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Wednesday, October 10
 

8:00am

New Member & First Time Attendee Breakfast
Come see what AWWA is all about! Find out what is going on at the Conference. Meet the Intermountain Section Board Members

Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Grindewald

8:00am

Exhibits Open
Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Bernese

8:00am

Registration Open
Wednesday October 10, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
Bernese

9:00am

Opening General Session
Fostering Innovation: Advancing the Science of Water to Meet the Evolving Needs of the Water Industry and Customers

Speakers
RR

Rob Renner

The Water Research Foundation


Wednesday October 10, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Bernese

10:30am

Exhibitor Break & Prize Drawing
Wednesday October 10, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Bernese

10:30am

11:00am

Capital Improvements
A Tale of Two Tanks: Provo's West Side Water Improvements

Speakers
TT

Tavis Timothy

Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Interlaken

11:00am

Human Resources
Communicating the Real Costs of Accidents

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Neuchatel

11:00am

Operations & Maintenance
You spin me right round baby - Round 2

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Davos

11:00am

Water Conservation & Planning
Drought Contingency Planning - Lessons Learned

Speakers
DJ

Derek Johnson

Weber Basin Water Conservancy District


Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
Geneve

11:00am

Guest Program Activity
Historic Huber Grove at Wasatch Mountain State Park
Guest Program Tickets Here

11:00 – 1:00 (Includes lunch)
Historic Huber Grove at Wasatch Mountain State ParkTour the historic Huber Grove and home with the Wasatch Mountain State Park Naturalist.  This was the home of one of Heber Valley’s first settlers. Visit this beautiful peaceful area and learn about the history of this charming site. Enjoy a wonderful picnic lunch in the apple orchard.  A perfect spot to enjoy the crisp autumn air and warm sunshine.



Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gruyeres (Abv Hotel Lobby)

11:45am

Capital Improvements
Building a Defensible CIP: A Review of Best Practices Applied by WBWCD and JVWCD

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Interlaken

11:45am

Human Resources
Emergency Response Training using TTXs

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Neuchatel

11:45am

Operations & Maintenance
Technology Advancements in Leak Detection

Speakers
MC

Michael Carothers

Sewerin / Leak Locators of Montana


Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Davos

11:45am

Water Conservation & Planning
The Human Dimensions of Urban Irrigation and Water Conservation


Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Geneve

12:30pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bernese

1:30pm

Capital Improvements
Saratoga Springs Utah Lake Pump Station

Speakers
JL

Jeremy Lapin

City of Saratoga Springs


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Interlaken

1:30pm

Energy Conservation
Saving Energy: Beyond the Technical

Speakers
JH

Jeff Hare

Cascade Energy


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Geneve

1:30pm

Human Resources
If You Could Be Any Muppet Character, Who Would You Be and Why? How to Use the Interview Effectively to Great Hires.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Brooks

Jim Brooks

Central Utah Water Conservancy District
Jim has been the HR Manager for CUWCD for 25 years.  He has given several presentations on mgt. topics over the years.  He has an MPA from Kent State University with an emphasis in Human Resources, a B.A. in International Relations from BYU.  He enjoys reading, writing poetry and... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Neuchatel

1:30pm

Operations & Maintenance
Yellow water? No Way....

Speakers
RP

Ryan Perry

Granger Hunter Improvement District


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Davos

1:30pm

Guest Program Activity
Service Project – Create Items for Festival of Trees
Purchase Guest Tickets Here

Help raise funds for the Festival of Trees by creating and donating handmade Christmas pillows to be sold at the Gift Boutique.   The Festival of Trees raises funds for the Primary Children’s Hospital Foundation.


Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Gruyeres (Abv Hotel Lobby)

2:15pm

Capital Improvements
City of Blaine, MN Water System: from Failure to Resiliency

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Interlaken

2:15pm

Energy Conservation
Energy Performance Metrics for Public Water Systems

Speakers
RS

Rob Sowby

Water Resources Engineer, Hansen, Allen & Luce, Inc.
Dedicated to advancing sustainable water supply, Dr. Rob Sowby is a water resources engineer at Hansen, Allen & Luce in Salt Lake City. His practice focuses on the planning, modeling, and energy management of public water systems. He has contributed to over 100 water projects throughout... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Geneve

2:15pm

Human Resources
Effects of the Aging Work Force

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Neuchatel

2:15pm

Operations & Maintenance
Storage Tank Mixing and Distribution System Water Quality Improvements

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Davos

3:00pm

Exhibitor Break & Prize Drawing
Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Bernese

3:15pm

Operations & Maintenance
Unidirectional Flushing - What is it, and is it worth my time?

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Davos

4:00pm

Capital Improvements
Why and how to calibrate hydraulic models: A Weber Basin case study

Speakers

Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Interlaken

4:00pm

Energy Conservation
Improving Energy Efficiency Using Other People's Money

Speakers
MJ

Matt Jensen

Cascade Energy


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Geneve

4:00pm

Human Resources
How to Ditch the Paper Office and go Paper-light.

Speakers
TM

Todd Marti

Granger Hunter Improvement District


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Neuchatel

4:00pm

Operations & Maintenance
Operational Safety Issue

Speakers
JB

Jeff Betton

Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Davos

5:00pm

Exhibits Close
Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Bernese

5:00pm

Registration Closes
Wednesday October 10, 2018 5:00pm - 5:00pm
Bernese
 
Thursday, October 11
 

7:30am

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Thursday October 11, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Bernese

7:30am

Exhibits Open
Thursday October 11, 2018 7:30am - 12:30pm
Bernese

7:30am

Registration Open
Thursday October 11, 2018 7:30am - 12:30pm
Bernese

8:15am

Thursday General Session
A New Age for Utility Services: Remaining Relational Amidst Unrelenting Pressure to be Operational

Speakers
BL

Brenda Lennox

American Water Works Association


Thursday October 11, 2018 8:15am - 9:00am
Bernese

9:00am

Finance
Understanding My Financing/Bonding Options

Speakers
MK

Marcus Keller

Vice President Zions Public Finance, Inc., Zions Public Finance, Inc.
Zions Bank Public Finance


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Neuchatel

9:00am

Operational Strategies
Are your sludge drying beds overburdened? Repurposing existing facilities to expand solids handling capacity

Speakers
BB

Brad Buswell

Carollo Engineers


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Davos

9:00am

Water Data & Water Auditing
Why Your M&I Data is Important

Speakers
CH

Candice Hasenyager

Utah Division of Water Resources


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Geneve

9:00am

WQ Reuse
San Diego's Pure Water Project: How Many Processes Does it Take to Achieve 16 log removal?

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Interlaken

9:00am

Guest Program Activity
Jewelry Making
Purchase Guest Tickets Here

Come make some custom leather earrings. This trendy jewelry is perfect for yourself or a gift for others.  All supplies included.


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Gruyeres (Abv Hotel Lobby)

9:00am

9:45am

Finance
How Do We Develop Consensus for Public Finance of Water Projects?

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Neuchatel

9:45am

Operational Strategies
Role of Smart Tanks in Distribution Water Quality Management

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Davos

9:45am

Water Data & Water Auditing
Using the Division of Water Rights Website

Speakers
JG

James Greer

Utah Division of Water Rights


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Geneve

9:45am

WQ Reuse
Water Reuse Technologies, Policies, and the New AWWA Standard


Thursday October 11, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Interlaken

10:30am

Exhibitor Break & Prize Drawing
Thursday October 11, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Bernese

