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GMWEA Virtual Seminars, Nov. 5

Join GMWEA on Thursday, Nov. 5 for three, 1-hour technical sessions relevant to anyone working in the water quality industry!  They’ll be presented by outstanding instructors via Zoom, and attendees in both wastewater and water will receive 1THC for each training.  Access to a computer is required. Register soon! See below for more information. 


8:30 a.m.: Welcome and introductions with the GMWEA board of directors

9:00 a.m.: INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE, presented by Shawn Barth, industrial hygiene and occupational safety expert with Vermont’s Work SAFE.  Credits: 1 Water TCH, 1 Wastewater TCH.

Shawn will provide a review of industrial hygiene and related implications for protecting worker health and safety at wastewater treatment plants  The presentation will also review hazards and VOSHA regulations common to wastewater treatment operations.

10:15 a.m.: TECHNOLOGY IN THE WATERWORKS INDUSTRY,  presented by Nicholas Bates, geographic information systems specialist for E.J.  Prescott.  Credits: 1 Water TCH, 1 Wastewater TCH.

Nick, an expert at remote monitoring, leak detection, and 3D scanning and modelling of water and wastewater systems, will explore the latest and greatest technological innovations affecting the water and wastewater treatment fields.

11:30 a.m.: eDMR TRAINING & TIPS, presented by Mari Cato and Jill Draper, both of Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Credits: 1 Wastewater TCH. Does your regular electronic discharge monitoring report (eDMR) have you scratching your head?  After submittal, have you gotten feedback saying something wasn’t recorded properly?  Learn from Jill and Mari about navigating and understanding the EDMR reporting – and how to avoid the typical errors made.

How to enroll: Go to www.gmwea.org to enroll and pay online — the direct link is https://gmwea.z2systems.com/np/clients/gmwea/event.jsp?event=5& .  Or, contact Lisa Goodell, (802) 262-958 or lisa.goodell@gmwea.org

Cost: $25 for GMWEA members for all three sessions.  Not a GMWEA member?  Pay $70 for the courses AND GMWEA membership for the rest of 2020 and all of 2021!