. It is hoped that viewers will discover potential solutions to real-world problems, and, most important, develop collaborations with membrane research groups to further develop, test, and implement new technologies.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
June 13 -14
Pumps & Pump Systems
Course Fee: $990
Better than learning how to replace or repair a pump, wouldn’t it be more efficient and a greater cost savings if you just knew how to prevent a pump from failing in the first place? This pumps and pump systems training seminar emphasizes centrifugal pumps and the systems that run them quickly and efficiently.  It includes discussions on basic pump design, function and application, and was specifically created for anyone who is responsible for pump specification, installation and operating efficiency at their facility.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
June 19 - 22
ACE16 Annual Conference and Exposition
American Water Works Association's (AWWA) annual conference.
For more information or to register online click here.
Chicago
Varies
AWWA
June 27 - 28
Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day " Hands On " Training Course for Building, Plant & Facility Maintenance
Day 1 - Understanding Industrial Electricity
Day 2 - Working with Industrial Electricity
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
(303) 531-4560
June 29 - 30
Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day Course for Everyday Building, Plant and Facility Maintenance
Day 1 - Electrical Circuits, Motors & Power Distribution
Day 2 - Power Quality, Lighting, PLCs& VFDs
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
July
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
July 20 - 21
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E®
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day Training Course Based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for
Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
July 20 - 22
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E® with Skills & Certification
Course Fee: $1,485
A 3-Day Course including Group Exercises, Individual Skills Demonstrations and Testing Certification Based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
2.25 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
July 27
AWWA Webinar: Research and Applications of Membrane Technologies for Potable Water Reuse
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Traditional pipe renewal strategies often involve desktop studies based on pipe age, break frequency, maintenance history, or water quality issues. Recent advances in condition-assessment technologies and analytical software now offer better data upon which renewal strategies can be developed using actual pipe condition information. This webinar will examine innovative renewal strategies that employ technologies that provide more accurate condition assessments, joint to joint. A discussion of new pipe-condition assessment tools and software will be included, along with case studies that demonstrate how the tools are used in developing improved pipe renewal programs.
Capital expenditures for pipeline replacement can be optimized by using new technologies and methods that allow replacement strategies to be based on actual condition-assessment data instead of pipe age or wholesale replacement of sections of a network.
Pipe replacement plans are often plagued by limited capital budgets and inefficient spending predicated on pipe age or break frequency. Viewers will be presented with an approach that will stretch or optimize their capital expenditures for pipeline renewal.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
August
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Aug. 23
Application Deadline for October 7th Statewide Operator Certification Exam
Application Fee: $20; Exam Fee $30 per exam
The application is available for download at http://www.dec.alaska.gov/water/opcert/appforms.htm
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Aug. 24
AWWA Webinar: Achieve Operational Reliability with a System-Wide Plan
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
As treatment plants and conveyance systems continue to age, many utilities struggle to implement programs to maintain operational reliability. Operational reliability is dependent on good design, proper assessment management practices, and proper operations. In this webinar, commonsense approaches to address these components will be discussed to help any utility achieve better operational reliability. The webinar will highlight both water and wastewater utility perspectives and experiences in achieving better system operational reliability.
Many utilities are seeking assistance to make their plants and conveyance systems more reliable while under serious constraints of limited funds and resources. This webinar will allow viewers to see successful water and wastewater utility perspectives on achieving better operational reliability and reducing overall risk.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
September
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Sept. 7
AWWA Webinar: Confused about Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems? Learn All You Need to Know
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
“The American Water Works Association (AWWA) recognizes the increasing use of residential fire sprinkler systems and encourages that they be designed by licensed or accredited professionals and installed by licensed fire sprinkler contractors or properly trained personnel. The design of a system requires communication with the utility so that available water pressures and flow to the residential fire system can be determined and the design can meet the utility's requirements.”
These residential sprinkler systems are unlike traditional commercial fire sprinkler systems, and they provide special challenges to water utilities. Challenges include establishing equitable rates, accessing proper cross-connection policies, sizing and arrangement of water meters, and designing the water distribution system. This webinar will answer common questions water utilities may have when dealing with these systems. All content will be consistent with the latest AWWA manuals, including M31, M14, M1, and M20.
