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Welcome to the Education Committee page:

2017 Committee Picture


The objective of the Education Committee is to promote the educational, professional development, training and technology exchange programs for the Virginia Section.   The Education Committee reports to the Chair-Elect.

The Education Committee sponsors, co-sponsors, coordinates and/or provides support for the following assignments/projects:

  • Regional Training Webinars: The VA AWWA Education committee offers low-cost training webinars, typically in a convenient 1-hour format.  Operator CPEs may be offered for qualifying presentations.  However, engineering CECs are provided for all presentations.
  • Promote operator training: By sponsoring the annual Operators Short Course Scholarship.
  • Promote Regulatory Knowledge and Training: Liaison with Virginia Department of Health, Office of Drinking Water to support training on any pending or new drinking water regulations.
  • CPE Credits: Provide review of technical abstracts submitted for conferences and seminars to determine qualification for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
  • Speakers Bureau: Develop and maintain a speaker’s bureau for other committees to use in planning training events.

Application for CPE Credits

If you are planning a training event and wish to apply for CPE credits in advance, please note the following procedures:

  • Procedures to Apply for CPE Credits
  • DPOR Evaluation Criteria


To view/download previous Webinars, please select the Conference Information tab above. 



Nicolle Boulay
Loudoun Water
44865 Loudoun Water Way
Ashburn VA, 20147
Office: 571.291.7745


Pete Baskette
Brown and Caldwell
301 Bendix Road
Suite 400
Virginia Beach VA, 23452
Office: 757.663.4863

Webinar: Catalyzing Change within the Utility Workforce

April 25, 2018

Change Management Essentials - Gian Cossa, Asset Manager, DC Water **Note: This presentation was not released by speaker for further distribution.

Succession Planning: It's Easier Than You Think - Margie Hamner, CPLP, ACC Starfish Consulting




Water Utility Resiliency and Preparedness Webinar

January 24, 2018

Historic Flooding of October 2015: Impact and Recovery for the City of Columbia, SC - Clint Shealy, Assistant City Manager, City of Columbia (SC)

Water Infrastructure Resiliency Planning for the City of Norfolk - Cherryl Barnett, Engineering Manager, City of Norfolk (VA)



Lessons Learned from Raw Water Contamination Events Webinar

November 1, 2017

Lessons Learned from the Recent Oil Spill in the Potomac River - Joel Thompson, Director of Production, Fairfax Water

Regulatory Perspective on Raw Water Contamination Events in Virginia - Alan Lacy, Pollution Response Coordinator, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality




Nitrification Monitoring and Control Webinar

April 5, 2017

Understanding Nitrification: Nitrification Chemistry and Factors that Influence Monitoring and Control - Ben Klayman, Black & Veatch

Implementation of a PAX Mixing System for Nitrification Control - Cathy Cogswell, Loudoun Water




Local and National Update on Lead Issues in the Water Industry

November 3, 2016

National Perspective on Lead - Jeanne Bennett-Bailey, AWWA

LCR Long Term Revisions - Jim Moore, VDH



Webinar: Distribution System Flushing from the Perspective of a Water Utility

July 11, 2016

Development of an Effective Flushing Program - Meg Roberts, Associate at Hazen and Sawyer

Implementing a New Uni-Directional Flushing Program - Bentley Chan, Operation Division Director, Henrico Department of Public Utilities



State of Water Infrastructure Webinar

December 2, 2015

"Buried No Longer" in the Region and the US - Dr. Kevin Morley, American Water Works Association

How to Perform Condition Assessment of Water Piping Systems - Dr. Ahmad Habibian, CDM Smith

Water Asset Replacement and Rehabilitation Techniques - Chris Schuler, Miller Pipeline

AWWA's Solutions (Standards and Manuals) - Dr. Ken Mercer, American Water Works Association