INSIDE THIS
  ISSUE:
DWA  EXPANDS  USE OF
WEB CONFERENCE
TECHNOLOGY TO
DELIVER TRAINING
SMALL SYSTEM
SECURITY VIDEOS
ADDED TO DWA
SANITARY SURVEY
SERIES
MULTI-MEDIA PRODUCT
OFFERINGS FROM THE
DRINKING WATER
ACADEMY
DWA, REGION 4 DELIVER
MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS
DRINKING WATER
ACADEMY CONTACTS
TRAINING COURSE
SCHEDULE
DRINKING  WATER
ACADEMY   BULLETIN
                                                                                         DRINKING
                                                                                           WATER
                                                                                         ACADEMY
                                                                                           DWA
                                                                                          Winter 2004
DWA PLANS  NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT (PDA) AND
TABLET PC TECHNOLOGY
Organizations that use
Personal Digital Assistants
(PDAs) or Tablet PCs to
conduct sanitary surveys,
support water security
activities, and enhance other
environmental programs  are
being invited to a national
technology conference to be
hosted by the  DWA and the
Association of State and
Territorial Drinking Water
Administrators (ASDWA) on
May 26 and 27, 2004, in
Austin, TX.

Tablet PCs and PDAs can
enhance implementation  of
the drinking water and
underground injection control
programs and water security
to promote public health
protection.
 DWA's conference will help promote the use of PDAs and
 Tablet PCs in SDWA implementation activities such as sanitary
 surveys and UIC Class V well inventories.
The conference will bring
together organizations to
share their experiences using
the hand-held electronic
devices. The goals of the
conference are to explain
how PDAs and Tablet PCs:

(* Promote the secure use of
   PDAs and Tablet PCs for
   successful implementation
   of the SDWA.

(* Strengthen water security
   awareness and oversight
   through the use of these
   small computers.

(* Identify opportunities for
   expanding their use to
   securely support water
   security activities and
   SDWA programs.

The idea for the conference
grew out of the DWA's
ongoing efforts to develop
software so that PDAs and/or
Tablets can be used during
sanitary surveys to record the
findings from the inspections.
In working on this project, the
DWA became aware of other
agencies and organizations
using PDAs to enhance their
inspection capabilities.
ASDWA and the DWA hope
the conference will be
attended by sanitary survey
and underground injection well
inspectors and program
managers and by state water
security program managers.
The conference will allow
participants to interact with
the speakers and each other
to share their experiences,
relate lessons learned, and get
new ideas on how to use
PDAs and Tablet PCs to
perform their jobs  more
efficiently.

For more information about
the conference, or to register,
go to www.asdwa.org or
www.epa.gov/safewater/
dwa.html for a link to the
registration page. (*

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Winter 2004
                                  DWA  EXPANDS  USE OF WEB CONFERENCE
                                  TECHNOLOGY TO DELIVER  TRAINING
                                  In an effort to provide training
                                  that is cost effective (i.e.,
                                  reaches the greatest number
                                  of people for  the money
                                  spent), the Drinking Water
                                  Academy will use Web
                                  conference technology for
                                  much  of the training it
                                  provides in Fiscal Year 2004.
                                  Web conferencing allows
                                  students to participate
                               individually from their desks,
                               or join with others in a
                               conference room where a
                               computer and digital projector
                               are available.  The video
                               portion of the conference is
                               accessed through a Web site
                               and the audio portion is
                               accessed by telephone using  a
                               toll-free number. Web
                               conference technology also
                               allows students and instruc-
                               tors to interact. Students can
                               pose questions by typing them
                               in online or by asking them
                               over the telephone.  The
                               instructor can respond in the
                               same ways.  He or  she also
                               can present multiple-choice
                               questions to which  the
                               students can  respond online.
                               DWA's course schedule calls
                               for a number of courses to be
                               presented over the World
                               Wide Web. They include the
                               Academy's introductory
                               courses (Safe Drinking Water
                               Act, Public Water System
                               Supervision  Program,  Source
                               Water Protection Program,
                               and Underground Injection
                               Control  Program), Risk
                               Communication Principles,
                               Capacity Development, and
                               Security Considerations for
                               Sanitary Surveys.  For more
                               information  about the Web
                               conference schedule,  contact
                               your DWA representative
                               listed on the last page of this
                               bulletin  or at www.epa.gov/
                               safewater/dwa/workgroup.
                               html, i*
   SMALL SYSTEM  SECURITY  VIDEOS  ADDED TO
   DWA SANITARY SURVEY  SERIES
   A small water system can be
   easily overwhelmed by all the
   security jargon floating around
   these days:  VSAT, design
   basis threat, RAM-W, ERP. To
   help these systems make
   sense of such terms, and to
   help them evaluate and
   mitigate their potential
   vulnerabilities, the DWA
   recently released new videos
   on small system security.

