JUNE 5th, 12:00-1:15 p.m. MST: Monitoring Neighborhood Change: Using Data to Track and Prevent Displacement. In this second webinar of the Urban Waters Learning Network series on gentrification and displacement, we will explore different ways data is being used by communities and decision-makers to understand displacement vulnerabilities, inform infrastructure investments and policies, predict areas at risk of gentrification and displacement, and assess equitable development plans. Register HERE.
JUNE 6th, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Source Water Protection. The importance of having a Source Water Protection Plan in place for your system will be explained using several case studies of systems that have undergone source water assessments. Opportunities for questions will be available throughout the day. Mr. Hempel will educate attendees on how CRWA can assist with both securing grant funding and implementing the plan. The class will come to a close with an update on regulations and the new certification program. For more information and registration, head HERE.
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 12th, 11:00-12:15 p.m. MST: Building Community Resilience—Climate Education as a First Step. This the first webinar of our Urban Waters Learning Network series on building community and climate resilience. The science of a changing climate can be complex and unclear to the communities that are affected. Join us for this webinar to hear from organizations that are communicating climate change science to the public via different forms of education. Learn more and register HERE.
JUNE 13th, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Energy Efficiency. This class in Sterling, CO, will start with a segment on the Energy Efficiency Assessment Program explained by CRWA Energy Efficiency Technician, Sebastian Madrid. Sebastian will discuss the benefits and cost savings that a system can discover through having an EEA performed. The class will come to a close with an update on regulations and the new certification program. For more information and registration, click HERE.
JUNE 15th-16th, 2019: Crew Leadership for Trails Training with Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado’s Outdoor Stewardship Institute. Learn the fundamentals of crew leadership and sustainable trail methods at Golden Gate Canyon! 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.
JUNE 18th, 11:00-12:30 p.m. MST: Understanding how the Money is Supposed to Flow—Water Infrastructure Funding and Finance 101. In the first of a four-part webinar series, Stacey Isaac Berahzer will provide an overview of where water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities are positioned in the local government framework (e.g. local government departments, authorities, etc.) , and how this positioning affects their financial flexibility. Register HERE.
JUNE 19th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. MT: Know Your Flow Webinar with Colorado WaterWise. Aurora Water created the Know Your Flow program in 2017 to address the information gap in customers’ understanding of how efficiently they’re using water. Through monthly email updates, Aurora Water compares customers’ water use to benchmarks adjusted for the unique characteristics of their household and property. This self-comparison approach helps customers see the invisible waste in their water use and provides a direct communication between Aurora Water’s Conservation staff and inefficient users. For more information and registration, click HERE.
JUNE 20th, 2019, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.: Trenching & Shoring Safety Certification. This training will be 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. For more information, click HERE.
JUNE 27th, 2019 from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Water University—Utility Management Certification in Grand Junction, CO. This training will cover the financial, technical, and managerial aspects of management for small systems. Upon completion of the class, students will take a managerial certification exam consisting of 102 questions covering the learned material. Once the required score is achieved, graduates will be presented with a certificate and receive a Utility Management Certification plaque. For more information, head 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. Register soon—open enrollment closes July 15th. Find out more 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.
Qualified MS4 Stormwater Compliance Professional (MS4-SCP). Topics covered in this training include: review of MS4 permit requirements, best management practices (BMPs) for MS4s, compliance with six minimum control measures, identifying common illicit discharges to the MS4, construction inspection techniques for MS4 inspectors, green infrastructure and LID techniques, and stormwater permit compliance assistance. Click location and date below for more information.