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Fall Short Course
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 8:00 AM to Thursday, September 14, 2023, 1:50 PM CDT
Category: Short Course

IA-AWWA 2023 Fall Short Course

Water Treatment Distribution

September 13-14, 2023 ● Ankeny, IA



Fall Short Course

Join us September 13-14 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, and Distribution sessions will be offeredEach day's registration includes a light continental breakfast as well as lunch.

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

Water Distribution

Wastewater Treatment

General (GS) Approved Approved Approved
Water Treatment (WT) Approved Approved  
Distribution (WD) 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 September 1
  Standard Prices
September 2-12

On-Site Registration
September 13-14
 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, September 13, 2023

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:10 am 


8:10 am – 9:00 am

GS: Cybersecurity – Bob Baker -- Network Engineer at City of West Des Moines

9:15 am – 10:05 am

GS: IDNR Update – Carmily Stone, Laurie Sharp, & Heidi Cline -- Iowa Department of Natural Resources

10:20 am – 11:10 am

Concurrent Sessions

  • WT: Basic Drinking Water Lab Tips & Tricks – Mykin Severson -- Graduate Engineer at ISG
  • WD: Backflow – Shane Kinsey -- Water/Sewer Analyst, Operator-in-Charge at City of Johnston
11:20 pm – 12:10 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • WT: Applied Math: Five Central Concepts in Water Handling – Ben Moehlmann -- Coach at MMES.help; Steve Moehlmann -- Coach at MMES.help
  • WD: Getting Your CLAWS into Pump Maintenance – Brian Gongol -- Partner at DJ Gongol & Associates, Inc.
12:10 pm – 1:10 pm


1:10 pm – 2:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
  • WT: Introduction to NPSH and Cavitation –  Brian Gongol -- Partner at DJ Gongol & Associates, Inc.
  • WD: How to Tap a Water Main or Insertion Valve – Billy Laws; Ryan Fugler -- Territory Sales Manager at Hydra-Stop

Thursday, September 14, 2023

7:00 am – 8:00 am

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

Concurrent Sessions

GS: Preparing for Your Sanitary Survey – Julie Sievers -- Senior Water Solutions Specialist at ISG

9:05 am – 9:55 am

Concurrent Sessions

GS: Managing Environmental Compliance Beyond the Permit – Janet Gastineau -- Environmental Specialist Senior at Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Field Office #5

10:10 am – 11:00 am  Concurrent Sessions
  • WT: Water Chemistry  Daniel Willers -- Project Engineer at FOX Strand
  • WD: Planning & Implementation of a Complex Water Main Replacement Heath Picken -- Regional Manager at HR Green, Inc.; William Mabuce -- Engineering Project Manager at West Des Moines Water Works
11:10 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • WT: Vertical Wells - Operation & Maintenance Strategies – Brendon Stieb -- Account Manager at Layne Christensen Co.
  • WD: Hydrant 101  Andy Kohler -- Territory Manager at Clow Valve Co.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

Concurrent Sessions

  • WT: Lime Softening – Ryan Norman, P.E. -- Project Manager at DGR Engineering
  • WD: Step One In Your Tower Management Plan: Inspection – Tim Wilson -- Project Manager at DIXON Engineering, Inc.


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