National Federation of Group Water Schemes

Category - Training

A diverse range of training programmes is organised through the National Federation of Group Water Schemes. The courses offered range from the overall management of a GWS co-operative to aspects of the operation and maintenance of water supply treatment systems and distribution networks. The following are the courses on offer:

For further information on any of the above training courses, please contact the NFGWS Tullamore Office on 05793 28068

Drinking Water Hygiene

The Drinking Water Hygiene course has recently been developed by the Local Authority Services National Training Group (LASNTG) and the EPA for personnel working directly on drinking water supplies to ensure that correct...

Sampling, Monitoring Training

The success or otherwise of a group water scheme is determined by compliance monitoring carried out by a Water Services Authority (WSA), or its agent.  The reliability of such sampling is of key importance to a scheme. ...

Disinfection Basic Filtration Training

The course is specifically aimed at small stand-alone group water schemes, operating their own water treatment facilities.  As the overwhelming number of such schemes have simple treatment processes in place (relative...

Distribution System Operation Maintenance

This course is strongly recommended for all group water scheme operational staff, as it deals in considerable detail with all points along the network from pumps to storage tanks to valves.  It addresses the importance...

Performance Management System Training

Performance Management System Training For group water schemes involved in DBO (Design Build Operate) projects, the Performance Management System (PMS) provides the framework for their relationship with the service...

Reducing Daily Water Demand Training

Unacceptably high water demand is an issue of major concern for the group water scheme sector.  This training course informs schemes of the simple steps that can be taken to evaluate how much water your scheme should be...

Quality Assurance System Training

A HACCP quality assurance system was first developed by the NFGWS in association with the National Rural Water Monitoring Committee (NRWMC) in 2002.  This system was updated in 2007 on foot of the new regulations and...

Training for Managers Administrators of GWS

As group water schemes increasingly see the sense of employing either part-time or full-time staff, this course addresses the key issues that any manager/administrator is likely to encounter as part of their day-to-day...

Training Update

To obtain an update or review on all training courses available through the NFGWS, please contact our Tullamore Office on 057-9368068

Management Development Training

Management Training Programmes for Group Water Scheme Directors Developed by the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) in conjunction with the NFGWS, this course is designed to improve the managerial capacity...