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  • Hampton Roads' "Secret Sauce:" The HRSD Apprenticeship Program

    Oct 10, 2018
    This month’s Member Spotlight shines on the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), which created the nation’s first wastewater sector apprenticeship program in 1979 to support continued workforce excellence. Today the program is touted as a progressive initiative, fostering workforce development and furthering the growth of the clean water sector. And while HRSD is known for its innovation and leadership, HRSD Commissioners and senior management credit its apprentices and support teams for its success, frequently referring to the program as “HRSD’s Secret Sauce.” Here’s why…

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Top Water Law Experts Slated For National Clean Water Law Seminar

Join us in San Diego’s famous Gaslamp Quarter for the only national seminar focused specifically on municipal Clean Water Law and Enforcement (and hurry to reserve your room at the US Grant Hotel—deadline for special event rates is October 23)!

With the very latest developments, trends and actionable information, this year’s National Clean Water Law & Enforcement Seminar is set to be the landmark legal event for the clean water sector. Organized with your challenges in mind, here are some highlights from our power-packed agenda:

Hampton Roads' "Secret Sauce:" The HRSD Apprenticeship Program

Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) created the nation’s first wastewater sector apprenticeship program in 1979 to support continued workforce excellence, and today the program is touted as a progressive initiative, fostering workforce development and furthering the growth of the clean water sector.  As a testament to HRSD’s innovation and leadership, the agency has received numerous commendations, and outstanding placements in competitions for many years.  Yet HRSD Commissioners and senior management staff credit its apprentices and support teams for making HRSD what it is today, frequently referring to the program as “HRSD’s Secret Sauce.”  Learn More

WEB WEDS: Enhanced Functions, New Look for 'My NACWA' Web Portal 

Web Wednesday highlights different areas of the NACWA website, helping raise awareness of member benefits, and enhancing the membership experience. This week's focus is on changes to an important membership resource – the My NACWA website portal, where individuals associated with member agencies can manage their records, register for events and access publications. Improved functionality, customization and easier access to the Member Directory and NACWA Store are some of the new features.  Learn More

Open Call for Utility Stories to Include in Advocate Magazine

NACWA's Clean Water Advocate magazine is an invaluable tool for providing fresh perspectives on the Water Sector's most pressing issues, as well as helping to keep Member Agencies connected and generally telling the clean water story.  In keeping with this mission, Advocate editors are making an open call for submission of original articles to be published in future issues of the magazine—beginning with its February 2019 Winter Issue. Learn More

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Toilets Are Not Trashcans

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