Worth Noting - January 2014

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Dennis W. Doll, chairman, president and CEO of Middlesex Water Company, has been elected to a one-year term as president of the National Association of Water Companies.

Steve Melanson of Connecticut Water received the grand prize in the National Association of Water Companies Living Water Awards, recognizing private water professionals who are “living water” through commitment to quality, service and community.

Dr. Glen Daigger, International Water Association president and CH2M HILL chief technology officer, has been selected to join the Water Environment Research Foundation Board of Directors.

Jane Lubchenco, former undersecretary of commerce for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Kathryn Sullivan, undersecretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and a NOAA administrator, received the 2013 Stroud Award for Freshwater Excellence recognizing outstanding achievement by those who contribute to the conservation and protection of fresh water.

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The American Water Works Association is offering these webinars:

Jan. 29 – Water Rates Done the Right Way

Feb. 5 – Identifying and Addressing Raw Water Ammonia

Feb. 12 – The Future of Direct Potable Reuse as a Water Supply

Visit www.awwa.org.


The Alabama Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

Jan. 15 – Process Control Strategies, Fayette

Feb. 19 – Hands-On Pump O&M and Electrical Troubleshooting, Lineville

Visit www.alruralwater.com.


The Florida Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

Jan. 31 – Florida AWWA eLearning, online

Feb. 28 – Florida AWWA eLearning, online

Visit www.fsawwa.org.


The Illinois Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

Jan. 29-30 – High-Tech Operator Course 3: Data Management workshop, Lombard Village Hall Community Room

Feb. 19 – WATERCON Exhibtors Webinar

Visit www.isawwa.org.


The Michigan Section of the AWWA is hosting the Borchardt Conference for drinking and wastewater treatment Feb. 25-26 at Rackham Graduate School in Ann Arbor. Visit www.mi-water.org.

New Jersey

The New Jersey Agricultural Research Station is offering these courses in New Brunswick:

Jan. 13-March 12 – Advanced Collection Systems Licensing Prep - Evening Course, Holly House

Jan. 16 – Instrumentation for Water/Wastewater Operations, Extension Conference CenterJan. 22 – Writing Skills for Utility and Operations Personnel, Cook Campus Center

Jan. 30-Feb. 6 – Safe Drinking Water Act Regulatory Update

Feb. 12-13 – Ladder Logic: Water/Wastewater Electrical Training, Extension Conference Center

Feb. 27 – Math Refresher for Water and Wastewater Operators, Extension Conference Center

Visit www.cpe.rutgers.edu.


The Oklahoma Environmental Training Center is offering these courses:

Jan. 7-9 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Stillwater

Jan. 10 – Open Exam Session, Tulsa

Jan. 13 – General Refresher for Water Operators, Stillwater

Jan. 13-14 – C Water Operator, Stillwater

Jan. 21-23 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Tulsa

Jan. 27 – General Refresher for Water Lab Operators, Stillwater

Jan. 27-30 – C Water Laboratory, Stillwater

Feb. 4-6 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Stillwater

Feb. 7 – Open Exam Session, Stillwater

Feb. 14 – Open Exam Session, Tulsa

Feb. 19 – General Refresher for Water Operators, Tulsa

Feb. 19-20 – C Water Operator, Tulsa

Feb. 25-27 – D Water and Wastewater Operator, Tulsa

Visit www.accuratelabs.com.


The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering these courses:

Jan. 7-9 – Basic Water, Sinton

Jan. 13-17 – Effective Instructional Techniques, Amarillo

Jan. 27-29 – Utilities Safety, Mineola

Feb. 4-6 – Far West Texas Regional School, Fort Stockto

Visit www.twua.org.


The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is offering these courses:

Jan. 16 – Regional Utility Management Training, Chippewa Falls

Jan. 28-29 – Distribution Certification, Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac

Feb. 4-6, and 11-13 – Groundwater Supply and Distribution Certification, Green Bay

Feb. 12 – Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management, Green Bay

Feb. 18-19 – Zeolite Softening, Volatile Organic Compound and Iron Removal Certification, West Bend

Feb. 20 – Lime Softening Certification, West Bend

Feb. 25-27 and Mar. 4-6 – Groundwater Supply and Distribution Certification, Madison

Visit http://dnr.wi.gov.


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