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Management Strategies

Topics of importance to successful utility managers range from distance learning and management trends to contract operations and outsourcing.

 

Articles from Journal AWWA:

Using IT, Part 4: How Information Technology Can Help Us Help Each Other
February 2010

Using IT, Part 3: Optimize the Use of Available Staffing
December 2009

Workforce Strategies Committee to Address Three Key Initiatives by 2012
December 2009

Workforce Strategies to Improve Your Organization's Bottom Line
August 2009

Keeping the Economic Crisis from Wreaking Havoc in the Utility Workforce
April 2009

A Regulator's Perspective on Workforce Issues: Water & Wastewater Operators
August 2008 

 

Papers from the WEF/AWWA Utility Management Conference (previously known as Joint Management Conference):

How to Find and Keep Good People in a Bad Economy: Becoming the Bear Bryant of the Utilities Industry
AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference 2010

The Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant Knowledge Management Initiative Using an On-Line Manual to Capture Knowledge
AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference 2010

Implementing a Strategic Human Resources Program: ASA’s “In the Trenches” Experience Becoming an Employer of Choice
AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference 2009

Strategic Planning, Sustainability, and the 21st Century Workforce
AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference 2008

Investing in Human Capital: The Littleton/Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant Knowledge Management Initiative
AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference 2008

Getting Ready for the Next “Hurricane”: Responding to Impending Workforce Pressures in Jacksonville
AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference 2008

The Future Workforce: What One Utility Is Doing to Ensure Sustainability
AWWA/WEF Utility Management Conference 2008

Interim Contract Management: An Effective Bridge to Stable Long-Term Operations
Joint Management Conference 2006

Get Zapped
Joint Management Conference June 2004

Leadership Research and What it Means for Organizational Change Activities Such as Performance and Asset Management
Joint Management Conference 2004

Effective Utility Management: A Primer for Water and Wastewater Utilities
Joint Water Sector Project

The Research Results Are In: Top 10 Megatrends Defined
Joint Management Conference 2004

Findings: Recommendations for a Water Utility Sector Management Strategy
June 2007

Water Sector Collaboration on Effective Utility Management Fact Sheet
May 2007

Leadership Research and What it Means for Organizational Change Activities Such as Performance and Asset Management 

WEF Utility Executive Articles:

Wastewater Experts Identify Key Security-Related Vulnerabilites
Published May/June 2005

Workforce Planning for the Early Millennium
Published March/April 2004

 

WEF WE&T Articles:

Filling the Employment Gap
Published February 2005

Is Distance Learning a Good Fit for Your Organization?
Published February 2005

Outsourcing Affects Civil Engineers Too
Published July 2004

 

WEFTEC Proceedings:

Getting Your Workforce Right: A New and Improved Guide to Estimating Staffing at Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plants
WEFTEC 2009

A Comprehensive Approach – Performance Management, Knowledge Retention, and Human-Capital Development – Assures Sustainability and Long-Term Compliance
WEFTEC 2008

Crisis in the Making: Mass Exodus = Brain Drain
WEFTEC 2008

Contract Operations Maintenance - A Brief History of the Industry
WEFTEC 2007 

Integrating Workforce Planning and Performance Management
WEFTEC 2007

Leadership in Challenging Times
WEFTEC 2007

Workforce Planning Holds the Key to Managing the Realities of Shifting Demographics in the 21st Century
WEFTEC 2007