Education

May
03

State Water Board Adopts Mercury Limits for Water Bodies

Effort intended to Better Protect Those Who Depend on and Consume Fish Regularly SACRAMENTO — Yesterday, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted rules to protect people and wildlife consuming fish from freshwater streams, lakes, and rivers in California that contain mercury – a potent neurotoxin. “Fish like salmon, bass, sturgeon and other popular fish like […]

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Nov
15

Tell Me a Story

Storytelling can be very useful in a variety of organizational settings.  You can tell stories for presentations, managing staff, motivating colleagues, and training. In our Effective Utility Management workshops, we have a structured training module to help you learn about this powerful tool for communication and influence. Your position as a manager and leader can […]

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Jun
07

How to Set SMART Goals

I once heard about a billboard along the side of a busy freeway that read, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will do.”  Basil S. Walsh once wrote, “If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?” Do you show up to work each day knowing […]

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May
26

BOD Removal Efficiency Problem – Wastewater Math

Today, we’re going to look at how efficient a wastewater treatment plant is at removing BOD.  Watch the video below and learn how this type of problem is solved. If you are preparing for a certification exam, you may be interested in our FREE Exam Tips or in signing up for one of our Exam Prep courses.  We […]

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Jan
11

Studying?

Have you signed up for your certification exam? Or are you just thinking about it for now? You may want to act quickly; exam registrations are only open for a short window of time. Meanwhile, here’s a short video for you to enjoy:   Stay tuned in the coming weeks to see math videos and […]

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Jan
04

A Whole New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were full of celebration and time with your loved ones. What are your goals in 2016? At American Water College, our goal is to help you reach your goals. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your license, gain a new certification, or begin an entirely new career in water […]

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Dec
16

Knowledge Management History: Part One

  This week and next we’ll cover a very brief history of Knowledge Management. The modernly accepted concept of capturing and storing knowledge for workplace development can be traced back to the 1970s, and has been refined over the last few decades. In order for knowledge to be powerful, it must first be captured, implemented […]

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Dec
14

Counting Down…

There are only 17 days left in 2015! It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over, isn’t it? During these last couple of weeks, most of us will take the time to reflect back on our year’s accomplishments and achievements. Or, perhaps these last few weeks are the opportunity to finish up a few […]

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