Training and Workshops
Navajo Nation Environmental Protection Agency • Public Water Systems Supervision Program
All Navajo Nation Water System Operators are encouraged to attend these workshops.  Earn Professional
Development Hours (PDHs) from either a training or workshop to maintain your operator certification.
Navajo PWSSP does
not reimburse trainees for their travel (i.e. meals, mileage, lodging). The trainee is
responsible for their own travel expenses.
For all free workshops and training classes, please contact
Valerie Tannie at (928) 871-7757 and/or  fax your training registration forms to 928-871-7818.
Navajo EPA-Public Water System Supervision
Program reserves the right to cancel or reschedule
any training due to
lack of enrollment or funds. ALL
trainings are FREE, unless indicated by the trainer.  
**All registration forms are required for all training**
Educational Studies in Water

Working in the water technology involves monitoring quality of water resources and
maintaining local, state and federal requirements for safety purposes.

Our program has found some educational water operator training at some colleges and
universities. These classroom training or online sessions are available to operators who
are willing to further educate themselves to enhance water resources, protecting public
health, and coordinating job readiness. A successful career in this profession requires
technician and/or operators to have:

  • A high level of math and science proficiency
  • Thorough knowledge of water quality standards
  • Knowledge of plant operations and maintenance procedures

Below are a list of college/universities and government offices that accredit towards
higher learning to a degree program and/or completion of a certificate in that particular
field. Check out the links!!
University or College
Gateway Community College
Water Technology
Maricopa, AZ
Central New Mexico Community College
Energy & Environment: Water Utility Operator
Albuquerque, NM
Utah Valley University
Environmental Science & Management, B.S.
Orem, UT
Red Rocks Community College
Water Quality Management Technology
Lakewood, CO
Montana Department of Environmental
Water & Wastewater Operator Certification
Helena, MT
Bismarck State College
Water & Wastewater Technology
Bismarck, ND
California State University Sacramento
Office of Water Programs
Sacramento, CA
**NEW** Risk Resiliency Through
Effective Leadership and

PWSSP Conference Room, Window Rock, AZ
8:30am - 5:00pm
8:30am - 12:30pm
No charge - WORKSHOP IS FREE!! This workshop will help water systems prepare for an uncertain future
through effective leadership. Attendees will develop the communication and decision-making skills
necessary to effectively manage daily operations, and remain resilient in the face of potential climate and
extreme weather impacts in their region.
CLICK HERE to register. Seats limited. Register now!!