CWEA COVID-19 July Update - Live Webinar
Includes a Live Event on 07/28/2021 at 11:00 AM (PDT)
Live Webinar: Free to members and non-members
Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards all CWEA certifications
This month’s COVID-19 webinar focuses on the ways agencies are preparing for staff to return to work. We’ll also discuss the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from the pandemic.
What does our sector need to do to prepare? What comes next?
We’ve assembled agency and county leaders to discuss how employers are moving forward. We will also have an interactive session with the San Mateo County Environmental Health Services Director about the county’s perspectives in addressing the pandemic.
The impacts of COVID-19 will stay with our profession for years to come with both positive changes and more challenges ahead.
If you need contact hours for your certification, here's a great way to pick those up and learn something new. Contact hours for this webinar apply to all certs.
• Teresa Herrera, General Manager, Silicon Valley Clean Water
• Dan McIntyre, General Manager, Dublin San Ramon Services District
• Emily Barnett, Communications and Intergovernmental Relations Manager, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San)
• Heather Forshey, Director, Environmental Health Services, San Mateo County
Arvind Akela (Moderator)
Silicon Valley Clean Water
Mr. Akela has over fourteen years of experience in engineering of water and wastewater projects. He currently serves as Director of Engineering at Silicon Valley Clean Water (SVCW), a wastewater treatment plant located in Redwood City, California. Responsible for implementing an array of projects for wastewater, he has keen interest in energy and biosolids and has been instrumental in bringing some of the innovative technologies and solutions to SVCW's aeration system upgrade, dewatering system upgrade, food waste codigestion, energy storage, codigestion of fats, oils and grease, improvements to primary sludge thickening and upgraded new primary utility service to the plant.
Silicon Valley Clean Water
Teresa joined Silicon Valley Clean Water in 2008 as Plant Engineer to create its first Engineering Department and implement its Capital Improvement Program. In July 2018, Teresa was promoted to the position of Manager, overseeing all functions of the agency. With over 33 years’ experience in the civil/environmental engineering field, Teresa’s job satisfaction comes from knowing that she is contributing to the overall health and well-being of SVCW’s employees, the public and the environment.
Teresa has been an active member in both CWEA and CASA since the beginning of her career and is appreciative of the work both organizations do to ensure the sustainability of the wastewater profession.
Teresa received her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and her Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of California, Davis.
Dan McIntyre P.E
Dublin San Ramon Services District
Dan has over 30 years professional experience in the Tri-Valley. Having lived in the Tri-Valley for 20 years. McIntyre has worked with the Dublin San Ramon Services District, serving as General Manager since 2016. DSRSD serves customers in Dublin, San Ramon, and Pleasanton (by contract). DSRSD provides water, wastewater and/or recycled water service to about 190,000 customers in all. A registered professional engineer, Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Master’s degree in public administration from Cal State Hayward Serving on the East Bay Leadership Council’s Board of Directors and, Co-chair of EBLC’s Water and Environment Task Force.
Communications & Government Relations Manager
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San)
Emily Barnett is the Communications and Governmental Relations Manager for Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San), leading the District’s advocacy and communications efforts. She brings over 18 years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors in communications, media relations, issues management, stakeholder/community engagement, government relations and advocacy. Ms. Barnett previously worked for Pacific Gas & Electric Company and the California State Senate. Ms. Barnett has a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies from San Jose State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from California State University, Stanislaus.
Environmental Health Services, San Mateo County
Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check codes (directions below) will receive 1.8 contact hours towards all CWEA certifications.
To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the two (2) different attention check codes that will be displayed at two different points during the webinar in the top right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds. Please enter these codes as 1st attention check code – 2nd attention check code (XXXX-XXXX) in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.
Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.
Once you have entered the correct attendance check codes, you will be able to create and download an electronic certificate of completion under the "Contents" tab.