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* Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
Physical – Mechanical Pretreatment Systems
Not Rated
PD Hours: 2.0 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $400.00 Purchase / Take Exam

90
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Physical – Mechanical Pretreatment Systems
Presented by: Davis L. Ford, Ph.D., P.E., NAE

Program consists of 4 Lamar Course lectures captured on video.
Total approximate run time 2.25 hours.

This presentation covers the design and operation of the major pretreatment systems in the central WWTP configuration, including API Oil-Water Separators, as well as Dissolved \ Induced Air Flotation Oil & Solids Separation. Equalization and "off-spec." Diversion strategy design considerations are reviewed. Important compliance guidelines for the handling of sludge, as well as for operational considerations such as mixing are addressed. Downstream effects on biological wastewater treatment processes are reviewed. Upstream source control is also considered in the operation of these systems.

* Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
Analytical Protocol for Process Control and Clarifier Troubleshooting & Advanced Solids Flux Analysis
Not Rated
PD Hours: 3.5 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $594.00 Purchase / Take Exam

91
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Analytical Protocol for Process Control, Clarifier Troubleshooting & Advanced Solids Flux Analysis
Presented by: Dr. Jerry Lin

Program consists of 6 Lamar Course lectures captured on video.
Total approximate run time 3.25 hours.

Analytical Protocol for Process Control
This presentation discusses the methods of characterizing refinery wastewater for its biological treatment. The physics, chemistry, biology and required laboratory equipment for the measurements are reviewed. The significance of each water quality parameter is related to the treatment process in terms of wastewater treatability. Specific topics include: overview of activated sludge process, measurements of wastewater quality (dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demands, chemical oxygen demand, solids, nutrients, sludge volume index, etc.), monitoring of wastewater characteristics for treatment management and statistical treatment of water quality data.

Clarifier Troubleshooting & Advanced Solids Flux Analysis
This presentation reviews the growth phases and the associated floc characteristics of microorganisms. The solids balance analysis in secondary clarifiers is discussed. The application of actual plant Sludge Volume Index (SVI) data is programmed in an interactive demonstration of advanced State Point \ Solids Flux analysis. An interactive Solids Flux Predictive Model is presented. Specific topics include bacterial growth and substrate utilization in biological wastewater treatment, reactor and clarifier engineering for biological wastewater treatment, calculation of solids flux with adjustment optimizations, and analysis of solids transport in secondary clarifiers.

* Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
Operational Process Control Strategy / Predictive & Definitive Biokinetic Modeling / Upstream Source Control and Wastewater Reuse
Not Rated
PD Hours: 4.5 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $665.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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Operational Process Control Strategy / Predictive & Definitive Biokinetic Modeling / Upstream Source Control and Wastewater Reuse
Presented by: David Kujawski

Program consists of 7 Lamar Course lectures captured on video.
Total approximate run time 4.5 hours

Operational Process Control Strategy
This presentation builds a Quantitative Process Control System from the ground up. Detailed Analytical Protocol is examined. Interpretation of analytical results is presented in a systematic approach. Mean Cell Retention Time and Food to Mass operational strategies are interactively studied. Quantitative adjustment formulas for the process control variables are interactively studied and applied. Carbonaceous removal and Nitrification mechanisms are reviewed. Process variable adjustments are related to both compliance and economics. Valuable reference materials for ease of day-to-day process control operations are provided and explained.

Predictive & Definitive Biokinetic Modeling
This presentation covers the application of the most advanced process control tools for Biokinetic Modeling. Practical use of Biokinetic Modeling tools in an Operations setting are examined. Procedures for determining full-scale plant Biokinetic Constants are presented. Interpretation of Biokinetic Constant data is explained. Software adjuncts for these tools are demonstrated. The Gaudy Model is featured, along with The Lawrence & McCarty Model. Case histories of modeling projects are reviewed.

Upstream Source Control and Wastewater Reuse
This presentation explores critical considerations for the implementation of Source Control as a process control tool for the central WWTP. Early Detection of "off- spec." influent as well as efficient Diversionary strategy for such influent is addressed. Upstream Analytical Protocol to accommodate Source Control is reviewed. Specific Upstream Testing Methods are presented. Two upstream processes are focused on: Desalting & Sour Water Stripping. Reuse of certain wastewater streams as supply water is presented from both a compliance and an economic perspective.

* Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
Liquids Solids Separation & Clarification / Microscopic Techniques for Process Control
Not Rated
PD Hours: 4.5 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $665.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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Liquids Solids Separation & Clarification / Microscopic Techniques for Process Control
Presented by: Dr. David Jenkins

Program consists of 7 Lamar Course lectures captured on video.
Total approximate run time 4.5 hours.

Liquids Solids Separation & Clarification
This presentation starts with the review of the theories of Liquids-Solids Separation. Various Secondary Clarifier designs are reviewed, and design considerations are focused on. All variables in the clarification process are examined. Clarifier performance metrics are evaluated based on Effluent Quality and Sludge Thickening. Sludge Recycle and Wasting strategies are reviewed. Sludge De-Watering & Disposal operations are also examined from the standpoint of economics.

Microscopic Techniques for Process
This presentation builds a solid foundation in learning how to use the Microscope as a biological wastewater treatment process control tool. Interactively covered are Microscope Operation & Maintenance, Microscopic Slide Preparations & Stains, Series of Pertinent Tests, Test Procedures, Identification of Strains, Interpretation of Test Results, and Relationships of Test Results to Process Control Adjustments. Protozoa, Zooglea, Filaments, and Floc-Formers are examined. Polysaccharide secretion is addressed.

* Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
RCRA Sludge Handling & Disposal Systems
Not Rated
PD Hours: .5 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $99.95 Purchase / Take Exam

100
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RCRA Sludge Handling & Disposal Systems
Presented by: Eddie Sechrest

Program consists of 1 Lamar Course lecture captured on video.
Total approximate run time .5 hour

This presentation covers treatment system designs and equipment considerations for the processing and disposal of RCRA listed Sludges. This is presented from 2 perspectives, both Compliance and Economics. Common processing mistakes are focused on. Various treatment system design configurations are compared from a cost - benefit approach.

* Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
NPDES & RCRA Permit Compliance / VOC Emissions and NESHAPS Control
Not Rated
PD Hours: 2.5 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $499.75 Purchase / Take Exam

101
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NPDES & RCRA Permit Compliance / VOC Emissions and NESHAPS Control
Presented by: Dr. Lial Tischler

Program consists of 5 Lamar Course lectures captured on video.
Total approximate run time 2.5 hours.

NPDES & RCRA Permit Compliance
This presentation establishes the guidelines for regulatory compliance on wastewater and related sludge. The understanding of NPDES Effluent Discharge regulations is condensed into an easy to follow summary based on frequency of relative concern. The understanding of RCRA Sludge Disposal regulations is condensed into an easy to follow summary based on frequency of relative concern. Important RCRA & NPDES considerations of specific nature to oil, gas, and petrochemicals are examined in great detail. Common testing method interferences are presented.

VOC Emissions and NESHAPS Control
This presentation covers Volatile Organic Compounds, Benzene, and Air Quality control. NESHAPS compliance regulations are condensed and reviewed based on frequency of concern. Various treatment system designs are reviewed from both a compliance and an economic perspective. Experimental Design and Treatability Study criteria are examined. Appropriate testing protocols for both compliance and process control are reviewed. Several real plant examples and case histories are illustrated.

* Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
Introduction to Clarifier State Point Analysis / Process Modeling & Statistical Techniques
Not Rated
PD Hours: 2.0 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $400.00 Purchase / Take Exam

102
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Introduction to Clarifier State Point Analysis
Presented by: Dr. David Jenkins

Process Modeling & Statistical Techniques
Presented by: Dr. Jerry Lin

Program consists of 4 Lamar Course lectures captured on video.
Total approximate run time 2.0 hours.

