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Title: Where It All Begins: Knowing and Protecting Your Source Water
Description: Drinking water suppliers depend greatly on the quality and quantity of their sources in order to provide ample, safe drinking water. This course will allow students to discover the characteristics and types of sources used to supply drinking water, as well as the methods of protecting possible contamination to those sources. Specifically, the course will: review the hydrological cycle and the rights to access water for treatment; cover both surface and groundwater sources; examine the major groups of contaminants typically found in untreated water; and explore source protection and the importance of conservation.
Who Should Attend: This seminar is designed for water utility operators, managers, superintendents, environmental analysts and related personnel who are interested and involved in the various types and stages of source water protection. Water commissioners, town/city planners, consulting engineers, public health professionals and regulatory officials will also find this course of interest.
Pre-requisites: None
CEUs: 0.6
Learning Objectives/Outcomes: In this interactive workshop, participants will have an opportunity to: Examine the fundamental characteristics and basic terminology of different types of source waters: explore the regulatory requirements for source water protection; examine the significant threats to source water; develop a protection plan based on what has been learned; explore options for funding source water protection projects. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to: Name the components of the water cycle; Describe a watershed and the role of aquatic environments in source water protection; Identify the regulatory requirements for source water protection; Define basic source water terminology (both ground and surface waters); Describe risk management versus risk prevention; Describe the significant threats to source water; Identify BMPs for source water protection; Identify the steps of a source water assessment plan; and Describe funding options for source water protection plans.
Learning Outcome/Assessment Method: In addition to the interactive discussion and activities contained within this course, there are two written self-assessments over the course of the day. Upon completion of the fundamentals and basics segment of the class, participants will complete a written quiz. This assessment is comprised of ten term matching questions drawn directly from the information presented in class, as well as a fill-in-the-blank diagram of the water cycle to be completed. A comprehensive, multiple choice written self-assessment of learning outcomes will be administered following completion of the morning and afternoon sessions. This written assessment will be comprised of straightforward questions covering the core content of each instructional segment and general course information. There will be a total of ten questions with multiple choice answers; there will be no trick questions. Following completion of each assessment, a group review of the assessment will be conducted by the course facilitators and the NEWWA Education staff proctor. Participants will self-correct their assessments during this review and indicate their score on the top of their answer sheets. Participants must achieve a score of 7 out of 10 correct for a passing grade. Answer sheets will be submitted to/reviewed by the NEEWA Education Staff proctor during the course sign-out process. Any participant who does not achieve the required passing score will meet with the NEWWA Education Staff proctor for an oral review/debrief following completion of the course. This will provide learners with an opportunity to re-examine assessment questions and answers, clarify information and develop insight into their responses. It will also provide an opportunity to access additional learning support if needed.
Technology Requirements: None

Changed at: 7/14/2016 9:16 AM Changed by: Kirsten
Created at: 4/19/2011 9:11 AM Created by: Kirsten King

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