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Water: Tribal Training

Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Water/Wastewater Systems Workshop

Contact Information

For more information about this course, please contact:

Matthew Richardson
Phone: 202-564-2947

James Horne
Phone: 202-564-0571

David Harvey
Phone: 202-564-1460

Related Topics


  • Water and Wastewater Utility Management

Take Note: Information presented below is specific to tribal participants and may not apply to all attendees.

Level of Training: 100    Explanation of training levels
Course Description:  Water and Wastewater Owners & Operators – As Part of the 2013 Tribal Utility Summit - Join us at the Sustainable Management of Rural and Small Systems Workshop!

In April 2013, a workshop dedicated to small water and wastewater utility management will be held in Nashville, TN.  The United South & Eastern Tribes (USET) has partnered with the US EPA, USDA, and the Indian Health Service (IHS) to present this workshop to highlight small system management concerns and to provide a valuable opportunity for improving small system operations.

At the workshop you will:

  • Learn about key areas of management effectiveness;
  • Conduct a guided self assessment of your utility's management strengths and weaknesses;
  • Consider practices, tools, and measures for improving utility performance; and
  • Provide feedback to USDA and EPA about how they can better support management performance at small systems.

The workshop will equip you with the ability to identify management improvement opportunities at your utility, understand how approach the improvements, and provide a basis for working effectively with your staff and community to bring about priority management improvements.  The workshop is a component of the 2013 Tribal Utility Summit sponsored by USET, IHS, and EPA.

Please note that this workshop is one full day in length. This year, participants are encouraged to attend the entire session to be eligible for continuing education units (CEU's). The 2013 Tribal Utility Summit will be running from April 9 through April 11, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

URL: Pending, but will be posted on USET's website at www.usetinc.org or at http://www.usetinc.org/EventRegistrationContainer/EventRegistration.aspx?EventID=55.


Date/Time Location
April 10, 2013 Nashville, TN

Course Details

Target Audience: Tribes and States.
Is there a final test associated with this course?: None.
Is there a certificate of completion presented at the conclusion of the course?: Yes.
Other relevant notes: This course is a part of the 4th Annual Tribal Utility Summit and is sponsored by United South & Eastern Tribes along with co-sponsors: Indian Health Service, US EPA, & USDA.


How to register: The registration website or contact Scott Williams, swilliams@usetinc.org, 615-467-1677.
Registration Deadline: March 26, 2013.
Is there a registration fee for this course?: Yes, the fee for the 3-day 2013 Tribal Utility Summit is $100. This workshop is one day in length.
Additional registration information: For any questions during the process of registering for the course, contact: Scott Williams, swilliams@usetinc.org, 615-467-1677; Tom Armitage, Thomas.Armitage@IHS.gov, 251-446-4519; or Matthew Richardson, Richardson.matthew@epa.gov, 202-564-2947.

Event Details

Format for the course: Group Activity and Interactive.
Are there any pre-requisites for this event?: No.
Is there any pre-course preparation associated with this event?: No.


Sleeping room accommodations: Reserve your room at the Inn at Opryland, Nashville, TN. You can check out the hotel at www.theinnatopryland.com.
Sleeping room details: N/A.
Sleeping room reservations: Please be sure to mention you are with the 2013 Tribal Utility Summit. The blocks ends March 9, 2013.
Sleeping room reservations (phone): 855-584-3466.
Other costs paid by EPA: None.

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