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ASDWA Hosts Community Engineering Corps Webinar

On September 30th, ASDWA hosted a webinar to showcase a new, no cost, voluntary program designed to support small system infrastructure needs.  Alan Roberson, AWWA’s Director of Federal Relations, described the Community Engineering Corps (CE Corps) as an alliance among the American Water Works Association, Engineers Without Borders, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Their common goal is to bring underserved communities and volunteer engineering leaders together to advance local drinking water solutions.

CE Corps hopes to partner with state drinking water programs to identify challenged communities that would benefit from professional assistance not otherwise readily available to them.  The approach is designed to complement rather than compete with small engineering firms or other technical assistance providers.  Roberson spoke, briefly, about initial work with the community of Port Royal, VA as an example of how CE Corps can support a community’s interest in improving its water infrastructure – in this case, an elevated storage tank.

The recorded webinar and Powerpoint presentation are available on ASDWA’s website at www.asdwa.org.  Once there, click on the Small Systems-Capacity Development tab and look under the Tools section.