|PDH Online Course Description||PDH Units/
Learning Units (Hours)
James Newton, PE
In recent years sustainability has gained significant momentum. Many large corporations such as Nike, Wal-Mart, and McDonald’s are embracing the concepts of sustainability. Both large corporations and small nonprofits are seeing benefits to incorporating sustainability concerns into their business models. Many businesses have become sensitive to social and stakeholder issues. Sustainability can be thought of as a three-legged stool and represented as the three e’s (economics, ethics, and the environment) or the three p’s, (profit, planet, and people) or based on an EPA description: social, environmental, and economic health.
Sustainable water infrastructure is critical to providing clean and safe water and to helping ensure sustainable communities. Water utilities typically have a long-term planning horizon and long-term infrastructure operation and maintenance commitments. The US EPA requests that utilities ensure that infrastructure investments are cost-effective, resource-efficient, and support other community goals.
In this course, you are required to study the US EPA publication, “Planning for Sustainability: A Handbook for Water and Wastewater Utilities” provided as a pdf document as a part of this course. This document describes the steps utilities can take to enhance their existing planning processes to emphasize utility and community sustainability.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
Note to Webinar Attendees:
Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.
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