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The AWWA Board of Directors named John Donahue, general manager of the North Park (Ill.) Public Water District and longtime AWWA volunteer, as president-elect. Donahue begins his role in June. New vice presidents are:

  • John Alston, operations superintendent with the Bozeman (Mont.) Water and Sewer Department
  • Douglas Brinkman, project manager with Black & Veatch
  • Jeffrey Nash, vice president with CDM Smith
  • Michael Simpson, CEO of M.E. Simpson Co.

The new director-at-large is Martha Segal, assistant director with Metro Water Services in Nashville, Tenn.

Appointed to two-year terms on the AWWA Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee were Nilaksh Kothari, past AWWA president; Chris Jarrett, Manufacturers/Associates Council chair; and Alan Roberson, AWWA director of regulatory affairs.

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The AWWA will webcast these programs:

  • May 1 - Operator Professionalism
  • May 15 - Cross Connection Control and Hazard Assessment

Visit www.awwa.org.


The Arkansas Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • April 30-May 2 – Intermediate Treatment, Arkadelphia
  • May 7-9 – Advanced Distribution, Lonoke
  • May 21-23 – Intermediate Distribution, Clarksville
  • June 4-6 – Basic Distribution, Bono
  • June 11 – Basic Math, Mt. Home
  • June 12 – ADH Compliance, Mt. Home
  • June 12-13 – Water Specialized Training, Lonoke
  • June 13 – Applied Math, Mt. Home

Visit www.arkansasruralwater.org.


The California-Nevada Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • May 2-3 – Backflow Refresher, Rancho Cucamonga
  • May 7 – T1-T2 Review, Baldwin Park
  • May 7 – T1-T2 Review, West Sacramento
  • May 8 – Math Review, Sacramento
  • May 8 – T3-T4 Review, Baldwin Park
  • May 9 – T3-T4 Review, Sacramento
  • May 14 – T1-T2 Review, Riverside
  • May 15 – Math Review, Riverside
  • May 16 – T3-T4 Review, Riverside
  • May 20 – Backflow Tester Course, Sacramento
  • June 10 – Introduction to Water Distribution, Rancho Cucamonga

Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.


The Rocky Mountain Section of AWWA is offering an Action Now Seminar May 16 in Durango.

Visit www.rmwea.org.


The Florida Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • May 16 – Comparing Chlorine Measurements webinar
  • May 22 – Disinfection of Distribution Water Mains, Orlando

Visit www.fsawwa.org.


The Illinois Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • May 1 – Pump Casing Repairs with Potable Water Coatings webinar
  • May 2 – Successful Water Main Service Line & Street Light Location, Rockford
  • May 7 – In the Plant Training: DuPage Water Commission, Elmhurst
  • May 9 – Roadmap to Stage 2 Compliance webinar
  • May 15 – Trenchless Water Main Rehab Design Considerations webinar
  • May 21 – High Density Polyethylene Piping Solutions, Springfield
  • May 22 – Ice Pigging and Current Issues Affecting Tank Owners, St. Charles
  • May 23 – Hydrant Maintenance and Ductile Iron Pipe, Mundelein
  • May 23 – Practical Asset Management: Best Practices for Small and Large Systems, Belleville
  • May 29 – Field Measurement: How Accurate Can I Be Measuring on a Ditch Bank? (webinar)
  • May 30 – Practical Asset Management: Best Practices for Small and Large Systems, Lombard
  • June 6 – In the Plant Training: City of Moline Water Treatment Plant, Moline

Visit www.isawwa.org.


The Michigan Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • May 7-9 – Short Course in Water Bacteriology, East Lansing
  • May 8-9 – U.P. Water Treatment System Operators’ Training, Harris

Visit www.mi-water.org.

New York

The New York Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • May 1 – Media & Public Relations, Canastota
  • May 3 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Poughkeepsie
  • May 7 – Water Storage Tanks, Canastota
  • May 8 – Automatic Control Valves, Utica
  • May 7 – Water Storage Tanks, Troy
  • May 8 – Automatic Control Valves, Utica
  • May 16 – Hydrants and Water Mains, Peekskill
  • May 16 – Water Main Installation, Peekskill
  • May 16 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Woodbury
  • May 20 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Rochester
  • May 22 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Binghamton
  • May 24 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Canastota
  • May 29 – Automatic Control Valves, Troy
  • June 5 – Top Ops Boot Camp, Utica
  • June 12 – Water Main Installation, Melville

Visit www.nysawwa.org.

