Upcoming Training Events & Webinars
No-Cost Resilience Planning and Adaptation Training for the Water Utility Sector – In-dept Training on CREAT – November 10, 12, 17, and December 1 – webinar series
To complement the Building Resilience to Extreme Weather Events – Introductory Session webinar (July 2020), EPA is hosting a free virtual CREAT traning to help drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities use CREAT for resilience planning and adpating to extreme weather threats to infrastructure and resources. Developed by EPA's Creating Resilient Water Utilities initiative, CREAT is a risk assessment application that helps utilities to adapt to extreme weather events by better understanding current and long-term weather conditions. These four webinars (two hours each) will help attendees 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 and resilience and adaptation. Session 1 - Tuesday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon CT – Training Overview and CREAT Modules 1 (Climate Awareness) and 2 (Scenario Development). Register by April 17, 2020. Session 2 - Thursday, November 12, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon CT — CREAT Modules 3 (Consequences and Assets) and 4 (Adaptation Planning). Session 3 - Thursday, November 17, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon CT– CREAT Module 5 (Risk Assessment( and Overview of Local Financial Resources for Funding Adaptation Measures. Session 4 - Tuesday, December 1, 10:00 a.m. - 12: 00 noon CT – Questions & Answers on Using CREAT and How to Apply It to Particular Circumstances. Sessions have short homework assisgnments. Attendees who are certified Minnesota drinking water operators and attend sessions 1, 2, and 3 are eligible for 6.0 credit hours; attendees who are Minnesota wastewater operators and attend sessions 1, 2, and 3 may be eligible for continuing education units (application pending). Registration deadline i November 3. Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9101362940057624843. For more information, e-mail Alfredo Lagos at email@example.com. To learn more abut CREAT, visit creat.epa.gov.
An Introduction to the Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center, the EPA Region 5 Environmental Finance Center – December 1-3, 2020 – Novi, Michigan
A What are all of the costs of running a drinking water utility? This webinar will help water systems recognize the costs related to operations and capital needs, including costs that systems often overlook. The webinar will also identify which costs are tied to water production and will describe how costs change over time. The objective of the webinar is for water systems to be able to calculate their financial needs for the next five years. The webinar will also summarize the state and federal loan and grant programs that are available to drinking water utilities. Presenter: Glenn Barnes. For more details or to register, visit http://ctt.nonprofitsoapbox.com/2020gleic-money.
POSTPONED: Setting the Right Rates for Your System Workshop – No new date
April 23, 2020, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. – Rockford, Illinois
This intermediate-level workshop will ensure the financial stability of your water system while providing safe, quality drinking water at fair rates. The workshop will focus on how systems can select rate-setting objectives and match those with appropriate rate structures. This workshop is appropriate for any community water system that charges customers for water consumption. It is designed for drinking water system managers, clerks, treasurers, board members, and others who budget and/or set rates. Attendees will learn how to 1) develop rate-setting objectives, 2) determine the cost of providing water service, 3) anticipate changes in revenues year to year by changes in demand, 4) measure the affordability of rates for all of your customers, and 5) create rate structures that promote water conservation or promote water use. Instructor: Shadi Eskaf, Research Director, The Environmental Finance Center at The University of North Carolina. No cost to attend. For more details or to register, visit https://efcnetwork.org/events/illinois-setting-the-right-rates-for-your-....
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Continuing Education Policy
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Past Training Events & Webinars
Rates and Rate Structure Designs for Small Water Systems in Illinois– July 15, 2020, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CT – view webinar detail
- 2017 Strategic Land-Use Planning Webinar – July 25
- 2017 Infrastructure Finance Basics Workshop – Wausau, Wisconsin