CWEA AC20 Workshop: 3-Day Introduction to Advanced Water Treatment

CWEA’s AC20 Registration opens on January 7, 2020
Click here to sign-up for an email alert when registration opens.

CWEA or CA-NV AWWA Member: $450 Early Bird, $550 Saver, $620 Full Rate
Non Member: $642 Early Bird, $742 Saver, $812 Full Rate

Workshop includes buffet lunch each day, Tuesday Icebreaker Reception, and Exhibit Hall on Wednesday and Thursday. This three-day workshop will introduce advanced water treatment and the processes associated with this type of wastewater reuse. It will outline and explain the technologies associated with advanced water treatment and explain the critical control points associated with the technologies.

Reno-Sparks Convention Center and Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, Reno, NV

  • TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 8:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 8:50 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The workshop will include hands-on activities associated with the treatment trains and group discussions concerning the technologies involved with treating wastewater to drinking water quality. Everyone is welcome.

Speaker

Dr. John Rowe, California State University Sacramento

  • Process Engineer, Office of Water Programs, California State University, Sacramento, 2017–present
  • Professor of Water Resources, Coastal Pines Technical College, Waycross, Georgia, 2000-2013
  • Professor of Water Resources, Florida Gateway College, Lake City, Florida, 2000-2013
  • Project Manager for CH2M Hill and OMI
  • Project Manager for Water Treatment Operations, Live Oak, Florida
  • Project Manager for Wastewater Treatment Operations, Live Oak, Florida
  • Public Works Director for CH2M Hill project in Live Oak, Florida

Who should attend

  • Experienced water treatment and wastewater operators who want to increase their knowledge and/or apply for AWTO™ certification (to apply for AWT3™ certification, candidates must hold a grade 3 or higher water treatment or wastewater operator certification)
  • Journey level and early-career water treatment and wastewater operators who want to work at an Advanced Water Treatment Facility (AWTF)
  • Engineers who would like to learn more about advanced technology
  • Operations managers
  • Project managers

AWTO Operator Certification

This course can support your preparation for Advanced Water Treatment Operator™ certification. Attending a class is only one part of exam preparation. For details on the AWTO certification and the KSAs you’ll need to know, please visit AWTOperator.org.

Be sure to download the AWTO candidate handbook.

Jan 30th Lunch Meeting in El Segundo: Ready to Become a Certified AWT Operator?

FREE EVENT & LUNCH
West Basin MWD​
Edward C Little Water Education Center​
1935 S. Hughes Way in El Segundo

Event flyer

Email to register

Come to this informative hour-long discussion about AWT Operator (AWTO™) Certification. ​

The value and benefits of obtaining AWTO Certification for operators and their agencies ​
Fernando Gonzalez, LA Sanitation & Environment​

The Steps to Becoming AWTO Certified​
Alec Mackie, CWEA​

Drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment or water reuse operators working at facilities using advanced water treatment technologies and related control processes may be interested in earning the new, voluntary AWTO Certification.​

AWT Operators protect public health by ensuring a supply of safe and high-quality drinking water from advanced water reuse facilities.​
The minimum qualifications to apply for AWT3™ exam are to hold a Grade 3 certification as a Wastewater Treatment Operator or Drinking Water Treatment Operator.​

Parking is free

About the Edward C. Little WRF​

The Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (ECLWRF) is the largest water recycling facility of its kind in the United States and was recognized by the National Water Research Institute in 2002 as one of only six national centers for water treatment technologies. ​
The ECLWRF is the only treatment facility in the country that produces five different qualities of “designer” or custom-made recycled water that meet the unique needs of West Basin’s municipal, commercial and industrial customers.​
The facility produces approximately 40 million gallons of useable water every day, conserving enough drinking water to meet the needs of 80,000 households for a year

Dec 9th Lunch Meeting in Pacifica: Ready to Become a Certified AWTO?

DATE/TIME
December 9
11:30 am – 1:00 pm

LOCATION
City of Pacifica
2212 Beach Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044-3054

EVENT FLYER

REGISTER VIA E-MAIL 

Come to this informative hour-long discussion about advanced water treatment technologies and the new AWT Operator Certification program from CA-NV AWWA and CWEA. Learn about the advanced technologies for water reuse. Presenters include:

Darrell Andrews, Chief Stationary Engineer at San Francisco PUC headquarters on the Living Machine
Phil Scott, GM for West Bay Sanitary District on designing their new Recycled Water Treatment Plant
Alec Mackie on the new Advanced Water Treatment Operator certification program
Please RSVP by Nov. 25th to: Irene Carrasco City of Pacifica carrascoi@ci.pacifica.ca.us

Sign up for email updates at: www.awtoperator.org

Drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment or water reuse operators working at facilities using advanced water treatment technologies may be interested in earning the new, voluntary AWTO Certification. AWT Operators protect public health by ensuring a supply of safe and high-quality drinking water.

The minimum qualifications to apply for AWT3™ exam are to hold a Grade 3 certification as a Wastewater Treatment Operator or Drinking Water Treatment Operator.

Advanced Water Treatment Operator Workshop, 9/30-10/2, Chino

Objectives:

Following this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Outline the skills and knowledge that operators of advanced water treatment systems are required to have
  • Describe the reasons for implementing advanced water treatment systems
  • Describe the treatment processes that are associated with advanced water treatment
  • Describe the critical control points associated with advanced water treatment systems

Registration

Visit the CA-NV AWWA website to learn more and to register

Member $325 / Non-member $425

21 contact hours.

Location: Inland Empire Utilities Agency, 6075 Kimball Avenue
Chino, CA

Date/time: September 30 -October 2
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

Agenda:

Day 1
Introduction to advanced water treatment
Overview of skills and knowledge required of operators of advanced water treatment facilities
Treatment trains used for advanced water treatment
Advanced water treatment processes:Membrane filtration
Ozone
UV light
Advanced oxidation
Biological filtration/oxidation
Activated carbon

Day 2
Learning strategies as they relate to engaging advanced water treatment information.
Ancillary processes associated with advanced water treatment

Corrosion control
Manganese and iron removal
Critical control points
Regulator considerations
Critical control points and monitoring criteria
Pathogens removal
Trace organics and inorganics
Nitrogen removal
Total dissolved solids considerations

Day 3
Disinfection byproducts
Free chlorine disinfection
Ozone disinfection
Control systems
Critical control points
Multiple barrier approach to treatment and public health

This class is 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Earn up to 21 contact hours.
Instructor: Gina Dorrington

Due to our commitment to instructors, other students and materials, the following refund policy applies:
Requests for refunds must be made in writing and are subject to the following conditions: Full refund of fee paid (minus $50.00 handling fee) will be issued for cancellations received more than 15 days prior to class start date.  All fees are non-refundable thereafter.
Requests for transfers must be made in writing and are subject to the following conditions: Transfers are based on availability.  No transfer requests will be authorized if they are not received more than 15 days prior to class start date.
A 100% refund or credit of your registration fee will be issued if a class is cancelled by the Section.

Free Webinar, July 10th: AWTO™ Certification Orientation Webinar

We’re holding the AWT Operator Certification webinar once again.

The Future of Water is Here.
Get ready. Get AWTO™ certified!

Wednesday, July 10th
Noon to 1:00pm

Register for the webinar here

You will learn about:

  • AWTO Program Background
    Gordon Williams, EBMUD and AWTO Committee
  • AWTO Exam Sign-up Process
    Alec Mackie, CWEA
  • Audience Q&A
    Facilitated by Steven Garner, Certification Manager, CA-NV AWWA

We are now accepting applications for the AWT3™ certification exam. Click here to learn about the application process