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7/10/2013
When: 7/10/2013
11:00 AM
Where: Conference call


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EDUCATION COMMITTEE MEETING TOMORROW

To: Education Committee Meeting
From: Laurie Dougherty
Date: July 9, 2013

Tomorrow, July 10th we have an education committee meeting at 11am. We will NOT be able to meet using gotomeeting as there is a webinar at 11am.

We will be using the dial in line only - 605-562-3000 code 553113.


Agenda

Recap of Webinars
- Joint promotion with Master Gardners and Alliance for Water Efficiency
- Policy on joint webinars for archived versions regarding costs.
- Upcoming webinar - Marianne moderating
- Potential to open chat to all participants in webinars

In process items
- Seminar in a box
- - Kyla forwarded template to Jeff Fischer and others

- Operators Preconference
  • Idea (Geza): "Ask this old house” - In the plant training – case studies to see all different stages- plants present on the different stages/perspectives of WTP - rehab/O&M/other components etc.- August 1st
    • (Geza) - Tom Glendenning - Freeport
    • (Jeff F.) - Montgomery
    • City of Elgin - Airlite Water Treatment Plant
    • Water Rates - consumer education/value of water/public outreach/education
    • (Chris Ulm) - Gas to liquid conversion
    • (Geza) - City of Princeton - plant upgrade/new plant
    • Vendor talking about different technologies - different things that are out there
    • Operator (20 min) Engineer (30) combo presentations
  • Consumer Education on various topics - water rates etc.

Meter Symposium
- Presenters selected
- Powerpoints requested by Friday
- Jeff Freeman - onsite coordinator
- Volunteers to help with registration and table top exhibits?

Regulatory Update - where do we stand on this?

  • No-Lead Brass – Aaron Gilson, A.Y. McDonald
  • Andrea Rhodes - IEPA
  • Mary Reed - IEPA
  • Terry Steczo – Illinois Section AWWA Lobbyist
  • Miguel Del Toral – USEPA region 5
  • Illinois Plumbing Code Revisions – (Jeff to contact Josh Ellis)
  • Breakout –
  • Fracking House Bill 3086 – (ask groundwater contacts with IEPA – ask Jerry Bever – IDNR or Robyn Doescher/Source Water Committee )

ACTION: Jeff Freeman - Update of the LMO2 – Dan Injerd, IDNR (Lake Michigan Allocation Rules Change)

Table for next meeting: Other Sections and/or technical groups that providing training
What are other groups doing? Volunteer to research other groups?

  • New England (New England)
  • British Columbia (Cindy Munger)
  • North Carolina (Tom Hinde)
  • California-Nevada (Chris Drey)
  • Florida (Ed Rice)
  • Pacific Northwest (Chris Drey)
  • Any colleges that offer online courses for water/wastewater Geza
WATERCON 2014 - topics in exhibit hall - what do we need to do this?

Lisa - expected back on September 3rd.

Thanks.

Laurie D.

Laurie Dougherty
Executive Director

Email: Laurie@isawwa.org
Phone: 866-521-3595 ext. 1
Cell phone/text 815-970-2145

Minutes from last meeting

On call:
Dave Lynde,  Jeff Freeman,  Laurie Dougherty, Lisa Hoffhines, Bill Balluff, Elizabeth Doellman, Geza Ehrentreu
Chris Ulm, Cindy Munger, Elisa Bonkowski, Kyla Jacobsen, Jeff Fischer, Jill Mayes, Terry McGhee

  • Seminar in a box/leadership update - Lisa and/or Kyla
    • Lisa has given Kyla the template for the seminar in a box - Kyla is using this for the Leadership and A&B as well as C&D exam refresher
    • ACTION: Lisa/Kyla to forward the template, once ready to Jeff Fischer & anyone else that is developing a seminar in a box
  • Operator Pre-con Theme for WATERCON2014
    • Idea (Geza): "Ask this old house” - In the plant training – case studies to see all different stages- plants present on the different stages/perspectives of WTP - rehab/O&M/other components etc.- August 1st
      • (Geza) - Tom Glendenning - Freeport
      • (Jeff F.) - Montgomery
      • City of Elgin - Airlite Water Treatment Plant
      • Water Rates - consumer education/value of water/public outreach/education
      • (Chris Ulm) - Gas to liquid conversion
      • (Geza) - City of Princeton - plant upgrade/new plant
      • Vendor talking about different technologies - different things that are out there
      • Operator (20 min) Engineer (30) combo presentations
    • Consumer Education on various topics - water rates etc.
  • Meter Symposium Abstract selection - http://www.isawwa.org/?page=meter_abstracts
    • find a town who recently converted to radio reads / lessons learned (Cindy Munger & Chris Ulm) - Craig Adams with Neptune
    • accepted -
  • Annual Regulatory Update Ideas -
    • No-Lead Brass – Aaron Gilson, A.Y. McDonald
    • Andrea Rhodes - IEPA
    • Mary Reed - IEPA
    • Terry Steczo – Illinois Section AWWA Lobbyist
    • Miguel Del Toral – USEPA region 5
    • Illinois Plumbing Code Revisions – (Jeff to contact Josh Ellis)
    • Breakout –
      • Fracking House Bill 3086 – (ask groundwater contacts with IEPA – ask Jerry Bever – IDNR or Robyn Doescher/Source Water Committee )
      • ACTION: Jeff Freeman - Update of the LMO2 – Dan Injerd, IDNR (Lake Michigan Allocation Rules Change)
  • Table for next meeting: Other Sections and/or technical groups that providing training
    • What are other groups doing?
      • Volunteer to research other groups?
        • New England (New England)
        • British Columbia (Cindy Munger)
        • North Carolina (Tom Hinde)
        • California-Nevada (Chris Drey)
        • Florida (Ed Rice)
        • Pacific Northwest (Chris Drey)
    • Any colleges that offer online courses for water/wastewater
      • Geza

Open Floor: The North Carolina section asking exhibitors to give a 15 min presentation in the exhibit hall - would be something to consider for WATERCON2014

ACTION: at next meeting put together an outline of what the exhibitor would need to submit

Next meeting will be July 10, 11:00am

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