Virginia Tech and Virginia Deparatment of Health Present Water and Wastewater Training Courses
Virginia Tech and Virginia Deparatment of Health Present Water and Wastewater Training Courses

Management, Methods, and Money: Understanding Concepts in Capacity Development

July 16-18, 2018 - Blacksburg, Virginia

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Day 1
8:00am On-site check in and registration at hotel.
8:30-9:00 am Introductions, Course objectives, and Schedule
9:00-9:30 am Definition of Capacity Development and VDH Perspective
9:30-10:00 am Introduction of Case Study
10:00-10:15 Break
Topic 1. Owner Responsibility/Liability
Section 1. Safety and Risk Management
10:15-11:15 am Safety Programs
11:15 am-12:30 pm Security and Emergency Response
12:30-1:30 pm Lunch
Section 2. Regulations and Water Treatment Goals
1:30-2:30 pm Basics of Water Treatment
2:30-3:30 pm Current and Future Regulations
3:30-3:45 pm Break
Section 3. Accounting Systems
3:45-4:30 pm Cost to Customers and Finance Systems
Case Study
4:30-5:30 pm Lessons Applied to the Case Study
6:30 pm Dinner at hotel.
Day 2
Topic 2. Business/Managerial Operations
Section 1. Managing the plant
8:30-10:30 am Staffing Issues, Workforce Development, Public Relations
10:30-10:45 am Break
Section 2. Business Decisions
10:45-noon Operations Plans, CIP, Setting Rates
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch
Topic 3. Utility Operations/Asset Management
Section 1. Maintenance and asset management
1:00-2:30 pm Maintenance Programs and Sanitary Practices
2:30-2:45 pm Break
Section 2. Resource Management and Efficiency
2:45-4:00 pm Water Accounting
4:00-5:00 pm Energy Conservation Measures
Case Study
5:00-5:30 pm Lessons Applied to the Case Study
Day 3
Topic 4. Use of Software tools
Section 1. CUPSS
8:30 am-noon CUPSS
Noon-1:00 pm Lunch
Section 2. Spreadsheet, Case Study and Completion
1:00-2:00 pm Tools Available from AWWA, Water Loss Spreadsheet
2:00-2:30pm Final Quiz, Evaluation, Adjourn

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Questions about the course:
Please feel free to contact Dr. Jason He, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, if you have any questions about the content of the course, Dr. Jason He can be reached by e-mail: or phone: 540-231-1346.

Information about registration:
Please contact Nancy Rakes by email: or phone: 540-231-2922.

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