Northern Safety Day 2011 is coming to Woodland, CA Thursday, October 27, 2011. Mark your calendar to attend Northern California’s only day full day of safety training and exhibitors! More information coming soon, so stay tuned.

Want to exhibit Northern Safety Day? Indoor and outdoor spaces are available, but won’t last long, so sign up today! Become a Northern Safety Day Sponsor today and get your company name seen by over 350 registered attendees!

Water For People, a non-profit international development organization dedicated to helping people gain access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation was granted $500,000 by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to bring the cutting-edge monitoring platform, Field Level Operations Watch (FLOW), to West Africa. [Read more]

by Joe Haworth

Would you like to be in the top 10% of your peer group in the first ten years of your career? Spend the next five minutes reading this – that means you, Phon-atic; yes, you, Your I-Padness. Life is short, but it’s wide – and it’s time for you to widen yours and accelerate your career path. Okay, I promise this will be fun. I am going to teach you to be a good speaker to small groups or large. That skill makes you stand out to management. That is how they spot their next generation of supervisors… even today…get it, Inter-nut?! [Read more]

Don’t let summer sunshine and vacations lull you into missing the August 8, 2011 abstract submittal deadline for the CWEA Annual Conference scheduled for April 17-20, 2012, at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Submit your abstract today and be an active part of “Building Upon the Past; Embracing the Future.” Share your knowledge, experience, project highlights, or research findings with fellow water and wastewater colleagues. Writing an abstract for your presentation is easier than you think – you need only 150 words or less. Submit your abstract online at:

Technical session categories and topic suggestions are available on the Call for Abstracts flyer. Need help getting started? Check out the sample abstracts or get complete details and abstract requirements.

Still have questions or need more information? Contact Gayle Tupper ( or Nick Klumpp (, Program Co-Chairs for the Annual Conference 2012.

Scott Schroder of Lake Arrowhead Community Services District (Collection System Maintenance)

Chris Lopez of Rancho California Water District (Collection System Maintenance)

Richard Osborn of Inland Empire Utilities Agency (Collection System Maintenance)

Bernard Rogers of City of Los Angeles (Plant Maintenance/Maintenance Tech.)

William Graham of Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (Plant Maintenance/Maintenance Tech.)

Augustine “Tino” Tijerina of Valley Sanitary District (Plant Maintenance – Electrical/Instrumentation)

Kent McIntosh of Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (Environmental Compliance Inspector)

Elsa Munevar (Laboratory Analyst)

Each of these volunteers completed the “Train the Trainer” Preconference Workshop provided by the Certification Preparation Task Force at the CWEA Annual Conference followed by participating in a Certification Preparation Study Session held in June. Our thanks to each of them for the time and effort they dedicated towards completing the training program to become CWEA Approved Moderators.