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New on-line CPD training courses for water managers and supervisors

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Why wait 20 years for specialist knowledge when you can get it in 20 hours?
A new initiative has been launched between CWWA and youlearnwater to provide specialist training for water managers and supervisors. CWWA members can get a 20% discount off the list price by using the code CWWA20 and there are no sales taxes. IWA Publishing is pleased to publish both the e-Book and Print editions of the Course Handbooks.
Until now, training in the water sector has mostly been centre-based, focused on operators or simply introductory. What’s been missing is specialist training for more senior personnel, the people that make many of the decisions which determine drinking water safety and environmental protection. In an industry where the consequences of mistakes can be catastrophic if not life-threatening, up to date training and continual professional development (CPD) will help managers and supervisors to plan, foresee and minimize threats to the water supply and environmental quality.
Courses are pitched at Masters degree level, are prepared by experienced practitioners, and are suitable for a graduate in a relevant discipline or someone with five or more years of on-the-job experience. Courses take about 20 hours and include slide presentations, detailed notes in a Course Handbook, exercises and assessment tests. Many of the exercises can be tailored to the workplace to maximize personal and business benefits. The courses are accredited by the CPD Standards Office.
The following courses are available now:
  • Minimizing lead in drinking water.
  • Preventing cryptosporidium in drinking water. 
  • Disinfection strategies and process optimization.
  • Management and optimization of water treatment processes.
and will soon be followed by: 
  • Understanding and minimizing sampling error.
  • Drinking water safety planning: catchment principles and practices.
  • Operation and optimization of the distribution system.
  • Pragmatic solutions to small water systems.
  • Leveraging big data for a smarter efficient utility.
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