Water Research Foundation Web Seminar Series

Our web seminar series features scientific experts who discuss research topics and answer your questions. No special equipment or software is needed to participate – just a web browser and phone. Our Web Seminar Series is a resource designed for you and your organization. To make the most of these learning opportunities, we’d like to know what topics would be of interest to you in a future web seminar. Please send your ideas to bswartz@waterrf.org.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
We will offer verification of program attendance for web seminar attendees to use toward Professional Development Hours (PDHs). While we calculate educational credits following a standardized method that is widely accepted by many certification and licensing agencies, many states differ in the types and/or numbers of credits they will approve for specific educational events. Because of this, participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements and for ensuring that WRF web seminar participation credits are accepted. To find out about PDH requirements or licensure and/or certification, contact your state/territory licensure board.

2019 Web Seminars

Strategic Workforce Plan/Employee Value Proposition
Thursday, February 21, 2019   1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
How to Register: Employees of WE&RF subscribing organizations can receive FREE registration for this WE&RF/WEF co-sponsored web seminar. Click here to access the promo code that you'll need to register through WEF.
Participants in the highly successful Workforce Skills of the Future workshops held in Melbourne, Australia and Alexandria VA, identified Strategic Workforce Plan (SWP) and Employee Value Proposition (EVP) development as foundation activities to be prioritized for subsequent initiatives to guide and provide direction. In other words, how does the sector plan for the workforce of the Future Digital Utility recognizing tomorrow’s employees will need additional and different skills for the changing work environment. This webcast will summarize the recent workshops held in Washington D.C. and San Francisco, CA and present results and recommendations for the water sector.

Rolling Out “Community‐enabled Lifecycle Analysis of Stormwater Infrastructure Costs” (CLASIC) Tool
Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
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The web-based “Community‐enabled Lifecycle Analysis of Stormwater Infrastructure Costs” (CLASIC) tool is intended to support stormwater infrastructure planning and decisions using lifecycle costs to compare green, hybrid green‐gray, and gray infrastructure practices. There are three main components to the CLASIC tool outputs: 1) life cycle costs; 2) assessed value of co‐benefits (environmental, social, financial); and 3) performance. This webcast presents a rigorous framework of life cycle cost analysis for green and gray infrastructure, along with a live demo of CLASIC tool features and user interface. In addition, the webcast provides an overview of beta testing process for community engagement.
Harry Zhang, Ph.D., PE, Water Research Foundation
Sybil Sharvelle, Ph.D., Colorado State University
Tyler Dell, Colorado State Univeristy
Jennifer Egan, PG, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Christine Pomeroy, Ph.D., PE, University of Utah
Michele Pugh, Wichita State University

Michele Pugh, Wichita State University

Guidance on Implementing an Effective Water Loss Control Plan
Tuesday, March 12, 2019  3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
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Join WRF for a webcast on project 4695, Guidance on Implementing an Effective Water Loss Control Plan, which will help water utilities assess their current water loss situation, develop targets for water loss control programs, identify various intervention approaches, estimate costs and benefits of potential interventions, and develop a “roadmap” for preparing a water loss control program. Our speakers will discuss the project's tools and methods that users can use to select financial or economic valuation approaches for estimating the costs and benefits of alternative water loss control activities which can be used to assemble financially attractive activities into a multi-faceted, plan that is actionable, cost effective, and defensible for their specific situation. The resulting plan, based on the experience of leading North American water utilities – large and small, can then be aligned with the water utility’s strategic goals, water resource management needs and financial objectives, while reflecting local circumstances. The Guidance Manual and this webcast will be of interest to water utility executive and department managers charged with managing distribution system water and revenue loss, and regulatory agencies with oversight of water loss auditing and control plans.
Gary B. Trachtman, PE, Principal Environmental Engineer, ARCADIS
Alan Wyatt, Independent Consultant - Water Utility Management
Chris Leauber, Executive Director, Water & Wastewater Authority of Wilson County

Maureen Hodgins, Research Manager, The Water Research Foundation

Additional Webcasts Are Currently Being Planned
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Web Seminar Archive

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