International News February 2018

The print issue of the International News newsletter for February 2018, published by the International Office for Water, is now available for loan.

This newsletter focuses particularly on water management issues, such as climate change, water and sanitation, water governance and water accountability,  and relevant training and initiatives taking place to deal with those issues.

As a result, persons would be able to get relevant information on international events that have taken place on a global scale, as well as, special projects that are being carried out by specific countries.

Persons can also access archives of this newsletter online (from 1993) via the link.

 

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Cover of International News Newsletter – February 2018 Sourced: https://www.iowater.org/publications/news

Persons wishing to view the latest newsletter can email me or visit me at my desk.

Safe Practice in the Groundwater Industry: An NGWA Certificate Program (#1014)

Course overview​

​This NGWA online, on-demand certificate program addresses ways to improve safety in the workplace.

Historically there are three major loss areas in the groundwater industry:

  • Materials handling
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Electrocution/electrical hazards.

This course addresses these three specific areas with the intent to:

  • Inform employees of the hazards
  • Increase awareness of the hazards
  • Provide guidance on immediate actions to mitigate threats to safety.

Who will benefit from taking this course?

  • Field technicians
  • Geothermal contractors
  • Pump installation contractors
  • Safety officers
  • Site managers
  • Water well drilling contractors
  • Water well suppliers.

Earning a certificate

When enrollees have completed all of the lessons, they will be able to take a 25-question test. Those who pass the test can then download their certificate. The entire process, including the test, takes approximately three hours.

The cost of this online course is $99 US dollars (for members) and $149 US dollars for non-members.

Persons interested in this course can follow the link to register and get more information in terms of presenters, course outline and other relevant course information.

Free Online courses on MOOC

With our thoughts on upcoming training I felt I should just put this out there again for those of you who may not have seen it when it was posted in 2015. Do hope you guys find some courses to enjoy.

WRA Library

When you are in a company where  training is limited due to a lack of funding, or even if you are the type of person who knows the benefits of continued education, you can definitely take a look at the MOOC website.

Through this website person have an opportunity to enroll for courses offered by various universities around the world, for free, with some providers offering course completion certificates and exams at a fee.

For those of you interested in this website you can learn more at the following link About Mooc

If you want to take part in this initiative you can also check out the website’s home page and browse through their list of providers and categories or by university/entity to find a course that’s right for you and your educational goals at MOOC LIST

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