This course focuses on the issues associated with capacity development (CD) in the waterworks industry. CD is broad term, encompassing many areas, including the managerial, technical, regulatory, and financial aspects of operating and maintaining a waterworks. If a waterworks is not in compliance, is not able to provide the needed quantity and quality of water, and cannot respond well to emergency situations, there are serious problems with the capacity of the waterworks. The goal of this course is to help the decision-makers for a waterworks and those who influence the decision-makers establish appropriate management and financial systems for maintaining and improving their waterworks.
The specific course objectives are as follows:
- Explain the obligations of those involved in decision making [Compliance: It’s not just for operators]
- Provide financial understanding and resources to justify operational, maintenance, or expansion cost
- Introduce hands-on waterworks evaluation tools (CUPSS, AWWA, water loss)