A monthly newsletter from
Whidbey Island Water Systems Association
November 2020 Newsletter
Welcome to the WIWSA November 2020 Newsletter!
During these challenging times when we cannot meet in person, we plan to send a monthly newsletter to keep our community up to speed with water news. We’ll send this newsletter to our email list and post it on our website. We aim to provide an easy place to find all the month’s news and web content.
Please share this newsletter with your fellow water system board members, commissioners, operators, members, friends and neighbors, and anyone who drinks water, and please encourage them to subscribe.
News from Whidbey Island Water Systems Association
- Today is the last day to register for RCAC’s free workshop on Asset Management for Small Water Systems on November 10th. Space is filling up fast, so please download the flyer and register today!
- We still have a vacancy on the board of directors of WIWSA. Ideally we’d like to take this opportunity to boost the representation of Group B water systems in the association by having a Group B member system join the board. Please read the full announcement here.
- Our next Quarterly Member Meeting will be December 10th, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm via Zoom. Please save the date. We’ll post an agenda and send a reminder email closer to the date of the meeting. Remember that to receive the invitation email with the meeting link you need to subscribe to this email service.
News from our Partners
- AWWA News
- Following conveniently after our Asset Management Training, AWWA is offering free training on Optimization & Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems on November 30th and December 1st
- The AWWA Virtual Summit is now Online
- Circle of Blue has a great overview of the varying levels of drinking water regulations from national to local: Explainer: Who regulates U.S. drinking water, and how?
- Also in the theme of asset management and water system finance, WaterOperator.org‘s latest newsletter is devoted to Small Water System Financial Resiliency and includes some great links to usable tools.
- The WA Ecology/Health Draft PFAS Chemical Action Plan has been issued for comment (post updated)
Podcasts are a great way to catch up with news while giving your eyes a rest. Here are some of the best water podcasts. You can also find the links on the resources page of our web site.
- Circle of Blue What’s Up With Water “What’s Up With Water” condenses the need-to-know news on the world’s water into a weekly snapshot.
- Water Environment Federation Words on Water A podcast featuring conversations with influential and interesting people from the water sector and news from the Water Environment Federation.
- The H2duO Water in Real Life Award-winning communication professionals, Arianne Shipley and Stephanie Corso, aka The H2duO, chat with thought-leaders from both inside and outside of the water industry to serve as a resource for both personal and professional growth. Water in Real Life was created for water professionals who believe that if you desire to build the right relationships with your community, and thereby overcome many of the challenges you face, then your ability to connect with them through storytelling is essential.
Do you have news you want to share?
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