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2023 Spring Short Course
Wednesday, March 01, 2023, 8:00 AM to Thursday, March 02, 2023, 1:50 PM CST
Category: Short Course

IA-AWWA 2023 Spring Short Course

Water Treatment Distribution Maintenance  Math

March 1-2, 2023 ● Ankeny, IA

  

 

Spring Short Course

Join us March 1-2 at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny for two days of operator-focused continuing education and networking with the opportunity to earn up to 1.0 CEU approved for IDNR Water Treatment, Distribution, and Wastewater Treatment certifications (see approval details below).

For truly customized learning, a combination of General, Water Treatment, Distribution, and Maintenance sessions will be offered alongside a Math for Operators workshop.

Each day's registration includes a light continental breakfast as well as lunch.

 

Math for Operators Workshop

The Spring 2023 Short Course features a special workshop, Making Math Work For You Rather Than Letting Math Make You Work. Do you have trouble getting equations to work for you? Ben Moehlmann and Steve Moehlmann, coaches from www.MMES.help, will show you how to use math pies and to bake your own math pies from equations. Math pies are powerful tools for manipulating equations without traditional algebra. These pies allow anyone to do algebra the same way a master mathematician does. This session will dive into three topics:

  • Many Equations Equal One Math Pie
  • Rules for Using Math Pies
  • Baking Your Own Math Pies

 

IDNR Operator CEUs Available

Each day of the Short Course offers 0.5 CEU. With complete two-day attendance, you will earn 10 Contact Hours/1.0 CEU approved for IDNR operator certification. Depending on which tracks you choose to participate in, your credits may be applied to Water Treatment, Distribution, or Wastewater certification.

The following tables detail IDNR's approvals and the CEUs available to you for each IDNR certification type.

 

IDNR Operator Certification CEU Approvals for Each Short Course Track

 

Water Treatment
Certification

Water Distribution
Certification

Wastewater Treatment
Certification

General (GS) Approved Approved Approved
Maintenance (MT) Approved Approved Approved 
Water Treatment (WT) Approved Approved  
Distribution (WD) Approved Approved  
Math (MA) Approved Approved Approved 

  

   

Registration Rates

IA-AWWA members save $30!  Enter your AWWA member number during registration to unlock your discount.

Registration Window   Early Bird Prices
Through February 20
  Standard Prices
February 21-28
 

On-Site Registration
March 1-2
 Cash or Credit Only

Registration Rate   Member Non-Member   Member Non-Member   Member Non-Member
Full Two-Day Registration   $200 $230   $225 $255   $235 $265
One-Day Only Registration   $140 $170   $165 $195   $175 $205

 

 

Event Schedule

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:10 am 

Welcome

8:10 am – 9:00 am

GS: Lessons from Walkerton – Phil Propes -- Retired Water Plant Superintendent, City of Ames

9:15 am – 10:05 am

GS: IDNR Update – Carmily Stone, MPH -- Drinking Water Program Coordinator at Iowa Department of Natural Resources

10:20 am – 11:10 am

GS: The Maintenance You Don't Have to Touch – Brian Gongol -- Partner at DJ Gongol & Associates, Inc.

11:20 pm – 12:10 pm

GS: Lead Service Line Inventories – Carmily Stone, MPH -- Drinking Water Program Coordinator at Iowa Department of Natural Resources

12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

Lunch

1:10 pm – 2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
  • GS: Lead Service Line Inventories Workshop – Bring Your Questions & Issues! – Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • MA: Making Math Work For You Rather Than Letting Math Make You Work – Ben Moehlmann, PhD & Steve Moehlmann -- Coaches at www.MMES.help

Thursday, March 2, 2023

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 am – 8:50 am 

Concurrent Sessions

  • MT: Main Valve - Operation and Troubleshooting George Aguilar -- Training Manager at Cla-Val; Robb White -- General Manager at ESI
  • WT: Iowa Well Design & Construction – Brendon Stieb -- Account Manager at Layne Christensen Co; Brad Harris -- Account Manager at Layne Christensen Co
  • WD: Water Distribution 101 – Heath Picken, P.E. -- Senior Project Manager at HR Green, Inc.
9:05 am – 9:55 am

Concurrent Sessions

  • MT: Teardown - Altitude Valve George Aguilar -- Training Manager at Cla-Val; Robb White -- General Manager at ESI
  • WT: Basic Water Chemistry – Hoda Tafvizi, PhD -- Project Engineer at Fox Strand
  • WD: Asset Management – Kevin Carpenter -- Sales Rep at Silversmith Data
10:10 am – 11:00 am  Concurrent Sessions
  • MT: Pressure Reducing Valve – George Aguilar -- Training Manager at Cla-Val; Robb White -- General Manager at ESI
  • WT: Ammonia and Manganese - Now What?  Tom Atkinson -- Senior Water Solutions Specialist at ISG
  • WD: Distribution System Pressure Monitoring – Justin Clausen -- Public Works Operations Manager at City of Ames
11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • MT: CRD Pilot Rebuild - Pressure Relief Review – George Aguilar -- Training Manager at Cla-Val; Robb White -- General Manager at ESI
  • WT: PFAS: How Water Utilities Can Treat Their Way Out – Daria Dilparic -- Graduate Student Operator at City of Ames
  • WD: Backflow 101  Mark Witt, President at Backflow Prevention Services of Iowa, Inc.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch
1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • MT: Pilot Rebuild - 52-03 Review - L2V/EPS – George Aguilar -- Training Manager at Cla-Val; Robb White -- General Manager at ESI
  • WT: City of Sanborn and Iowa Lakes Regional Water Case Study – Bjorn Sellner P.E. -- Design Engineer at DGR Engineering
  • WD: Water Tower Rehabilitation and Recoating – Matt Hawes P.E. -- Project Manager at FOX Strand

 

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Contact: Megan Baker, Section Manager — [email protected]