   The Drinking Water Academy
   is helping small systems
   understand how to evaluate
   and mitigate their potential
   vulnerabilities.
Security Considerations: Small
Water Systems is the ninth
video in the DWA's sanitary
survey series.  It highlights key
security issues ranging from
childhood  pranks to malicious
terrorism.  The video is
designed for operators  of
water systems serving  fewer
than 10,000 connections. A
different version of the video
is available for state sanitary
survey inspectors.

Two additional videos were
also completed recently to
help very small systems
conduct vulnerability assess-
ments. One video focuses on
small systems that serve
between 3,301 and 10,000
persons, which are required to
conduct vulnerability assess-
ments.
The second video is for
systems serving fewer than
3,300 persons. Although
systems whose service
populations total less  than
3,300 persons are not
re
al
ments, the video will help
ensure that they understand
what they can do to protect
their security and encourage
them to take measures to
protect the water that they
supply to their customers.

Another video addressing
emergency response plans for
small systems is currently
under development. See page
3 for information on ordering
the videos, j*

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Winter 2004
     MULTI-MEDIA PRODUCT OFFERINGS FROM THE DRINKING WATER ACADEMY
     The DWA is known for its traditional classroom training on a variety of SDWA topics. However, the DWA also offers a number of
     products that can be obtained on the Web or in other electronic formats. The table on this page lists those products and their
     availability.
Product or Service
CD/DVD
CWA Web Site
Other
Sanitary Survey Products
Learner's Guide to Conducting Sanitary Surveys
Drinking Water Inspector's Field Reference: Ground Water
Drinking Water Inspector's Field Reference: Surface Water
Learner's Guide to Security Considerations for Small Drinking
Water Systems
Learner's Guide to Conducting Sanitary Surveys (Spanish)
Electronic sanitary survey software
Sanitary Survey "Before You Begin" videos (8 videos)
Security Considerations: Small Systems
Security Vulnerability Self-Assessment Guide for Drinking Water
Systems Serving Populations of Fewer than 3,300
Security Vulnerability Self-Assessment Guide for Drinking Water
Systems Serving Populations of 3,300  10,000
Troubleshooting Guide for Small Ground Water Systems (EPA
816-C-00-002)
Cross-Connection Control manual
Conducting Sanitary Surveys of Public Water Systems  Surface
Water and GWUDI Systems






A DVD with all 8 videos can be
ordered at: www.ehs-training.org/
PDFs (orderform.pdf



Contact EPA Water Resource
Center at (202) 566-1729 or
center.water-resource@epa.gov






www.epa.gov/safewater/dwaespanol/recursos.html



www. epa. gov/ saf ewater/ dwa/ pdf s/vulnerability. pdf
www.epa.gov/safewater/dwa/pdfs/
vulnerability3300-10000.pdf
www.epa.gov/safewater/dwa/pdfs/gw-tsg.pdf
www.epa.gov/safewater/crossconnection.html
www.epa.gov/safewater/mdbp/pdf/sansurv.pdf
Hard copy can be ordered at:
www.ehs-training. org/PDFs
/orderform.pdf

Contact Jamie Bourne at:
bourne.james@epa.gov
Videos can be ordered at:
www.ehs-training.org/PDFs
/orderform.pdf



Outreach Materials
DWA Bulletin
DWA Fact Sheet
Course catalog
Training calendar
Resource CD
DWA Web site




EPA 816-C-02-002

www.epa.gov/safewater/dwa/bulletin.html
www. epa. gov/ saf ewater/ dwa/ pdf s/
dwa-factsheet.pdf
www.epa.gov/safewater/dwa/course.html
www. epa. gov/ saf ewater/ dwa/ calendar, htm I

www.epa.gov/safewater/dwa.html




Given to trainees

Spanish-Language Materials
Learner's Guide to Conducting Sanitary Surveys
Manual for UIC Inspectors
Introduction to the PWSS Program
Introduction to the Source Water Protection Programs
Spanish Web site





www.epa.gov/safewater/dwaespanol/recursos.html
www.epa.gov/safewater/dwaespanol/
present ations/spanishuicmanual. pdf


www. epa. gov/ saf ewater/ dwaespanol. htm I


Classroom training
salazar.mario@epa.gov
Classroom training
salazar.mario@epa.gov


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Winter 2004
   DWA AND  EPA REGION  4 DELIVER THIRTEEN WORKSHOPS  ON
   SOURCE WATER  PROTECTION
   The DWA and EPA Region 4
   recently completed a series of
   workshops on the use of best
   management practices (BMPs)
   to protect drinking water
   sources. The 13 workshops
   were held in Tennessee,
   Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama,
   Mississippi, and Florida.

