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2018 Spring Symposium (Previously the Spring Conference)

3/25/2018 to 3/27/2018
When: March 25-27, 2018
Where: The Omni Grove Park Inn
290 Macon Ave
Asheville, North Carolina  28804
United States
Contact: Jennifer Port Picarella
919-784-9030, ext. 1000


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17th Annual Spring Symposium
March 26-27, 2018

The Omni Grove Park Inn

290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804

 

 

Exhibitors - Tables sold out

Review Spring Symposium Exhibit Rules & Regulations


 

Registration

To register online, click here

To download the registration form, click here

 

Student Registration

A complimentary, one day registration is available for students, but we are limited to 24 participants this year. Interested students should contact Corey King at corey.king@kimley-horn.com or 704-954-7477 or Daniel Turner at dturner@hazenandsawyer.com or 919-863-1017.

 

Important Dates

Early bird registration closes 2/22/18. Registration closes 3/5/18.

 

 

Hotel Accommodations

For reservations at the Omni Grove Park call 800-438-5800 and ask for the NC AWWA group block.

 

You may also make reservations online at:

https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/asheville-grove-park/meetings/nc-awwa-2018-17th-annual-spring-symposium

 

Room rates start at $199 per night plus tax.

Reservations must be made by March 2, 2018.

 

Alternate hotel options:

Renaissance Asheville

828.252.8211

http://www.renaissanceasheville.com/

 

Hyatt Place

828.505.8500

https://ashevilledowntown.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

 

Hilton Gardens

828.255.0001

www.hiltongardeninn.com

 

Indigo Hotel

828.239.0239

http://www.ashevilleindigo.com/

 

Also, please visit www.exploreasheville.com  for additional information on Asheville. 

 

Tentative Technical Schedule

A final technical schedule will be provided on-site to all attendees. The on-site schedule will include CEU approvals.


 

Monday, March 26, 2018

 

 

8:00 AM

CEUs

 

Opening Keynote – Heritage Ballroom A/B

 

 

Title

 

 

Sheila Holman, NC Department of Environmental Quality

 

 

9:15 AM

 

 

O&M – Eisenhower F

 

 

Valve Solutions for Best Performance and Longest Life of Pumping Systems

W, WW, PE, MT

 

John Skalla, DeZURIK/APCO/Hilton Valves

 

 

Special Topics – Eisenhower G

 

 

Going the Extra Mile in Customer Service

W, WW, PE, MT

 

David Melton, City of Asheville

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Is Pipe Bursting the “Right Fit” for Your Project?

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Jon “Chris” Ford, Highfill Infrastructure Engineering, P.C.

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

Secondary Groundwater Quality: Iron & Manganese

W, PE, MT

 

Jacob Mueller, Aqua America, Inc.

 

 

9:45:00 AM

 

 

Academy – Dogwood Suite

 

 

The Academy: Customer Service I

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Instructor

 

 

9:50 AM

 

 

Special Topics – Eisenhower G

 

 

Long-term planning at North Carolina water and wastewater utilities

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Shadi Eskaf, Environmental Finance Center at UNC School of Government

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Pipe Reaming/Bursting for Gravity Sewer Rehabilitation By MSD In-House Crews

WW, PE, MT

 

Michael Stamey and RL Haynes, Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County, NC

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

The Importance of Well Rehabilitation

W, PE, MT

 

Randy Hudson, A.C. Schultes of Carolina

 

 

10:25 AM

 

 

O&M – Eisenhower F

 

 

Mass Flow Meters for Improved Process Control and Cost Reduction

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Scott Oliver, Carotek, Inc.

 

 

Special Topics – Eisenhower G

 

 

Greensboro Leadership Development by Utility Leaders, for Utility Leaders - WaterMARK Academy

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Kristine Williams, City of Greensboro Water Resources Department

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Predicting H2S Corrosion “Hotspot” in Large Sewer Collection System

WW, PE, MT

 

Frank Qiao, Hazen and Sawyer, P.C.

