Risk Management in W & WW Treatment Systems: Managing Your Risk while Managing Our Water


1.2 CEUs


This two-day course will teach the basics of risk management using water and wastewater systems as the examples. Methods of identifying, quantifying and prioritizing regulatory, financial, operational and health and safety risks will be taught. Topics include Consensus decision making and Root Cause Analysis within the risk management framework. This course is designed for all levels of operators, supervisory and management staff.

The CEUs from this course can be used toward the following discipline(s) for certification renewal:

• Water treatment
• Wastewater treatment

Delivery Formats

There are no available options for this course at this time - please contact .


Topics Include:
1. What is Risk Management? - Identification, Assessment, Mitigation, Monitoring
2. Categories of Risk in W&WW Systems - Health and Safety, Financial, Legal, Public Health & Environment, Operational, Reputation
3. Risk Identification - Methodologies and Techniques of Risk Identification
4. Risk Assessment - Risk Analysis Tools and Prioritization Methods
5. Risk Mitigation -Risk Control and Evaluation of Mitigated Risks
6. Risk Monitoring - Techniques used to Monitor Risk
Appendix: Highlights of the Canadian Legal System Structure as it pertains to municipal W&WW system operations

No manuals will be forwarded to students in advance of this course – the instructor will provide all material on-site.


$460.00 Must have current AWWOA Membership

$560.00 Non-Members

$345.00 (For in-class courses only) Must have a current AWWOA Membership and be an operator of a small public rural water/wastewater facility.