   Partnering with County
   Conservation Districts,
   Regional Development
   Centers, State Rural Water
   Associations,  State Water and
   Environmental Protection
   Agencies, the Seminole Tribe
   of Florida, and the U.S.
   Department of Agriculture
   (USDA), the DWA trained
   more than 300 individuals on
          the concepts and components
          of source water assessment
          and protection and on BMPs
          and other measures to control
          and manage more than a
          dozen sources or potential
          sources of contamination  that
          threaten source water.

          Alanna Conley of EPA Region
          4 coordinated the workshops;
          EPA Headquarters' Drinking
          Water Program provided the
          funding. Bill Ward and Chi Ho
          Sham of The Cadmus Group,
          Inc. provided training support
          at the workshops. Participants
          included staff from state and
          county agencies, water
          system operators, consultants,
          source water protection
technicians from Rural Water
Associations, EPA staff, and
agricultural experts.

The training sessions dis-
cussed the various major
source water  protection
programs under the Safe
Drinking Water Act and other
legislation such as the Clean
Water Act. They also de-
scribed funding and informa-
tion sources available from a
variety of federal agencies.
Before focusing on the design
and use of various BMPs to
protect drinking water quality,
the various types of protective
measures in general were
covered.
    DRINKING  WATER  ACADEMY CONTACTS
    Contact
    Jackie LeClair
    Norma Ortega
    Rick Rogers
    Janine Morris
    Bill Spaulding
    Bill Davis
    Stephanie Lindberg
    Dan Jackson
    Barry Pollock
    Bill Chamberlain
    Mark Anderson
    James Weddell
    Stew Thornley
    Murlene Lash
    Mario Salazar
    James Bourne
Location          Telephone           E-mail
EPA Region 1      (617)918-1549      leclair.jackie@epa.gov
EPA Region 2      (212)637-4234      ortega.norma@epa.gov
EPA Region 3      (215)814-5711      rogers.rick@epa.gov
EPA Region 4      (404) 562-9480      morris.janine@epa.gov
EPA Region 5      (312)886-9262      spaulding.william@epa.gov
EPA Region 6      (214)665-7536      davis.williamh@epa.gov
EPA Region 7      (913)551-7423      lindberg.stephanie@epa.gov
EPA Region 8      (303)312-6155      jackson.dan@epa.gov
EPA Region 9      (415)972-3563      pollock.barry@epa.gov
EPA Region 10    (206)553-8515      chamberlain.william@epa.gov
Virginia           (804) 786-5569      manderson@vdh.state.va.us
Texas            (512)239-4798      jweddell@tnrcc.state.tx.us
Minnesota        (651)215-0771      stew.thornley@health.state.mn.us
EPA HQ           (202)564-3818      lash.murlene@epa.gov
EPA HQ           (202) 564-3894      salazar.mario@epa.gov
EPA HQ           (202) 564-4095      bourne.james@epa.gov
Course materials addressed a
range of common contaminant
sources, from storm water
runoff and on-site wastewater
disposal systems to agricul-
tural activities, animal wastes,
and deicing practices. The
workshop covered where each
source can  be found, why it
should be managed, and what
are the best or most-used
management practices. Time
was also provided to  discuss
the source water assessments
themselves and the types of
source water protection
measures already being used
by workshop participants.

These training sessions were
very well received. EPA
Region 4 has gotten thank-you
notes from  Kentucky's Boone
County, the Tennessee Rural
Water Association and
Department of Environment
and Conservation, the Georgia
Mountain Region Development
Center, the Alabama  Rural
Water Association, the USDA
facility at Hopkinsville,
Kentucky, and the Seminole
Tribe in  Florida praising the
workshops' comprehensive
presentations and materials.

