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Workshop A
WaterOpolis – The Value of Water Issues & Choices Utility Budgeting Simulation
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

WaterOpolis is a budgeting simulation board game that allows for a diverse group of perspectives to be considered and heard. WaterOpolis provides utility organizations with a stakeholder engagement tool that demonstrates the complexity of addressing issues and making choices around the value of water for the communities being served. The primary intent of this workshop is to introduce participants to a unique stakeholder engagement tool which can be used by utility organizations to engage stakeholders. Register now.  

Workshop B
Addressing Reliability, Risk, and Redundancy through Practical 7-Step Reliability Assessments
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This workshop will focus on hands-on training related to the concepts and practical application of reliability, risk, redundancy, and a 7-step Reliability Assessment Process. Attendees will gain a better understanding of reliability, risk and redundancy and how they relate to each other, utility managers and staff.  Attendees will depart with the ability to perform basic reliability assessments to assist in systems optimization, O&M strategies, R&R planning and CIP development. Register now.  

Workshop C
Optimizing Utility Operation Through the Use of Voluntary Standards
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 8:30am –12:00pm

This workshop involves a detailed review of the utility management standards for treatment, distribution systems and source water protection. The workshop will include interactive use of the guidebooks that have been developed for each standard. This will also include a presentation of case studies on the use and benefits of the standards and guidebooks by utility staff. Register now.   

Workshop E
Developing a Roadmap for Leadership and Succession Planning
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 1:30pm – 5:00pm

This workshop will identify and present the key success elements and business value of succession planning with a focus on the issues facing the water/wastewater industry.  A roadmap for leadership continuum and succession planning will be presented and will provide attendees methods for practical application of the tools to meet learning objectives. Technical presentations, case studies and interactive dialog will provide attendees the tools for developing a succession plan for their organization. Register now.

Workshop F
Communicating Risk Related to Water Contaminants
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Communicating risk is challenging, especially for water professionals trained in science and engineering, and more so when it focuses on water contaminants for which science is sometimes unclear.  This workshop will teach participants about basic principles of risk communication, how to apply them, how to tailor communication for different types of contaminants, and tools available to aid communication. Register now. 

Workshop G
Making Knowledge Management an Integral Component of Your Comprehensive Asset Management Program
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 | 1:30pm – 5:00pm

This workshop will demonstrate the business value of treating knowledge as an asset and discuss approaches for leveraging your business and technical knowledge to make informed investment decisions as part of your asset management program and to address key issues in a timely manner, such as staff turnover. This workshop will combine case study presentations, interactive exercises, small group discussions and individual product development to achieve its aim. Register now.