|**NEW** Upcoming Webinar for Small Water
|January 15, 2019
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||11:00 am — 12:00 pm
|January 17, 2019
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||11:00 am — 12:00 pm
01-15-19 — Water Loss Auditing: Navigating AWWA's Infrastructure Leakage Index
Using a software program to audit your system’s water loss has many advantages, but only if you know how to use it correctly. In this
webinar, you will learn how to successfully use AWWA’s free Water Audit Software to:
- Assess your system’s real and apparent water losses
- Learn about different performance indicators such as the Infrastructure Leakage Index (ILI), Current Annual Real Losses
(CARL), and Unavoidable Annual Real Losses (UARL)
- Understand how to interpret the results of your audit
When used properly, these indicators can help you measure your system’s performance, plan for the future, and keep system costs
down. This webinar can be helpful for system managers, owners, and operators interested in using this tool for the first time, as well as
more experienced users that need help interpreting outcomes.
Presenter: James Markham, Research Scientist, Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico
01-17-19 — How To Manage Grants
So you got the grant or loan you needed for your water project. What now?
If you’re managing a small water utility, receiving a grant or loan might be the start of the biggest project you’ve ever worked on. The
decisions you make up front during the planning and design phase can have a major impact on the overall project. The time to have the
most positive impact for the least expenditure is at the beginning. In this webinar, you will:
- Learn how project components, such as the alternative selected, material type, and construction method determines the
operations and maintenance activities you will need to do for the next 20 to 50 years
- Learn how to track project activities, set and measure project milestones, and interpret outputs and outcomes so that your
system can demonstrate progress to the funding agency.
Even if you did not receive a grant yet, these activities can ensure that you are spending money in the best way possible for your water
system and your community, and may help you become a more competitive applicant in the future. Join us as we talk about what to do
after you receive an award for a loan or grant for a project.
For a primer on grant applications, please see our previous Grant Writing 101 Webinar
Presenter: Heather Himmelberger, Director, Southwest Environmental Finance Center at the University of New Mexico