You can register for ACE21 Pre-conference Workshops by selecting them during the registration process (either online or via registration form). If you would like to add a workshop to your current registration, email requests for substitutions or changes to or fax requests to 303.347.0804. be registered for the conference in one of the above categories to purchase workshops. Workshops are not included in the Online Event – must be in-person to attend.

Pre-Conference Workshops

PCW01: Implementing Biological Treatment Processes in One Water Applications

Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

AWWA Member: $95 | Nonmember: $195 | Student: $40

The workshop will leverage potable reuse leaders from utilities nationwide to share experiences with pilot, demonstration, and full-scale implementation of biofiltration in advanced water treatment. Specifically, the workshop discuss the benefits of biological treatment (e.g. improved TOC, CEC, nutrient removal) while providing guidance for managing common biofiltration challenges in potable reuse applications (e.g. bromate formation, biomass production). 

PCW02: Calibrating Water Distribution Systems Models

Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWWA Member: $145 | Nonmember: $245 | Student: $70

Water distribution system model calibration can be a daunting task. This workshop lays out a logical procedure on identifying problems with uncalibrated models and helps the modeler decide what data to collect, what parameters to adjust and how to evaluate the results. The workshop will cover water quality and real time modeling as well as standard hydraulic modeling for design.

PCW03: Practical Guidance for Undertaking a Successful Water Main Condition Assessment Program

Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWWA Member: $145 | Nonmember: $245 | Student: $70

This workshop is a forum for information sharing among utilities on how to undertake and implement a successful water main condition assessment program, from the initial stages of planning and budgeting through field inspections, rehabilitation programs, and data management. Learn how the experts do it – the thought processes and decision making that are tailored to their specific utility’s needs, budget, resources and goals – and how their programs provide great value and benefit to their utility.

PCW04: Proactive Management of Aesthetic Quality to Maintain Consumer Confidence

Sunday, June 13, 2021 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

AWWA Member: $145 | Nonmember: $245 | Student: $70

This workshop will give water utility, water quality, public relations, customer service, and regulatory managers an overview of what they need to know for better managing and mitigating aesthetic problems in drinking water. This is a very important topic that managers must commit to if we, collectively, are to increase public trust and confidence in our nation’s water supplies. 

PCW05: The Gamification of Asset Management

Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

AWWA Member: $145 | Nonmember: $245 | Student: $70

This workshop centers on the premise that most successful AM programs center upon building a strong team atmosphere where action on the field serves as the basis for learning and improving. Using an interactive facilitation approach that includes brief presentations and group exercises, attendees will be led through five stages of AM maturity: innocence, awareness, understanding, competence, and excellence. Attendees will walk away with not only a clearer sense of their own program and practical steps they can take to improve it, but also gain perspective from other utility case examples and expert guidance and insight

PCW06: Benefit-Cost Analysis

Sunday, June 13, 2021 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

AWWA Member: $95 | Nonmember: $195 | Student: $40

Benefit-Cost analysis has been used for years to prioritize water conservation measures. Individual water conservation measures are considered to be cost-effective when benefits exceed costs. Once individual measures have been found to be cost-effective, they can be combined into an overall water conservation program. 

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