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Date
Monday
October 30, 2017
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Workshops |  8:00 AM -  12:00 PM
MON01 - Hands-on Development of Asset Management Plans

Track

Moderator
Kevin Campanella

Location/Room #
Tanglewood

Overview
The AWWA Asset Management Committee is sponsoring this workshop as a key learning opportunity for Asset Management. Development of Asset Management Plans is one of the significant elements of Asset Management implementation. This workshop will combine presentations, interactive exercises, small group discussions and individual product development with the intention of educating attendees on development of an Asset Management Plan and on important asset management concepts that are part of the plan.

08:00 AM
Introduction and Learning Objectives 
Kevin Campanella, Burgess & Niple
08:10 AM
Introduction to Key Concepts of AM and Introduction to the AWWA AM Resource Page 
08:30 AM
Strategic (Enterprise) Asset Management Plan 
08:40 AM
Asset Management Plan (Asset Class Level) 
08:50 AM
Levels of Service 
09:10 AM
Current State of Assets: Inventory and Condition Assessment 
09:40 AM
Risk 
Gregory Osthues, Arcadis
10:00 AM
Business Case Analysis 
Kevin Campanella, Burgess & Niple
10:15 AM
Maintenance and Reliability 
10:30 AM
AMP Development Process 
10:45 AM
Group Discussion on AMP Framework – Break into Groups 
Kevin Campanella, Burgess & Niple
Gregory Osthues, Arcadis
10:55 AM
Small Group AMP Development Facilitated by Speakers and Presenters 
Kevin Campanella, Burgess & Niple
Gregory Osthues, Arcadis
11:45 AM
Report Outs 
11:55 AM
Wrap up, Lessons Learned 
Kevin Campanella, Burgess & Niple
Workshops |  8:00 AM -  12:00 PM
MON03 - Steel Water Storage Tank Workshop

Track

Moderator

Location/Room #
Bellaire

Overview
This workshop will provide everything you need to know about steel tanks from design, construction, inspection, maintenance and state-of-the art coating and lining systems for added life. Construction of popular elevated storage tank designs will be presented, such as multi-column or single pedestal -- spheroid, fluted column, or composite elevated storage tanks. Different roof styles of tanks will be presented, and discussion provided on the importance of properly designed tank foundations. This workshop will also include a review of the ANSI/AWWA D100 for steel welded water storage tanks.

08:00 AM
Identification of Applicable Standards and How to Use 
Gregory Stein, Tank Industry Consultants
08:45 AM
Locating, Sizing and Selecting Tanks 
Rich Horn, CB&I
10:00 AM
Tank Coating Process 
Alfred Enoch, Induron Protective Coatings
11:00 AM
Inspection and Maitenance 
Gregory Stein, Tank Industry Consultants
11:45 AM
Q&A 
Workshops |  1:00 PM -  5:00 PM
MON02 - Buried No Longer Tool

Track

Moderator

Location/Room #
Post Oak

Overview
AWWA has launched its newest pipeline evaluation tool that will examine the financial burden of renewal and replacement of water distribution and/or wastewater collection systems. This resource is an expanded version of the Buried No Longer tool for drinking water. Workshop attendees will learn the meaning and value of the data to an asset management program and will be provided tools to help start the conversation about infrastructure replacement. This workshop is free to BNL participants. To become a participant, log on to awwa.org and get access today.

01:00 PM
Introductions 
01:30 PM
BNL Tool - What Does the Data Mean to Your Utility 
03:30 PM
How to Leverage Big Data to Communicate Infrastructure Needs 
Workshops |  1:00 PM -  5:00 PM
MON04 - Building Water Sector Resilience for Black Sky Hazards

Track

Moderator

Location/Room #
Bellaire

Overview
Black sky hazards are relatively new to the water sector and very few utilities or governments have planned for the catastrophic consequences of a Black Sky event, and the pivotal and vital role that the Water Sector would have to play in order to ensure safety in its aftermath. In this workshop, the Electric Infrastructure Security Council will conduct a hands-on table top exercise that will be phased to provide participant insight and response into key areas of concern at critical points in the aftermath of a Black Sky event, in this case, caused by a widespread cyberattack on the Electric Grid. Participants will be challenged to think about their own utilities vulnerabilities and resilience measures.

Workshops |  1:00 PM -  5:00 PM
MON05 - Water Main Rehab - How to Build a Rehabilitation Program

Track

Moderator

Location/Room #
Tanglewood

Overview
This workshop will provide a big picture viewpoint of managing the assets of a water main rehabilitation program. Attendees will learn how to value their distribution system assets from condition assessment to developing a sustainable replacement program. Attendees will then be provided detailed information about available trenchless technology rehabilitation techniques and case studies for these techniques from an owners, designers and contractors perspective.

01:00 PM
Introduction, Status of Utility Industry and Economic of Failure 
Edward Ambler, AM Trenchless
01:30 PM
How to Determine Which Pipes to Inspect and Renew 
Mark Knight, University of Waterloo Dept Earth & Env Sciences
02:00 PM
Water Main Condition Assessment and Inspection Tools 
Piero Salvo, GAME Consultants
02:25 PM
Slipling, Compressive Fit Lining and Pipe Bursting 
Edward Ambler, AM Trenchless
03:00 PM
Water Main Pipeline Classification Methods 
Mark Knight, University of Waterloo Dept Earth & Env Sciences
03:45 PM
Pipeline Renewal with CIPP and SIPP 
George Bontus, AEGION Corporation
04:15 PM
How to Build Water Main Rehabilitation Programs  
Edward Ambler, AM Trenchless
Tuesday
October 31, 2017
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Professional Session |  8:15 AM -  9:30 AM
Opening General Session

Track

Moderator

Location/Room #
Galleria I

Overview
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season has been devastating. The impacts could have been much worse if not for the resiliency of our water infrastructure and dedication of water utility staff. Join us in the opening general session as Ms. Yvonne Forrest describes Houston Water's efforts before, during, and after Hurricane Harvey.