Jurisdictions are adopting residential sprinkler ordinances, and water utilities must become familiar with the specifics of these systems in order to develop policies regarding rates and charges, backflow prevention, and general acceptable arrangements and sizing of service lines.
Residential fire sprinkler systems for one- and two-family dwellings are unlike traditional sprinkler systems or domestic systems. In recent years, AWWA has updated its manuals to specifically address these types of systems. This webinar will help utilities understand the basics of these systems and become knowledgeable with the AWWA manuals that specifically deal with them (e.g., M31, M14, M1 and M20). This Webinar will provide the water purveyor with information on the topics that need to be addressed in preparing a jurisdiction for residential fire sprinklers.
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Sept. 14
AWWA Webinar: Distribution System Residual Requirements Revisited - Is a "Trace" Still Enough?
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
The federal regulatory requirements for maintaining a “trace” or a “detectable” residual date back to the 1989 Surface Water Treatment Rule (SWTR). Like all existing regulations, the SWTR is under review by the Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as part of its third Six-Year Review that’s scheduled to be published in 2016. Concerns with maintaining an appropriate disinfectant residual in the distribution system have increased somewhat over the past several years, since maintaining an appropriate disinfectant residual has always been an important part of the multibarrier approach for drinking water treatment and disinfection. This webinar will summarize how USEPA, state primacy agencies, and water systems are revisiting disinfectant residual requirements/recommendations and distribution system operations.
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Online
N/A
AWWA
Sept. 24 - 28
WEFTEC 89th Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference
The Water Environment Federation's (WEF) annual conference.
For more information or to register online click here.
New Orleans
Varies
WEF
October
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Oct. 5
AWWA Webinar: Innovative Aquifer Storage and Recovery Applications for Reuse and Drinking Water Projects
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
This webinar focuses on AWWA’s new M63 manual on Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR). Participants will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of ASR, regulatory requirements, and basic design and development criteria. Case studies will be presented emphasizing solutions to common challenges associated with ASR.
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Online
N/A
AWWA
Oct. 7
Statewide Operator Certification Exam
Application Deadline is August 23rd.
No Exceptions!
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Oct. 10 - 14
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Course Fee: $645
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Oct. 12
AWWA Webinar: New Capital Providers for Water Infrastructure Funding
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
This webinar will provide a summary of new and emerging capital financing alternatives for the water industry, including public–private partnerships, various new bond alternatives (e.g., green bonds, century bonds, catastrophe bonds, tax exempt facility private activity bonds), and government-sponsored programs, such as WIFIA and the Build America Investment Initiative. The applicable uses, advantages, and limitations of these financing alternatives will be discussed with case studies provided. The webinar will help water utility managers assess these financing options’ suitability for their organizations.
Water utilities in North America need to continue to make capital investments in utility infrastructure to address aging infrastructure, secure future water resource needs, and address regulatory requirements. Although ultimately customers of a utility system typically pay for the cost of capital investments through user charges, limited budgets and customer affordability concerns can limit the capacity of utilities to pay for capital investments using conventional funding and financing options, such as pay-as-you-go funding, municipal bonds (revenue or general obligation), notes, state revolving loans, and bank loans. Alternative and emerging financing options could potentially help to lower utility borrowing costs, lower total project life-cycle costs, minimize a utility’s debt burden, or reduce and minimize financial risk.
The webinar will help water utility managers better understand merits and limitations of various new and emerging financing options and help them assess their suitability and relevance for their organizations.
Alternative and emerging financing alternatives could potentially help to lower utility borrowing costs, lower total project life-cycle costs, minimize a utility’s debt burden, or reduce and minimize financial risk. At the conclusion of the webinar, utility managers’ will have a better understanding of these new and emerging alternatives, and they will be armed with information to help them assess the suitability and relevance for their utility.
