August 26, 2021

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Building the water workforce creates multiple benefits for utilities and communities alike. The water sector is facing a high retirement rate and utilities need new water workers to close that gap. Without the next generation of water workers, utilities will struggle to offer the same quality of service. In addressing this challenge, utilities have an opportunity to invest in their communities and build a more inclusive water workforce. By creating targeted workforce development programs, utilities can prepare individuals who are new to the sector for future employment. In this webinar, participants will hear from One Water leaders addressing workforce challenges through community engagement and professional development programs.

This webinar will feature representatives from Philadelphia Water Department and Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), who will share their experiences promoting workforce development. Participants learned about Philadelphia Water Department’s PowerCorps PHL program and NEORSD’s Good Neighbor Ambassadors program.


Scott Berry, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, US Water Alliance


Gerald Bright, Administrative Scientist, Green Stormwater Operations, Philadelphia Water Department
Jacqueline Muhammad, Senior Manager, Government and Customer Relations, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District