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Here's what is on the agenda for Thursday March 22, 2018
*credits are pending approval.
Key: TCH =Training Contact Hours (NJ Operators); CPC=Continuing Professional Competency credits (NJ PE); PDH=Professional Development Hours (NY PE)

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7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibits Open

8:45 am - 9:45 am

RESIDENTIAL
1.0 TCH/PDH/CPC

CHEMICAL TREATMENT
1.0 TCH/CPC/PDH

SOURCE WATER PROTECTION
1.0 TCH/CPC/PDH

8:45 - 9:15

Assessing Per Capita Residential Demands in NJ - Daniel Van Abs, Rutgers University, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences

Change is Good! Implementing a Coagulant Change - Jamie Shambaugh, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

In-Plant Treatment Options for Algal Toxins - Laura Norkute, NJ American Water; Ryan Neumann, Hazen and Sawyer, and Frank Falco

9:15 - 9:45

Get the Lead Out - Chandan Venkatesh and David Hughes, American Water

Prime Time Lime: The City of Wilmington's Lime System Upgrade - Paul Mourt, Mott MacDonald

Leveraging Data to Improve Emergency Response Planning and Protection on the D&R Canal - Jennifer Benjamin, Corona Environmental Consulting, and Mark Theiler, Middlesex Water Co

9:45 am - 10:30 am VENDOR APPRECIATION COFFEE BREAK  

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

ASSET MANAGEMENT
1.5 TCH/CPC/PDH

SURFACE WATER TREATMENT
1.5 TCH/CPC/PDH

HYDRAULICS
1.5 TCH/CPC/PDH

10:30 - 11:00

Water System Asset  Management in Today's Challenging World - Stephanie Cuthbert and Gregory Sullivan, Remington & Vernick Engineers

Air Scour System Demonstrates Filter Performance and Economic Benefits - Lori Kappen, Gannett Fleming

Increased Pumping Capacity Cost Effectively Attained with  Challenging Hydraulic Conditions Using a Physical Model - John Rogers, CDM Smith

11:00 - 11:30

Water Well Asset Management - Driving down Life Cycle Costs - Neil Mansuy, Subsurface Technologies Inc.

Biological Filtration Startup: DBP Reduction at it's Best - Russell Ford, CH2M

When Tank Rehab Becomes a 54 mgd Pump Station - Joseph Bongiovanni, Jacobs Engineering

11:30 - 12:00

Creative DWSRF Utilization to Support Asset Management Initiatives - Alan Dillon, Retired Professional and Stephen Dillon EIT, STV Inc.

Oak Glen WTP: Expanding a Dissolved Air Flotation Facility with Challenging Water Quality - Adam Kane, New Jersey American Water and Eileen Feldman, Hazen and Sawyer

So, You Have a Hydraulic Model. What's Next? - Sasa Tomic, HDR

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
* Water For People Drop in the Bucket Auction Drawing at 1:15 pm

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

RESEARCH COMMITTEE
1.5 TCH/CPC/PDH

PFCs
1.5 TCH/CPC/PDH
(TCHs water & wastewater)

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION
1.5 TCH/CPC/PDH

1:30 - 2:00

Optimization of USEPA Method 545 with using Thermo Scientific LC/MS/MS (Q Exactive Focus) - Lee Lippincot, NJDEP Division of Science, Research, and Environmental Health

Challenges and Solutions for Temporary PFC Treatment - Margie Gray, Mott MacDonald

Reduce the Consequences of Failure by Assessing and Rehabilitating Critical Valves - Wayne Pratt and John Alkire, Wachs Water Services

2:00 - 2:30

Remote Sensing for Detection of Harmful Algal Blooms - Orren Schneider, American Water

Optimizing GAC Treatment for PFOA and PFOS Removal - Kirk Nowack, Arcadis

Optimization of Maintenance Planning for Water Distribution Networks under Random Failures - Honggang Wang, Rutgers University

2:30 - 3:00

Removing Organic Contaminants, Bacterial and Bacteriophage by Electrochemical Membrane Filtration - Wen Zhang, New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Removal of Short Chain Perfluoroalkyl Substances via Granular Activated Carbon Adsorption - Eric Forrester

Improve Water Quality and Restore Capacity with Unidirectional Flushing - David Lewis, Wachs Water Services and Dilip Patel, Trenton Water Works

3:00 - 3:15 pm BREAK    

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

STORAGE
1.0 TCH/CPC/PDH

RESIDUALS
1.0 TCH/CPC/PDH

ETHICS
1.0 TCH/CPC/PDH

3:15 - 3:45

Inspection and Rehabilitation of Buried Cast in Place Concrete Tanks - Michael Altland, Mott MacDonald

Residuals Processing and Removal: 30 Years Accumulated Sludge at NJ American Water Canoe Brook WTP - Frank Marascia, NJAW and F. Senske, Mobile Dredging and Video Pipe, Inc

Ethics for Engineers - Renard Barnes, General Counsel for PS & S


3:45 - 4:15

Innovative Coatings Application for Use In Water Storage Tanks - Michael McAloon, Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Using Dynamic Simulation for Optimization of Plant Operations - Amy Gao, CH2M/Jacobs

   
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Attendee Appreciation & Awards Dinner in the Signature Room
Join us to celebrate the end of a great Conference!
Presentation of the George Warren Fuller Award, Dedication Award, plus Door Prizes
       

Dedicated to Safe Water in New Jersey

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