Development of CIDWT Practitioner Training Materials



Speaker:                     Bruce J. Lesikar, MS, PhD, PE

Professor, Assoc Dept Head, and Extension Agricultural Engineer

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering

Texas Cooperative Extension, Texas A & M University




Level of Knowledge: Basic



The Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT) is actively developing educational materials to meet the educational needs of wastewater practitioners. CIDWT has completed the University curriculum project, the practitioner training materials, and O&M Service Provider Training Materials. The Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Glossary and Installer Training materials are currently being developed. The current status of CIDWT projects will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand how practitioner training materials can assist in increasing industry credibility
  2. Outline how NEHA, CIDWT, and NOWRA are partnering together to develop an installer credentialing program
  3. Identify the different aspects of being a professional providing a service to the public