Water on Whidbey November 2020

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A monthly newsletter from
Whidbey Island Water Systems Association

November 2020

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

  • 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

Podcasts

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?

If you have water news you’d like to share with the water drinkers of Whidbey Island, please send a message to mail@whidbeywatersystems.org

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Welcome to the WIWSA October Newsletter!

During these challenging times when we cannot meet in person, we plan to send a monthly newsletter to keep our members 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 upcoming events.


News from Whidbey Island Water Systems Association

  • Our September Quarterly members meeting was held via zoom. Guest speaker Jeff Tasoff of Davido Consulting Group gave a talk on Small Water System Asset Management, focusing on the equipment inventory part that many small systems find challenging. Jeff’s talk was a great preparation for our forthcoming RCAC Asset Management workshop
  • Past president of WIWSA Jim Patton is stepping down from the board to focus on running his own water system. This leaves us with a vacancy on the board. 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 meeting.

Upcoming Events

  • RCAC is holding a free workshop on Asset Management Planning and Resources on November 10th. Save the date, and look for an email with details and a registration link in the next few days.
  • AWWA-PNW is holding an online Emergency Preparedness Workshop in two sessions on October 28th and November 4th.
  • AWWA is offering free training on Optimization & Accessing Funding to Improve Small Systems on November 30th and December 1st, following conveniently our Asset Management Training

Further details of these events are on our website

Other News