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

Continuing and Professional Education Water Quality Broadcast Series

Monthly Broadcasts - ONLINE ONLY

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BROADCAST WORKSHOPS

Upcoming Broadcasts

NOTE: All broadcasts are being offered online only.


Please check back for 2022 updated topics, course descriptions and instructor information.


February 16, 2022
Topic: Membrane Technology in Drinking Water Treatment
Description & Registration

March 16, 2022
Topic: American Recovery Plan Act, Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund
Description & Registration

April 13, 2022
Topic: Successful Engineer and Owner Navigation of Traditional and Alternate Delivery Construction Projects
Description & Registration

May 18, 2022
Topic: Water, Wastewater, Utility Management
Description & Registration

June 15, 2022
Topic: Leadership and Effective Utility Management
Description & Registration

July 13, 2022
Topic: Environmental Contaminants & Drinking Water in Virginia- Challenges and Opportunities
Description & Registration

September 21, 2022
Topic: Cross Connection Control: Regulation and Best Management Practices
Description & Registration

October 12, 2022
Topic: Get it Right the Second Time: Correcting Hydraulic Deficiencies at Existing Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Description & Registration

November 16, 2022
Topic: Methods for Addressing a Variety of Inorganic Contaminants in Water Treatment Plant Operations
Description & Registration


February 16, 2022
Topic: Membrane Technology in Drinking Water Treatment

Course Description

This course will focus on the use of membranes in drinking water treatment. This course will cover both low-pressure membranes, including micro-filtration and ultra-filtration, for particulate removal as well as high-pressure membranes such as reverse osmosis and nano-filtration for dissolved salt and hardness removal.

About the Instructor

Paul Delphos is the Global Practice Manager for Water with Burns & McDonnell for the Mid-Atlantic Region has over 30 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, including a large amount of project experience with advanced drinking water technologies (membranes, desalination, GAC, etc.) including over 40 different facilities totaling more than 800-mgd and serving on Value Engineering teams for NYC DEP. Further, he recently served as a Deputy Program Manager for 100-mgd Hampton Roads Sanitation District Sustainable Water Initiative for Tomorrow (SWIFT) advanced water treatment and groundwater recharge program. He is also lead editor and co-author for AWWA M53, Micro-filtration and Ultra-filtration for Drinking Water and AWWA M46, Reverse Osmosis and Nano-filtration.

Registration

NOTE: This workshop will be delivered completely online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants will view from their home instead of traveling to the sites. Through the use of interactive technology, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and to ask specific questions of the presenters and participants around the Commonwealth. Each workshop will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You will be provided with detailed instructions for accessing the live course online from home using your personal computer, phone, or other device (a camera is not needed). It is important for each participant wishing to receive credit to register individually. You will also receive 3 contact hours for successful completion of the workshop.

To ensure your FREE participation in this workshop, please register by February 14 – 12:00 PM.

View the complete list of upcoming broadcasts.

March 16, 2022
Topic: American Recovery Plan Act, Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund

Course Description

Rotating topics in water utility management, upcoming material includes asset management, excavation safety, and transients in water systems. Please check back for course description and instructor information.

Registration

NOTE: This workshop will be delivered completely online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants will view from their home instead of traveling to the sites. Through the use of interactive technology, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and to ask specific questions of the presenters and participants around the Commonwealth. Each workshop will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You will be provided with detailed instructions for accessing the live course online from home using your personal computer, phone, or other device (a camera is not needed). It is important for each participant wishing to receive credit to register individually. You will also receive 3 contact hours for successful completion of the workshop.

To ensure your FREE participation in this workshop, please register by March 14 – 12:00 PM.

View the complete list of upcoming broadcasts.

April 13, 2022
Topic: Successful Engineer and Owner Navigation of Traditional and Alternate Delivery Construction Projects

Course Description

Rotating topics in water utility management, upcoming material includes asset management, excavation safety, and transients in water systems. Please check back for course description and instructor information.

Registration

NOTE: This workshop will be delivered completely online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants will view from their home instead of traveling to the sites. Through the use of interactive technology, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and to ask specific questions of the presenters and participants around the Commonwealth. Each workshop will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You will be provided with detailed instructions for accessing the live course online from home using your personal computer, phone, or other device (a camera is not needed). It is important for each participant wishing to receive credit to register individually. You will also receive 3 contact hours for successful completion of the workshop.

To ensure your FREE participation in this workshop, please register by April 11 – 12:00 PM.

View the complete list of upcoming broadcasts.