Introduction to Clarifier State Point Analysis
This presentation builds the foundation for understanding the process variables in the operation of Secondary Clarifiers in a biological Activated Sludge treatment design. In particular the inter-relationships of the Clarifier process variables are quantified. The Clarifier State Point Analysis is examined from 2 perspectives: Solids Settling & Solids Thickening. Process control adjustment strategies are derived from various results of the State Point Analysis. The value of the State Point Analysis tool is interactively demonstrated for achieving quantified process control of Secondary Clarifiers.

Process Modeling & Statistical Techniques
This presentation builds a foundation for understanding Biokinetic Theory & Principles. The value of using kinetic rate data across a wide range of parameters is interactively demonstrated. The practical use of Statistical Analysis as a process control tool across multi- variant platforms is examined. Experimental Design using Statistical Analysis is illustrated as a valuable process control tool. The use of Statistical Analysis as a pre-qualifying stage in the development of Physical Models in presented.

* Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
Chemical Oxidation Treatment Alternatives
Not Rated
PD Hours: 1.0 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $200.00 Purchase / Take Exam

103
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Chemical Oxidation Treatment Alternatives
Presented by: Michael Fagan

Program consists of 2 Lamar Course lecture captured on video.
Total approximate run time 1 hour

This presentation explores chemical oxidation treatment alternatives in wastewater applications. Usage of Hydrogen Peroxide, Potassium Permanganate, Fenton's Reagent, Chlorine, and few additional alternatives for Hydroxyl Radical generation are all examined. Pretreatment for Hydrogen Sulfide and Phenols is addressed. Control of Filamentous Organisms and Algae is also covered. Supplemental supply of Oxygen and Oxidation of Selenium species are also studied. Case histories of applications are reviewed, as well as special safety considerations required in the handling of these strong oxidizers.

* Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
Selenium & Mercury Removal Alternatives
Not Rated
PD Hours: .5 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $99.95 Purchase / Take Exam

104
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Selenium & Mercury Removal Alternatives
Presented by: Ryan A. McAfee P.E., LEED AP

Program consists of 1 Lamar Course lecture captured on video.
Total approximate run time 33 minutes.

This presentation covers 2 of the more recently expressed concerns for contaminant removal and compliance: Selenium & Mercury. The increasing regulatory attention for these contaminants is discussed. Sources and treatment alternatives are reviewed. Various treatment system design configurations are compared from a cost - benefit approach.

* Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
Aeration and Energy Considerations
Not Rated
PD Hours: 2.5 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $499.75 Purchase / Take Exam

89
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Refinery and Petrochemical Wastewater Treatment Training Course
Aeration and Energy Considerations

Presented by: Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E. BCEE

Program consists of 5 Lamar Course lectures captured on video.
Total approximate run time 2.5 hours.

This presentation provides a comprehensive study of Aeration of Biological Wastewater Treatment Systems, and the critical energy requirements. Various aeration design configurations are compared, along with capital and operating cost considerations. Design engineering calculations are interactively worked on. Process control systems and system troubleshooting are systematically reviewed. Pilot testing protocols for design evaluations are presented. Case histories of installations are analyzed. Aeration calculations from every perspective are presented as an operational process control tool.

A Comprehensive Approach to Reducing Pump Energy Costs
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $15.95 Purchase / Take Exam

3

A methodology is presented for conducting effective pump system energy audits, based on the author’s over 46 years of experience in the pump industry, plus a two year energy audit conducted for a major pump user that identified over $2 million in annual energy savings. Specific topics covered include the importance of evaluating the total pump system and all of its elements; identifying the pumps that offer the greatest energy savings potential; how to accurately determine the magnitude of potential pump and pump system energy savings; and specific pump and system changes that can effectively reduce energy costs. Energy and maintenance expenditures can cost up to 10 times the initial purchase price, over the life of a pump.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand steps to quantify pump energy usage.
  2. Be able to identify pumps that offer the greatest energy savings potential.
  3. Accurately determine the magnitude of potential energy savings from pumps and pumping systems.
  4. Identify pump / system changes to reduce energy costs.

Accident Investigation
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

21

This operator education course will examine accident investigation, identify the components of a prevention program, and describe how to implement the program. Treatment plant safety reflects literally thousands of hazards. Preparation for all hazards, regardless of their chance of occurring in one’s particular circumstances, is an almost impossible task. However, implementation of an accident investigation program can effectively focus a facility on safety issues..

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand why accidents should be investigated.
  2. Know who should investigate accidents.
  3. Understand accident investigation follow-up.
  4. Be able to apply accident investigation concepts.

Activated Carbon Adsorption and Other Treatment Technologies For Industrial Water and Air
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $0.00 Purchase / Take Exam

81

This online educational course is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic science of activated carbon and its treatment applications for industrial water and air. Explained in this presentation are the physical characteristics of activated carbon, how the material is manufactured and reactivated, industry regulations, and the technical aspects of liquid and vapor adsorption systems.

Educational Objectives:
  1. What is Activated Carbon and how does it work.
  2. Starting Materials/Manufacture of Carbon.
  3. Basics of liquid and vapor phase carbon systems.
  4. Adsorption equipment.
  5. Spent carbon reactivation.
  6. Applications and regulations.

Activated Sludge
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

27

This operator education course describes the activated sludge process as used for domestic wastewater treatment. An overview of the microbiology, system requirements, reactor configurations and operational parameters are discussed.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the activated sludge process.
  2. Understand the requirements for the treatment of wastewater in an activated sludge system.
  3. Understand different reactor configurations.
  4. Become familiar with monitoring parameters.

Addressing Regulated and Emerging Disinfection By-Product Challenges in Drinking Water
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $0.00 Purchase / Take Exam

74

This online educational course is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of Disinfection By-Product (DBP) challenges affecting the municipal drinking water industry. Provide is an update on US-EPA Sage II DBPR regulations, as well as recommended compliance solutions that remediate targeted contaminants.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Reviewing the regulated DBP challenges.
  2. Determining the emerging DBP challenge.
  3. Applying technology to the DBP challenges.

Advanced Wastewater Treatment – Nutrient Removal
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

70

This course from the trainers at TEEX ® will identify advanced wastewater treatment methods that strive to provide a higher level of removal of specific compounds, suspended solids, and oxygen-demanding materials than what can be achieved through secondary treatment alone.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Explain the adsorption process.
  2. Describe the chemical oxidation process.
  3. Discuss the reverse osmosis process.
  4. Explain nitrate removal by denitrification.
  5. Discuss the chemical precipitation process.
  6. Explain how phosphorous is removed.

Aeration System Control
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

63

This course will identify the different types of aerators and discuss the basic operation of an aeration basin, including detention time, flow patterns, and the process of oxygen transfer.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Identify the different types of aerators.
  2. Describe how the aeration basin operates.
  3. Discuss the effects of detention time on the process.
  4. Describe aeration basin flow patterns.
  5. Explain flow patterns associated with specific aeration devices.
  6. Explain the process of oxygen transfer.
  7. Describe the typical operational control charts for the activated sludge process.

Algae Control
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

64

This course will investigate different types of algae and their affect on water treatment processes and water quality. In addition, methods to control algae in surface water will be discussed.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Describe the effects of algae on daily lives.
  2. List the four identification categories of alg.
  3. Discuss how structure relates to different algae.
  4. Describe indicators for water quality.
  5. List common algae problems found in raw water.
  6. Identify algae problems that may exist in treated water.
  7. Identify methods for chemical control of algae.

