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Communications and sales professionals working in the water industry will build on their knowledge of water treatment at a "Water 101" seminar, hosted by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) Oct. 25 in Chicago.
"Water 101 for Sales, Marketing and Public Relations Practitioners" will provide a basic understanding of processes and systems used for the treatment, storage and distribution of drinking water. Both groundwater and surface water treatment will be covered, as well as security measures and emergency response at water utilities. The seminar will conclude with a two-hour tour of a water treatment plant in downtown Chicago.
Leading the full-day seminar is Leonard Casson, PhD, PE, DEE, who is an associate professor of environmental engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and registered professional engineer. His numerous research projects include a recent focus on infrastructure security and sustainability issues.
The seminar will take place at the Hilton Homewood Suites in downtown Chicago. Due to security requirements for the scheduled tour, the cutoff date for registration is October 11. More details and registration information is available on the AWWA website: