Spotlight On Water Resources
This three-and-a-half-hour program featured three relevant and pertinent sessions for those interested in water resources management, including interviews with current APWA Leadership.
Sessions in this program include:
City of Coral Gables - Cost Effective Approach to Infiltration and Inflow Abatement Utilizing Trenchless Technologies
Speakers: Jorge Acevedo, Paola Davalos
Communicating PFAS Discoveries and EPA Action Plan Impacts to the Press and the Public
Speaker: Mike McGill
A Cost-Effective Approach - Using Real Time Control and In-System Storage Strategies to Prevent Sanitary Sewer System Overflows
Speakers: Deryk Daquigan, Azalea Mitch, Dan O’Leary
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You can purchase an annual registration for the Spotlight on Series or purchase the recordings in the APWA Store in in 2021.
Small Cities/Rural Communities Perspective On Water Resources
No city, large or small, can operate effectively without proper, reliable sanitary sewer collection systems and wastewater treatment plants. Large municipalities have large water operations, but small cities and rural communities have unique water challenges. Join this panel as they discuss water resources and resilient and sustainable systems.
Virtual Stormwater Summit
February 17-18, 2021
10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. CT
The PWX@Home Stormwater Summit features seven virtual education sessions selected by APWA’s Water Resources Management Committee for presentation at PWX 2020. The two-day event features presenters sharing agency perspectives and experiences on topics such as project funding strategies; implementation of new technologies, methods for building flood resilient communities, including green infrastructure; applications of IoT water level sensors; creating an open-source web tool; and simultaneously handling alternative project delivery methods. Presenters will highlight successes as well as share lessons learned. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters via a question-and-answer opportunity at the end of each session, as well as network and learn from other attendees via table discussions, a unique feature within the Summit platform.
Only full event registration is available. Registrants will have access to session recordings following the program in case scheduling conflicts prevent participation in live sessions or to revisit following the live event. Participants are eligible for 0.6 CEUs upon the completion of this program.
Registration is $85 for Members and $110 for Non-Members. Group discounts are available.
Certified Stormwater Managers (CSMs) are offered special pricing of $55 Member/$80 Non-Member. CSMs should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for special registration link.
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Third Thursday Advocacy Jam: Water Resources
February 18, 2021
2:30–3:30 p.m. CT
With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimating that water infrastructure in the United States will require at least $700 billion in investment over the next 20 years, and the Canadian Government committing to establish a Canada Water Agency to promote collaboration among all levels of government to protect freshwater sources, the need for engagement at the federal level is clear. Join the APWA’s US and Canadian Government Affairs staff for an overview and interactive discussion on the state of water policy in both countries, including potential clean/drinking water legislation, federal programs and regulatory changes, the impact of water resource management on transportation and emergency management, and challenges facing the water workforce.
Registration is FREE for Members and Non-Members. You can register for the entire year of programming or by each individual program.
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CLL: PFAS in your water-what you need to know and why!
February 25, 2021
10:00–11:00 a.m. CT
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are manmade chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, and others; manufactured and used around the United States since the ‘40s. PFAS are found in water-repellent, wrinkle-free, and stain-resistant fabrics; non-stick cookware; paints; firefighting foam; and other household and industrial products. PFAS are persistent – they’ve been referred to as forever chemicals - in the environment and in the human body; they don’t break down and accumulate over time. According to the US EPA, there is evidence that exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse human health effects. PFAS has been found in drinking water and full cycle back in wastewater sludge. In this Click, Listen & Learn, we will help you understand PFAS, how it gets into our water and wastewater, it’s risks and current thinking in public works.
Registration is FREE for Members.