Trainings and Events

Training and Outreach 

As Northern Water expands its Water Efficiency Program offerings, we are leveraging resources with other entities to provide educational opportunities for landscape professionals, those who oversee commercial landscapes, and the general public. These classes and training aim to give attendees a deeper understanding of many topics, including the plant-soil-water relationship, plant water requirements, landscape water budgeting and irrigation management, among others. In addition to classes and exams through the Irrigation Association, other special classes are hosted throughout the year.  

Classes & Trainings

Nov. 16, 2021 - Sustainable Landscape Management Certificate - 8 a.m.-noon at Northern Water Berthoud Headquarters

The SLM training and certificate program outlines sustainable landscape maintenance practices, why they are important and different from prior practices, anticipated outcome of proper techniques, and who will benefit from the application of these techniques and practices. This program is open to ALCC members only. To participate in the training class and earn the SLM certificate, attendees must be employed by an ALCC member company. Purchase of the SLM manual is required in advance of the training class. Training classes are offered several times a year and the cost is $125. For a limited time, Northern Water is subsidizing a portion of the registration fee for participants, bringing the registration fee to just $65. View the training class schedule here.

Partnership Trainings

As part of our partnerships at Northern Water, the following trainings are available through various partners. 

Feb 1. 2022 - Colorado Water Loss Initiative Training

The Colorado Water Loss Initiative is back with more free water loss training and technical assistance offered to Colorado water systems by the Colorado Water Conservation Board.

Phase 1 of the CWLI program took place from 2018 to 2020, introducing the American Water Works Association (AWWA) M36 methodology and the industry standard tool for quantifying water loss and non-revenue water, the AWWA Free Water Audit Software. 

Phase 2 is available to all systems and offers water loss training and technical assistance at 2 different entry points. Water systems that completed Phase 1 in full will continue an advanced track with training and direct technical assistance depending on the utility’s loss profile. Technical assistance opportunities include supply input meter testing, billing data analysis and prorating, customer meter test design and result analysis, real loss component analysis, or leak detection. Systems that partially participated in Phase 1 or are brand new to the program will enter a new learner track with the opportunity to move into the advanced program track. Phase 2 is expected to start in Fall 2021 and continue through 2024.  

Registration is available on the Colorado Water Loss Initiative website.

Waterwise Landscape Webinar Series

Each spring, Resource Central partners with Colorado water utilities to offer more than a dozen Waterwise Landscape Webinars. These webinars are focused on practical household water-saving tips and techniques, such as xeriscaping and sustainable landscaping. All events are free and open to everyone. Learn more on the WaterWise website.

Northern Water Events

The Conservation Gardens Fair allows the public to learn about Northern Water, meet our partners, and tour our award-winning gardens. This free annual family-friendly event is a great time to take part in how-to seminars and irrigation demonstrations, receive expert advice and have kids enjoy the fun activities designed just for them. Enjoy lunch, win prizes and learn about water-efficiency programs for your home and work.  

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