May 18, 2022
Topic: Water, Wastewater, Utility Management

Course Description

Rotating topics in water utility management, upcoming material includes asset management, excavation safety, and transients in water systems. Please check back for course description and instructor information.

Registration

NOTE: This workshop will be delivered completely online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants will view from their home instead of traveling to the sites. Through the use of interactive technology, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and to ask specific questions of the presenters and participants around the Commonwealth. Each workshop will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You will be provided with detailed instructions for accessing the live course online from home using your personal computer, phone, or other device (a camera is not needed). It is important for each participant wishing to receive credit to register individually. You will also receive 3 contact hours for successful completion of the workshop.

To ensure your FREE participation in this workshop, please register by May 16 – 12:00 PM.

View the complete list of upcoming broadcasts.

June 15, 2022
Topic: Leadership and Effective Utility Management

Course Description

Leadership is a process of social influence used to communicate, make decisions, and stimulate positive change. It is not a title, nor a function of organizational hierarchy yet is critical to effective utility management. The objectives of this lecture include understanding (1) the definition of leadership and essential components of being a leader, (2) the philosophy of Effective Utility Management (EUM) including the 10 Attributes of Effectively Managed Utilities and Keys to Management Success, and (3) how to conduct a self-assessment using the 10 Attributes of EUM to evaluate a utility’s current performance.

About the Instructor

Adrianna Dimperio, PE, is the Utilities Division Manager for Draper Aden Associates, and is responsible for leading the overall operations of the water and wastewater division. Her experience includes project and program management for a wide variety of utility endeavors including master planning, design and construction, regulatory compliance, and utility management. Her previous experience working in the public sector for a regional utility has afforded her the opportunity to speak locally and nationally on numerous utility management topics. She is currently the Chair-Elect of the Virginia American Water Works Association.

Registration

NOTE: This workshop will be delivered completely online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants will view from their home instead of traveling to the sites. Through the use of interactive technology, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and to ask specific questions of the presenters and participants around the Commonwealth. Each workshop will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You will be provided with detailed instructions for accessing the live course online from home using your personal computer, phone, or other device (a camera is not needed). It is important for each participant wishing to receive credit to register individually. You will also receive 3 contact hours for successful completion of the workshop.

To ensure your FREE participation in this workshop, please register by June 13 – 12:00 PM.

View the complete list of upcoming broadcasts.

July 13, 2022
Topic: Environmental Contaminants & Drinking Water in Virginia- Challenges and Opportunities

Course Description

This presentation will talk about the basics of emerging contaminants and then lead into PFAS, its chemistry, treatment technologies, health impacts etc and will cover the Commonwealth's work on these contaminants.

About the Instructor

Dr. Tony Singh is an environmental engineer and public health professional with a background in conventional and emerging environmental contaminants, treatment technology development, and their association/impacts on human/animal health. Dr. Singh is currently working as Deputy Director for the VDH Office of Drinking Water since May 2019. He has over 18 years of work experience in the environmental engineering field. At ODW, his primary focus is on the field operations (via six ODW field offices), and Division of Technical Services. He is also coordinating Commonwealth's efforts on the regulatory actions such as recent PFAS and lead legislations. Dr. Singh is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Virginia and Washington, a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE), and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). He holds a Ph.D. Degree in Chemical / Environmental Engineering with Masters in Environmental Science & Engineering as well as Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Virginia. His research interests focused on water and health that typically involves a translational or interdisciplinary approach. The goal of his work is to characterize the interrelationship between water and health that would facilitate risk assessment, prevention or treatment of these chemicals thus protecting public health.

Registration

NOTE: This workshop will be delivered completely online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants will view from their home instead of traveling to the sites. Through the use of interactive technology, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and to ask specific questions of the presenters and participants around the Commonwealth. Each workshop will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You will be provided with detailed instructions for accessing the live course online from home using your personal computer, phone, or other device (a camera is not needed). It is important for each participant wishing to receive credit to register individually and provide a complete mailing and email address. You will receive a powerpoint via registered email with course material that is presented in the session. This resource can be used again and again as a reference in your daily work. You will also receive 3 contact hours for successful completion of the workshop.

To ensure your FREE participation in this workshop, please register by July 11 – 12:00 PM.

View the complete list of upcoming broadcasts.

September 21, 2022
Topic: Cross Connection Control: Regulation and Best Management Practices

Course Description

This course will cover the recent regulatory updates to the Cross Connection Control sections of the Waterworks Regulations. In 2021, the Office of Drinking Water published Amended Waterworks Regulations. We will also discuss best management practices for constructing and maintaining a comprehensive cross connection control plan.

