Public Officials

June 9 - 12 | Exposition: June 10 - 12 | Colorado Convention Center | Denver, CO | USA


The program includes a networking event along with three specialized courses covering the basics of water treatment and distribution, governance, and finance/asset management. Courses may be taken separately or together. AWWA will award a certificate of completion if all three courses are completed. To attend the PO courses, you must register for a full-conference or Exhibits-Only registration.


CRT1 – Introduction to Water and Sewer Operating Environments - SOLD OUT 
Sunday, June 9, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Individual Course: $95 Members/$195 Nonmembers

Officials completing this class will acquire an ability to confidently discuss the workings of water and sewer systems, including a basic understanding of the regulatory environment.

CRT2 – Water and Sewer Infrastructure, Operations, and Maintenance
Monday, June 10, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Individual Course: $95 Members/$195 Nonmembers

This course explores the mission and inner workings of water treatment and distribution, including maintenance requirements, utility expenditures, and public communications.

Public Officials Breakfast & Caucus
Tuesday, June 11, 8:00 a.m.–noon

Public officials will hear from local and national speakers, enjoy breakfast, and discuss common issues during this popular annual event. Complimentary and only for public or elected officials (event preregistration required).

CRT3Understand System Metrics to Reduce Risk and Improve Financial Decision-Making
Tuesday, June 11, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

Individual Course: $95 Members/$195 Nonmembers

This course focuses on determining a utility’s sustainability with respect to infrastructure, finances, and people. Potential risks to a utility’s sustainability and tools to overcome them will also be covered.

CRT4 – All Three Courses: Attendees Earn an AWWA Public Officials Certificate
AWWA will award a Certificate of Completion after completing all three courses.

$285 members/$585 nonmembers




CRT Instructor:
Frederick Bloetscher, PhD
, has served as a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Florida Atlantic University since 2004. He has a BA in Civil Engineering (concentration in water and sewer system design and treatment), an MPA (emphasis on local government management and finance) and a PhD in Civil Engineering (emphasis on utility management and planning). Prior experience includes work as a civil engineer, a town manager, public utilities director, utilities administrator, and as a consultant on evaluation of water utility systems, planning, inter-local agreement recommendations, bond document preparation, and work on obtaining and tracking loans.



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