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

Science-Based and Consensus-Based Water Resource Management in the Upper Neuse River Basin

W, PE, MT

 

Alix Matos, Brown and Caldwell and Forrest Westall, McGill Associates

 

 

11:00 AM

 

 

Special Topics – Eisenhower G

 

 

The Road to Utility Viability: Refreshing North Carolina's Statewide Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Master Plan

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Francine Durso, NC Dept. of Environmental Quality, Division of Water Infrastructure

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Lessons Learned from the Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s Rogerson Drive 30-inch Forcemain Rehabilitation

WW, PE, MT

 

Patrick Stout, CDM Smith

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

Enhance Your Water Distribution Monitoring Program with Field Data Collection Cloud-based Solutions

W, PE, MT

 

Pam Moss, Hach

 

 

12:30 PM

 

 

Academy – Dogwood Suite

 

 

The Academy: Environmental Awareness

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Instructor

 

 

O&M – Eisenhower F

 

 

Troubleshooting of Pump and Motor Systems in the Field

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Tim Hebert, A & W Electric

 

 

Special Topics – Eisenhower G

 

 

Mainstream ANITA Mox Pilot Testing at Los Angeles County Joint Water Pollution Control Plant

WW, PE, MT

 

Meg Hollowed, Veolia Water Technology

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Salisbury-Rowan Utilities Uses Innovative Approach to Increase Crane Creek Lift Station Pumping Capacity

WW, PE, MT

 

Wes Bramlett, Highfill Infrastructure Engineering, P.C.

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

The City of Asheville’s Neighborhood Enhancement Projects

W, PE, MT

 

George Simon, CDM Smith

 

 

1:05 PM

 

 

Special Topics – Eisenhower G

 

 

Use of Proxitane 15:23 (Peracetic Acid) as Primary Disinfectant Alternative to Chlorine for Wastewater Treatment

WW, PE, MT

 

Angela Mettlen, WK Dickson & Co., Inc.

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Lift Station Testing for Sustainable Operation: How Testing May be Used to Define and Fix Problems

WW, PE, MT

 

Clark Maness, WithersRavenel

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

A Prequalfication Success Story for the City of Asheville

W, PE, MT

 

Leslie Jones, Brown and Caldwell

 

 

1:40 PM

 

 

O&M – Eisenhower F

 

 

Selecting, Growing, and Operating Your SCADA System

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Bill Parrish, Piedmont Automation

 

 

Special Topics – Eisenhower G

 

 

Alternative Binder Materials and its Application in Concrete Sewer Structures for Possible Reduction in Fat, Oil and Grease (FOG) Related Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs)

WW, PE, MT

 

Samrin Ahmed Kusum, North Carolina State University

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Wastewater Pumps with Integrated Intelligence - The Next Industry Breakthrough

WW, PE, MT

 

Kristel Zaman, Xylem, Inc

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

In the Eye of the Storm: Emergency Repair of a 48-Inch Water Main after Hurricane Matthew

W, PE, MT

 

Tony Boahn, McKim & Creed, Inc.

 

 

3:10 PM

 

 

O&M – Eisenhower F

 

 

Air in Your Pipes? Choosing the Correct Air Release/Vacuum/Combination Valves for Your System

W, PE, MT

 

John Skalla, DeZURIK/APCO/Hilton Valves

 

 

Special Topics – Eisenhower G

 

 

It’s All in the Risk: Capital Planning For Trunk Sewers Using The RAMCAP J100 Risk Standard

WW, PE, MT

 

David Kerr, GHD Inc.

