Category Archive: Wastewater Treatment

Jan 04

A Whole New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope your holidays were full of celebration and time with your loved ones. What are your goals in 2016? At American Water College, our goal is to help you reach your goals. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your license, gain a new certification, or begin an entirely new career in water …

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Nov 09

Management Training Online!

skills knowledge development

Happy Monday! Last week we focused mainly on our classroom management training events, but did you know that we also offer management training online? We offer three online management training modules for you to complete in your own timeframe and at your own pace! The topics covered in the online training harmonize well with our …

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Nov 06

Leadership and Communication

Effective Communication

Every good leader must possess good communication skills. In order to maintain a good work environment, it is crucial that those in leadership learn and practice good communication habits. Our Leadership Training Program provides tools for communicating effectively with different personality types, diffusing emotional issues and highly-charged conversational topics, and communicating in a way that …

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Nov 04

Managing Change and Conflict

The Leadership Training Program for this week is in full swing! Today is day two of class, and students are being given numerous opportunities to practice the leadership principles presented. We believe that group activities and open forum discussions are an essential part of the learning process that help to reinforce the topics covered and …

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Nov 02

Leadership Training This Week

Are leaders made or born? Can leadership qualities be learned and developed? We believe so! American Water College is proud to partner with the Public Utilities and Waterworks Management Institute to present leadership training for Water and Wastewater Utility professionals. This week’s training is hosted by the Calaveras County Water District in beautiful northern California …

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Mar 18

Reasons New Managers and Supervisors Fail: Lack of Change Management Skills


There is one thing that’s certain in this digital age we live in – change happens at a very rapid pace.  The manager who is not able to lead through the ever-changing work environment will not be effective and will lose the respect of their subordinates and superiors.  Whether it’s the changing workforce, the increased …

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Mar 09

Reasons New Managers and Supervisors Fail: Lack of Training


In this post, we’ll look to challenge a common management myth. At American Water College, we believe that leaders are made, not born, and management skills are developed, not built-in. The skills and attributes that define good leaders and managers are not granted at birth to a select few who are destined to lead others …

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Mar 06

Reasons New Managers and Supervisors Fail: The Peter Principle

Start New Job

Today we begin a series exploring the top five reasons that new managers or supervisors fail in their new position. Joe Kerschner, Founder and President of American Water College, has observed this phenomenon over the course of his career in Water and Wastewater Treatment and Management. The concept is not unfamiliar to the management world …

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Oct 16

Seasons and Water


  “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” John Ruskin   Seasons, whether the height of Summer or the dead of Winter, affect not only our water usage but the efficiency of our water …

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Oct 08

Membrane in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Water Treatment Cycle

Recent developments in technology have resulted in breakthroughs in wastewater treatment and reclamation for water reuse. This progress includes membrane technology, which has emerged as a significant innovation for treatment and reclamation, as well as a leading process in the upgrade and expansion of wastewater treatment plants. On the water treatment side, University of South Carolina …

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