- Education & Training
Click here for the current MWEA 2021 Fall Education & Training Catalog with Registration Forms
Annual One-Day Committee Designed Seminars
These anuual seminars are highly focused on specific areas and address current regulatory issues, industry innovation, case studies, etc. These seminars are specifically designed by MWEA committee members and industry experts and are usually held in the Lansing area as a central location in the state.
Typically, these annual seminars will offer five to six hours of continuing education contact time (0.5 - 0.6 CECs or 5 - 6 PDHs); each seminar's individual event registration page will indicate the actual number of CECs, whether they are for wastewater (WW) and/or drinking water (DR) licenses, and the applicable CEC course categories (Technical, Managerial, &/or Other). Seminar agendas are updated to ensure attendees can participate annually and obtain their CECs each year. CECs are accredited by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE). EGLE course codes for CECs will be provided to seminar participants directly.
Please note that some seminars may not be offered every year; be sure to check the MWEA Calendar of Events routinely for upcoming annual seminars by clicking here.
|Seminar||Time of Year|
|Operators Day||Early February|
|Infrastructure Funding*||Early February|
|Local Sections||Late April|
|Lab Practices||Early May|
|IPP (Industry Pre-Treatment Process)||Mid September|
|Northern MI Wastewater Operators||Mid September|
|Sustainable Energy||Mid October|
|Health & Safety||Spring|
|Watershed & Stormwater||Early December|
EGLE CECs & PDHs: Varies
Operators Day is a training opportunity that is held each year in conjunction with Joint Expo. Operators can attend for one or two days to learn about a variety of topics specific to plant operations. Past topics have included Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater & Surface Water, Corrosion Control, Lab Safety, Line & Leak Locating, SCADA, electrical maintenance, backflow prevention and much more.
EGLE CECs: 0.2 (WW Managerial & DR Managerial)
This seminar has been developed to provide relevant information to Utility Owners, Managers, Superintendents, and Consultants associated with infrastructure systems. Attendees will be informed of current funding programs and what other utilities are doing to stay ahead of today's challenges with infrastructure systems.
EGLE CECs: Varies
Local Sections have the ability to host their own continuing education seminars, giving training and information that is pertinent to their local members.
EGLE CECs: 0.5-0.6 (WW Technical)
The Lagoon Committee holds a seminar each year to bring attendees up to date about continuous improvements in lagoon operations and other important information. Different speakers are brought in each year share their insights and experiences gained over many years.
EGLE CECs: 0.6 (WW Managerial & DR Managerial)
The Lab Practices Committee hosts a seminar each year to present new methods, give updates on current testing & standards, discuss lab safety, and troubleshoot issues facing environmental labs. Some past presentations have touched on Green Chemistry, Staff Changes & Retirement, Laboratory Techniques, Asset Management, Working with Local Labs, etc.
EGLE CECs: 0.6 (WW Technical)
This seminar is designed to get operators, vendors and engineers in the same room to discuss the technical opportunities available for operating and maintaining collections systems. With such a vast range of experiences in one room, collections system personnel will have the opportunity to discuss solutions to issues they may have as well as sharing their successes.
EGLE CECs: 0.5-0.6 (WW Managerial & DW Managerial)
The Sustainable Energy Committee hosts a seminar to serve Michigan’s wastewater community with information and training about energy efficiency based on WEF’s Energy Roadmap. Energy is a significant line item in budgets of water and wastewater treatment plants, and this seminar will provide ideas for reducing your plant’s energy profile.
EGLE CECs: 0.5 (WW Other & DW Other)
The Health & Safety Seminar is designed to update water and wastewater utilities on current regulations and safe practices required when working on collections and distribution systems within Michigan. Health & Safety is of the utmost importance in the wastewater industry, so anyone involved in the treatment process is encouraged to attend.
EGLE CECs: 0.5-0.6 (WW Technical)
The Process Committee hosts a seminar each year focusing on process optimization and using technology as an aid. The objective is to provide a range of information on new issues facing facility operators and managers, treatment technology developments and the process by which alternatives were evaluated and worked at a variety of facilities.
EGLE CECs: 0.5 (WW Managerial)
This seminar is held each year to connect Watershed professionals and give updates pertaining to Watershed and Stormwater protection. Topics in previous years have included Stormwater Asset Management Plans, Emergin Changes to Stormwater Rules, Stormwater Quality Controls, Legislative Updates, Groundwater Recharge Projects, and funding.
EGLE CECs: 0.6 (WW Managerial, WW Technical & DR Managerial)
Maintenance Seminars are held to discuss topics specific to the maintenance of Water and Wastewater equipment and are worth both Drinking Water and Wastewater CECs. Previous seminars have focused on Lubrication; Technical Pump Applications; Valve, Gates, & Actuators; Understanding Contract Documents & Blue Print Reading; and Pump Station Maintenance.