Applying Membrane Technology for Water Reuse
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $15.95 Purchase / Take Exam

4

The webcast will begin by providing an overview of how membrane technology is applied to treat wastewater and create reclaimed water. It will examine the various uses of reclaimed water, including non-potable, such as water for irrigation; industrial; indirect potable; public access; and point-of-use applications. The speakers will also examine when and why membrane treatment makes sense for reclaimed water, depending on the end user. This analysis will identify the pros, cons, and limitations of membranes. Three case studies will be included to support the discussion, each highlighting a different water reuse application. For each project, the speakers will explain the challenge that the utility was facing, the specific membrane technology employed, and the results of the project. They will also discuss any problems that occurred and lessons learned, including issues relating to operations and maintenance. Finally, the speakers will discuss trends occurring in the water reuse industry and how they will affect the use of membrane treatment, including microconstituents and water reuse as a component of integrated resource planning.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Have a basic understanding of how membrane technology is applied to treat wastewater and create reclaimed water.
  2. Will be able to name various applications for reclaimed water.
  3. Understand the pros, cons and limitations of membrane systems.
  4. Have a good grasp of trends in the use of membrane treatment for wastewater reuse.

Automated Control Systems — SCADA
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

72

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems have become widely used by water, wastewater, distribution, collection and laboratory personnel in the treatment processes of water and wastewater. This course from TEEX ® operators will learn the definition, components, uses, benefits, and limitations of a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system in water and wastewater treatment.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Restate the definition of a SCADA system.
  2. List the components of a SCADA system.
  3. Describe appropriate uses of a SCADA system.
  4. Explain nitrate removal by denitrification.
  5. Explain the benefits of a SCADA system/li>
  6. Describe the limitations of a SCADA system.

Basics of Activated Carbon
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $0.00 Purchase / Take Exam

75

This online educational course is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic science of activated carbon and its water treatment applications. Explained in this presentation are the physical properties of activated carbon, how the material is manufactured, and the water filtration and purification process in which activated carbon removes organic compounds through adsorption.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Define activated carbon.
  2. Describe how activated carbon works.
  3. Explain the activation process of how activated carbon is made.
  4. Successfully apply activated carbon technology.

Biochemical Oxygen Demand and Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

24

This operator education course explains in a step by step method how to perform the Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Carbonaceous Biochemical Oxygen Demand (Carb BOD) analytical tests, including quality assurance and control measures. This method can be used to report BOD and Carb BOD results to Ohio EPA as required in wastewater treatment plant National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits. All needed equipment, chemicals, and glassware is listed. Data and sample calculations are presented to provide templates for the operator to use when performing this test.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand what BOD and Carb BOD analytical tests measure and how to perform those tests.
  2. Have a clear understanding of the appropriate quality assurance checks used for this analytical test.
  3. Understand how to prepare materials for these tests.

Bloodborne Pathogens
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

23

This operator education course will explain the dangers associated with bloodborne pathogens. In addition to bloodborne pathogens, other potentially infectious materials may present a risk of harm in the wastewater workplace. In this contact hour course, both blood and other infectious materials will be referred to as “PIM” (potentially infectious materials).

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the nature of bloodborne pathogens.
  2. Learn about types of potentially infectious material.
  3. Introduce students to wastewater infectious diseases.
  4. Understand means of transmission.

Chemical Storage and Gas Feed Systems
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

68

Chlorine gas is the most often used disinfectant. It remains the best choice for the price and provides an excellent kill. Because chlorine gas is toxic, safe handling, storage, and use is mandatory. This course will examine the basic parts of a chlorinator and proper operation as well as storage and handling of chlorine vessels.

Educational Objectives:
  1. List the universal components of a gas chlorination system.
  2. Explain how chlorinators work.
  3. Describe the purpose of each of the universal components of a gas chlorination system.
  4. Review some principles of safe chemical storage.
  5. Discuss how to safely handle chlorine.

Confined Space Entry
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

22

In the water industry, many tasks take place in confined spaces. Confined space entry is hazardous and failure to follow proper safety measures can end in death. This operator education course will explain the dangers associated with Confined Space Entry, elements of a permit required CSE program and give an overview of proper entry procedures.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand what constitutes a confined space.
  2. Understand hazards of confined spaces.
  3. Be aware of other dangers associated with confined space entry.
  4. Understand entry procedures.
  5. Understand why confined space entry accidents still happen.

Drinking Water Disinfection
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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This operator education course describes the purpose of drinking water disinfection and the desirable properties of a disinfectant. Pathogens and indicator organisms are defined and various disinfectants and their advantages and disadvantages are discussed. Finally, disinfectant residuals, byproducts, and regulations are covered.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the definition of a pathogen.
  2. Understand the need to disinfect drinking water.
  3. Understand the role of indicator organisms.
  4. Understand the characteristics of various disinfectants.
  5. Understand the role of residuals in the distribution system.

Drinking Water Precipitation Softening
Not Rated
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

50

This course defines hardness as it relates to drinking water and discusses some of the associated problems. The precipitation softening process for drinking water treatment is also discussed with an emphasis on the chemistry of softening.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Upon completion of this course, the operator should understand the cause of drinking water hardness, the impacts and the precipitation process for softening.

Fats, Oil and Grease Removal
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

69

This course looks at the reality of the disposal of fats, oil and grease and the impact on municipal systems, as well as methods to remove these prior to entry into those systems.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Describe the term “F.O.G.”.
  2. Identify contributors of fats, oil and grease to a municipal sanitary sewer system.
  3. Discuss the impact of fats, oil and grease disposal on municipal systems.
  4. Identify the equipment used to prevent fats, oil and grease from entering the sanitary sewer system.
  5. Discuss best management practices for handling fats, oil, and grease.

Fundamentals of Coagulation and Flocculation
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

45

This course defines colloidal particles and the processes of coagulation and flocculation, as related to removing turbidity from drinking water. Included are the characteristics of coagulants and the basics of flocculation. Jar testing, used to select coagulants and optimize the coagulation/flocculation process, is also addressed.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand what a colloidal particle (turbidity) is.
  2. Understand the processes to remove them using the coagulation and flocculation process.
  3. Basic understanding coagulants, coagulant aids and jar testing.

Hazard Communication
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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This course is designed to provide Water/Wastewater employees information on the Hazard Communication Program requirements in OSHA regulation 29CFR1910.1200. Additional facility specific information on chemical use and storage programs are discussed. General requirements for chemical identification, chemical storage and chemical handling will be covered in this course.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the handling, use and identification of chemical hazards in the workplace.
  2. Learn to identify health and safety hazards associated with the chemicals used in the various water/wastewater treatment processes.
  3. Understand information provided in the manufacturers Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
  4. Become aware of what personal protective equipment (PPE) is needed when working with a hazardous chemical.

How to Avoid Expensive Pump Failures and Repairs from Cavitation by Determining the “Suction Energy” of a Pump
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $15.95 Purchase / Take Exam

2

Cavitation damage can drastically shorten the life of the pump impeller, mechanical seals, bearings and possibly other pump components, and cavitation typically starts in pumps with NPSH Margins (NPSHA/NPSHR) of around 4.0 and higher. This means that cavitation exists in a high percentage of installed pumps. But not all pumps that experience cavitation will be damaged. So the big questions becomes, not will my pump cavitate, but will the cavitation that likely exists cause damage to my pump. Allan Budris has developed a relatively simple means of answering this question in the form of “Suction Energy”. This paper defines Suction Energy, Suction Energy Levels, Suction Energy Gating values for various pump types and how Suction Energy Ratios and NPSH Margin Ratios can predict relative pump life. Also explained are how Suction Energy can also predict suction recirculation damage, and when suction piping is critical to dependable pump performance. Suction pipe lengths are suggested for low and high pump suction energy levels. This new method for predicting cavitation damage in centrifugal pumps, which has been adopted by the Hydraulic Institute and major pump companies, can save thousands of dollars in unnecessary maintenance costs.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Learn how and when cavitation exists in and causes damage to centrifugal pumps.
  2. Learn a method that can predict when cavitation will and will not cause damage to and shorten the life of centrifugal pumps.
  3. Learn how the NPSH Margin to, and Suction Energy of a pump impacts pump reliability.
  4. Learn about pump “Low Flow Suction Recirculation”, and when it will cause damage to a pump.
  5. Learn when pump suction piping can cause pump damage, and recommended minimum straight suction pipe lengths.

