Past Webinars

Information on past WQA Essentials webinars is posted below, with many of the webinar videos posted here for free viewing as well. 

Some webinars required paid registration and are available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access to one of those webinars, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

 

June 2020

Government Affairs Forecast: How the U.S. is reopening after Shelter-in-Place Orders are Lifted

David Loveday, WQA Global Government Affairs Director, and Kathleen Burbidge, WQA Global Regulatory and Government Affairs Manager, forecast state and federal government priorities and initiatives following reopening, as well as looked at what government agencies, like the U.S. Envornmental Protection Agency, have been doing while they remained open. The webinar examines pending legislation, EPA’s work on regulating PFAS and updating the Lead and Copper Rule, other opportunities through state and federal programs, and the US/China Tariffs.

After you watch the webinar, you can earn 0.15 CPD by passing this quiz.

 

June 2020

Economy, Markets and Opportunities in a Dynamic World: 
How the coronavirus has changed - and will change - the investment landscape

Presenters Brian Roche, Vice President, Merrill Lynch, and John Rosellini, Vice President, PGIM Investments, provide an overview of the current investment markets in light of the coronavirus and spotlight the potential opportunities for you as an individual investor during an ever-changing time. The webinar provides business-relevant information on retirement plan management, fiscal stimulus and the opportunity within the CARES Act.

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

May 2020

Life After Lockdown: Bringing Water Treatment Systems Back Online

WQA Technical Affairs Director Eric Yeggy discusses the general guidance WQA prepared for water treatment professionals who may be called upon to assist customers with bringing vacant buildings back online, such as when the Shelter-In-Place orders due to COVID-19 are lifted. He addresses the activities necessary to bring the potable water supply treatment systems (treatment systems) in the building back online and suggests appropriate strategies to fit those activities into the overall recommissioning plan. 

The reopening document is available here.

February 2020



Water Industry 101

WQA President Steve Ver Strat and Vice President DJ Shannahan led this discussion on different aspects of the water treatment industry and how to be successful in it. They also answered questions from the audience. 


February 2020

 

WQA Code of Ethics Update

 

 

WQA's General Counsel Mike Sennett and Marketing and Communications Director Wes Bleed discuss the WQA code of ethics which members must agree to follow when they join WQA. This free webinar presents an important update on the changes to the WQA Code of Ethics. You will learn:

  • The value of the code of ethics
  • How does it apply to members?
  • What's obligatory versus guidance?
  • Key changes to the Glossary of Terms

The webinar is worth 0.15 CPD credits upon successful completion of a quiz that you can receive by contacting WQA.

 

October 2019

Groundwater and Enteric Disease

Dr. Heather Murphy, Assistant Professor in the College of Public Health at Temple University, leads this webinar, which covers:

  • Pathogens in groundwater
  • An estimated number of illinesses attributed to untreated groundwater
  • How we can measure enteric disease
  • How groundwater is linked to disease occurrence
  • How septic systems impact private well water

Registered viewers who passed a quiz after this webinar could earn 0.25 Continued Professional Development credit.

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

July 2019

Maximizing Your Membership

WQA's Professional Certification and Education Director Tanya Lubner, PhD; Membership and Development Director Jacqualine Price Osafo; and Marketing and Communications Director Wes Bleed show you the benefits that come with the different levels of WQA membership and how to log in to the "MyWQA" area of our website to access members-only benefits and resources like the WQA Knowledge Base, past webinars, expanded reports from the 2019 WQA Public Opinion Study, WQA Toolkits, and more!

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

June 2019

Getting Everyone Over the Wall: Tips and Tools for Professional Certification

WQA Professional Certification & Training Director Tanya Lubner, PhD and WQA’s Training & Program Coordinator John McCartan present compelling ideas and innovative ways for companies to spur more employees to get started with WQA's Modular Education Program and certification process.

  • Creating a culture of learning
  • Incentives for certification
  • The MEP support page
  • Using a modular, step-wise approach
  • Choosing the right path to certification
  • The new learner progress tracking tool
  • Tools for promoting your certification

 

June 2019

Manganese in Drinking Water

France Lemieux, M. Eng., Regulatory Policy and Risk Management Manager for Health Canada, presented this webinar discussing:

  • The health concerns that are driving stronger regulation of manganese

  • Which areas of Canada are most impacted by manganese

  • How POU/POE products are used by small systems in Canada

The webinar shares information particularly useful to manufacturers interested in having POU/POE products certified for a manganese removal claim.

May 2019


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Getting Local Media Coverage for Your Business

WQA Marketing & Communications Director Wes Bleed and Marketing & Communications Coordinator Susan Keaton lead a discussion on ways you can encourage local media coverage of your business. 

March 2019

Let's Talk About Lead

WQA Technical Affairs Director Eric Yeggy and Global Governmental Affairs Manager Kathleen Fultz share new technical information and WQA Resources on lead in our drinking water. 

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

February 2019


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Talk it Up: Using Professional Certification to Promote Your Business

WQA members Tracy Knight, CWS, and Chip Howes, MWS, CI, join WQA's Professional Certification and Education Director Tanya Lubner, Ph.D, for an update on WQA's Professional Certification program and an advance look at some new tools for promoting your professional certification on your business' website and on social media.

February 2019


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Top Reasons to Attend the WQA Convention

Trent Frigone of Water Unlimited joins Wes Bleed and Susan Keaton from WQA's Marketing and Communications Department to talk about why you should attend the WQA Convention and how to get the most value from it. 

November 2018

Your Social Media Toolkit

Wes Bleed and Susan Keaton from WQA's Marketing and Communications Department show you how to use elements from WQA' quarterly Social Media Toolkit to create social media posts of your own.

 

October 2018


Emergency Preparedness

Our guest presenter Richard Cook helps us understand why your business needs an emergency preparedness plan and how to create one.

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

 

August 2018

Sizing Media Tanks

Our guest presenter Jefferey B. Hill takes us through how to determine the right diameter tank to ensure optimum contact time and backwash

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

 

July 2018

Your HR Toolkit - Tips & Resources from WQA's Human Resources Department

WQA Human Resources Manager Jillian Ryan shares the HR Toolkit and shows members how to use it in hiring and developing new employees and keeping them performing well for your business.

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

 

June 2018

Applied Water Chemistry

Knowing how contaminants behave is key to selecting correct treatment technologies to remove them. This webinar will review chemistry basics such as elements, atoms, ions, molecules, and pH; and describe concepts that affect how well chemistry-based treatment technologies work. 

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.

 

May 2018

 

Using WQA Resources to Market Your Business

Content marketing is a great way to promote your company's expertise and to educate your customers. WQA offers a variety of materials for members to use. WQA Marketing & Communications Director Wes Bleed will demonstrate how to promote your business using such tools as WQA publications, news release templates and podcasts. Marketing & Communications Coordinator Susan Keaton will offer suggestions on easy ways to use social media to your advantage.

This webinar required paid registration and is available for viewing here as a WQA Core and Premier member benefit. If you are not a Core or Premier member but would like access it, please contact our membership department at 630-929-2542 for assistance.