Water Research Foundation Web Seminar Series

Our web seminar series features scientific experts who discuss research topics and answer your questions. No special equipment or software is needed to participate – just a web browser and phone. Our Web Seminar Series is a resource designed for you and your organization. To make the most of these learning opportunities, we’d like to know what topics would be of interest to you in a future web seminar. Please send your ideas to bswartz@waterrf.org.

Professional Development Hours (PDH)
We will offer verification of program attendance for web seminar attendees to use toward Professional Development Hours (PDHs). While we calculate educational credits following a standardized method that is widely accepted by many certification and licensing agencies, many states differ in the types and/or numbers of credits they will approve for specific educational events. Because of this, participants are responsible for exploring their state requirements and for ensuring that WE&RF web seminar participation credits are accepted. To find out about PDH requirements or licensure and/or certification, contact your state/territory licensure board.

2018 Web Seminars

October: Incentives for Green Infrastructure Implementation on Private Property: Lessons Learned
Tuesday, October 30, 2018  3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
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Green infrastructure (GI) is a best management practice designed to retain, reduce, infiltrate, and treat stormwater runoff prior to entry into drainage systems. The benefit to both combined and separate storm sewer systems is reduced water quantity in conveyance systems, reduced peak flow, and improved water quality. Many GI investments have focused on projects within the public right-of-way and on other publicly owned property. WRF's recently completed project, Incentives for Green Infrastructure Implementation on Private Property: Lessons Learned (#4684), classified incentive programs for GI on private property into six program models and developed nine strategies to enhance program success. This webcast will present a comprehensive overview of the project objectives, results, utility case studies, and recommendations for utilities.

Speakers:  
Janet Clements, Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC
Erin Williams, Philadelphia Water Department
Ann English, Montgomery County, MD DEP-WMD
Harry Zhang, The Water Research Foundation

October: Management Technologies for Prevention and Mitigation of Legionella
Thursday, October 25, 2018  3:00 - 4:30 pm ET
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There are several management technologies that can help control Legionella in building water systems. Many technical and practical considerations are necessary to choose the appropriate mitigation strategy for a particular site. This webcast will focus on the current understanding of prevention and mitigation technologies for Legionella management.

This is the second in a series of three webcasts that will to provide valuable practical information on Legionella technology and management in building water systems. In cooperation with NSF International, this series was derived from the conference Managing Legionella in Building Water Systems, held May 9-11, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Topics for the first and third webcasts in the series are as follows:
Understanding Analytical and Monitoring Methods for Legionella in Building Water Systems (held September 18, 2018).
Legionella Management and Guidelines (scheduled for December 4, 2018)

November: You Have GAS! Sewer Methane GHG Accounting
Wednesday, November 7, 2018   3:00 - 5:00 pm ET
How to Register: Employees of WRF subscribing organizations can receive FREE registration for this WRF/WEF co-sponsored web seminar. Click here to access the promo code (available soon) that you will need to register through WEF
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has consistently suggested that collection-system methane is an insignificant GHG emission in the developed world that can be ignored. Estimates (Willis, 2017) actually support IPCC’s default assumption on national perspective by suggesting that sewer-methane’s roughly one million annual metric tons of carbon-dioxide-equivalent emissions (MT-CO2e/yr) represent only 0.014% of the U.S.'s approximate seven billion MT-CO2e/yr (EIA, 2008). However, while true on a national scale, those same sewer-methane emissions likely represent half of the average wastewater utility’s scope-1 GHG emissions, and therefore a very significant GHG source for utility emissions inventories.

This webinar will provide an overview of a new Water Research Foundation-developed methodology to estimate sewer methane emissions for utilities. The methodology, its development, and verification will be described by the developers Keshab Sharma (University of Queensland) and John Willis (Brown and Caldwell). Asbjørn Haaning-Nielsen will summarize the Aalborg University’s related sewer-methane research and his assessment of the methodology. Wendy Barrott (Great Lakes Water Authority) will summarize her utility’s use of the method, their objectives, and results. 

Speakers
John Willis, Brown and Caldwell
Keshab Sharma, The University of Queensland, Australia
Asbjorn Haaning Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark
Wendy Barrott, Great Lakes Water Authority, Michigan
 
November: Retrofit and Management of Metallic Pipe with Cathodic Protection
Thursday, November 15, 2018   3:00 - 4:00 pm ET
Registration and Additional Information Will Be Available Soon!

Additional web seminars are currently being planned. Please check back for updates.

Featured Partner Web Seminars

Water Reuse Association Web Seminar Series

Additional Web Seminars In This Series Are Currently Being Planned
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Center for Watershed Protection

Crediting Water Quality Benefits from Stream Restoration: Implementation Case Studies and Potential for Crediting Guidance Application
Wednesday, October 17, 2018    1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
How to Register:
WRF subscribers interested in attending can send an email to webcast@cwp.org. The email should include the following:
•  WRF Registration as the subject line 
•  Name and organization of WRF subscriber
•  Email address where the webcast login information should be sent

Crediting stream restoration projects for sediment and nutrient reduction purposes is rapidly increasing as managers look to stream restoration as an essential tool in helping to meet waste load allocations from Total Maximum Loadings. The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Stream Restoration Crediting Protocols provide a general technical framework for quantifying the water quality benefits of a specific suite of stream restoration practices, focusing on sediment and nutrients.
 
In 2016, the Water Research Foundation (WRF) developed the report Stream Restoration as a BMP: Crediting Guidance that includes the CBP protocols. This webcast will highlight the experiences that municipalities have with the implementation of the Stream Restoration Protocols across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed at the state and local municipality level, as well as the feedback from states outside of the Chesapeake Bay watershed who have adopted or are considering adopting the WRF Guidance.


LIFT Web Seminars

LIFT 2018 Technology Webinar Series

Join us online to learn about the latest innovative technologies that can help you achieve the Utility of the Future! 
Online broadcasts are from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET (* to 1:15 PM ET)


 Date

 Focus
 
Technology

Registration 
October 16 Nutrient Recovery*

Saltworks- Ammonia Splitter; Renewable Nutrients- QuickWash; PRD Tech- Nutrient Recovery

 Register
November 6 Early-Stage
New Limits Technology: Bow Reactor; Mango Materials: Biogas into Biodegradable Plastics; T2C Energy-Biogas Triforming GTL; Purafide: Plasma Water Reactor + more

 Register

  • Presentations are open to all subscribers of the newly merged Water Research Foundation. (Note: There are only 100 seats – register early!) 
  • To learn more about the presenting technologies, or to see past presentation please visit http://liftlink.werf.org 
  • For more information, contact Aaron Fisher at afisher@werf.org

Asset Management Web Seminars

Find out more about the various components of SIMPLE with these four web seminars.


Web Seminar Archive

Visit the web seminar archive to access descriptions and recordings of past WE&RF seminars.



August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health

August: Pathogens and Human Health
Water Use in the Multi-Family Housing Sector