How to Perform Fecal Coliform Analytical Tests for Wastewater Treatment Plant Effluent
Not Rated
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

46

This operator education course explains in a step-by-step method how to perform the Fecal Coliform Analytical Test, including quality assurance and control measures. This method can be used to report Fecal Coliform density as required in wastewater treatment plant National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permits. The relationship with Fecal Streptococcus and Total Coliform test results is discussed. All needed equipment, chemicals, and glassware is listed. Data and sample calculations are presented to provide templates for the operator to use when performing this test.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand how to perform the Fecal Coliform analytical test.
  2. Understand the relationship between Fecal Coliform, Fecal Streptococcus and Total Coliform test results.
  3. Understand the appropriate quality assurance checks used for this analytical test.
  4. Understand how to report the correct monthly mean for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit.

How to Perform Total Coliform Analytical Test for Drinking Water Quality
Not Rated
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

49

This operator education course explains in a step by step method how to perform the Total Coliform analytical test for drinking water, including quality assurance and control measures. Upon completion of this Contact Hour, the analyst should understand how to prepare needed solutions, media, count colonies and correctly interpret the test results with respect to drinking water quality. In addition, a table outlining suggested volumes for nine water sources, including drinking water is provided. Some sample calculations along with a question and answer section is also provided to aid the analyst in understanding the material.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand how to prepare needed solutions and media.
  2. Understand how to correctly interpret the test results with respect to drinking water quality.
  3. Understand how to use a table to determine sample volumes from other water sources. .
  4. Understand the water treatment plant chlorine disinfection method as it relates to the Total Coliform analytical test.

Hydraulics 1 – Closed Conduit Systems
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This operator education course will provide the operator with an overview of pipe flow. Pipe flow is a fundamental part of both water and wastewater plants. The course will examine the math and science behind pipe flow. Operators will also learn about fluids and how fluids travel through pipes. Specifically, operators will learn about these three important fluid properties: viscosity, specific weight, and compressibility.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the math and science behind pipe flow.
  2. Understand how fluids travel through pipes.
  3. Understand the properties of viscosity, specific weight and compressibility.

Industrial Pretreatment Source Control
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Many items are disposed of by simply pouring them down the drain. In many cases, this is improper and can significantly harm wastewater collection and treatment facilities. This course will give an overview of industrial pretreatment and why it is necessary. The need for an industrial pretreatment program is for wastewater utilities that are publicly-owned. Privately owned wastewater plants are exempt from the pretreatment requirements.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Discuss the need for an industrial pretreatment program.
  2. Summarize the National Pretreatment Program.
  3. Identify the basic elements of establishing appropriate pretreatment standards.
  4. Identify pretreatment technologies.

Introduction to a Quality Assurance/ Quality Control Plan
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This operator education course will enable the operator/analyst to understand and develop a QA/QC plan for a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant laboratory. Even though the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant have different functions, the importance of the laboratory data accuracy remains the same.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand how to produce legally defensible analytical records of test results.
  2. Understand equipment calibration and preventative maintenance procedures.
  3. Understand the process for validating methods used to analyze a sample.

Key Elements to a Successful Membrane Plant Implementation
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5

Low pressure membranes are becoming the preferred drinking water treatment process to meet consumer demand and regulatory pressure for better quality drinking water along with tightening budgetary constraints. As a relatively new treatment process, the drinking water industry is learning that the old ways of doing things has to change to accommodate the use of low pressure membranes. This presentation will focus on the unique features and challenges that a municipality will face when choosing to use low pressure membranes for their water treatment plant. The topics to be discussed include pilot testing; procurement; design & coordination; membrane fouling management; membrane fiber breakage management; commissioning and startup; operator training; collecting and recording data to maintain operations; and membrane terms and calculations.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand treatment process changes required to implement low pressure membrane systems.
  2. Have a good grasp of the process involved in selecting and implementing low pressure membrane systems.
  3. Have been exposed to various membrane terms and calculations.
  4. Understand the data collecting, recording and reporting needs of membrane treatment systems.

Lagoon and Pond Wastewater Treatment
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Wastewater ponds and lagoons treat wastewater by natural processes. Small municipalities, industries, schools, summer camps, and feedlots use ponds for simple, low cost wastewater treatment. This course will describe the various types of pond and lagoon systems, and explain the pond treatment process along with the proper operation of a pond or lagoon system.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Discuss the various types of pond and lagoon systems.
  2. Explain the treatment process.
  3. Describe the factors that influence pond operation.
  4. Identify parameters considered in selecting ponds or lagoons as treatment processes.
  5. Explain the proper operation of a pond system.
  6. Discuss factors analyzed at ponds.

Leak Detection and Loss Control
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Unexplained water loss is a problem for most public water systems. This course from the trainers at TEEX ® will discuss how to account for water loss, how to identify methods of locating underground leaks, and how to repair leaks.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Discuss how to account for water loss.
  2. Describe methods to locate underground leaks.
  3. Explain the procedure to repair water leaks.

Lockout/ Tagout – The Control of Hazardous Energy
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This course is designed to help an operator understand how lockout/tagout affects their job duties and may assist in the development of a basic lockout/tagout program. However, this course is in no way intended to be a substitute for the proper development of a lockout/tagout program, including site-specific training that is required by OSHA..

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the importance of a Lockout/ Tagout program.
  2. Understand the formal program requirements.
  3. Be able to identify hazards.
  4. Understand the process for removal of lockout devices.
  5. Be familiar with training requirements of the program.

Metering and Flow Monitoring
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The water meter is the last checkpoint in the water distribution system before treated water is used by consumers. This course will review the various meters, their installation and maintenance, and causes for water loss within the distribution system.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Describe the purpose and benefits of meters.
  2. Identify the various meter designs.
  3. Explain how customer meters are sized.
  4. List the steps in proper meter installation.
  5. Discuss the need for replacing meters.
  6. List the meter records that should be maintained.
  7. Recognize the causes of unaccounted-for water loss.
  8. Discuss the benefits of using an automatic meter reading system.

Microscopic Examination of Activated Sludge
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This operator education course explains differences between basic types of microorganisms present in activated sludge, their metabolism and correct distribution to achieve optimum wastewater treatment. In addition, the Settling test and food to microorganism (f/m) ratio is explained and sample calculations are provided to aid the operator in optimizing treatment of the wastewater prior to discharge.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand how to use a microscope to view microorganisms present in activated sludge.
  2. Understand microorganisms’ differences, metabolism and correct distribution to achieve optimum wastewater treatment.
  3. Understand the importance of the microorganism groups as they relate to determining the food to microorganism (f/m) ratio and settling characteristic.

One Water Leadership Summit 2013 - Module 1
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Opening Remarks
Dick Champion, Chairman, Board of Directors, U.S. Water Alliance
Welcome Address
The Honorable Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
Opening Keynote: Water, Energy, Food Sustainability in a Changing Climate
A.G. Kawamura, Former California Secretary of Food and Agriculture
Progress & Challenges – Setting the Stage for 2014

National leaders (past Spotlighted Communities) discuss recent progress and opportunities that serve the triple bottom line – environmental, economic, and social goals toward water sustainability.

