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Effective Utility Management
11/07/17

Effective Utility Management:
Your Path to Sustainability

A One-Day Conference
Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 9:00am – 4:30pm


REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 10/27/17
 
Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
York Room
148 Sheraton Dr
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Conference Overview
This one-day conference will help utilities address a full range of challenges and move toward sustainable management of their operations and infrastructure.  The collaborating organizations have worked with utilities, water associations, research organizations, and technical assistance providers to create materials that help utilities address challenges and capture improvement opportunities.  These materials include the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Primer.  You can find these resources at www.watereum.org.  You will also learn about other resources available to support your EUM implementation efforts, including Moving Toward Sustainability: Sustainable and Effective Practices for Creating Your Water Utility Roadmap. 

Read more about what you will learn at this conference. 
 
Target Audience
Managers and Key Personnel from Water and Wastewater Utilities, as well as decision makers such as Board Members, Mayors and Council Members
 
Learning Objectives
At the end of this conference, the attendee will gain an understanding of:
  • How the Effective Utility Management (EUM) Primer and framework can be used at utilities; 
  • How to conduct the EUM Self-Assessment and initiate other EUM implementation steps; and
  • How to initiate an internal EUM team at their utility and support further work about areas for potential improvements.
Instructors
Jim Horne, Sustainable Utilities Program Manager in the Office of Water, at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
Rob Greenwood, Principal, Ross Strategic, Seattle, WA
Liesel Gross, CEO, Lehigh County Authority, Allentown, PA
 
Agenda 
  8:30 am       Registration – coffee & pastries
  9:00 am       Introduction & Conference Objectives
  9:15 am       Overview of Effective Utility Management
10:00 am       Utility “Self-Assessment” Exercise
11:30 am       Self-Assessment Results
12:00 pm       Lunch
12:45 pm       Implementation Resources & Experience
  1:15 pm       Improving Outcomes – Practices & Measures
  2:30 pm       Practices and Measures
  3:15 pm       Break
  3:30 pm       Implementing EUM at Your Utility
  4:15 pm       Feedback Session
  4:30 pm       Adjourn


This conference is presented by the PWEA Utility Management Committee in Partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Association of Clean Water Agencies.

It is approved for 2.0 Drinking Water & Wastewater Contact Hours (PA DEP Course ID #s 7599 & 7600).  This conference also offers 7.5 Professional Development Hours.


The concepts, ideas, procedures, and opinions offered at PWEA educational opportunities are those expressed by the various presenters. The PWEA assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the presentations.

Workshop Fees
PWEA Member* - $95 (includes lunch)
Non-Member - $145 (includes lunch)
*To qualify for the Member Rate, you must be a PWEA member or a WEF member with PWEA selected as your State Association. 
The registration deadline is October 20, 2017.


Cancellation & Substitution Policy
Cancellations received in writing 4 weeks prior to the date of the conference will receive a full refund less a $30 administrative fee.  No refunds will be made after that date.  Substitutions may be made until the registration deadline and must be made in writing, accompanied by a registration form for the substitute.
 
Overnight Accommodations
Overnight accommodations are the responsibility of each individual.  PWEA does not have a room block.  Call the hotel to inquire about room availability. 

Directions to the Conference Location
The location can be found by entering the street address in your GPS device, or by going to an online mapping website.

Questions? 
Contact Cindy Rock, PWEA Conference Manager, at cindyrock
@pwea.org or at 570-549-2204.
 
Location: Clarion Hotel & Convention Center
148 Sheraton Dr
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Registration ends on October 28, 2017
There are currently 22 spots remaining out of 40





PA Stormwater Management Summit
11/13/17 - 11/14/17

Stormwater Management Summit:
Building Partnerships for Clean Water
November 13-14, 2017
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
State College, PA

This conference is co-sponsored by Pennsylvania's leading organizations representing the state's drinking water and wastewater sectors:  the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA), the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (PMAA), and the Pennsylvania Section of the American Water Works Association (PA-AWWA).

Stormwater continues to demand more attention and resources from municipal and environmental professionals across Pennsylvania in order to meet regulatory quality.  Moving into the next decade, the need for affordable and sustainable stormwater management will require practitioners to avoid thinking in the silos of water, wastewater, and stormwater services, and take a unified approach to managing all of our water resources. 

That is why PWEA, PMAA and PA-AWWA have joined together in presenting an integrated approach to water resource management.  The Summit will include presentations on regional planning, sediment reduction, permit compliance, and multi-disciplinary methods to water management. 

Continuing Education
Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to Professional Engineers for the sessions.  Tracking sheets will be provided to document attendance, and certificates will be provided after the conference.  Up to 9.5 PDHs are available for attending the full conference.

