NACWA Webinar: Learn How to Protect Your Utility from Security Threats
On Tuesday, April 20, 2021, from 11:00am to 12:30pm, NACWA is hosting a webinar, Security Threats Facing Today’s Clean Water Utilities. Water and wastewater utilities are facing increasing security threats from outside parties to both their cyber platforms and critical infrastructure.  News reports abound detailing events such as ransomware attacks on wastewater utility records, attempts by hackers to remotely poison water supplies, and intimidation of utility workers at treatment sites by armed so-called activists.  Join NACWA for a joint Legal Hot Topics and Security Committee event featuring a panel of experts who will discuss what utilities need to know about these threats, potential legal liability in handling them, and what to do if your utility is facing attack. Register here for the free webinar event!


HHS To Hold Information and Feedback Sessions
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Community Services will be holding two Information and Feedback Sessions focusing on the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) in April. The purpose of the sessions is to provide attendees with critical information about the program’s requirements. The sessions are also to provide OCS a better understanding of the program’s grantees’ anticipated technical assistance needs. The first of the sessions is scheduled for April 20th and is intended for state, territory, and tribal LIHWAP grantees, federal partners, and other stakeholders. The second session is scheduled for April 22nd and is intended for tribal LIHWAP grantees only. Further information about the events and registration can be accessed here.


CALMS Webinar: Wastewater Surveillance for Covid-19
On Wednesday, May 5, 2021, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm, the California Lake Management Society (CALMS) is hosting a lunchtime webinar, Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19. The objectives of this project were to (i) develop and implement methods to monitor SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater and (ii) examine the levels of the SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater facilities in Southeast Louisiana and develop key relationships with cases in the community to support public health decisions to manage and prevent the spread of the disease. Weekly composite wastewater samples have been collected from 5 wastewater treatment plants for the analysis of SARS-CoV-2. The results and experience of monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater in 4 cities in Southeast Louisiana will be presented. Be sure to register today!


NACWA: National Pretreatment Virtual Event
On May 17 through May 20, 2021, NACWA is partnering with the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) to bring the latest developments and analysis of the national, state and local issues affecting pretreatment programs from the perspective of both utilities and regulators. Join virtually for the popular roundtable sessions discussing the latest EPA region and pretreatment issues. Then, hear from featured experts who will examine the following hot topics; PFAS Developments, Marijuana Industry and the Potential Impact on Pretreatment, FOG: Strategies for Investigations and Lessons Learned, CROMERR Compliance: Bringing Pretreatment into the Digital Age, and Breaking Down Barriers: EPA, States, and POTWs as Co-Regulators. Be sure to register here today!