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1 A DVANCING THE W ATER AND W ASTEWATER I NDUSTRY I T ' S O UR R ESPONSIBILITY "

2 Overview PastPast 1 PresentPresent 2 FutureFuture 3

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4 Task Job Career Profession

5 Today We Are All Interconnected Capacity Managerial Financial Regulatory Security Sustainability Public Relations Funding Legislation Consumer Confidence Emergency Response Terrorism Red Flag Rule Social Media A plan for this – A plan for that Resiliency Energy conservation Water conservation Climate Change Technology Vulnerability Assessment Succession planning Staff relationshipsBoard/Council relationships

6 R EADERS D IGEST - T HERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 108,330 SYSTEM PERSONNEL WHO OPERATE WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS. I N THE ARTICLE, THESE POSITIONS ARE LISTED AS NUMBER 2 IN THE TOP 10 JOBS A MERICANS CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT.

7 Shortage of qualified personnel 76.4 million baby boomers Leading edge turned 66 this year (2012)

8 W HERE WILL REPLACEMENTS COME FROM ? What Caliber of Applicant Will Apply?

9 I S WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES TAKEN FOR GRANTED ?

10 Management will play a bigger role TRUE!!!

11 Competition for Career Management Positions Bet On It !!

12 Initiatives #1

13 M ISSION To Provide Recognition and Certification for Experience and Educational Achievements in the Field of Water and Wastewater Management

14 Utility Management Certified Plaque Presentation National Registry Local, State and National PR Releases 3 Year Renewal 18 Years = Lifetime

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16 Initiatives #2

17 72% of 1850 responses selected Specialist or Technician over the term Operator

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19 We hereby set forth our commitment to this proclamation in the year 2012.

20 SpecialistUMC Respect Skilled Profession Increased value

21 Future Shortage of qualified personnel More complex systems Management will play a bigger role Competition for positions Future

22 Invest In Your Career Promote Your Industry and Profession Be Prepared for the Future Gain the Recognition You Deserve

23 I see you have the UMC Designation

24 Little Things DO Make A Difference

25 System Operation Specialist Utility Management Certification A Bright Future

26 Go To: or your State Associationwww.nrwa.org Thank you!!!


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