Director of Water Efficiency

Will JerniganWill Jernigan is an industry expert in Water Loss Control and Revenue Recovery. Will is active in the leadership of the American Water Works Association Water Loss Control Committee (WLCC), developing best-practice tools for the water industry, and was recently appointed to the Chair of the subcommittee for the Free Water Audit Software. He is also a Member of the Management Committee for the International Water Association (IWA) Water Loss Specialist Group. Will presently serves as Vice Chair and Secretary for the AWWA WLCC and Chair for the Georgia AWWA Water Loss Control Committee.  Will is also the Program Manager for a groundbreaking statewide water loss technical assistance program in Georgia since 2012, teaching and training over 200 water utilities in the state on water efficiency practices. Since that time, Will has designed and implemented multiple Water Efficiency training programs educating communities on the M36 Water Audit Methodology, improving data validation, and providing best practices for targeting Non-Revenue Water in many pilot and statewide programs throughout the nation.

This includes the nation’s largest statewide water loss technical assistance program launched in 2016 in California, known as the Water Loss Control Collaborative. Will is a professional engineer licensed in multiple states.

Will is a dynamic speaker who has presented as an expert in the field of Non-Revenue Water at regional, national and international conferences across the world.

Will has completed Masters Level Water Loss Control training with Allan Lambert, known internationally as the “Godfather of Leakage Control”.  You can learn more about Allan’s industry changing work here

March 11:  SC Environmental Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.  “Catawba Wateree: Innovative Basin-Wide Water Loss Control Program Takes the Long View.

March 27:  AWWA Sustainable Water Management, Seattle, WA.  “A Non-Revenue Water Tale of 5 Cities.”

May 7:  IWA Water Loss 2018, Cape Town, South Africa. “Asheville NRW Program: 10 Years and Accounting.” “State to State Domino Effect: World’s Largest Level 1 Validated Water Audit Data Set.”  

April 22:  ISO Water Loss Working Group Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal.

June 14:  AWWA ACE 18: Las Vegas, NV. “A Non-Revenue Water Tale of Five Cities.”

October 28:  AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference, Atlanta, GA. Moderator for 2 sessions, “Asheville Water Loss Nearly Cut in Half: Reductions Sustain 10 Years of City Growth.”  

Nov 4:  ISO Working Group Meeting Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

 

March 14-15:  AWWA Water Loss Seminar, Nashville, TN. “Best Practices in Water Auditing and Loss Control Programs.”

March 20:  AWWA Sustainable Water Management, New Orleans, LA. “Pressure Optimization and Leakage Zones Strategies for Smart Conservation.”

April 11:  Aclara Users Conference, New Orleans, LA.  Non-Revenue Water Workshop.

April 24:  Neptune Users Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  Non-Revenue Water Workshop.

June 13:  AWWA ACE 2017, Philadelphia, PA.  Water Loss Control Workshops;  “California Water Loss Control Collaborative.”

October 11:  WaterSmart Innovations, Las Vegas, NV.  “A Non-Revenue Tale of Five Cities.”

October 23:  Sensus Users Conference, Dallas, TX. Non-Revenue Water Workshop.

 

 

 

January 11:  QWLA Training, in Macon and Savannah, GA.

January 20:  QWLA Training in Marietta, GA.

February 1:  Circuit #2 – New Mexico Statewide Water Loss Control Training Program in the cities of Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Espanola.

February 10:  2 Day Wisconsin M36 Water Loss Pilot Training.

February 29 – March 2:  Circuit #3 – New Mexico Statewide Water Loss Control Training Program in the cities of Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Espanola.

March 15:  Two Day Water Loss Seminar:  Best practice Water Audits and Loss Control Programs, Bethlehem, PA.

March 21:  CA-NV AWWA Conference, Sacramento, CA.  “State to State: Comparison of Water Loss Control Programs across the Nation,” and “Self-Sustaining Validation:The Nation’s First Water Audit Certification Program.”

April 17:  NC AWWA –WEA Spring Fling, Asheville, NC. “A Model for the Nation: Georgia’s Statewide Water Loss Management Program.”  “State to State: Comparison of Water Loss Control Programs across the Nation,” and “Self Sustaining Validation: The Nation’s First Water Audit Certification Program.”

May 9-11: Circuit #4 – New Mexico Statewide Water Loss Control Training Program in the cities of Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Espanola.

June 21: AWWA ACE16, Chicago, IL. Georgia’s Qualified Water Loss Auditor Program.” 

June 27: PENC Summer Conference, Asheville, NC. “North Carolina’s Bioenergy:  Weeding Through the Hearsay. 

September 15: Wisconsin AWWA Water Loss Panel

October 5-7: Water Smart Innovations, Las Vegas, NVGeorgia’s Qualified Water Loss Auditor Program.” 

October 13-14: Utah Water Loss Workshop:  Pilot Utilities Group. 

October 18:  UIM’s Water Asset Management Conference, Columbus, OH. “The Last Ten Years in Water Loss and Market Drivers.”

