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Here's what's on the agenda for Wednesday, March 21, 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)

---------  presentations outlined in orange represent presentations by Young Professionals

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7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Exhibits Open

8:15 am - 12:45 pm

Student Poster Session (judging during lunch)

8:15 am - 11:45 am

Students Day Educational Track

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8:15 am - 9:45 am

REGULATORY
1.5 TCH/CPC
0.5 PDH

CORROSION CONTROL
1.5 TCH/CPC/PDH

OPERATIONS 1
1.5 TCH (water)
0.5 (wastewater)

8:15 - 8:45

Water Quality Accountability Act - NJDEP

The Role of Carbon Dioxide for Lead Corrosion Control - Michael Dirth, TOMCO2 Systems

Asset Management - John Perry, Montville DPW

8:45 - 9:15

Regulatory Update: MCLs, WQ Institute, UCMR4 -NJDEP

Corrosion Control Treatment: Water Quality Analysis for Implementation Development - Laura Norkute, NJ American Water; Catherine DiPietro, Aquarius Engineering, LLC

Water Loss Audits - John Perry, Montville DPW

9:15 - 9:45

DEP Initiatives

Working Together to Optimize Corrosion Control - Joseph Stanley, Mott MacDonald and Manoj Patel, NJ American Water

Water Quality Accountability Act for Operators - Sophia Heng, Montville Township

 

9:45 am - 10:15 am COFFEE BREAK  

10:15 am - 11:45 am

WATER QUALITY ACCOUNTABILITY ACT
1.5 TCH/CPC/PDH

Industrialized Watersheds
1.5 TCH/CPC/PDH

OPERATIONS 2
1.5 TCH

10:15 - 10:45

Water Quality Accountability Act - What is it and What Should We Do? - Frank Biank and Jonathan Gloster, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc

Case Study: An Emerging Contaminant Impacted Public Water Supply System in NJ - Caryn Barnes and Stewart Abrams, Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

Operators Safety Review Part 1 - Joseph Aldighieri and George Lewis, Passaic Valley Water Commission

10:45 - 11:15

Water Quality Accountability Act (WQAA) Compliance: Not a Heavy Lift for Water Utilities - Earl Schneider and Duane Chapman, Mott MacDonald

A Historical Perspective of Balancing Treatment Requirements and Water Supply Options for the City of Rahway - Mark Tompeck, Mott MacDonald and John Ludington, SUEZ

Operators Safety Review Part 2 - Joseph Aldighieri and George Lewis, Passaic Valley Water Commission

11:15 - 11:45

Incorporating Cybersecurity Into Water Utility Master Planning, Thomas House, Rockwell Automation

Treatment of Emerging Environmental Contaminants in Water - Terry Keep, Trojan Technologies

History of NJ's Operator Certification Program: 100th Anniversary - Alan Dillon, NJDEP-Retired

11:45 am - 1:00 pm LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
Students: "Meet the Boss" lunch from 11:45 - 12:30 (Studio 4); followed by Student Poster Judging from 12:30 - 1:00 pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM MONITORING
1.0 TCH/CPC/PDH

GROUNDWATER TREATMENT
1.0 TCH/CPC/PDH

OPERATIONS HANDS-ON
(hands-on sessions are each approved for 0.5 TCHs only)

1:00 - 1:30

Getting the Return on the Investment in a Hydraulic Model - David Stahl, HDR

Radiological Treatment Pilot Study - Wade Wertman, New Jersey American Water

  • Leak Detection
  • SCADA for Dummies
  • Cleaning & Calibration of Process Turbidimeters
  • TBA

1:30 - 2:00

Online Water Quality Event Detection and Actions - Michael Assante, Suez Water New Jersey

Sunny Slope Water Company Implements an Innovative Biological Nitrate Removal System - Matthew Williams and Richard Ross, WesTech Engineering Inc.

2:00 - 2:30 pm COFFEE BREAK    

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

LEAK MANAGEMENT
1.0 TCH/CPC/PDH

THM REDUCTION
1.0 TCH/CPC/PDH

OPERATIONS HANDS-ON
(hands-on sessions are each approved for 0.5 TCHs only)

2:30 - 3:00

Advanced Leak Detection and Mitigation Using Satellites and Smart Pressure Technologies - David Hughes, American Water

Surface Water Treatment Plant Optimization, Bob Raczko, SUEZ North America

  • Leak Detection
  • SCADA for Dummies
  • Cleaning & Calibration of Process Turbidimeters
  • TBA

3:00 - 3:30

From Emergency to Opportunity: Repair and Condition Assessment of 30" PCCP Transmission Main - David Tanzi, CDM Smith; Jan Chwiedosiuk, Middlesex Water Company

THM Mitigation Through Mixing, Ventilation & Aeration - Tom Caulfield, UGSI Solutions Inc

3:30 - 3:45 pm COFFEE BREAK    
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

Annual Business Meeting, followed by Operators' Bowl and Students Competition

Presentation of the Harold V. Florence Meritorious Operator Award and Next Generation Award

9:00 pm Special Event!  Rock Out at the new Premier Club with AWWA NJ's Section Band, "Water Hammer"
       

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