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E-Splash May 2012 - Education
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Illinois Section AWWA - E-Splash -  May 2012

Education Committee
NIck Winkelmann, Chair

I always felt that the Splash issue that follows WATERCON is the most important because it provides an opportunity to thank all of those individuals who invested a significant amount of time and effort into making the conference a success. WATERCON 2012 was, again, a great conference with a large amount of learning opportunities available to all of the attendees. I especially want to thank those members of the Education Committee who assisted the AWWA staff at this year's conference. It was a great event.

One of things that are so important in education is person-to-person learning. Typically, we learn more, whether it is practical or theoretical knowledge, from someone who is in the same industry or has the same career. Therefore, the Education Committee is working on providing more opportunities for what we call "In the Plant Training.” This concept will allow for some instruction time followed by a facility tour at various locations. The Committee members and I believe that this will allow for the time you invest to be extremely productive and educational. If you have an idea or topic, or if you are a municipality that would like to host an "In the Plant Training” seminar, please contact a member of the Education Committee to discuss it in more detail.

Please feel free to contact the Committee with other ideas as well. We want to meet the education needs of our Section and its membership. Please contact us if you have any topics that you would like addressed. We are always looking for input.

Again, I want to thank the members of our Committee for their hard work and involvement. This dedication and interest in education makes working with this Committee an extremely positive experience. Please contact us if you would like to become a member of the Education Committee or if you just have some questions regarding membership.

Please do not ever hesitate to contact Lisa Hoffhines or me with your suggestions, comments, or if you are a utility or organization that would like to host a seminar. We can be reached by email at or




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