Moderator:
Ben Grumbles, President, U.S. Water Alliance

Panelists:
Michael Carlin
, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant General Manager, L.A. Bureau of Sanitation
Mami Hara, Chief of Staff, Water Commissioner, City of Philadelphia
Terry Leeds, Director, Kansas City MO Water Services
Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability, NYC Environmental Protection
Matthew J. Millea, Deputy County Executive for Physical Services, Onondaga County
James Parrott, Executive Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
Bruce Roll, Watershed Management Director, Clean Water Services, Hillsboro, Oregon

Updates to Federal Stormwater Policy: Implications and Benefits

Based on local innovation throughout the country and advances in science and technology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is modernizing its national stormwater regulations. EPA is considering minimum performance standards and other approaches to more effectively and equitably achieving clean water while also providing multiple community benefits. This panel will provide an overview of the policies being considered, local experiences to date, and future opportunities for integrated stormwater management.

Moderator:
Katherine Baer, Senior Director, Clean Water and Water Supply, American Rivers

Panelists:
Michael Shapiro, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Marc Cammarata, Director, Office of Watersheds, City of Philadelphia
Mark Gold, Associate Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA
Andy Lipkis, President & CEO, Tree People
Mark Pestrella, Assistant Director, Department of Public Works, L.A. County (NAFSMA representative)

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

One Water Leadership Summit 2013 - Module 2
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Working With Nature: Green Infrastructure for Water Management and Community Resilience
Larry Schweiger, President & CEO, National Wildlife Federation
SPOTLIGHT: Atlanta
Atlanta has made great progress in developing an integrated approach to solving the City’s stormwater flooding issues and addressing its combined sewer system capacity. Several recent projects demonstrate Atlanta’s commitment to a sustainable green infrastructure approach to stormwater management and demonstrate the benefits of flood mitigation and improved water quality, as well as the social and economic benefits to the surrounding community. Policies and procedures are also changing to better integrate green infrastructure approaches to stormwater management and facilitate creation of an interdepartmental Green Stormwater Infrastructure Task Force.

Moderator:
John Batten, Vice President, ARCADIS

Panelists:
Jo Ann Macrina, Commissioner, Department of Watershed Management, City of Atlanta
Margaret Tanner, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Watershed Management, City of Atlanta
Catherine Owens, Senior Civil Engineer, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.
Denise Quarles, Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, City of Atlanta
Stacy Funderburke, Real Estate Associate, The Conservation Fund

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

One Water Leadership Summit 2013 - Module 3
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What a Former Energy CEO has Learned in the Water World
Jeff Sterba, President & CEO, American Water Company
SPOTLIGHT: Energy & Water Nexus
The Power and Energy Sector uses more water than any other market sector in the United States. The water sector is energy-intensive, as well: the production and movement of water places an increasing demand on America’s power supply. This panel will explore the interdependent relationship between Water & Power, and highlight the past, present and future of sustainability efforts at the local, State and Federal levels. Additionally, we will hear about the leading trends in re-use and recycling, and the technology innovations being employed to reduce energy use in the water market.

Moderator:
David Goldwater, Vice President, CH2M Hill

Panelists:
Mary Ann Dickinson, President & CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Bryan Hannegan, Associate Director, Energy Systems Integration, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dr. Michael Hightower, Water for Energy for Project Lead, Sandia National Laboratories
Mark Martinez, Manager of Demand Response, Southern California Edison
Laurie Park, Principal, Water Energy Innovations
David Rosenheim, Executive Director, The Climate Registry
Meredith Younghein, Water/Energy Policy Analyst, State Water Resource Control Board, California Public Utilities Commission

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

One Water Leadership Summit 2013 - Module 4
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Systems Thinking for Sustainable Water Management: Approaches for a Climate-Changed World
Dr. Kathy Freas, Senior Vice President and Global Water Service Team Leader, CH2M Hill
This talk will focus on systems-scalable approaches for addressing climate change with several examples from facility level to basin level to manage water, wastewater, and stormwater more sustainably.

SPOTLIGHT: New Orleans
In the City of New Orleans, ongoing partnerships among local government, citizens, and civic and business leaders are creating a pathway for implementing nearly $5 billion in infrastructure investments, policy reforms, and regional collaborations to create a more resilient, cost-effective, and integrated water management system. Beginning in 2011, the SWBNO partnered with the New Orleans Citizen Sewer, Water & Drainage Management Task Force, a diverse group of over thirty organizations and individuals with technical, financial, and legal expertise in municipal water systems, to identify existing funding, policies, and public assets that could be leveraged to improve the City’s aging and storm-damaged water systems, in part, by safely retaining storm water within public and private spaces throughout the City. Complementing this effort, the Greater New Orleans Foundation organized a five-part “Urban Water Series” to educate local officials and citizens on successful storm water management practices in other U.S. communities with “peer-to-peer” dialogues between New Orleans and these other communities. The regional economic development alliance, Greater New Orleans, Inc., recently completed a $2.5 million state-funded “Greater New Orleans Water Plan” that includes regional and localized strategies to address flooding caused by excess runoff and soil subsidence in the three parishes (counties) in the Greater New Orleans metropolitan area.

Moderator:
Les Lampe, Vice President, Water Resources Global Practice Leader, Black & Veatch

Panelists:
Cedric Grant, Deputy Mayor of Infrastructure, City of New Orleans
Marcia St. Martin, Executive Director, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO)
William Raymond Manning, Principal, Manning Architects (Greater New Orleans Water Plan)
Robert Miller, Deputy Director, SWBNO
Jeffrey Thomas, Principal, Thomas Strategies, LLC (Coordinator, New Orleans Citizen Sewer, Water & Drainage Management Task Force)

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

One Water Leadership Summit 2013 - Module 5
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Ecosystem Valuation and Water Risk
Ed Pinero, Executive Vice President & Chief Sustainability Officer, Veolia North America
Whether it is the conversion of carbon dioxide to oxygen, the hydrologic cycle, growing food, or recreation, the ecosystem provides services essential to our existence. However, we tend to take the ecosystem for granted, or become aware only after something bad happens. Currently, we are experiencing a movement towards more proactive and comprehensive ecosystem services valuation. For municipalities, the role of ecosystems in water treatment, water supply protection and filtration, and storm water control are excellent opportunities to leverage this value concept. This presentation includes examples of how ecosystem valuation has helped to compare the cost of managing an ecological area to the cost of building gray infrastructure.

SPOTLIGHT: Resource Recovery
We should be viewing our traditional “wastewater” treatment facilities and infrastructure, as “centers of regeneration,” not simply as treatment and discharge operations to reduce pollution impacts. The opportunity exists not only to produce clean water, but to capture key resources in the “N-E-W” paradigm. This paradigm focuses on the recovery of numerous potential resources, including Nutrients, Energy, and Water to reduce the environmental, economic, and social impacts of accessing these resources.

Moderator:
Michele Pla, Senior Program Manager, EPC Consultants, Inc.

Panelists:
Bennett Horenstein, Director of Wastewater, East Bay Municipal Utility District (CA)
Terry Leeds, Director, Kansas City (MO) Water Services Department
Patrick O’Toole, President, Family Farm Alliance
David Parry, Senior Vice President, CDM Smith, and a principal investigator for Water Environment Research Foundation
Steve Wirtel, Senior Vice President, Ostara

SPOTLIGHT: City of Bend, Oregon
The City of Bend is a relatively small mountain foothill community that experienced rapid growth over the last two decades. This rapid growth resulted in serious challenges to the City's sewer collection system capacity and in some cases began to have overflows of raw sewage in dry weather events. By 2007 the City had completed a sewer collection system master plan to address the capacity issues with an estimated cost of nearly $150 million over a 20 year period. The price tag to correct these challenges for a community of 80,000 people combined with other infrastructure challenges to the implementation of projects saying they were unnecessary, too costly, and other lower cost solutions were not fairly evaluated. The City Council paused projects already in progress to recognize the need to revisit the master plan and wanted to involve the community in a new master planning process from the beginning. In the spring of 2012, the City Council worked with City Staff and the community to assemble an 18 member public advisory committee to work directly with the engineering staff and consultants to develop a new sewer system master plan. The committee is made up of citizens, environmental interests, developers, land use experts, business owners, and various other experts to provide guidance to the City Council. The City is using optimization analysis in the hydraulic modeling as a tool allowing the community to guide the engineers in the inputs to the model and analyze solutions. More than a year into the process, the City of Bend is getting positive feedback from the community and advisory committee.

