Free Webinar: Using SARA Modeling Tools in Water-Quality Management

Join Forester University for this live, educational webinar as SARA representatives discuss the organization’s proprietary water-quality modeling tools, which were designed to assist users in identifying potentially impaired water bodies, determining the required load reduction to address the potential impairments, and optimizing the selection and planning of BMPs and LIDs for water-quality management during both dry and wet periods.

This course will demonstrate how watershed planners, permittees, and regulatory agencies can apply statistical analysis to the results from the tools and models to develop attainable contact recreation criteria and associated BMP deployment percentages for quantitative water-quality master planning and implementation.

Learning Objectives 

By participating in this webinar, attendees will:

  • Review the Clean Water Act and primary contact recreation criteria
  • Examine the development and calibration of water-quality models
  • Discover the application of SARA water-quality modeling tools, including LRT and BMP tools
  • Learn about urban runoff management and identify BMP/LID implementation strategy
  • Understand attainable primary contact recreation criteria


Persons wishing know more about this webinar and to register  can click on the following link Register for Free Webinar

Webinar: “Good Enough” Isn’t Good Enough Anymore

I know I always bring all the free webinars to the forefront but this webinar while it is not free is definitely one worth paying for since it provides some pertinent information. Please see the details below for webinar information and registration links.

“Good Enough” Isn’t Good Enough Anymore: 8 Steps to Take Your Utility from Good to Great (May 9th, 2017 11am PDT / 2pm EDT)

In today’s world of tight budgets, rising costs and demanding customers, running anything less than a high performance organization is a one-way ticket to failure – for both you as a manager and your utility as a whole. But how do you turn a typical public agency like a utility company into a fast-paced performance engine in order to succeed? As we’ve seen, the typical “good enough for government work” operation is not cutting it anymore when we go asking our customers for the funds to properly operate our utilities.

Join utility management and performance expert Rob McElroy for an engaging and thought-provoking webinar walking through the simple steps necessary to get your utility up and moving fast as well as techniques to increase the effectiveness of your staff almost immediately.

In this webinar, our presenter will provide a blueprint for transforming your typical “good enough for government work” operation into a high-performing team. Throughout this discussion, McElroy will also reference case studies and examples of how utilities have transformed their operations and gained funding to properly operate their utility by delivering results customers notice. Within this examination, McElroy will point to utilities around the country that’ve transformed their organization, including those that’ve earned multiple EPA “Awards of Excellence”, and discuss how you can achieve the same.

Learning Objectives
Attendees can expect the discussion and education of the following learning objectives.

  • Explore how to create an effective mission statement for your utility that everyone understands.
  • Examine what you must provide so that your staff can get more accomplished.
  • Discover how to leverage competition to create a high-performing organization.
  • Explore how to obtain funds to properly operate your utility by offering a new customer experience.


For further information and to enroll  in this course click the link.

Train Your Team
Get the whole team trained! We offer additional savings if you register as a group. For group pricing information, contact us at

CARIB Web Dialogue: The Environmental Sustainability Challenge


Carib Web Dialogue

The Caribbean Future Forum invites you to participate online in our webinar  “The Environmental Sustainability Challenge” with Dr. Richard Byron-Cox of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Professor Valerie Stoute, Programme Professor Environmental Studies, UTT.

This webinar will explore the the challenges faced in achieving environmental sustainability in Caribbean nations while identifying strategies to overcome these challenges.

Join them live on Tuesday 09 August 2016, from 10:00am -11:00am(AST) by registering below.

To learn more or view this webinar and join the discussion register at:

Stay tuned to their website at for more information. Please feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues.

Thank you for your virtual participation!

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FREE Webinar: Smart Water Migration: The Right Time at the Right Pace

This complimentary webinar is sponsored by Neptune Technology Group and presented by the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

March 31, 2016
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM MT


Facing limited resources and a rapidly changing workforce, how can today’s water utilities implement technology without sacrificing investments they’ve already made? In this webinar, Neptune Technology Group will demonstrate how today’s water utilities can easily move forward – not only from automatic meter reading (AMR) to fixed network advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) – but beyond basic billing functions to leverage metering data for unique needs across the utility. With backward-compatible, smart water technology, utilities can future-proof and optimize their AMR-to-AMI system, without stranding assets, or hidden licensing and upgrade fees.

Today’s water utility managers face mounting challenges. They know that they need to replace aging infrastructure, optimize their workforce, and better manage their data to improve customer service as well as revenue. Yet at the same time, they may doubt that they have the financial, technical, or personnel resources to implement the type of AMR/AMI system they need – especially all-at-once.

Participants will hear from an actual water utility how it implemented a cost-effective, timely AMR-to-AMI system for its unique needs – simply and painlessly – without stranding assets, and at the utility’s own pace.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Establish where their utility is on the AMR-to-AMI spectrum – and where they want to be
  2. Leverage and expand on the metering technology they already use, at their own pace
  3. Manage their metering data more efficiently – and go beyond basic billing
  4. Analyze the data they already receive and share it across departments
  5. Enhance customer service and revenue through an optimized system

By registering for this webinar, you submit your information to the sponsor, Neptune, who will use it to communicate with you regarding this event and their services.


Free Webinar!

Due to budget cuts and company spending based on other priorities it may not always be possible for members of staff to be sent on special training. However, based on the advancement of technology many institutions now offer free opportunities for persons to learn about changing trends in a particular field.

For instance, Forester University, the educational division of Forester Media, the publisher of Stormwater Journal, often hosts free webinars or online seminars for its clients.

Since our Agency uses the Trimble GPS units, the upcoming webinar on July 22nd may be of interest to members of staff. This webinar would be highlighting GPS fleet management, in terms of its benefits and how telematics can be used to improve driver and vehicle safety, reduce fuel speed and increase productivity and efficiency.

Trimble GPS Unit
Trimble GPS Unit

For more information on the webinar and its objectives, as well as, for registration, you can click on the links below:

GPS Fleet Management Webinar by Bob Laabs

Registration is limited.