The Certified Water Steward online training programme is the first of its kind globally and is accredited by the European Water Stewardship Standard (EWS). The programme aims to support designated water stewards with training on how to lower water consumption and reduce operating costs while protecting the environment.
Water stewardship is rapidly becoming a ‘must have’ for organisations worldwide. In response to the growing demand for corporate water stewardship skills, we have developed an online learning programme that supports businesses as they seek to improve their water stewardship practices and impacts.
The Certified Water Steward online training programme has been developed with the support of leading experts who have extensive industry experience. The programme draws on the experiences and work in recent years of the EPA Large Water Users Community of Practice in Ireland. An innovative water stewardship and conservation training programme, the Certified Water Steward provides participating firms with a pathway to International Water Stewardship Standards Certification (EWS/AWS).
Certified participants are also provided with a digital badge which they can add to their email signatures to identify themselves as Certified Water Stewards.
The Certified Water Steward training is an engaging flexible programme that consists self-guided modules and webinars and online workshops focussed on real world industry examples and projects. It is a self-study programme where learners are encouraged to learn and work at their own pace through interactive and media rich learning materials.
The training consists of five online learning modules including:
The materials that are used to support learning within the LMS:
In addition to the online modules, the programme also includes live workshop webinars that provide peer to peer learning opportunities as well as mentoring and support from tutors for the development of the final assignment.
This programme is delivered over 8 weeks of self-directed learning. See below a breakdown of approximate estimations of the course workload:
Type of training
This online course is a combination of e-learning, videos, computer-based learning and self-study.
Objectives and outcomes
This programme aims to facilitate water stewards working in businesses across all sectors to reduce their water consumption. Upon the successful completion of this training programme, participants will have the skills and knowledge to:
Participants would require their own laptop and a stable high-speed internet connection to take part in this course.
Please register at the following link: www.central-solutions.com/training-compliance/online-certified-water-steward/
Registration deadline is June 26th, 2020. The course is designed at a duration of 6-8 weeks of self-paced learning (approximately).
This programme is aimed at professionals working in the areas of corporate sustainability, facilities management, resource efficiency and EHS with responsibility for improving their site’s water stewardship practices and impacts. The programme has the dual target of skills development of the individual and real and tangible impact at the industrial.
Shane Merritt holds a BEng. in Sustainable Energy Engineering and MEng. in Civil Engineering and is currently undertaking a Ph.D. in Water Risk Management in the industrial Sector with Central Solutions. As part of this, Shane is currently working with a number of organisations linked to the Large Water Users (CoP) group to develop a water risk management framework for the Irish industrial sector.
Ken Stockil is a Director of Central Solutions and is responsible for advising clients in the areas of Water Stewardship, Sustainability initiatives and Lean Utilities Programmes. With degrees in both Engineering and Business, Ken is currently Chair of the Large Water Users Community of Practice and has in the past served as a member of the European Water Stewardship Standard Technical Committee. Ken as lead the implementation of many large scale industrial water programmes and projects across diverse sectors including Pharma, Food, ICT, Mining and others.
This programme is fully inclusive of all course materials, online supports, assessment and certification. This does not include any customised preparation or customisation of the content. Such requirements can be discussed on a case by case basis.
Registration deadline is August 28th, 2020. The course is designed at a duration of 6-8 weeks of self-paced learning (approximately). The first course is scheduled to start on September 7th, 2020, depending on reaching the minimum cohort size.