 

March 15: AWWA Sustainable Water Management, Portland, OR.  “Next Generation Tools for Water Loss Control,” and “Own the Zone:  A Case Study of Water Loss Control.”  Will is also holding a Water Loss workshop in Seattle.

April 20: Efficient 2015 : Water Efficiency & Performance Assessment Conference, Cincinnati, OH.  “Statewide Creative Water Loss Management,”  “Own the Zone: A Case Study of Water Loss Control,” and “Benchmarking Water Loss – the Death of Unaccounted for Water.”

May 12:  GAWP Advanced Water Loss Control Workshop “Economic Optimization of Large Meter Testing Program.”

June 8: AWWA ACE15, Anaheim, CA.  “Creating a Water Loss Control Program: From Audit to Action,” and “The Largest Validated Water Loss Dataset in the World – North American Benchmarks in 2015.”

July 12:  GAWP Annual Conference, Savannah, GA.  “Economic Level of Losses”.

August 9:   AWWA Wisconsin Water Conference, Wisconsin Dells, WI. “Benchmarking Water Loss Performance:  The Death of Unaccounted for Water,”  “A Model for the Nation:  Georgia’s Water Loss Management.”

October 7:  WaterSmart Innovations, Las Vegas, NV. “A Model for the Nation -Georgia’s Statewide Water Loss Management.”

October 14:  AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference, Bethesda, MD.  “Next Generation tools for Water Loss Control,”  “Benchmarking Water Loss – The Death of Unaccounted for Water and %.”

December 8:  North American Water Loss, College Park, GA.  “Opening Keynote Address: Evolving Water Loss Policy in the United States”; “Benchmarking Water Loss Performance:  The Death of Unaccounted for Water and the Zero Sum Indicator,” “Economic Optimization of Asheville’s Large Meter Testing Program.”

 

February 13: Georgia Advanced Water Loss Control Workshop, Marietta, GA

March 11: SCEC Environmental Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC
“Water Loss Insanity – Small Southeast Town Gets Intense, Slashes Loss by 65%”

March 30: International Water Association’s Water Loss 2014, Vienna, Austria
Presented by Cross Border cooperation – an International Initiative for Water Stewardship.
“State of the States – Emerging Water Loss Regulations in the U.S.”

April 15: GAWP’s Spring Conference, Columbus, GA
“Own the Zone: Mass Implementation of District Metered Areas”

June 8-12: ACE 14, Boston, MA
“Water Loss Insanity – Small Southeast Town Gets Intense, Slashes Loss by 65%”

June 19: WI AWWA Water Summit 2014, Milwaukee, WI. “Attacking Water Loss:  Georgia’s New Water Mindset.”

July 11: Confluence Conference, Savannah, GA.  Will was the moderator for the Regulatory Update.

July 20:  GAWP Annual Conference & Expo, Savannah, GA.

July 29:  Allen Lambert Water Leakage and Pressure Management Master Class Training held in Llandudno, North Wales: Intensive training with the latest strategies to help utilities improve leakage management performance.

October 8: Water Smart Innovations, Las Vegas, NV.  “Water Loss Insanity – Small Town Gets Intense, Slashes Loss by 65%.”

October 28:  AWWA Water Infrastructure Conference, Atlanta, GA.  “Own the Zone – Water Loss Control Through Widespread DMA Implementation.”

 

March 11: South Carolina Environmental Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC
“Water Loss Insanity – Small Southeastern Town Gets Intense, Slashes Loss by 65%”

March 12: Central Florida Water Utilities’ Workshop, Orlando, FL
“Water Audits & Loss Control: A Water Efficiency Training Event for Water Utilities

April 7-10: AWWA Sustainable Water Management Conference, Nashville, TN
“Emerging Benchmarks for Water Efficiency – Water Loss in the SE United States”
“Embracing Water Efficiency Practices – What Really Compels a Utility to Change Entrenched Business Practices”

April 23: Virginia Rural Water Association Annual Exhibition, Roanoke, VA
“Water You Missing? Using Water Audits to Understand Water”

June 11-12: ACE 13, Denver, CO
“Embracing Water Efficiency Practices – What Really Compels a Utility to Change Entrenched Business Practices”
“Emerging Benchmarks for Water Efficiency – Water Loss in the SE United States”

September 17: AWWA Distribution Systems and Emergency Preparedness Conference, Itasca, IL
“Beyond the Mandate – Managing Water Loss is the Right thing to do and It’s Good for Business.”
“State of the States – Emerging Water Loss Regulations in the U.S.”
“Embracing Water Efficiency Practices – What Really Compels a Utility to Change Entrenched  Business Practices.”

October 2: WaterSmart Innovations, Las Vegas, NV
“Emerging Benchmarks for Water Efficiency – Water Loss in the SE United States”
“State of the States – Emerging Water Loss Regulations in the U.S.”
“To the Mandate and Beyond – How the State of Georgia Used an Innovative Teaching Model for Statewide Water Auditing & Efficiency Training.”

October 13: International Water Associations’ Efficient 2013, Paris, France
“Water You Missing? Using Water Audits to Understand Water”

Bachelor of Science Environmental Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, North Carolina State University



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