11:00am

Guest Program Activity
Tour and Lunch at Heber Valley Artisan Cheese, a small family dairy farm and creamery nestled in the quaint community of Midway
Purchase Guest Tickets Here
At Heber Valley Artisan Cheese their mission is to help others experience the difference of the farmer’s touch. The fully integrated dairy farm to creamery delivers a true farm-to-table experience.  In fact, they believe the finest handcrafted cheeses, fresh or aged, begins with the perfect base:  premium milk – pure, rich and creamy; a “recipe” we’ve been perfecting on our farm for nearly 100 years. In 2011, the family built a new creamery and began using their farm’s milk to handcraft and age artisan cheese.
On this tour you will have the chance to see the cheese make room and aging cave, learn about their dairy farm, ask questions, and taste more than 4 different flavor combinations of cheese. Among those flavors you’ll taste some developing cheeses that have not yet been released to market. A wonderful soup and grilled cheese sandwich lunch is included.  Following the tour, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase cheese, ice cream or other locally made items (jam, fudge, salsa).


Thursday October 11, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gruyeres (Abv Hotel Lobby)

11:30am

Management
Effective Utility Management: Full Steam Ahead, Floating Dead in the Water, Barely Treading Water, Sinking Fast or Alone on a Deserted Island” Which Phrase Best Describes Your Strategic Management Plan?

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Neuchatel

11:30am

Operational Strategies
Converting a 280 MGD WTP to Orthophosphate Addition for Corrosion Control

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Davos

11:30am

Water Data & Water Auditing
Catawba-Wateree Takes the Next Step in Water Loss Control

Speakers
DB

Drew Blackwell

Cavanaugh & Associates, P.A.


Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Geneve

11:30am

WQ Cyanobacteria & Algal Blooms
Are Cyanobacteria Blooms a New Problem?

Speakers
JC

Joe Crawford

Water Quality Scientist, Central Utah Water
In 2010 I graduated from Utah State with a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. In 2013 I graduated from Utah State University with a Master of Science in Watershed Science. I am married and my wife Stacy and I have four children and we are currently living in Spanish... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:15pm
Interlaken

11:30am

Exhibits Close
Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bernese

11:30am

Registration Closes
Thursday October 11, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Bernese

12:15pm

Management
A Cybersecurity Audit; the Good Kind of Audit

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hoyt

Jason Hoyt

Electrical Group Manager, Central Utah Water Conservancy District


Thursday October 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Neuchatel

12:15pm

Operational Strategies
New Developments in Microfiltration/Ultrafiltration - Understanding Non-Proprietary Systems

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Davos

12:15pm

Water Data & Water Auditing
Utah Water Loss Program Tracks Measurable and Meaningful Impacts of Water Audits

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Geneve

12:15pm

WQ Cyanobacteria & Algal Blooms
Technologies to Prevent Cyanobacteria Blooms

Speakers

Thursday October 11, 2018 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Interlaken

1:30pm

Activity: Facilities Tour
Water Facilities Tour
Thursday Activity
Take a tour of three remarkable water facilities near the Jordanelle Reservoir and enjoy a picnic to boot!  The guided tour will include:
· Jordanelle Hydro Electric Facility
· Jordanelle Special Service District’s Water Reclamation Plant
· Jordanelle Special Service District’s Keetley Water Treatment Plant
We will meet at the conference registration desk in the Exhibit Hall at 1:30 PM on Thursday, October 11th to car pool to the Picnic Area.
Cost:  $25 Attendees will be provided with a lunch, snacks, a bottle of water, and a drawstring backpack to carry the items.  $5 of the ticket price will be donated to the Intermountain Section’s Scholarship Fund.
Purchase Tickets Here


Thursday October 11, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Bernese

1:30pm

Activity: Hike the Wasatch
Hike the Wasatch
Thursday Activity
Join your fellow AWWA members and guests on this guided hike at Wasatch Mountain State Park.  The Park Naturalist, Kathy Donnell will not only lead you on this intermediate hike, pointing out various hidden treasurers, but she will also introduce you to her Falcon and Owl.
We will meet at conference registration desk in the Exhibit Hall at 1:30 PM on Thursday, October 11th to car pool to the Visitor’s Center for a picnic. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for hiking. The average high temperature in Heber Valley in October is about 62 degrees.
Cost:  $25 Hikers will be provided with a picnic lunch, snacks, a bottle of water, and a drawstring backpack to carry items.  $5 will be donated to Wasatch Mountain State Park for each hiker.
Purchase Tickets Here


