Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2010 - (Page 41)

A L RU RA L WATER AS SO WATER UNIVERSITY WAS created to recognize recognition and certification for experience and educational achievements in the field of water and wastewater management. Today, the water and wastewater industry is more complex than ever before. Economics, increased complexity and a changing society are crafting the water and wastewater systems of tomorrow and the utility managers of tomorrow. Operator certification alone is not enough for tomorrow’s manager. The future will demand different skill sets that far exceed operations. The Utility Management Certification documents knowledge and skills in areas of public relations, fi nancial planning, ethics, human resources and others not covered in today’s operator certification programs. Whether an individual is a current manager or in an entry level position, the Utility Management Certification (UMC) will enhance their career opportunities and document an achievement level as the demand for qualified management personnel increases. As baby boomers retire and a void of qualified management personnel develops, a demand will be created that provides opportunities that cross state lines. The UMC designation is a National Certification that will benefit employer and employee alike. The UMC designation is also designed to enhance the public’s perception of the industry as a professional career track, and once completed, successful applicants will receive a plaque commemorating their achievements coupled with local press releases and acknowledgement in various media. State rural water associations, who are the trainers of the industry and train approximately 100,000 personnel each year, will administer the certification program as a satellite of Water University. This partnership provides an added local state dimension of value to the certification designation. The overall goal is to provide recognition that ultimately makes certification holders more hirable, more promotable and more valued. The UMC is a career investment that will reap many returns as the industry raises the bar of management excellence. For more information, contact your state rural water association or www. wateruniversity.org Whether, an individual is a current manager or in an entry level position, the Utility Management Certification (UMC) will enhance their career opportunities and document an achievement level as the demand for qualified management personnel increases. Second Quarter 2010 • 41 C IA TI O Water University for Utility Managers N WATER IO NAT N http://www.wateruniversity.org http://www.wateruniversity.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2010

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2010
Contents
From the President
Energy Reduction Planning for Utilities
Energy Efficiency
Using the Water Bill to Foster Conservation
Regulatory Update
Rally Wrap Up
Water University for Utility Managers
Rhapsody in Rural Water
Throwing My Loop
Index to Advertisers
Advertisers.com
From the CEO

Rural Water - Quarter 2, 2010

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