What: To help small communities manage their water utilities, West Virginia University is offering a free workshop entitled, “Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Water and Wastewater Systems.”
The workshop provides small utilities a simple way to assess their systems’ strengths and weaknesses. The assessment will then be used to develop an easy-to-follow management plan for improving operations.
Who: Funded by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, this program is a partnership between WVU's National Environmental Services Center and the University of Kentucky’s Water Resources Research Institute.
Instructors from WVU and UK will focus on 10 key management areas such as operational optimization and resiliency, infrastructure stability, product quality, water resource adequacy, financial viability, stakeholder understanding and support.
The workshop is targeted to professionals involved in the operation or management of water or sewage systems that serve populations of less than 4,000. Small water and wastewater system managers, operators and their board members are invited to attend along with local decision makers such as mayors and county commissioners.
Participants may register online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sustainable-management-of-rural-and-small-systems-workshop-tickets-35411370362.
When: Friday, August 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: Days Inn & Suites Conference Center in Flatwoods
Craig Mains, NESC, 304.293.6592; firstname.lastname@example.org