Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association - Event Information
RMWEA Collections COVID Panel Webinar
The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic forced South Platte Renew (SPR), Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (The District) and the City of Greeley (City) to make some major adjustments in staffing, coordination of projects, and analyses for process control in order to react quickly. In late March, these three utilities elected to join a limited wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) study conducted by Biobot, a small Biotech startup in Massachusetts. This panel discussion will share their journey and insights of how to test for COVID-19 and how this information is used in addressing the pandemic. This effort eventually evolved into the Front Range Colorado Collaborative group and continues to collect data from all participating utilities which is available for viewing on a public dashboard. The Colorado Department of Public Health and local public health epidemiologists analyze the results to help understand potential trends for COVID cases in these communities.
Check-in between 11:30-11:50am; presentation will start 11:50am and last until 12:50 pm (1 hour) with 10-minute Q&A
Attendance will be called at the beginning of each session with a photo ID (driver’s license, employee badge, student ID, etc.) and at the end of the sessions.
$15 per attendee
0.1 operator training units is available for Collections and Wastewater Treatment for each paying attendee with a unique email address
To receive TU credits for attending this webinar, attendees must satisfy the following requirements:
Have their own email address (either personal or professional) and ensure that they have access to it.
Have a computer screen with video (camera) and audio (headset recommended) capability that they do not need to share with others. Use of phone audio is not advised. Your video will be required to be on the entire time in order to verify attendance throughout the session
Ensure that their internet service is strong to eliminate connectivity issues.
Prepare a quiet room for attending the course with no disruption from noise, pets, family, co-workers, etc.
Be familiar with ZOOM well in advance of the training dates
Register for the meeting in advance. The invitation and any additional instructions will be sent to the email address provided