Moderator:
John Salo, Senior Vice President, Brown & Caldwell

Panelists:
Tom Hickmann, Director, Engineering & Infrastructure Planning Department
Sally Russell, City Councilor, City of Bend
Jon Skidmore, Assistant City Manager, City of Bend
Elizabeth (Libby) Barg, Vice President, Barney & Worth, Inc. (Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Committee)
Sharon Smith, Land Use Attorney, Bryant, Lovlien & Jarvis (Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Committee)

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

One Water Leadership Summit 2013 - Module 6
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INFORM – The State of Things
Moderator: Mark Gold, Associate Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA

Meeting the multi-faceted regional water resources challenges of today and tomorrow
Los Angeles needs sustainable water resources that could also help alleviate stormwater quality problems. The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California are undertaking critical and regionally important efforts for water integration, including recycled water, stormwater capture, water conservation and the remediation of groundwater – all of which is within the backdrop of ongoing statewide water resources and ecosystem efforts.

Presenters:
Grace Chan, Chief Engineer and General Manager, Sanitation Districts of L.A. County
Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant General Manager, L.A. Bureau of Sanitation
Jeffrey Kightlinger, General Manager, Metropolitan Water District

Raising the bar on stormwater regulations:
TMDLs and the 2012 Los Angeles MS4 Stormwater Permit In a region faced with impaired receiving waters and numerous TMDLs, the new Los Angeles Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit aggressively promotes a multi-benefit watershed-based compliance approach, numerical standards, Low Impact Development, and an array of protective measures.

Presenters:
Shahram Kharaghani, Program Manager, L.A. Bureau of Sanitation
Sam Unger, Executive Officer, L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board
Steve Fleischli, Director and Senior Attorney, NRDC

Recycled Water Policy and Climate Change
The potential impacts of climate change affect sea levels, storm drain system capacity, flood control, and hydrologic variability. The Los Angeles region is looking to water resources solutions to both plan for uncertainties in magnitude and identify options to reduce climate change drivers. Some of these measures are described in the State and Regional Recycled Water Policy.

Presenter:
Jonathan Parfrey, Executive Director, Climate Resolve

EXCITE – What is possible?
Moderator: Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant General Manager, L.A. Bureau of Sanitation
Proposition 0
With the help of the voters, the City funded Prop O and other funding sources which has not only helped mitigate stormwater problems through new construction, but also has created new water quality and quantity resources and contributed to local, economic job growth during difficult economic times.

Presenters:
Mark Gold, Associate Director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA
Wing Tam, Assistant Division Manager, L.A. Bureau of Sanitation

Changing the Ultra Urban Landscape: Los Angeles River Revitalization
The Los Angeles River is an untapped resource of opportunities for an entire re-visioning, both with respect to environmental and built environments, but also with respect to project development, including innovative public-private partnerships (and non-profit corporations) which are turning master plans into real projects.

Presenters:
Dr. Josephine Axt, Chief, Planning Division, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Omar Brownson, Executive Director, L.A. River Corporation
Deborah Weintraub, Deputy City Engineer, L.A. Bureau of Engineering

Malibu Lagoon Restoration and Ballona Wetland Restoration: Restoring natural resources and water quality
Within the Los Angeles region, numerous projects have demonstrated multiple benefits, public amenities, recreational uses, habitat, and improvement of water quality near waters faced with Bacteria TMDL standards. These projects protect world-famous natural resources for Santa Monica Bay. Benefits have included regional water harvest-and-use elements, creating diverse coastal habitats (upland, riparian, vernal pools), and creating a community gathering and educational location.

Presenter:
Shelly Luce, Director, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission

Ground Water Recharge and Development of Local Water Supplies
These regional efforts highlight the City and local agencies’ approaches to centralized groundwater recharge and strategic and cost-effective stormwater capture programs.

Presenters:
David Pettijohn, Director of Water Resources, L.A. Department of Water and Power
Robb Whitaker, General Manager, Water Replenishment District of Southern California

ENGAGE – Moving leaders to develop solutions
Moderator: Mike Antos, Director of Programs, Council for Watershed Health
Planning Partnerships and Working Together for Better Solutions
Examples of Environmental NGO Heal the Bay, collaborating with the City of LA and County Public Works in developing a GIS-based BMP Prioritization and Analysis Tool; collaborating and consolidating data for the industry-standard Beach Report Card, regulatory developments, etc.

Presenter:
Kirsten James, Director of Water Quality, Heal the Bay

Community Partnerships – Harnessing the Public Energy
Engaging community partners building on successes that are not only reflected in awareness, but also in action and the development of innovative ideas and work products that lead a path for broad implementation.

Presenters:
Miguel A. Luna, Principal, Dake Luna Consultants
Melanie Winter, Executive Director, The River Project

Los Angeles’s Funding Challenge – Where is the Money?
In addition to facing the numerous environmental water quality needs, California exacts difficult protocols that hinder the raising of revenue, stormwater fees, etc. Various approaches have been tested with various levels of success. What are the lessons learned? Some successful approaches have linked related elements (e.g., transportation to water resources) to build a coalition including MS4s, NGOs, water districts, transportation agencies, universities, business communities, developers and regulators).

Presenters:
Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant General Manager, L.A. Bureau of Sanitation
Adi Liberman, Principal, Liberman & Associates

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

Oxygen Measurements
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This contact hour discusses oxygen demand measurements: biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, total organic carbon and theoretical oxygen demand. Analytical methods are presented and the measurements are compared.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Upon completion of this Contact Hour, the operator should understand oxygen demand as well as the applicable laboratory methods and calculations.

Problems Caused by Roots in Sewers
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This operator education course explains the problems caused by roots that can foul pipes. Roots can harm collection, distribution, drinking water and wastewater systems. Though hidden from plain view, roots present a major source of harm to buried infrastructure.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the different types of roots that can foul pipes.
  2. Understand the scope of the problems created by roots.
  3. Know how to solve the problem of roots in pipes.
  4. Be aware of the methods available to solve the problems.

Pump Operation and Maintenance
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This operator education course will address why a pump maintenance program is important. The design features and components of centrifugal pumps and positive displacement pumps are described along with the need for and maintenance of packing and mechanical seals in centrifugal pumps.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Explain the importance of a pump maintenance program.
  2. Recognize the design features and components of a centrifugal pump.
  3. Recognize various positive displacement pumps and their applications.
  4. Recognize the need for packing in a centrifugal pump.
  5. Describe the use of mechanical seals in a centrifugal pump.

Sampling and Field Analysis
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This course is designed to introduce the operator/analyst to sampling and field analysis methodology at water and wastewater treatment plants. At the heart of any effective analysis is the necessity for quality assurance and quality control. Not all water and wastewater analysis is done in the laboratory. It is often a single individual who must have the knowledge and capabilities of both an operator and an analyst. Inasmuch, he/she must be well-versed in the necessity of quality assurance and quality control in the collection and analysis of water or wastewater, not only in a laboratory setting, but also in the field.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Explain the importance of quality assurance and quality control in the field.
  2. Discuss the duties of the operator relevant to sampling and analysis.
  3. Describe proper steps for field collection of samples for water or wastewater analysis.
  4. Describe field analysis methods for water and wastewater systems.

