Continuing Education Opportunities
Changes in Operations and Management in the New Post-Pandemic Era
Virtual Conference - DEP Course ID # 8834
PA DEP Approved for 1.0 Hour Water & Wastewater Conference Credit
Presented by the PWEA Utility Management Committee
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Registration Deadline is October 22nd
This webinar will assist managers and operators in adjusting to the long-term effects from the pandemic. Special emphasis will be on operations, technology, funding and budgeting, materials and contract procurement, human relations and diversity, and delinquencies. Attendees will benefit from the panelists (which will include managers and consultants) who will translate their real-life experiences into helpful advice.
- PWEA uses AnyMeeting webinar platform. You will receive a webinar invitation email from the webinar software approximately one week prior to the webinar date. You'll need to download the AnyMeeting App in order to participate in the webinars (https://www.anymeeting.com/AccountManager/DownloadInstaller.aspx) OR you will be able to link to the webinars using the Chrome web browser (no other browser will work). The webinar link is specific for your use only, so do not share the link with anyone else - each registrant receives a unique link. If the registrant's computer does not contain a microphone, a phone number and an access code will also be provided in order to hear and communicate with the instructors by phone while viewing PowerPoint slides on their computer monitor. You will have an opportunity to ask the instructor questions and have group discussions.
- The class will be held virtually in three consecutive sessions with a 10-minute break between each session. An email will be sent approximately one week in advance of the class. It will contain information needed to join the class.
- Mark Pickering, GHD (Moderator)
- Mike Hiskey, AWWA
- Dave Busch, Keystone Alliance Consulting, Inc.
- Liesel Gross, Lehigh County Authority
- Jess Rosentel, Capital Region Water
- Jason Coyle, ARRO Consulting Inc.
1:00pm Welcome - Review Agenda and CE Requirements - Mark Pickering
1:05pm Change Management - Mike Hiskey
This session will explain the practice of change management, introduce various change models/frameworks, and describe how values based change
management helps people and organizations adopt new processes or technology.
1:25pm Finance and Small Systems - Dave Busch
The focus of this session is how to manage finances and delinquencies in these changing times, with an emphasis on small authorities with small budgets.
1:45pm Large Systems Changes - Liesel Adams
This session looks at changes from a larger regional authority perspective, with a focus on personnel and diversity.
2:15pm Poll #1 - Mark Pickering
2:20pm Large Systems Changes - Jess Rosentel
This session looks at changes from a larger authority perspective, with a focus on capital planning and contract procurement.
2:40pm Small Systems Changes - Jason Coyle
The focus on this session is in management and operation of a small system in these changing times.
3:00pm Panel Discussion
Based on questions provided by attendees through Chat
3:30pm Poll #2 - Mark Pickering
3:35pm Panel Discussion
Based on questions provided by attendees through the Chat
3:50pm Closing Poll and Wrap-up - Mark Pickering
3:55pm Conference Adjourns
Continuing Education: Transcripts for 1.0 DEP Water and Wastewater Conference Credit and/or for 2.5 continuing education hours will be emailed after successful completion of the conference.
This conference is limited to 90 participants. Thanks to our sponsors, there is no cost to register for the conference. However, registration is required in order to participate.
Thank you to the following companies who sponsored this virtual conference:
DEP Course IDs 8889 and 8890
PA DEP Approved for 2.0 Wastewater Conference Credits
Presented by the PWEA Professional Operators Committee
Cranberry Highlands Golf Course – Tartan Hall
5601 Freshcorn Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Registration Deadline is November 5th
This session will act as a basic operations refresher for managers, supervisors and operators; and will serve as an intro to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) as utilized for public water and wastewater infrastructure. The course instructors will walk attendees through some of the principles of activated sludge screening and hydraulic head loss; aeration; digestion optimization and energy efficiency; sludge thickening; sludge dewatering; and, finally, discuss asset management of infrastructure via GIS mapping and tools.
Conference Format: This conference will be held in person. Current CDC guidelines will be followed in total capacity, spacing, and masking requirements. At this time, masks are not required for vaccinated individuals, though this is subject to change based on Federal, State or Local regulations.
• Steve Aiken, Duperon Corporation
• Timothy D. Brett, Sanitaire, a Xylem brand
• Tyler Kunz, EnviroMix
• Sanjeev Verma, Centrysis
• Dan Fronhofer, BDP Industries
• Mark Maguire, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Inc.
9:00am Registration and Welcome - Autumn Crawford
9:30am Hydraulic Headloss Predictions as It Relates to Influent Wastewater Screens – Steve Aiken
10:45am Aeration 101 – Tim Brett
11:30am Compressed Gas Mixing – Tyler Kunz
12:45pm Polymer Free Biosolids Thickening – Sanjeev Verma
1:30pm Mechanical Dewatering – Dan Fronhofer
2:30pm Working the Cloud and intro to GIS – Mark Maguire
3:30pm Conference Adjourns
Continuing Education: Transcripts for 2.0 DEP Wastewater Conference Credit and/or for 5.0 continuing education hours will be emailed after successful completion of the conference.
Registration Fees: Fees are $55 for PWEA Members; or $105 for Non-Members. The conference includes breakfast items in the morning, lunch, and hot & cold beverages throughout the day. This conference is limited to 60 participants.
Thank you to the following companies who are sponsoring the Training Event; the Morning Snacks; the All Day Beverages; and Lunch (shown below in that order):
November is National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month
You and your colleagues are invited to attend the 5th Annual Security and Risk Management Symposium! Pre-registration is required and registration will close on November 2, 2021 (or when all virtual seats are filled).
When: Thursday, November 4, 2021
Log-in 7:30am – 8:00am
Program: 8:00am – 3:30pm
The 5th Annual Symposium will be hosted as a virtual event, at no cost to registered attendees.
TO REGISTER: Click Here
The 5th Annual Security and Risk Management Symposium is Sponsored By:
The Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Region 13 Counterterrorism and All Hazards Task Force, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Western Pennsylvania All Hazards Fusion Center (WPAHFC)
This symposium addresses: criminal activities, cyber and physical security threats in our region and globally, risk management strategies, and the availability of valuable tools and resources to enhance the protection of critical infrastructure assets, while building organizational resilience throughout your enterprise.
Who should attend: The symposium is intended for the Private Sector (Business and Industry) and Public Sector (Federal, State, Local, Tribal, Territorial), Engineers, Physical and Cybersecurity Professionals, Emergency Management/Emergency Services, Law Enforcement, Business Continuity/Organizational Resilience Professionals, VOAD’s, and those responsible for protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure through cyber and physical security initiatives.
On behalf of the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Homeland Security, Pennsylvania Region 13 Counterterrorism and All Hazards Task Force, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Western Pennsylvania All Hazards Fusion Center, thanking you once again for your steadfast dedication in securing our Nations Critical Infrastructure.