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MRWS Annual Conference Postponed to May 19-21, 2021

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Upcoming Events

Winter Water Hazards

MRWS ANNUAL CONFERENCE  May 19-21, 2021

TRAINING CALENDAR

Mar
9
Tue
America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) Virtual Multi-Modular Workshop for EPA Region 8 @ Virtual
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – Mar 11 @ 10:00 am

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring a free virtual workshop to help community (drinking) water systems (CWSs) learn about the requirements of America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA). On October 23, 2018, AWIA was signed into law. AWIA Section 2013 requires CWSs serving more than 3,300 people to develop or update risk and resilience assessments (RRAs) and emergency response plans (ERPs). The law specifies the components that the RRAs and ERPs must address and establishes deadlines by which water systems must certify to EPA completion of the RRA and ERP.

3/9/21 – Module 1 – 8:00am-9:30am MST – Click Here to Register
3/10/21 – Module 2 – 8:00am-9:30am MST –  Click Here to Register
3/11/21 – Module 3 – 8:00am-10:00am MST – Click Here to Register

See more information here.

EPA – Building Climate Change Resilience Virtual Trainings @ Virtual
Mar 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
EPA’s Creating Resilient Water Utilities initiative, is providing free virtual training sessions on its Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) for the Northeast climate region of the country. This training assists drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities in planning for and adapting to climate change threats with a focus on resilience building and infrastructure financing. The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, and NEIWPCC are helping to coordinate and co-sponsoring these event.

Training Objectives:
  • Conduct a risk assessment using CREAT;
  • Identify and share information on adaptation strategies to build utility long-term resilience; and
  • Share information on available resources for financing resilience and adaptation.

This webinar meets 4 times.

    • Session 1: March 2, 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. M.T.
      Training Overview and CREAT Modules 1 (Climate Awareness) and 2 (Scenario Development)
    • Session 2: March 4, 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. M.T.
      CREAT Modules 3 (Consequences and Assets) and 4 (Adaptation Planning)
    • Session 3: March 9, 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. M.T.
      CREAT Module 5 (Risk Assessment) and an overview of local financial resources utilities can apply for to fund adaptation
      measures
    • Session 4: March 23, 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. M.T.
      A brief overview of previous information, then open agenda for attendees to ask questions about using CREAT, how to apply it
      to their circumstances, and how to seek funding for adaptation strategies. (Optional)

Click Here to Register 

Mar
23
Tue
EPA – Building Climate Change Resilience Virtual Trainings @ Virtual
Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
EPA’s Creating Resilient Water Utilities initiative, is providing free virtual training sessions on its Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool (CREAT) for the Northeast climate region of the country. This training assists drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities in planning for and adapting to climate change threats with a focus on resilience building and infrastructure financing. The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies, National Association of Clean Water Agencies, National Association of Water Companies, and NEIWPCC are helping to coordinate and co-sponsoring these event.

Training Objectives:
  • Conduct a risk assessment using CREAT;
  • Identify and share information on adaptation strategies to build utility long-term resilience; and
  • Share information on available resources for financing resilience and adaptation.

This webinar meets 4 times.

    • Session 1: March 2, 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. M.T.
      Training Overview and CREAT Modules 1 (Climate Awareness) and 2 (Scenario Development)
    • Session 2: March 4, 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. M.T.
      CREAT Modules 3 (Consequences and Assets) and 4 (Adaptation Planning)
    • Session 3: March 9, 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. M.T.
      CREAT Module 5 (Risk Assessment) and an overview of local financial resources utilities can apply for to fund adaptation
      measures
    • Session 4: March 23, 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. M.T.
      A brief overview of previous information, then open agenda for attendees to ask questions about using CREAT, how to apply it
      to their circumstances, and how to seek funding for adaptation strategies. (Optional)

Click Here to Register 

Mar
26
Fri
Webinar – Changing World of Pretreatment @ Virtual
Mar 26 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

The Changing World of Pretreatment

Attendees will look at the types of programs that will be of benefit to their system. Program discussion of FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease), H2S mitigation and other contaminants, including sanitary wipes and industrial users (IU or SIU) are examined.

During this presentation the potential effects of Cannabis growers and manufacturers on your system will be discussed.

Specific protocols and programs are covered that may be utilized to help improve FOG, Odors, Corrosion, and the damaging impact of contaminants. Pretreatment Coordinators, Collection system and wastewater system professionals will benefit by learning key strategies to improve pretreatment and collection system management. Programs and protocols along with emerging issues are included in the discussion of how systems around the country are improving their wastewater programs by incorporating pre-treatment and collection system management strategies.

Click Here To Register

Are you a Member of MRWS?  Contact Julie at jallen@mrws.org for a discount code!

Our Mission

At MRWS, our mission is to provide quality training and technical assistance to Drinking Water, Waste Water, and Tribal systems — to enable them to produce the best product with their available resources!

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