Sedimentation and Clarification Fundamentals
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This course will review the clarification process. Clarification provides for the separation of the solids from the liquid so that both streams can be processed further.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Explain the operation of clarifiers.
  2. Describe the types of particles that settle in the clarifier.
  3. Summarize the types of settling processes.
  4. Discuss the importance of clarifier sizing.
  5. Identify the types of clarifiers.
  6. Describe various clarifier flow patterns.
  7. Discuss maintaining mass balance in the clarifier.
  8. Summarize hydraulic principles associated with proper clarifier operation.

Stainless Steel Feedwater and Condenser Tubing – Expectations, Results, and Choices
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Stainless steel has become the often preferred choice for replacement of old, or fabrication of new, condenser and feedwater heater tubes. The objective of this course is to provide the student with the fundamentals on how tubes are fabricated so that the student can make an informed decision on selection of stainless steel tubing for condenser or feedwater heater applications.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the differences between seamless and welded condenser tubing.
  2. Be familiar with common stainless feedwater heater alloys.
  3. Understand the pros and cons of a variety of non-destructive testing approaches.
  4. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of weld bead cold working and heat treatment options.

Taste and Odor Control
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This online educational course is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic science and technologies involved with determining the source of taste and water issues that challenge municipal drinking water systems, as well as solutions that remove and control the contributing contaminants.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Defining taste and odor.
  2. Taste and odor regulations.
  3. Measuring taste and odor.
  4. Determining the source of taste and odor.
  5. Solving taste and odor issues.

Taste and Odor Control in Drinking Water
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For many years, surface water operators have recognized the ability of algae, phytoplankton, and bacterial organisms to produce tastes, odors, and clogging of sand filters. These organisms affect pH, alkalinity, corrosion, toxicity, color, turbidity in water, and the operations of water systems. This course will help the water plant operator to better understand problems associated with microorganisms in drinking water, how to identify and analyze taste and odor problems, and how to correct the problems associated with taste and odor problems in drinking water.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Identify the causes of taste and odor in municipal water supplies.
  2. Describe the characteristics of taste and odor problems.
  3. Discuss methods to control taste and odor in drinking water.

Trickling Filters
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This operator education course describes the nature and scope of the trickling filter system as it relates to wastewater treatment processes. The trickling filter process is discussed, the features and functionality of the trickling filter are examined, slime growth management is briefly discussed, and equipment start-up and operation are explained.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the main principles of trickling filters and how they relate to wastewater treatment.
  2. Understand the layout, flow, and basic hardware involved with trickling filters.
  3. Understand guidelines for startup, operation, and troubleshooting.
  4. Be aware of daily operational needs and problems that can occur.

Ultra Violet (UV) Light Basics
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This online educational course is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic science and technologies involved with utilizing Ultraviolet (UV) light for drinking water disinfection. Explained in this presentation is how UV technology is applied to the drinking water purification process to effectively inactivate Cryptosporidium and other similar pathogens.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Defining Ultraviolet (UV) light.
  2. UV Markets/Applications.
  3. Determining how UV lamps work.
  4. Common types of UV lamps.
  5. Defining terminology.

Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference - Module 1
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Educational Objectives:
  • Share models of creative integration and innovative approaches to green infrastructure
  • Demonstrate the flexibility of green infrastructure to serve a multitude of needs
  • Drive the paradigm shift for water sustainability
Progress & Challenges -- Setting the Stage for 2013
National leaders discuss recent progress and opportunities that serve the triple bottom line -- environmental, economic, and social goals toward water sustainability.

Moderator: Ben Grumbles, President, U.S. Water Alliance

Past Spotlighted Cities Panel:
Nancy Ahern, Deputy Director, Seattle Public Utilities
Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director, City of Los Angeles - Bureau of Sanitation
Angela Licata, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
Howard Neukrug, Water Commissioner, City of Philadelphia
James (Tony) Parrott, Executive Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
Bruce Roll, Watershed Management Director, Clean Water Services, Portland
Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
ENVISION 2.0 certification program

William J. Bertera, Executive Director, Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

The Envision Rating System™ a tool that can be used for infrastructure projects of all types, sizes, complexities, and locations to meet sustainability goals, be publicly recognized for high levels of achievement, make decisions about scarce resources and include community priorities in civil infrastructure investment. It evaluates, grades, and gives recognition to infrastructure projects that use transformational, collaborative approaches to assess the sustainability indicators over the course of the project's life cycle. It answers the question, "Are we doing the right project?" and "Are we doing the project right?"

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference - Module 2
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PD Hours: 0 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $35.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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This is a "PAY TO VIEW" Program A FREE Preview is available by selecting the Interactive link above.
Educational Objectives:
  • Share models of creative integration and innovative approaches to green infrastructure
  • Demonstrate the flexibility of green infrastructure to serve a multitude of needs
  • Drive the paradigm shift for water sustainability
Spotlight: Greater Cleveland Area - Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD)
NEORSD is guiding Cleveland and 61 surrounding communities through two significant wet weather issues -- CSOs and stormwater -- at a time when Northeast Ohio is losing population and gaining vacancy. NEORSD is approaching these issues with multi- benefit, multi-partner programs that provide maximum value for regional investment. This presentation focuses on Project Clean Lake -- NEORSD's 25-year, $3 billion program to address CSOs with an emphasis on optimizing the mix of cost-effective gray and green infrastructure to achieve a 98% level of CSO capture. Partners will discuss early action green infrastructure projects and NEORSD's regional approach to stormwater management and CSO control.

Moderator: Dan Rodrigo, Vice President, CDM Smith Inc.

Team Panel:
Kellie Rotunno, Director of Engineering & Construction, NEORSD
Robert Brown, Director, Cleveland City Planning Commission, City of Cleveland
Kyle Dreyfuss-Wells, Manager of Watershed Programs, NEORSD
Lillian Kuri, Program Director for Architecture, Urban Design, and Sustainable Development, The Cleveland Foundation
Terry Schwarz, Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative
Partnerships:
Catherine Nagel, Executive Director, City Parks Alliance
Throughout the United States partnership opportunities between parks and water resource managers are being pursued as avenues for reducing stormwater costs and expanding park systems. In particular, the drive to daylight and restore covered streams is being embraced to serve the triple bottom line.

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference - Module 3
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PD Hours: 0 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $35.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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This is a "PAY TO VIEW" Program A FREE Preview is available by selecting the Interactive link above.
Educational Objectives:
  • Share models of creative integration and innovative approaches to green infrastructure
  • Demonstrate the flexibility of green infrastructure to serve a multitude of needs
  • Drive the paradigm shift for water sustainability
Spotlight: Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City has made a commitment to use green infrastructure as a way to address its combined sewer overflows and to become one of the most sustainable cities in the country. This presentation will provide an overview of the Kansas City's KC Green and Water Works programs. As part of Kansas City's federally-mandated Overflow Control Program, a 744-acre green infrastructure project is underway in one watershed to reduce combined sewer overflows. Green infrastructure is used to intercept stormwater, keeping it out of the combined sewer system, reducing the overflow and the amount of excess water that gets pumped and treated. To further enhance the green infrastructure efforts, the City is working with residents and neighbors to make improvements on their own properties by reducing water consumption and reducing the amount of stormwater that leaves a property through runoff or direct connections to the sewer system. Kansas City's project is one of the largest green infrastructure projects in the United States to reduce combined sewer overflows.