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Online
N/A
AWWA
Oct. 24 - 28
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Course Fee: $645
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Oct. 31 -
Nov. 1
Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day " Hands On " Training Course for Building, Plant & Facility Maintenance
Day 1 - Understanding Industrial Electricity
Day 2 - Working with Industrial Electricity
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
(303) 531-4560
November
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Nov. 2 - 3
Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day Course for Everyday Building, Plant and Facility Maintenance
Day 1 - Electrical Circuits, Motors & Power Distribution
Day 2 - Power Quality, Lighting, PLCs& VFDs
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 7 - 11
Intermediate Water Treatment
Course Fee: $645
State Fees: $20 application and $30 per exam fees.
Water Treatment Level 2 - 4 exams will be administered if you hold a current lower level water treatment certification.
Click here to register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Nov. 13 - 17
AWWA Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition
This established and highly regarded conference provides a practical forum for a wide range of water technology professionals to exchange the latest research and information.
For more information or to register online click here.
Indiana
Varies
AWWA
Nov. 14 - 17
PLC Workshop: From Introduction to Application
Course Fee: $1,980
An Intensive, 4-day "Hands-on" Training Course
Get up to speed with how PLCs work
Gain the confidence you need to modify and create your own PLC programs
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 14 - 15
PLCs for Non-Programmers
2 Day "Hands-On"

Course Fee: $990
A 2 Day Training Course Designed to take the mystery out of working with Programmable Logic Controllers ( PLCs )
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 16 - 17
PLC Programming & Applications
Course Fee: $990
An Intensive, 2-day "Hands-on" Training Course
Gain the confidence you need to modify and create your own PLC programs
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 30 - Dec. 1
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E®
Course Fee: $990
A 2-Day Training Course Based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for
Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 30 - Dec. 2
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E® with Skills & Certification
Course Fee: $1,485
A 3-Day Course including Group Exercises, Individual Skills Demonstrations and Testing Certification Based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
2.25 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Nov. 30
AWWA Webinar: What You Need to Know About Climate Risks to Water Utility Infrastructure and Assets
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Climate change presents a challenge to traditional water and utility engineering and planning practices because of an increase in the variability and uncertainty of future weather, water supply, and water quality conditions. This webinar will highlight findings from a recent survey and report of 18 U.S., British, Australian, and Canadian water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities about the emerging question of how climate risks and extreme weather events are affecting, or are expected to affect, utility-built assets and infrastructure. It will feature examples of how forward-thinking utilities are responding to and planning for current and future consequences of extreme rainfall, flooding, drought, wildfire, and sea-level rising by building new infrastructure, replacing or repairing assets, and changing operational and treatment processes. The webinar will also share information on cutting-edge processes and tools being applied to quantify future asset risks and incorporate climate change projections into utility planning and asset management programs. Although many of these practices are still at an innovative stage, webinar participants will nonetheless be able to learn from their peer water utilities globally. They can use the insights from this webinar to consider how the climate risks and management solutions could apply to their own drinking water, stormwater, or wastewater systems.
This webinar is valuable because climate change as an issue is provoking a wide array of insightful utility questions and management needs related to asset management, engineering design, and operational planning. Utilities will be challenged to address climate change and extreme weather through the framework of both daily operations and long-term planning.
The webinar will provide knowledge about a developing field in climate change vulnerability assessments for the water sector. Much research and communication has occurred in recent years about climate change impacts to water supplies, but there is a growing interest in impacts to the built infrastructure and systems that utilities use for storage, distribution, conveyance and treatment. Utilities, which may already be experiencing climatic or weather-related impacts to their assets and infrastructure, are most likely going to have to evaluate how to manage and respond to risks in the face of a new climate “normal.”
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Online
N/A
AWWA
December
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Aug. 24
AWWA Webinar: Regulatory Update
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
In this webinar, federal regulatory actions released in 2016 that could impact water and wastewater systems will be summarized, with an emphasis on what systems could be doing now to be better prepared. Expected regulatory actions in 2017 and 2018 will also be presented.
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Online
N/A
AWWA