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Michael Hwang was named the Membrane Young Professional of the Year at the AWWA and American Membrane Technology Association 2014 Membrane Technology Conference & Exposition. Hwang is an engineer and west regional membrane technology leader for the water business group of CH2M HILL.

The Bryte Bend Water Treatment plant in West Sacramento, Calif., was renamed the George Kristoff Water Plant, after the late George Kristoff, who helped govern the region before cityhood by serving on the East Yolo Community Services District Board.

The Bay County Water Treatment Plant in Panama City, Fla., received the 2013 Plant Operations Excellence Award from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for outstanding operation, maintenance and compliance.

Sheila Hyatt, Cherokee (N.C.) Water Treatment Plant manager, received the 2014 Indian Health Service Operator of the Year Award. The Cherokee Water System serves the reservation and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Lonn Stalter retired as superintendent of the water treatment department in Pekin, Ill., after 35 1/2 years of public works experience. He had run the department since 1989. Bob Burton, his replacement, had been chief water treatment technician since 1980.



The American Water Works Association is offering these courses:

  • July 16 ­– Responding to Top Consumer Issues: Linking Effective Communication with Technical Solutions webinar
  • July 23-25 – 2014 Summer Workshop, Denver, Colo.

Visit www.awwa.org.


The Alabama Rural Water Association is offering a Clarifier Optimization and Activated Sludge course in Jackson on June 25. Visit www.alruralwater.com.


The Arkansas Environmental Training Academy is offering these courses:

  • June 16-20 – Backflow Assembly Tester, Conway
  • June 16-30 – Intermediate Water Distribution, online
  • June 17-19 – Basic Water Distribution, Camden
  • June 24-26 – Backflow Assembly Repair (Large Series), Camden
  • July 1-15 – Advanced Water Treatment, online
  • July 14-18 – Backflow Assembly Tester, Jonesboro
  • July 14-24 – Basic Water Treatment, Fort Smith
  • July 15-17 – Basic Water Treatment, North Little Rock
  • July 16-31 – Advanced Water Distribution, online
  • July 22-24 – Backflow Assembly Repair, Conway
  • July 29-31 – Intermediate Water Treatment, Russellville

Visit www.sautech.edu/aeta/.

The Arkansas Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • June 17-19 – Backflow Repair, Lonoke
  • June 24-26 – Basic Water Treatment, Lonoke
  • July 8 – Basic Water Math, Nashville
  • July 9 – ADH Compliance, Nashville
  • July 10 – Applied Water Math, Nashville
  • July 14-18 – Backflow Certification, Lonoke
  • July 23-24 – Water Specialized Training, West Helena
  • July 29-31 – Advanced Distribution, Lonoke

Visit www.arkansasruralwater.org.


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

  • June 18 – Water Use Efficiency Grade I Workshop, Rancho Cucamonga
  • June 23 – Water Use Efficiency Grade 3 Workshop, Rancho Cucamonga
  • June 27 – Backflow Refresher, West Sacramento
  • July 25 – Backflow Refresher, Rancho Cucamonga
  • July 28 – Backflow Tester Course, Rancho Cucamonga

Visit www.ca-nv-awwa.org.


The Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association is offering these courses.

  • June 19 – Action Now Seminar, Steamboat Springs
  • July 24 – Action Now Seminar, Glenwood Springs

Visit www.rmwea.org.


The Florida Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • June 18 – Hydrology, Drilling and Surface Geology, Orlando
  • June 30-July 30 – AWWA eLearning
  • July 23 – Pumps and Hydraulics, Orlando
  • July 31-Aug. 30 – AWWA eLearning

Visit www.fsawwa.org.


The Illinois Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • June 17 – Practical Asset Management: Best Practices for Small and Large Systems, St. Charles
  • June 18 – Practical Asset Management: Best Practices for Small and Large Systems, Moline
  • June 24 – SCADA 101, Elk Grove Village
  • July 10-11 – Visitation Day, Elgin

Visit www.isawwa.org.

New YorkThe New York Section of AWWA is offering these courses:

  • June 18 – Water Treatment O&M, Melville
  • June 25 – Basic Laboratory Skills, Utica
  • July 16 – Distribution System Monitoring, Woodbury

Visit www.nysawwa.org.

North Carolina

The North Carolina Section of AWWA-WEA is offering the Maintenance Technologist School and Exam - Class I & II in Morganton July 14-17. Visit www.ncsafewater.org.


The Oklahoma Environmental Training Center is offering these courses:

  • June 17 – Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Tulsa
  • June 19 – Operator Math, Stillwater
  • June 24 – Operator Math, Tulsa
  • June 26 – Quality Assurance and Quality Control, Stillwater
  • July 8-10 – “D” Water and Wastewater Operator, Stillwater
  • July 11 – Open Exam Session, Tulsa
  • July 16-17 – “C” Water Operator, Tulsa
  • July 22-24 – “D” Water & Wastewater, Tulsa
  • July 28-31 – “C” Water Laboratory, Stillwater

Visit www.accuratelabs.com.


The Texas Water Utilities Association is offering these courses:

  • June 17 – CSI/CCC, New Braunfels
  • June 24 – Surface Water Production I, Gatesville
  • June 24 – Valve and Hydrant Maintenance, Terrell
  • July 7 – Chlorinator Maintenance, Corpus Christi

Visit www.twua.org.


The Intermountain Section of AWWA is offering a Water System Operator Training course July 17 in Brigham City. Visit www.ims-awwa.org.


The University of Wisconsin–Madision Department of Engineering Professional Development is offering a Fundamentals of Drinking Water Treatment course June 23-25 in Madison. Visit www.epdweb.engr.wisc.edu.

The UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education is offering a Water Law for Sustainable Management course June 19 in Milwaukee. Visit www4.uwm.edu.

The Wisconsin Rural Water Association is offering these courses:

  • June 17 – Wells, Clintonville
  • June 17 ­– Distribution System O&M, Clintonville
  • June 18 – Wells, Jackson
  • June 18 – Distribution System O&M, Jackson
  • July 22 – Bloodborne Pathogens/Hazard Communication/Lockout-Tagout, Plover

Visit www.wrwa.org.


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