Aug 03, 2015

AWWA Launches New Educational Video Series

The three-part series features thought leaders of the water industry

American Water Works Association thought leaders video series educational

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced the release of its new AWWA Thought Leader Series, a series of videos focusing on industry lessons learned from six professionals in the drinking water and wastewater fields. 

This three-part series covers the topics of source, treatment, wastewater and distribution in eight videos. The series is ideal for training purposes for employees to learn from the expertise of industry leaders as various water and wastewater problems are presented and solved. 

The source and treatment videos in this series feature:

  • Dr. George C. Budd, senior water treatment process specialist for Black & Veatch, a 40-year veteran of water treatment technologies and an author and co-author of several AWWA publications;
  • Dr. Fred Bloetscher, a water resource management issues, construction and utility management expert and author of more than 220 papers and six books on the same topic; and
  • Dr. Michael J. McGuire, editor-in-chief of Journal – American Water Works Association and author of the AWWA-published book "The Chlorine Revolution: Drinking Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives."

The wastewater videos in this series exclusively feature Dr. Sidney Innerebner, P.E., a licensed wastewater operator with more than 20 years of experience in her field. She specializes in operations, operator training, nutrient remove, utility planning and collection system modeling.

The distribution videos in this series feature:

  • Kenneth C. Morgan, public works director for Gilbert, Ariz., who has 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge of water distribution and wastewater collection systems assessments; and
  • Dr. Mark W. LeChevallier, director of innovation and environmental stewardship for American Water and recipient of AWWA’s George Warren Fuller and Abel Wolman Awards.