NADB established the Utility Management Institute (UMI) in 1999 for the purpose of reinforcing the managerial, financial and leadership capabilities necessary to operate a successful water utility in the modern U.S.-Mexico border economy. UMI offers on-going and focused professional development opportunities for utility managers and their staffs.
Basic Water Utility Program
The basic program consists of
five modules focusing on day-to-day issues faced by utility managers in the border region. The modules are designed to be taken in the specified sequence, as each subsequent module builds on the previous session. For detailed information about the topics covered in each module, click on the module title below:
Module I: Planning, Designing and Implementing a Successful Utility
Module II: Financial Administration
Module III: Financial Planning
Module IV: Leadership in the Utility
Module V: Public Policy
UMI also offers in-depth seminars on complimentary topics pertaining to the long-term development and management of water utilities. The following seminars are currently available:
Business Management of Water Services
The 2016 basic program will be offered to utility professionals in the Monterrey Technological Institute (ITESM) in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Accommodations for UMI participants
will be provided at the Holiday Inn Express Monterrey Tecnologico.
The UMI faculty is
comprised of experts in the fields of water and
wastewater utility management from the United States
and Mexico, including practicing professionals,
consultants and academics. Instruction is provided in
Participants will find the program beneficial
not only for their utilities, but for their own career
development. Participants who complete all five
modules and the final project will receive a
certificate from ITESM.
In the four U.S. border
states, utility operators can also apply participation
in UMI seminars towards the continuing education
credit hours required to maintain their operating
licenses. For each module or seminar participants can
earn the following credit:
Eligible participants of this program must be employees of public water or wastewater utilities located within 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of the international border in boundary in the four U.S. states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California and within 300 kilometers (about 186 miles) south of the border in the six Mexican states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua, Sonora, and Baja California.
To promote discussion and interaction, classes are kept small, with no more than
25 participants at a given time. Acceptance is subject to availability.
UMI covers all the course-related expenses of the participants, including the materials, lodging and meals
at the hotel adn seminar. The cost of transportation to
Monterrey is the responsibility of the participant.