Here at Caley Water, we’ve been adapting to working from home over the past few months. Our valuable lunchtime training sessions which we hold fortnightly at the office have been transformed into online seminars using Microsoft Teams. These sessions are led by a different member of the team each time, allowing us to share and develop our knowledge.

Colin took us through the process of modelling Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW), going over where we get our data from, a ‘How To’ guide on how to model them using various data sources. Finally, he went over the importance of model testing to ensure that the built WwTW accurately replicates the transfer of flows.

This was followed up by Terri talking us through how best to model Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). Terri went over the various types of CSOs we may come across, including the different screens these may have, and went over how these may be surveyed, as well as helpful tips for modelling them.

Our other online lunchtime training sessions have covered a range of topics from Health and Safety to 1D Modelling.

We have also developed our training program further during this time, and now hold open sessions every other week. This allows us to discuss ideas or issues we’ve encountered, whilst maintaining our collaboration as a team.

We look forward to getting back to the office and starting some socially distanced lunchtime training sessions soon, however for now, we are enjoying being able to continue these through an online format.