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Breakout Session [clear filter]
Wednesday, October 10
 

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

11:45am

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

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

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

3:15pm

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
 
Thursday, October 11
 

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

9:45am

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

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

12:15pm

Management
A Cybersecurity Audit; the Good Kind of Audit

Speakers
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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
 
Friday, October 12
 

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

9:45am

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

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