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: Restoration Workshop in Fort Collins, CO. Join RiversEdge West, the Cross-Watershed Network, and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies for a restoration workshop focues on Colorado Front Range flood-affected communities. In addition to presentations, there will be time incorporated for both topic discussion and networking. Registration is $15 and includes lunch. Register 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 20th, 2019: Climate Change, Mitigation, & Colorado Water Webinar 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. Colorado's warming future brings with it projected impacts to water supplies with possible changes in precipitation, retimed runoff flows, more extreme precipitation and drought events, water quality impacts and more. Water providers and users are taking measures to adapt—but is the water sector doing enough to curb the effects of climate change? Nonmembers fee: $15 Members fee: $10. For more information and registration, 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.
JULY 11th-12th, 2019: Paleontology Rafting Field Experience in Grand Junction, CO. Join the Colorado Canyons Association and Museums of Western Colorado to search for fossils in the previously unexplored depths of the Colorado River’s Ruby-Horsethief Canyons in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area. You'll join a crew of expert paleontologists and spend two days hiking side canyons looking for fossils, learning about the geological and paleontological history of the region. Participants will enjoy a night at Colorado Canyons Association’s private Catalpa Camp with expertly prepared meals featuring local ingredients and wine. Hiking and some light paddling involved. Learn more and register HERE or call 970-263-7902.
JULY 13th, 2019: A Night at the Park in Alderfer Three Sisters Open Space Park, Evergreen CO. Former Denver Bronco and author Reggie Rivers will emcee the evening, Dakota Blonde will bring their special brand of music and Fresh Tracks Catering will provide their delicious dinner! And of course, fabulous auction items add to the merriment! Find more information 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.
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.
AUGUST 24th, 2019: Raft the River from 3:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in Fruita, CO. During Raft the River, you’ll enjoy and informative, fun float down the Colorado river complete with dinner, drinks, live music, and prizes. Seats are limited to the first 50 people. $85 to attend, $72 for RiversEdge West members. All proceeds will support river restoration and education in the Grand Valley. Learn more HERE or register 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.