As part of their final project, the Water Leadership Institute (WLI) 2021 cohort has developed a YouTube series focusing on different aspects of Change Leadership in the water sector where each group focused on a single area of excellence.

This roundtable will give dedicated time to talk about each 2-part video series for each topic listed below.  Make sure to watch all six videos in advance which are linked below.

Roundtable 2 covers Data and Digital Communication:

  • Finding the Signal Within the Noise: Leveraging Data to Improve Outcomes  
  • Next Generation Data Driven Decision-Making 
  • Best Practices and Collaboration Platforms for Communication and Networking (Digital Tools) 

Registration Rates 
WEF Member Rate: $10
Non-Member Rate: $25

For the member rate, please email [email protected] for the coupon code.

You can earn 1.5 General Contact Hours by attending this roundtable or watching the recording on the WEF Learning Center after the live date.

 

Learn more about the remaining Roundtables in the WLI Change Leadership Series at www.wef.org/ChangeSeries

 

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Finding the Signal Within the Noise: Leveraging Data to Improve Outcomes

Finding the Signal Within the Noise: Leveraging Data to Improve Outcomes

There is a world of new data sources and updates to traditional data that we as water professionals need to leverage to help determine priorities and get more equitable results. In this first video, we focus on wastewater surveillance data to improve outcomes in the COVID-19 crisis. 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Explore all types of data
  • Weigh it properly, understand drivers
  • Apply correctly to promote equitable outcomes and provide needed improvements across communities
  • Inspire change leadership for water leaders

 

Part 2: Finding the Signal Within the Noise: Leveraging Data to Improve Outcomes

The team introduces specific new data types that are being used in water management decision making and explores two case studies that show how these data are being worked with.

 

Join Roundtable 2: Data and Digital Communication on Nov. 8 or watch the recording after.

Videos Developed by: Wes Cardwell, Garver; Joanne So Young Dill, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD); Frank Dubasik, GHD; Adam Eaton, Houston Public Works; Mitchell Pavao-Zuckerman, University of Maryland; Laurie Perkins, Wright-Pierce Mentor: Aaron Rivard, GCDCWWS

Next Generation Data Driven Decision-Making 

Using Advanced Technology to Make Data Driven Decisions: Workforce Development and Predictive Planning

Explore how advanced technology provides management teams with vital insight and tools to make data-driven decisions for improving resource efficiency, both in workforce development and predictive planning.  

Part 2: Using Advanced Technology to Make Data Driven Decisions: Effectively Sharing Data with Your Users

The feedback loop between decision makers, the public, and external stakeholders can be challenging, but it’s critical to deliver clear, understandable, and meaningful communication. Explore how to translate what we know and the data we have into useful tools for consensus-driven decision making and create transparency with the public.

 

Join Roundtable 2: Data and Digital Communication on Nov. 8 or watch the recording after.

Videos Developed by: Emily Cole-Prescott, City of Saco, Maine; Hannah Frels, Plummer Associates, Inc.; Andrew Hollis, Slater Infrastructure Group; Lori Jordan, Water Environment Federation; Heather Tugaoen, Stantec; Charles Wright, Jr., Hampton Roads Sanitation District

Best Practices and Collaboration Platforms for Communication and Networking (Digital Tools)

Connecting the One Water Community; Utilization of Digital Communication Tools

Have you reflected on the rapid implementation of virtual work environments or considered its impact on your teams, organizations, and the environment? In this video, we discuss online resources and tools, and how to choose the right digital platform for your message or objective.

Check out our video for tips and tricks to set your team up for success in today’s digital world! 

Part 2: Connecting the One Water Community: Bringing People Together & Empowering Water Professionals

In this video, we ‘talk about’ enhancing participation and collaboration in a remote/virtual environment. Let’s come together and normalize the new normal! 

 

Join Roundtable 2: Data and Digital Communication on Nov. 8 or watch the recording after.

 

Videos Developed by: Will Schanen, Rapid Radicals Technology; Kristan VandenHeuvel, The Water Tower; Bryan Coday, Carollo Engineers; Rucha Shah, Arcadis US, Inc; Seth Luma, Hampton Roads Sanitation District; Tesha Okioga, Charlotte Water