CWEA COVID-19 May Update - Live Webinar

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Live Webinar:  Free to members and non-members

Contact Hours:  1.8 contact hours towards all CWEA certifications

One year after the Governor’s lock-down order we are all doing our part. On March 19, 2020 when the County and State closed non-essential businesses, environmental professionals overcame major challenges to continue providing essential services. This month’s COVID-19 update assembles agency leaders to discuss how we are all doing our part. 

District’s workforce protection, vaccines, ride share, return to job sites, etc., Tim Pfeiffer, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
Method update, looking ahead. Belle Lynch, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
University’s ongoing collaborative research, Sunny Jiang, University of California Irvine
Newest WEF efforts,  Claudio Ternieden, WEF
Data use, case study, Ian Pepper, University of Arizona

Wendy Wert, PE, BCEE (Moderator)

Environmental Engineer, CWEA President

Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

Wendy Wert, PE, BCEE is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the Sanitation Districts. For the past 20 years she has been working on programs that rely on public participation to integrate water supply, water reuse with wastewater facilities planning. She received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and an M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Her studies gave her opportunities to collaborate with others. It was during this time that Wendy developed an interest in effectively communicating math and science to diverse groups. Today, she uses her position as an engineer to support outreach and education programs that explain how the work of the Sanitation Districts identifies community needs then applies engineering and scientific principles to meet them.

Belle Lynch

Microbiologist

Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

Belle Lynch is a Microbiologist at the San Jose Creek Microbiology group in the Laboratory Section of Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. Belle has worked in various research projects developing and applying detection methods for microorganisms found in untreated and treated wastewater. Research experience include parasitology, antibiotic resistance bacteria, and virology detection and quantitation using both cell culture and molecular methods.

Sunny Jiang

Professor

University of California

Dr. Sunny Jiang is a professor and the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California, Irvine. Her research focuses on microbiological water quality, engineered and natural water treatment technologies. Dr. Jiang served on U.S. National Academies’ Water Reuse committee to guide the nation on water reuse decisions and contributed her expertise on WHO committee for Desalination. Dr. Jiang received her Ph.D. from University of South Florida in Marine Science. She has been a professor at University of California, Irvine since 1998. For examples of her work please visit https://scholar.google.com/cit... and https://engineering.uci.edu/us...

Diego Rosso

Professor

University of California, Irvine

Diego Rosso is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of California, Irvine, where he is also Director of the Water-Energy Nexus Center. Since 2000, he has been investigating aeration systems and the water-energy-carbon nexus of water reclamation and reuse processes. He holds degrees from the University of Padua from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ian Pepper

Director, WEST Center and Professor, Environmental Science

University of Arizona

Dr. Pepper is an environmental microbiologist whose research has focused on the fate and transport of pathogens in air, water, soils and municipal wastes. More recently, he has investigated the potential for real-time detection of contaminants in water distribution systems. Dr. Pepper is Professor in the Community, Environment, and Policy Department in the UA College of Public Health, as well as Professor in the Department of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering. In addition to his duties at the WEST Center, he is director of the National Science Foundation Water Quality Center at the UA. He also teaches a graduate level laboratory class on Environmental Microbiology, and an undergraduate class on Pollution Science. He has co-authored numerous books and journal articles on Environmental Microbiology and Pollution Science, and is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Microbiology, the American Society of Agronomy, and the Soil Science Society of America. He received his Ph.D. in Soil Microbiology from The Ohio State University, M.S. in Soil Biochemistry from Ohio State, and B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Birmingham, Great Britain.

Tim Pfeiffer, CSP

Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor

Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

Tim Pfeiffer, CSP, is the Environmental Health & Safety Supervisor for the Sanitation Districts.  He leads a team of safety professionals who provide occupational health and safety services for all aspects of the Districts’ operations, including wastewater and solid waste management.  He joined the Districts in 2012 as a health and safety analyst and has served as supervisor for the past 4 years.  Prior to joining the Districts, he worked in the safety department at the California Institute of Technology, where he focused on laboratory biosafety.  He received a B.S. in Biology from the California Institute of Technology in 2003, and worked in a cancer research laboratory at the City of Hope before transitioning into the safety field.

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.

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