Conference Fees
$250 - Members of PWEA, PMAA and/or PA-AWWA
$300 - Non-Members

Agenda
Monday, 11/13
8:30-9:30am           - Registration & Welcome Hour with Exhibitors
9:30-10:00am         - Welcome & Keynote Presentation
10:00-11:00am       - Presentations
11:00-11:15am       - Break with Exhibitors
11:15am-12:15pm  - Presentations
12:15-1:30pm         - Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30-3:00pm           - Presentations
3:00-3:30pm           - Break with Exhibitors
3:30-4:30pm           - Presentations
4:30-6:00pm           - Reception with Exhibitors

Tuesday, 11/14
7:30-8:30am           - Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30-10:00am         - Presentations
10:00-10:30am       - Break with Exhibitors
10:30am-12:15pm  - Presentations
12:15pm                 - Conference Adjourns

Hotel Rooms
The room block at The Penn Stater Hotel closed on October 13th and the hotel is sold out.  Rooms are available at the nearby Nittany Lion Inn at the same discounted rate of $116 per night.  Call 1-800-233-7505, and tell the reservationist to look for rooms for the PMAA/PA-AWWA/PWEA Conference, Reservation ID #NLIB17P. Rooms are subject to availability. 


Vendor Opportunities
Tabletop display space and sponsorships are available for this conference.  Vendor registration will be available on a separate online registration page.  For more information, contact Cindy Rock, PWEA Conference Manager, at cindyrock@pwea.org or 570-549-2204.

For detailed descriptions of the presentations and speaker information, download the Stormwater Management Summit Brochure.

 
Location: Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA 16803

Registration ends on October 27, 2017

PMAA and PA-AWWA members may register at the member rate using their Discount Codes. Select Non-PWEA Member and then enter code at the bottom of the Contact Information page.






PA Stormwater Management Summit Vendor Opportunities
11/13/17 - 11/14/17

Stormwater Management Summit:
Building Partnerships for Clean Water
November 13-14, 2017
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
State College, PA

This conference is co-sponsored by Pennsylvania's leading organizations representing the state's drinking water and wastewater sectors:  the Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA), the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association (PMAA), and the Pennsylvania Section of the American Water Works Association (PA-AWWA).

Stormwater continues to demand more attention and resources from municipal and environmental professionals across Pennsylvania in order to meet regulatory quality.  Moving into the next decade, the need for affordable and sustainable stormwater management will require practitioners to avoid thinking in the silos of water, wastewater, and stormwater services, and take a unified approach to managing all of our water resources. 

That is why PWEA, PMAA and PA-AWWA have joined together in presenting an integrated approach to water resource management.  The Summit will include presentations on regional planning, sediment reduction, permit compliance, and multi-disciplinary methods to water management. 

Vendor Opportunities
Tabletop display space and sponsorships are available for this conference.  For more information, contact Cindy Rock, PWEA Conference Manager, at cindyrock@pwea.org or 570-549-2204.

Tabletop Displays
A limited number of display tables will be available around the perimeter of the room where the presentations and food functions will be held.  The fee includes complimentary registration for one vendor representative.  Fees are:
$500 - Members of PWEA, PMAA and/or PA-AWWA
$650 - Non-Members

Sponsorships
Choose from the following sponsorship categories and your company will be recognized with signage and listed in the attendee registration packets:
$300 - Monday AM Break
$400 - Monday Lunch
$300 - Monday PM Break
$350 - Monday Reception
$400 - Tuesday Breakfast
$300 - Tuesday AM Break

Continuing Education
Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be provided to Professional Engineers for the sessions.  Tracking sheets will be provided to document attendance, and certificates will be provided after the conference.  Up to 9.5 PDHs are available for attending the full conference.

Conference Fees for Attendees
$250 - Members of PWEA, PMAA and/or PA-AWWA
$300 - Non-Members

Agenda
Monday, 11/13
8:30-9:30am           - Registration & Welcome Hour with Exhibitors
9:30-10:00am         - Welcome & Keynote Presentation
10:00-11:00am       - Presentations
11:00-11:15am       - Break with Exhibitors
11:15am-12:15pm  - Presentations
12:15-1:30pm         - Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30-3:00pm           - Presentations
3:00-3:30pm           - Break with Exhibitors
3:30-4:30pm           - Presentations
4:30-6:00pm           - Reception with Exhibitors

Tuesday, 11/14
7:30-8:30am           - Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30-10:00am         - Presentations
10:00-10:30am       - Break with Exhibitors
10:30am-12:15pm  - Presentations
12:15pm                 - Conference Adjourns

Hotel Rooms
The room block at The Penn Stater Hotel closed on October 13th and the hotel is sold out.  Rooms are available at the nearby Nittany Lion Inn at the same discounted rate of $116 per night.  Call 1-800-233-7505, and tell the reservationist to look for rooms for the PMAA/PA-AWWA/PWEA Conference, Reservation ID #NLIB17P. Rooms are subject to availability.


For detailed descriptions of the presentations and speaker information, as well as details regarding vendor opportunities, download the  Stormwater Management Summit Brochure.

 
Location: Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
215 Innovation Blvd
State College, PA 16803


PMAA and PA-AWWA members may register at the member rate using their Discount Codes. Select Non-PWEA Member and then enter code at the bottom of the Contact Information page.







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Questions? Contact Cindy Rock, PWEA Conference Manager, at cindyrock@pwea.org or at 570-549-2204.