Thursday October 11, 2018 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Bernese

1:30pm

Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament
Purchase Golf Here
Pricing:
 Single Golfer  $100  Foursome  $400 Hole Sponsor  $250 Prize Sponsor  $350 Tournament Sponsor  $1,000

Thursday October 11, 2018 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Crater Springs GC
 
Friday, October 12
 

8:00am

Membership Breakfast
Friday October 12, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Grand Matterhorn

9:00am

Intermountain Section Board Meeting
Friday October 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Grindewald

9:00am

Aging Infrastructure Replacement
Olmsted Flowline Replacement & Seismic Retrofit Project - Capping Off of a 30-Year Process

Speakers
CL

Cort Lambson

Central Utah Water Conservancy District
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Baylor University, a Master of Science degree from University of Texas at Austin, and a PhD in Environmental Planning and Design at Arizona State University.


Friday October 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Interlaken

9:00am

Stakeholder & Employee Education
Latest and Best Practices for Boards

Speakers
GW

Gary Winger

Kirton McConkie


Friday October 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
St. Moritz

9:00am

Treatment Bio Filtration
Evaluation of a Side-by-Side, Full-Scale Conversion to Biological Filtration

Speakers
SB

Stetson Bassett

Carollo Engineers


Friday October 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Monte Rosa

9:00am

WQ Tech New
qPCR as an Emerging Laboratory Tool for Water Professionals

Speakers
EC

Erik Cram

Lab Manager, Central Utah Water Conservancy District
Erik D. Cram, Ph.D. is new to the water industry but has been conducting research for 15 years. In High School and early college years, Erik worked for a small biotech company in American Fork, Utah where his research was used for product patents. Erik received his Bachelor of Science... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Davos

9:00am

9:45am

Aging Infrastructure Replacement
Into the light - SCADA rebuild at Big Cottonwood WTP proves a bright future for SLC water treatment.

Speakers
AH

Andrew Hobson

Magna Water District


Friday October 12, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Interlaken

9:45am

Stakeholder & Employee Education
Accessible Water Modeling

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
St. Moritz

9:45am

Treatment Bio Filtration
The Best of Both Worlds - Optimizing Biological Filters for Particle Removal

Speakers
MR

Mike Rau

Central Utah Water Conservancy District


Friday October 12, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Monte Rosa

9:45am

WQ Tech New
New treatment approach to reduce Trihalomethanes in storage tanks: A local perspective

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Davos

9:45am

10:30am

Aging Infrastructure Replacement
Completion of JVWCD's SCADA Replacement Project: High Performance HMI and Smart Utility in Application

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Interlaken

10:30am

Stakeholder & Employee Education
Is there a place for water in education?

Speakers

Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
St. Moritz

10:30am

Treatment Bio Filtration
Biological Filtration - Benefits and Challenges

Speakers
LS

Lynn Stephens

Brown & Caldwell


Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Monte Rosa

10:30am

WQ Tech New
Dioxane Removal from Groundwater

Speakers
KW

Katie Wolohan

Environmental Engineer (PE), Barr Engineering Company
Katie Wolohan has more than seven years of environmental consulting experience and assists clients with industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment, water reuse, and environmental compliance and permitting. She has assisted with the evaluation, design, and implementation... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 10:30am - 11:15am
Davos

11:30am

Awards & Closing Luncheon
Speakers
AF

Akwasi Frimpong

Utah Division of Emergency Management


Friday October 12, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Grand Matterhorn

2:00pm

Utah Division of Drinking Water Board Meeting
Having the Courage, Power and Determination to Tackle Adversity

Friday October 12, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Grindwald