Financing and Staffing Webinars from EFCN

In June and July, the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) is hosting a series of webinars that look at energy audits, asset management, and utility staffing issues – all with the small water system community in mind.  Please see below for details.  ASDWA encourages you to share these opportunities with the small systems in your state.  There is no cost to participate in any of these events.

Completing an Energy Audit – What You Need to Do Your Own

DATE:          Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TIME:           1:30-2:30PM (eastern)


If you are interested in completing your own energy audit, this webinar will provide you with the information you need to be successful. By completing an energy audit you will be able to see what the energy costs are to run each piece of equipment you use at your utility. This information can then be used to help determine if there are potential operational changes, size changes or other changes that could be made that would save the utility operations money that could be better used elsewhere.  Dawn Nall of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center is the presenter.

Ask the Expert:  Ask Your Asset Management Questions or Seek Advice on How to Begin

DATE:          Thursday, June 30, 2016

TIME:           2:00-3:00PM (eastern)


If you have been to an asset management training or have considered or even started asset management activities, you probably have generated many questions about the process. For example, “Where is a good place to start?” or “What options do I have for mapping my system?” or “How do I number my assets?” You may have specific questions regarding something you’ve tried and had difficulty with. This webinar will provide you with a unique opportunity to ask any and all questions regarding asset management or implementing asset management at your utility.  Heather Himmelberger, Director of the Southwest Environmental Finance Center, is the presenter.

Keys to Recruiting Qualified Water Utility Staff

DATE:          Thursday, July 21, 2016

TIME:           2:00-3:00PM (eastern)


What are your utility’s most valuable assets? Nope, it’s not your pumps or your lines, it’s your employees. Learn how to find and recruit water utility staff. In this session you will discover the barriers to attracting job applicants and the selling points you can use to find and attract qualified employees.  Tonya Bronleewe of the Wichita State Environmental Finance Center is the presenter.