Moderator: Dr. Les Lampe, Vice President, Black & Veatch

Team Panel:
Terry Leeds, Director, Kansas City MO Water Services
Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo, Kansas City
Ron Coker, Vice President, Burns & McDonnell, (Missouri Overflow Control Program)
Lara Isch, Outreach & Education Coordinator, Kansas City MO Water Services
Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer, City of Kansas City MO
Kristin Riott, Executive Director, Bridging the Gap
Progress in Defining the Water-Energy Nexus: What's Next?
Mary Ann Dickinson, President & CEO, Alliance for Water Efficiency
This presentation will showcase the Blueprint for Action, a collaborative effort between the Alliance for Water Efficiency and ACEEE that spells out over 50 recommendations for needed actions in the areas of program, policy, research, and codes and standards. Since the publication of the Blueprint in May of 2011, several initiatives are now underway which will be outlined in the presentation.

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference - Module 4
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PD Hours: 0 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $35.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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This is a "PAY TO VIEW" Program A FREE Preview is available by selecting the Interactive link above.
Educational Objectives:
  • Share models of creative integration and innovative approaches to green infrastructure
  • Demonstrate the flexibility of green infrastructure to serve a multitude of needs
  • Drive the paradigm shift for water sustainability
Spotlight: Tucson/Pima County, Arizona
The metropolitan area of Eastern Pima County Arizona is developing and implementing a Regional Optimization Master Plan (ROMP) as a $720 million program to modernize and upgrade the two major RWRD metropolitan treatment facilities. These modernizations will improve the water quality for recharge and reuse, develop a state of the art water quality laboratory, incorporate solar and rainwater harvesting features, and will help to develop habitat and birding features. The Pima County/Tucson team will present the ongoing collaboration with the water research scientists at the University of Arizona, Pima Association of Governments, Tucson Audubon Society and other community organizations to proudly transform these RWRD treatment facilities into a water-centric focus area for the region, capitalizing on the natural beauty of the Santa Cruz River and the award winning area of the Tucson Sweetwater Wetlands.

Moderator: Dr. Cindy Paulson, Senior Vice President, Brown and Caldwell

Team Panel:
Jackson Jenkins, Director, Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department
Alan Forrest, P.E., Director, City of Tucson Water Department
Paul Green, Executive Director, Tucson Audubon Society
Jeff Prevatt, Ph.D., Regulatory Compliance Manager, Water & Environment Sustainability Center, Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department
Claire Zucker, Sustainable Environment Program Director, Pima Association of Governments

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference - Module 5
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PD Hours: 0 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $35.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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This is a "PAY TO VIEW" Program A FREE Preview is available by selecting the Interactive link above.
Educational Objectives:
  • Share models of creative integration and innovative approaches to green infrastructure
  • Demonstrate the flexibility of green infrastructure to serve a multitude of needs
  • Drive the paradigm shift for water sustainability
Spotlight: Resource Recovery
Dwindling availability of water, combined with increases and competition in demand, climate change impacts, trends toward true cost water pricing, among other "drivers," necessitates that urban water planning incorporate consideration of strategies for use conservation, and reuse of treated wastewater and stormwater. Three innovative initiatives will be discussed as illustrations of "win-win" approaches that achieve effective water management (urban water security/sustainability) while facilitating economic development.

Moderator: Alan Vicory, Chair, CONFLUENCE Water Technology & Innovation Cluster

Team Panel:
Lisa Darling, South Platte Program Manager, City of Aurora
Pete Frost, Executive Director, Douglasville Douglas County Water & Sewer Authority
MaryLynn Lodor, Environmental Program Manager, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference - Module 6
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PD Hours: 0 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $35.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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This is a "PAY TO VIEW" Program A FREE Preview is available by selecting the Interactive link above.
Educational Objectives:
  • Share models of creative integration and innovative approaches to green infrastructure
  • Demonstrate the flexibility of green infrastructure to serve a multitude of needs
  • Drive the paradigm shift for water sustainability
Spotlight: Syracuse - Onondaga County
Save the Rain is a comprehensive stormwater management program designed to reduce CSO events impacting the health of Onondaga Lake and its tributaries using both conventional "gray" and green infrastructure technologies. Onondaga County is working in close partnership with the City of Syracuse to implement dozens of green infrastructure projects and two significant stormwater storage projects to comply with a federal order to clean up Onondaga Lake. Over the past year, Onondaga County constructed more than fifty distinct green infrastructure projects in an effort to comply with the newly amended ACJ and to demonstrate to the residents of Onondaga County the multiple benefits of green infrastructure.

Moderator: Brian Marengo, Senior Technologist Water Resources, CH2M Hill

Team Panel:
Matthew J. Millea, Deputy County Executive for Physical Services, Onondaga County
Maarten Jacobs, Director, Near Westside Initiative, Office of Community Engagement, Syracuse University
Robert Kukenburger, Vice President, CDM Smith
Mark Lichtenstein, Executive Director, Syracuse Center of Excellence/Center for Sustainable Community Solutions
Matthew J. Marko, Green Infrastructure Program Manager, CH2M Hill
Spotlight: Denver, Colorado
Steve Rogowski, Director of Operations/Maintenance, Metro Wastewater Reclamation District
The Denver Metro area is a leading the way with innovative technology and resource recovery, especially nutrients. They are shifting the paradigm through resource recovery that takes the waste out of wastewater.

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference - Module 7
Not Rated
PD Hours: 0 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $35.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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This is a "PAY TO VIEW" Program A FREE Preview is available by selecting the Interactive link above.
Educational Objectives:
  • Share models of creative integration and innovative approaches to green infrastructure
  • Demonstrate the flexibility of green infrastructure to serve a multitude of needs
  • Drive the paradigm shift for water sustainability
Roundtable Discussion: Next Steps towards Sustainable Water Management
Moderator: Kevin Shafer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District & Chair of the Urban Water Sustainability Council
Team Panel:
Jackson Jenkins, Director, Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department
Terry Leeds, Water Services Director, Kansas City
Matthew J. Millea, Deputy County Executive for Physical Services, Onondaga County
James Parrott, Executive Director, Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
Kellie Rotunno, Director of Engineering & Construction, NEORSD
Alan Vicory, Chair, CONFLUENCE Water Technology & Innovation Cluster

Important Note: No Continuing Education credits are awarded for participation in this program.

UV Disinfection Overview
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $0.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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This online educational course is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic science and technologies involved with utilizing Ultraviolet (UV) light for drinking water disinfection. Explained in this presentation is how UV technology is applied to the drinking water purification process to effectively inactivate Cryptosporidium and other similar pathogens.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Options for controlling potential risks.
  2. How UV disinfection works.
  3. Factors affecting system performance.
  4. Dose response and reduction equivalent dose.
  5. UV system design.

UV Oxidation
PD Hours: 1 Viewing Format(s): Interactive Fee: $0.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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This online educational course is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic science and technologies involved with utilizing Ultraviolet (UV) oxidation for water purification. Explained in this presentation is how UV light technology and oxidizing agents are applied to a water treatment process to destroy organic contaminants.

Educational Objectives:
  1. UV Oxidation basics.
  2. Design Parameters – 3 P’s and a D.
  3. Design Test.
  4. Reaction Kinetics and UV Utilization.
  5. Effect of path length and spectral effects.
  6. Dose distribution and CFD modeling.

Wastewater Odor Control
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PD Hours: Viewing Format(s): PDF Fee: $30.00 Purchase / Take Exam

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It is no surprise that treating wastewater is an odiferous process. However, it is best that the causes of odor be recognized and methods be implemented to eliminate as much odor as possible. Fewer odors mean fewer complaints from the public. This course will help the wastewater plant operator understand the causes of odor in the wastewater treatment process as well as some treatment methods that limit or reduce the significance of odors that may be present at their facilities.

Educational Objectives:
  1. Understand the causes of odor at wastewater treatment facilities.
  2. Identify methods to control odor at wastewater treatment facilities.