North Carolina

The North Carolina Section of AWWA and WEA is offering these courses:

  • April 29-May 3 – 2013 Eastern Biological & Physical/Chemical School, NCSU McKimmon Center, Raleigh
  • May 14 – Emerging Contaminants, NCSU McKimmon Center, Raleigh

Visit www.ncsafewater.org.


The Ohio Water Environment Association is offering these courses:

  • May 3 – NWOWEA Operator Education Day, Bowling Green
  • May 9 – Collection Systems Workshop, Grand Oaks Event and Business Center, Grove City
  • May 22 – Operations Challenge & Hands-On Operator Training Day, Bowling Green

Visit www.ohiowea.org.


The Oklahoma Environmental Training Center is offering these courses:

  • April 29-May 3 – OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER
  • May 10 – Renewal Training (two four-hour sessions at OKC Zoo)
  • May 20-21 – Water Operator
  • May 29 – Disinfectant Byproducts Control
  • May 31 – Renewal Training

Visit www.rscoetc.wordpress.com.


The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering these courses:

  • May 7 – Chlorinator Maintenance, Huntsville
  • May 21 – Water Distribution, New Braunfels

Visit www.twua.org.


The Intermountain Section of AWWA is offering a Water System Operator Workshop May 16 in Midway. Visit www.ims-awwa.org.


The Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

  • May 2 – Hazard Communication, Plover
  • May 7 – Advanced Water Treatment Strategies, West Bend
  • May 7 – Lead & Copper and Bacteria Sampling Procedures, Union Grove
  • May 8 – Surface Water Processes, Fond du Lac
  • May 9 – Hazard Communication, Dodgeville
  • June 6 – Water Treatment Methods, Clintonville
  • June 6 – Distribution System Tools, Clintonville

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering is offering these courses:

  • May 7-9 – Pumps and Motors
  • May 14-15 – Advanced Asset Management Practices for Water and Wastewater Utilities

Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education is offering these courses:

  • May 9-10 – Watershed Planning
  • May 30 – Water Law for Sustainable Management

Visit www.uwm.edu/sce/coursesprograms.cfm.


April 28-May 1
Florida Water Resources Conference, Renaissance Resort at SeaWorld, Orlando. Visit www.fwrc.org.

May 1-3
Annual meeting and conference of AWWA Arizona Section, Glendale. Visit www.awwa.org.

May 1-3
Water Environment Association of Utah Annual Conference, Dixie Center, St. George. Visit www.weau.org.

May 5-8
Annual meeting and conference of AWWA Ontario Section, Ottawa. Visit www.awwa.org.

May 6-7
Annual Water Reuse & Desalination Research Conference, Sheraton Phoenix (Ariz.) Downtown Hotel. Visit www.watereuse.org.

May 6-8
American Backflow Prevention Association Annual Education Conference and Trade Show, Sheraton Crescent Hotel, Phoenix, Ariz. Visit www.abpa.org.

May 8-10
Annual meeting and conference of AWWA Pacific Northwest Section, Seattle, Wash. Visit www.awwa.org.

May 14-17
CSCE 21st Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference, Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta. Visit http://registration.cgi-pco.com/CSCEhydrotechnicalconference/index.html.

May 19-22
Annual meeting and conference of AWWA West Virginia Section, Daniels. Visit www.awwa.org.

May 20-24
Annual meeting and conference of AWWA Puerto Rico Section, San Juan. Visit www.awwa.org.

June 4
Michigan Water Security Summit, Eagle Eye Golf & Conference Center, Bath. Visit www.mi-water.org.

June 5
T-CON: Midwest Water & Wastewater Technology Conference, College of Lake Country, Grayslake, Ill. Visit www.isawwa.org.

June 6
Arkansas Rural Water Association Expo, Lonoke. Visit www.arkansasruralwater.org/expo/.

June 9-13
ACE13 Annual Conference and Exposition, Colorado Convention Center, Denver. Visit www.awwa.org.


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