August Edition

Do you want to WIN Swag and Gift Cards?

It is time to submit your activities to Splash into Rewards!  Complete activities in any of the six key categories to earn points:
  • Membership    
  • Growth
  • Events
  • Committee Involvement             
  • Education of others       
  • Social Media
You will be entered into a random drawing for a $100 gift card to be given out at WaterJAM for each category that you complete!  The top points earner will automatically receive a $500 gift card! 
Once you have submitted your activities, make sure you cash them in for cool swag!  There are a few of the great items you can earn.  
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To learn more about all the great sponsors above, click their logo to check out their website. 
Upcoming Events
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VA AWWA Networking Event - Washington Nationals
Nationals Park
Aug 19, 2023 4:00 PM
Thoughtful Tuesday: Building an Inclusive Workforce - Triumphs and Challenges Faced By Utilities In Operationalizing DEI, featuring PWCSA
Virtual Event
Aug 22, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Walk for Water
Pony Pasture Parking Lot
Aug 24, 2023
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
WaterJAM 2023 - The Power of Water
Virginia Beach Convention Center
Sep 11, 2023 - Sep 14, 2023
VA AWWA | VWEA 2023 - 2024 Leadership Academy
Online and Various sites
Sep 13, 2023
Cross Connection Devices: Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing- 16 Hours
Lee Hall Maintenance and Operations Center
Oct 02, 2023 8:30 AM -
Oct 04, 2023 5:00 PM
33rd Annual Water Distribution Seminar and Utility Rodeo
Holiday Inn Roanoke Airport- Conference Center
Oct 10, 2023 - Oct 12, 2023
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Early registration prices end on FRIDAY! 
Save money by registering early!  
Want to know more about this year's technical training program? Find out by clicking Learn More below or checking out our latest Tap Into Virginia online!
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News and Announcements
Thoughtful Tuesday - Building an Inclusive Workforce - Triumphs and Challenges Faced By Utilities In Operationalizing DEI, featuring PWCSA 
Date:  Tuesday, August 22
Time:  1 - 2 pm
Location:  Online webinar
Does your organization have DEI initiatives in place? Have you ever thought about implementing or expanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices at your organization? Have you ever felt like you didn’t know where or how to start? Where to focus and who to involve? Or have you tried, and it didn’t go as expected? Were there more hurdles than progress?

These feelings are very common even if the intentions are solid and the needs are real. There has been a growing interest and investment from organizations in DEI efforts. This journey faces bumps in the road, challenges, and successes.

For this Thoughtful Tuesday event, join PWCSA General Manager/CEO, Calvin Farr, and HR Generalist II, Heren Mekonnen, to learn about their journey of DEI in the workplace. This will be a thought-provoking session to talk, think, and learn about the importance of building an inclusive workforce and environment and how to overcome the challenges. Bring your questions and suggestions!
Utility Managers Breakfast - WaterJAM
Workshops at JAM
JAM Workshops are offered all day or half day on Monday, as well as Thursday afternoon.  They are a great way to add to your WaterJAM experience and dig deeper into specific topics.  We have a LOT of great workshops for you to choose from this year.  Check out the conference website for more details, including dates and times.  
  • Virginia Design and Construction Project Forum - Membership Engagement Committee 
  • Go with the Flow - Joint Lab Practices Committee
  • Biosolids Basics - Fundamentals of Anaerobic Digestion:  Process, Design and Operations - VWEA Education Committee
  • Leveraging Created Value: Harvesting a Utility's Investment in Technology Solutions - Joint Technology Services Committee
  • Envision for Water/Wastewater Infrastructure Projects - Joint Sustainability Committee
  • A One Water Look at PFAS - Joint Utility Management Committee
  • Apprenticeship Programs, Building a Pipeline for the Future of the Water/Wastewater Industry - Joint Work for Water Committee
  • Take the Lead on Lead Communications: Putting into Practices AWWA's Lead Communications Guide - Water Awareness and Outreach Committee
  • Change is Coming: The Future of Stormwater in Virginia - VWEA Stormwater Committee
  • Success in Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) - Joint Emergency Preparedness and Security Committee
  • Courageous Conversations - VA AWWA and VWEA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committees
Each of these workshops can be added to your registration for an additional fee.  Many of the workshops will offer continuing education credits for operators.  
 A One Water Look at PFAS
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Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Do you miss Anas Malkawi's presentation on July 13, 2023?  Reviewing the 48-minute recording should prove helpful in your work as a design engineer, contractor, equipment supplier, or facility operation and maintenance staff.  The presentation is comprehensive, covering many aspects, including starting your utility BIM journey and the far-reaching benefits for designers; contractors; facility trainers, operators, and maintenance staff; and future facility upgrades.  We encourage you to listen also to the Q&A at the end, as this provides useful perspectives.
Career Center
Are you looking for a new job opportunity? Are you an employer looking for great candidates?  Either way, check out our newly updated Career Center for opportunities in Virginia. 
Here is a list of the most recent job posted:
  • Junior Operator
  • Engineer II (Public Utilities/Construction)
  • Principal Plant Operator
  • Automation Coordinator
  • Customer Operations Administrator
  • Industrial Electrician, Instrumentation and Control Specialist
The webpage contains a summary of current job postings... but check back frequently for new positions posted daily/weekly. 

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