Nebraska WEA Announces Training and Conferences

Nebraska WEA Announces Training and Conferences

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The Nebraska Water Environment Association will hold the following training sessions and conferences. 

2015 Conferences
April 22-23 — Great Plains Waste Management Conferences, LaVista, Nebraska
July 16-17 — Heartland Conferences, Kearney, Nebraska
Nov. 4-6 — Fall Conferences, Kearney, Nebraska

2015 One-Day Training Sesssions
March 19 — Kearney, Nebraska
May 20 — Columbus, Nebraska
Aug. 13 — Omaha, Nebraska

Instructor Jim Condon will lead the one-day training sessions. Condon has a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has more than 40 years of professional experience. His expertise includes composting, lab design, microscreening, lagoon systems, anaerobic digesters, aerobic digesters, belt filter press dewatering, lift station and sewer distribution systems, and design of activated sludge plants — specifically oxidation ditches and other processes for biological nutrient removal. 

2015 Wastewater Certification (conducted by Management & Operational Resources)
July 17-18 — Kearney Holiday Inn, Kearney, Nebraska
Aug. 21-Sept. 2 — NECC Lifelong Learning Center, Norfolk, Nebraska
Nov. 16-18 — Theresa Street Wastewater Facility, Lincoln, Nebraska

Instructor Mark Simms, the president and CEO of MOR, will lead the wastewater certificaiton programs. Simms has managed and operated several water and wastewater facilities in the past 33 years and is a graduate of Kirkwood Community College Water and Wastewater Technician program. He is also the program chair and associate professor at Des Moines Area Community College (Iowa), where he heads the Water Environmental Technology Program.

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