October 31, 2019 - In This Issue:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Stormwater Speciality Conference
Syracuse Marriott Downtown , Syracuse, NY 

By attending this conference you will learn about the upcoming changes to the MS4 General Permit, as well as the Construction General Permit.  

Be sure to attend and learn about examples of successful Stormwater programs and the funding opportunities that exist. You will also learn about how to apply Green Infrastructure practices in non-MS4 communities. 

Within proximity of many Green Infrastructure projects, a unique walking tour will take place in downtown Syracuse, just outside the doors of the hotel!

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In Memoriam, Leo S. Aparri
We mourn the loss of our longtime member and friend, Leo Aparri. Leo was an involved and engaged member for many years, he served as a member of the Program Committee since 1994. He was chair of the Hall of Fame Committee and a member of the Awards Committee for several years. Leo was a great supporter of NYWEA events and very proud to be a member of the Hall of Fame as well as achieving Life Membership status with the Water Environment Federation. Those NYWEA members who knew Leo, will remember his gracious style and happy demeanor. Our sincere sympathy is extended to his beautiful wife, Josephine, his entire family and friends.  

To read his full obituary, click here.
February 3-5, 2020
92nd Annual Meeting Program Released!
"Creating a Sustainable Operator Workforce"
Marriott Marquis, New York City
Join us for NY State's largest water quality technical conference and exhibition! Professional development is the purpose of the annual meeting, through the presentation of high quality, scientifically-based technical papers in 30 sessions over three days. The conference provides learning, discussion and interaction with other water quality professionals from across the state. Continuing education credits for professional engineers and operators are offered.

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Exhibit, Advertising & Sponsorships Available!
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Attention Operators!
NYWEA 92nd Annual Meeting Lucy Grassano Operator Scholarships: 
$900 Travel Stipend AND Full Week Registration Waived for Conference
This scholarship is named after Lucy Grassano who was a Principal Administrative Assistant at NYC DEP; she was a mentor, friend, teacher and "mother" to many operations staff throughout the years. Everyone needs a coach and it is in this spirit that these scholarships are granted in her name.
The NYWEA Board of Directors along with the leaders of all seven Chapters want to provide the opportunity for a certified operator to attend the 92nd Annual Meeting in New York City.
The criteria are:

1) Must be a Certified Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator**

2) One Operator from EACH CHAPTER will be selected

3) Selections made on the following:

    a. Individual has never attended an Annual Meeting of NYWEA in the past;

    b. Must be a NYWEA member (Membership Application can accompany Scholarship Application);

    c. Submit a 200 word essay why you would like to attend by December 1.

**Must work day-to-day in a wastewater treatment or collection utility. NYWEA Voluntary Collection Systems Operators are also eligible.
Note: $900 is an offsetting stipend for travel expenses. Expenses beyond $900 will have to be paid by the Operator directly. Checks will be issued to winners prior to the annual meeting.
NEW PROGRAM - Attention Anyone Pursuing Certification!
November 15 Deadline!
Pre-Certification Scholarship Program
NYWEA is now proud to offer a new scholarship program to individuals in New York State pursuing their wastewater operator pre-certification credentials. The deadline for this year is fast approaching, November 15!  If you know someone who is interested in getting into the field, please pass this information along!

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NEIWPPC Sampling Training in NY!
"Sampling, Documentation & Reporting for NPDES & Process Control"
Thursday, December 5, 2019 
Vischer Ferry Fire District Hall (Station #2), Clifton Park, NY 8:30 am-3:30 pm
begins at 8:00 am. 

This course provides WWTP, sample collection, and laboratory personnel an opportunity to learn about sample collection and basic laboratory analyses of conventional NPDES parameters. The data obtained from sampling and laboratory procedures provide the foundation for any wastewater treatment plant's NPDES monitoring program. Topics include proper sampling locations and techniques; basic lab procedures for process control testing and quality assurance. Conventional NPDES parameters such as BOD, pH, Total Residual Chlorine, bacteria analyses, oil and grease, and metals and nutrient analyses will be discussed. Chain of custody documentation, sampling containers, preservation and holding times will be addressed.

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Water & Wastewater Leadership Center
Celebrating its 18th  year of executive education designed specifically for water and wastewater professionals, t he   Water & Wastewater Leadership Center (WWLC)   returns to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for its 2020 offering on March 8-20. The   Center's  curriculum   is designed for current and up-and-coming water and wastewater professionals and offers exceptional course work taught by an unequaled UNC faculty.   
Applications  are now being accepted for the class of 2020 and must be received by November 20, 2019.
Hosted by UNC's top-ranked Kenan-Flagler Business School, the Water & Wastewater Leadership Center is an intensive two-week residential learning experience boasting top-notch professors and state-of-the-art facilities. With a limited class size, utility executives have the unique opportunity to collaborate and learn from each other's experiences in addition to receiving unparalleled personal attention from faculty.
With the belief that exceptional leadership is essential as water sector agencies strive to thrive as utilities of the future, NACWA, the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and the Water Environment Federation (WEF) - in partnership with the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) - are pleased to continue their collaboration to ensure that the Leadership Center arms utility executives with the management and leadership skills they need to excel. 

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