Trainings & Workshops Early May

Lone Tree. Michael Levine-Clark. Photo taken: 4/21/2019

MAY 8th, 2019, 11:00 a.m. MST: Webinar: How Trees Influence Urban Stormwater Management in Green Infrastructure Practices. Urban Forest Connections has rescheduled this webinar from January following the government shutdown. Join experts Andrew Tirpak (University of Tennessee) as he discusses characterization of tree health in bioretention practices and the benefits they provide to urban stormwater management; and Lyn Rutherford (City of Chattanooga, TN) as she discusses her experience managing bioretention and detention ponds to improve tree health and water quality. Learn more and register HERE.

MAY 9th, 2019  8 am - 3 pm: Trenching & Shoring Safety Certification – Pagosa Springs. Colorado Rural Water Association hosts a training, taught by Kris Graham from United Rentals.  Throughout the class, attendees will learn the ins and outs of trench shoring and the importance of safety.  Following the lunch break attendees will receive competent person training. At the end of the workshop attendees will receive a certification in trenching and shoring safety. Learn more HERE.

MAY 11th-12th, 2019: Crew Leadership for Trails Training with OSI, VOC. Buena Vista
Learn the fundamentals of crew leadership and sustainable trail methods! All trainees will receive a Crew Leader manual and a set of quick reference cards to take home and immediately apply to outdoor stewardship projects. Campsites are provided. Register now HERE.

MAY 15th-16th, 2019: Common Higher Ground Workshop. Join the Keystone Policy Center for this workshop that helps professionals in all sectors develop strategies and build skills for effective decision making and problem solving within and beyond their organizations. It features learning and practice for each crucial stage of collaborative decision making, and guides participants in building a toolkit of responses to difficult or sensitive situations. Learn more and register HERE.

MAY 16th, 2019  8 am - 3 pm: Improving Filtration Efficiency. Calvin Kaemmerling with Nalco will be on-site to help educate attendees on ways to improve filtration efficiency. The training, hosted by Colorado Rural Water Association in Montrose, CO, will cover conventional and direct filtration operations. Attendees will learn how to improve filtration efficiency using chemicals. The day will come to a close with a regulatory update. Find more information HERE.

MAY 21st, 2019: TECH WEBINAR - Water Plan Analysis, Environment & Recreation by Colorado Water Conservation Board. 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Register HERE. The Colorado Water Plan Analysis (formerly, SWSI) serves as the technical backbone to the Water Plan. Leading up to the study's full release in July 2019, select data insights and tools will be released gradually for early stakeholder review. Check in HERE for general information on the project. See all monthly technical webinars HERE.

MAY 23rd, 2019  8 am - 3 pm: Workshop in a Box: Small Wastewater Treatment Systems – Trinidad. Attendees will be presented with the EPA Workshop in a Box. The class will include information relating to the efficient operation of Small Publicly Owned Wastewater Treatment Systems. The class will cover the operation of small mechanical systems, lagoons, and non-centralized systems. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in several activities. Participation in these activities is strongly encouraged. More info can be find HERE.

MAY 30th, 2019  8 am - 3 pm Water Treatment Operations – Grand Junction. The team from Filter Tech Systems will be on-site to educate attendees in multiple areas of water treatment operations. The day will begin with an overview of disinfection byproducts, treatment, and mitigation. Attendees will learn the basics of UV disinfection. Following the provided lunch, the class will focus on chemical feed systems and closing out the day with demonstrations on installation as well as proper operation and maintenance. Click HERE for more information.

JUNE 10th-22nd, 2019: Western Rivers Teacher Workshop,Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, Colorado. Utilize western rivers to meet interdisciplinary academic standards creating relevant place based context for your students. Registration opens February 2019 through the Extended Studies program.

JUNE 15th-16th, 2019: Crew Leadership for Trails Training with OSI, VOC. Golden
Learn the fundamentals of crew leadership and sustainable trail methods! All trainees will receive a Crew Leader manual and a set of quick reference cards to take home and immediately apply to outdoor stewardship projects. Campsites are provided. Register now HERE.

Online Courses Available Through Colorado Rural Water Association. Industry studies have shown employee-training budgets for most water and wastewater utilities are tighter than ever. Web-based operator certification and license renewal training provides employers and their employees the flexibility of taking training courses at their own pace without the hassle and cost of attending live classes. Check them out HERE.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is offering a Water Studies Online Certificate to provide training and skills relevant to careers in water studies, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. From lifelong learners who want to know more about water preservation to those working in green and sustainable professions, this unique certificate provides introductory level training and skills relevant to a wide range of fields in the nonprofit, corporate, and public sectors, including water industries, conservation, agriculture, construction, engineering, and law. Find out more HERE.