About the Instructor

Jarrett Talley is the Noncommunity Sustainability Coordinator for the Virginia Department of Health – Office of Drinking Water (ODW). In his current role, he is collaborating across the Commonwealth to ensure Noncommunity waterworks, and the Office of Drinking Water, have the necessary tools to maintain compliance with the Drinking Water Regulations. Jarrett began his career with ODW in April of 2018 as an Inspector in the Richmond Field Office. During his time in the field office, he was afforded the opportunity to work with surface water plants producing 20+ MGD as well as small ground water systems producing less than 1000 gallons per month. He holds a B.S. in Biology from James Madison University.

Registration

NOTE: This workshop will be delivered completely online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants will view from their home instead of traveling to the sites. Through the use of interactive technology, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and to ask specific questions of the presenters and participants around the Commonwealth. Each workshop will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You will be provided with detailed instructions for accessing the live course online from home using your personal computer, phone, or other device (a camera is not needed). It is important for each participant wishing to receive credit to register individually and provide a complete mailing and email address. You will receive a powerpoint via registered email with course material that is presented in the session. This resource can be used again and again as a reference in your daily work. You will also receive 3 contact hours for successful completion of the workshop.

To ensure your FREE participation in this workshop, please register by September 19 – 12:00 PM.

View the complete list of upcoming broadcasts.

October 12, 2022
Topic: Get it Right the Second Time: Correcting Hydraulic Deficiencies at Existing Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants

Course Description

If you tour existing water and wastewater treatment plants, each plant is unique. They typically utilize similar treatment processes but the layout, tank geometry, and piping connectivity are designed for the specific project and site conditions. This results in many custom configurations which may or may not function as designed. During the course of your career, you may encounter systems that have a hydraulic bottleneck or deficiency. In this presentation the author will review a number of existing water and wastewater plants that had one or more hydraulic errors and explain how these deficiencies were corrected or improved upon during an upgrade. The material will be presented as a number case studies. Each case study will identify the problem, the cause, and the corrective action. Viewers of this presentation will gain an understanding of basic hydraulics in treatment plants as well as cost effective corrective measures for existing facilities.

About the Instructor

Doug Hudgins

Registration

NOTE: This workshop will be delivered completely online via Zoom due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Participants will view from their home instead of traveling to the sites. Through the use of interactive technology, you will have the opportunity to engage in discussions and to ask specific questions of the presenters and participants around the Commonwealth. Each workshop will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at approximately 3:00 p.m.

You will be provided with detailed instructions for accessing the live course online from home using your personal computer, phone, or other device (a camera is not needed). It is important for each participant wishing to receive credit to register individually and provide a complete mailing and email address. You will receive a powerpoint via registered email with course material that is presented in the session. This resource can be used again and again as a reference in your daily work. You will also receive 3 contact hours for successful completion of the workshop.

To ensure your FREE participation in this workshop, please register by October 10 – 12:00 PM.

View the complete list of upcoming broadcasts.

November 16, 2022
Topic: Methods for Addressing a Variety of Inorganic Contaminants in Water Treatment Plant Operations

Course Description

There are a variety of inorganic contaminants that are addressed in drinking water through the promulgation of either primary or secondary maximum contaminant levels (MCLs). This lecture will address several of these inorganic contaminants, including iron, manganese, arsenic, radium, radon, nitrate, nitrite, chromium and selenium. While most of these are associated with groundwater sources, some are also an issue of concern in surface water treatment scenarios. The presentation will provide participants with information related to the following aspects of each contaminant:

Approximately 40-50% of the overall presentation will focus on iron and manganese related issues, with the remaining time distributed across the other contaminants of interest.

About the Instructor

Dr. William R. Knocke, Associate Department Head and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Virginia Tech, will give the presentation. Dr. Knocke is recognized internationally for his applied research on iron and manganese control that has been utilized in water treatment facilities around the world. He likewise is responsible for CEE graduate instruction related to physical, chemical and microbial techniques for removing a variety of inorganic contaminants from drinking water. The lecture will include multiple case studies from these “real-world” situations to show the application of control measures in practice.

Registration

You will receive a notebook with material that is presented in the session. This resource can be used again and again as a reference in your daily work. You will also receive 3 contact hours for successful completion of the workshop.

To ensure your FREE participation in this workshop, please register by November 14 – 12:00 PM.

View the complete list of upcoming broadcasts.


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