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Sustainable Biosolids Management: Direct Energy Use Does Not Tell All

WW, PE, MT

 

Ruth Borgmann, Hazen and Sawyer

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

Communicating GenX: How to Inform the Public about Emerging Contaminant Discoveries

W, PE, MT

 

Mike McGill, WaterPIO (WaterPIO.com)

 

 

3:45 PM

 

 

Special Topics – Eisenhower G

 

 

Efficient Capital Replacement Planning - The Economic Optimization Approach

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Brian Houston, LaBella Associates

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Structural Failure Reveals Nutrient Removal Abilities at the Mt. Holly WWTP

WW, PE, MT

 

Steven Gerlach, Willis Engineers

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

Unregulated, Emerging Disinfection By-Products: Why Engineers Should Understand Them

W, PE, MT

 

Clark Maness, WithersRavenel

 

 

4:20 PM

 

 

O&M – Eisenhower F

 

 

Get It, Use It, It’s Cheap or Free

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Scott Oliver, Carotek, Inc.

 

 

Special Topics – Eisenhower G

 

 

Communicating Risk and Reliability to Decision Makers

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Adam Sharpe, HDR

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Now That's Pretty Slick! Solving Odor Puzzles With Real-Time Tools

WW, PE, MT

 

Sharon Paterson, Envirosuite

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

Cary Apex Water Treatment Facility: Ozone Biofiltration Pilot Study

W, PE, MT

 

Judith Labrada, CDM Smith

 

 

 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

 

 

8:00 AM

 

 

O&M – Eisenhower F

 

 

Implementing a Basic Maintenance Program for Water and Wastewater Systems

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Don Price, NCDEQ

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Sugar Creek WWTP – CMAR Project Delivery for Reliability Improvements

WW, PE, MT

 

Billy Allen, Charlotte Water

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

Solving the Mystery of Non-Revenue Water in High Point

W, PE, MT

 

Jeff Cruickshank, Hazen and Sawyer

 

 

8:35 AM

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Weird Science: Creation of a Models and Sizing Calculations for Grit Removal Systems

WW, PE, MT

 

Ryan Asbury, Smith and Loveles

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

Catawba-Wateree Takes the Next Step in Water Loss Control

W, PE, MT

 

Drew Blackwell, Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A.

 

 

9:10 AM

 

 

O&M – Laurel Suite F&G

 

 

Vertical Manufacturing Eliminates Obsolescence

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Ryan Asbury, Smith & Loveless, Inc.

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

CSI Winston-Salem: SSO Forensics Edition

WW, PE, MT

 

Alex Palmatier, HDR

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

Asheville Water Loss Reductions Sustain 10 Years of City Growth Without Increasing Water Supply

W, PE, MT

 

Will Jernigan, Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A.

 

 

10:40 AM

 

 

O&M – Eisenhower F

 

 

Basic Operation, Maintenance and Troubleshooting Principles of VFD’s

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Tom Reilly, Rockwell Automation

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

Challenges in Lift Station Design

WW, PE, MT

 

Kyle Pohle, WithersRavenel

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

System Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Tank Levels

W, PE, MT

 

John Collett, Hazen and Sawyer

 

 

11:15 AM

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

GIS Master Planning Tools for Wastewater Engineering

WW, PE, MT

 

Michael Cameron, WK Dickson & Co., Inc.

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

Pump Selection Criteria: A Weighted Approach to Optimization

W, PE, MT

 

David Baird, Arcadis

 

 

11:50 AM

 

 

O&M – Eisenhower F

 

 

Devloping a Proper Repair Scope for Rotating Machinery

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Tim Hebert, A&W Electric

 

 

Wastewater – Laurel Suite

 

 

“Green” Options for Protecting Utility Infrastructure Threatened by Stream Erosion

WW, PE, MT

 

Todd St. John, WithersRavenel

 

 

Water – Heritage Ballroom C

 

 

A Balancing Act: Complex Distribution System Planning in the Western North Carolina Foothills

W, PE, MT

 

Tina Whitfield, HDR

 

 

1:20 PM

 

 

Forum I – Skyline Room

 

 

Legistlative and Regulatory

W, WW, PE, MT

 

Paul Calamita, AquaLaw

 

 

3:05 PM

 

 

Forum II – Skyline Room

 

 

Assessment and Rehabilitation

W, WW, PE, MT

 

John Briand, CDM Smith

 

 

Jason Cook, Hazen and Sawyer

 

 

Jim Perotti, CDM Smith

 


 


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