For more information about
the DWA's  source water
protection training workshop,
contact Steve Ainsworth at
ainsworth.steve@epa.gov or
Jamie Bourne at bourne.James
@epa.gov. f*

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Winter 2004
TRAINING COURSE SCHEDULE
Course Title Audience
Drinking Water Puerto Rico
Treatment santiary survey
Troubleshooting inspectors
Water Quality Standards New water
Academy Basic Course program staff
Schedule Location
Feb. 23 - 27, 2004 San Juan, PR
Apr. 4-6, 2004 Washington, DC
Contact
Dave Parker
(404) 562-9460
parker.david@epa.gov
www.glec-online.com/
form. htm
   Sanitary Survey Training  Hawaii sanitary    Feb. 23 - 25, 2004   Honolulu, HI
                          survey inspectors
                                                       Jamie Bourne
                                                       (202) 564-4095
                                                       bourne.james@epa.gov
   Sanitary Survey Training  Alaska sanitary    Feb. 24 - 27, 2004   Anchorage, AK
                          survey inspectors
                                                       Nicole Duclos
                                                       (907) 747-7756
                                                       nicole.duclos@uas.alaska.edu
   Electronic Sanitary
   Survey Training
Hawaii sanitary    Feb. 26 & 27, 2004   Honolulu, HI
survey staff
                 Jamie Bourne
                 (202) 564-4095
                 bourne.iames@epa.gov
   Security Considerations   Hawaii sanitary    Mar. 1 & 2, 2004
   When Conducting a      survey inspectors
   Sanitary Survey	
                                      Honolulu, HI
                 Jamie Bourne
                 (202) 564-4095
                 bourne.iames@epa.gov
   Sanitary Survey Training  Minnesota
                          sanitary survey
   	inspectors	
                 Apr. 19 & 20, 2004   St. Cloud, MN
                 Jamie Bourne
                 (202) 564-4095
                 bourne.james@epa.gov
   Sanitary Survey Training  Minnesota
                          sanitary survey
   	inspectors
                 Apr. 21 & 22, 2004   Brainerd, MN
                 Jamie Bourne
                 (202) 564-4095
                 bourne.james@epa.gov
   Introduction to the Public  EPA and state
   Water System           drinking water
   Supervision (PWSS)       staff
   Program	
                 May 5, 2004
Web Conference    dwaweb.conference@epa.gov
  Water Quality Standards  New water
  Academy Basic Course    program staff
                 May 17 - 21, 2004    Washington, DC
                  www.glec-online.com/
                  form.html
  American Government    New federal
  Roles                   employees
                 June 8 & 9, 2004     Washington, DC
                 Jamie Bourne
                 (202) 564-4095
                 bourne.james@epa.gov
Overview of the Clean
Water Act and the Safe
Drinking Water Act
Assessing Capacity
through Sanitary Surveys
Developing Water
System Managerial
Capacity
New federal
employees
Regional and
State drinking
water staff
State drinking
water staff
June 15-17, 2004 Washington, DC Jamie Bourne
(202) 564-4095
bourne.james@epa.gov
June 23, 2004 Web Conference dwaweb.conference@epa.gov
July 7, 2004 Web Conference dwaweb.conference@epa.gov
   Introduction to EPA's
   Drinking Water Source
   Protection Programs
State source      Sept. 15, 2004
water protection
staff
Web Conference    dwaweb.conference@epa.gov
   Introduction to the Safe
   Drinking Water Act
EPA and State     Sept. 29, 2004
drinking water
staff
Web Conference    dwaweb.conference@epa.gov
                                                                                            Continued on next page.

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Winter 2004
   TRAINING  COURSE  SCHEDULE (CONTINUED)
Course Title
American Government
Roles
Audience
New federal
employees
Schedule
Nov. 2 & 3, 2004
Location
Washington, DC
Contact
Jamie Bourne
(202) 564-4095
bourne.james@epa.gov
   Security Considerations
   When Conducting a
   Sanitary Survey
State sanitary
survey inspectors
Nov. 10, 2004
Web Conference   dwaweb.conference@epa.gov
   Overview of the Clean
   Water Act and the Safe
   Drinking Water Act	
New federal
employees
Dec. 7-9, 2004
Washington, DC
Jamie Bourne
(202) 564-4095
bourne.james@epa.gov
   DWA courses may be presented as requested. See the course catalog on the DWA Web site for more information (www.epa.gov/
   safewater/dwa/course.html).
  Office of Water (4606)
  EPA 816-N-03-004
  www.epa.gov
  Winter 2004

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