News | July 30, 2015

Leaders In The Water Industry Share Their knowledge In AWWA's New Educational Video Series

Three-part AWWA Thought Leader Series now available

The American Water Works Association announced recently the release of its new AWWA Thought Leader Series, a series of videos focusing on industry lessons learned from six well-known professionals in the drinking water and wastewater fields.

This three-part series covers the topics of Source and Treatment, Wastewater and Distribution in eight videos. The series is ideal for training purposes for employees to learn from the expertise of top industry leaders as various water and wastewater problems are presented and solved.

The Source and Treatment videos in this series features the following “Thought Leaders”:

  • Dr. George C. Budd, current senior water treatment process specialist for Black & Veatch and a 40-year veteran of water treatment technologies and an author and co-author of several AWWA publications;
  • Dr. Fred Bloetscher, a water resource management issues, construction and utility management expert and author of over 220 papers and six books on the same topic; and
  • Dr. Michael J. McGuire, editor-in-chief of Journal – American Water Work Association and author of the popular AWWA-published bookThe Chlorine Revolution: Drinking Water Disinfection and the Fight to Save Lives.

The Wastewater videos in this series exclusively features the following “Thought Leader”:

  • Dr. Sidney Innerebner, a licensed wastewater operator and registered professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in her field and specializes in operations, operator training, nutrient remove, utility planning and collection system modeling.

The Distribution videos in this series features the following “Thought Leaders”:

  • Kenneth C. Morgan, public works director for Gilbert, Ariz. with 30 years of experience and extensive knowledge of water distribution and wastewater collection systems assessments; and
  • Dr. Mark W. LeChevallier, director of innovation and environmental stewardship for American Water and recipient of AWWA’s George Warren Fuller and Abel Wolman Awards.

All the videos in the AWWA Thought Leaders Series are available in AWWA’s online store (

About The American Water Works Association
Established in 1881, the American Water Works Association is the largest nonprofit, scientific and educational association dedicated to managing and treating water, the world’s most important resource. With approximately 50,000 members, AWWA provides solutions to improve public health, protect the environment, strengthen the economy and enhance our quality of life.

Source: The American Water Works Association