08:15 AM
Welcome 
Mike Howe, Texas AWWA
08:25 AM
Awards Presentation 
08:30 AM
Houston Water- A Community Lifeline During and After the Storm 
Yvonne Forrest, City Of Houston
Professional Session |  10:15 AM -  11:45 AM
STS01 - New Technologies and Innovations for Optimization

Track

Moderator
Randy Moore

Location/Room #
Galleria III

Overview
This special topic session showcases experiences of utility managers, consulting engineers and technology providers through case studies featuring performance of new technologies and innovative approaches for water and wastewater. This must-see session will offer a wide range of new innovations including satellite leak detection, coatings for condensation control, maintenance approaches for biofilm control and a new technology for rehabbing sewer manholes. The session will be framed around the optimization goals of AWWA’s Partnership programs for drinking water and wastewater utility optimization.

10:15 AM
Satellite Leak Detection: Recent Case Studies 
Paul Schumi
10:35 AM
New Thermal Insulating Coatings Technology for Condensation Control 
Andy Hoffman, Tnemec Company Inc
10:55 AM
Innovative Maintenance Approaches to Manage Biofilm & Residual Levels in Concrete & Steel Water Storage Tanks 
Roger Miller, Water Systems Engineering
11:15 PM
New Technology for Rehabilitating Sewer Manholes 
Jim Rouse, Alternative Lining Technologies
Bruce Jameson, Ace Pipe Cleaning
11:35 PM
Q&A 
Randy Moore, Tnemec Companuy, Inc.
Professional Session |  10:15 AM -  11:45 AM
STS02 - Value of Preparedness

Track

Moderator
Kevin Morley

Location/Room #
Galleria I-II

Overview
The National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) report that as of July 2017 there have been 9 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. The second half of 2017 will be marked by hurricanes on the East coast and fires in West. The full impact of these events on utilities is not yet in the record books. AWWA has a unique opportunity to hear from emergency response agencies coordinating mutual aid in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The unprecedented response from utilities, state agencies, public works and many others will make clear the value of preparedness.

10:15 AM
Panel Discussion 
Mike Howe, Texas AWWA
Sandy Smith, Dekalb Cnty Watershed Mgmt
Tom Morgan, Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority
Professional Session |  1:15 PM -  2:45 PM
TUE01 - Legislative Updates

Track
Professional Program, Water Infrastructure Investments & Capital Project

Moderator
Kurt Vause

Location/Room #
Tanglewood

Overview


01:15 PM
Updates on Recent Infrastructure Related Legislative Efforts: Federal Perspectives 
Kurt Vause, Streamlineam, LLC
01:45 PM
Updates on Recent Infrastructure Related Legislative Efforts: State Perspectives 
David Weihrauch, City of Oxford
02:15 PM
U.S. EPA WIFIA Financing -- Updates and Key Benefits 
Amit Srivastava, USEPA
Professional Session |  1:15 PM -  2:45 PM
TUE02 - Identifying Cybersecurity Threats to the Water Sector

Track
Emergency Preparedness and Cybersecurity , Professional Program

Moderator
John Organek

Location/Room #
Bellaire

Overview
The threat of cybersecurity attacks against water and wastewater systems continues to evolve rapidly. Recent cyber-attacks against assets in some other sectors have demonstrated the ability of cyber-attacks to inflict physical damage on critical infrastructure. This session will focus on methods to secure water and wastewater SCADA and IT systems against cyber-attacks.

01:15 PM
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) and its Relationship to W/WW 
Bob George, Tetra Tech
01:45 PM
Water Utilities Data and Software Security and Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud 
Goran Novkovic
02:15 PM
Virginia Waterworks Cybersecurity Assessments Initiative 
Christian Manalo
Kenneth Eisenhart, Vir. Dept. of Health-Office of Drinking Water
Professional Session |  1:15 PM -  5:00 PM
TUE03 - Asset Management Planning Strategies

Track
Asset Management Practices, Professional Program

Moderator
Yakir Hasit

Location/Room #
Galleria II

Overview
While all Asset Management Programs share similar components (e.g., level of service goals, inventories, and risk assesments), the most successful programs are designed to meet a community's greatest needs. This session will highlight the approaches several utilities are using to develop, implement, and evaluate their Asset Management Program.

01:15 PM
The Water Utility of the Future 
Timothy Taber, Barton & Loguidice, DPC
Michael Hooker, Onondaga County Water Authority
01:45 PM
AM Program Implementation the Madison, WI Way 
Claudia Haack, Madison Metro Sewerage District
Seth McClure, Madison Water Utility
Gage Muckleroy
02:15 PM
Connecting Funding Levels with Customer Service Levels to Make CIP Decisions 
Len Sekuler, Arcadis
Jason Waterbury
03:30 PM
Leading Asset Management Practices Applied to Texas Water Supply Wells - Using Maintenance Strategy Groups 
Justin Kauffman, Aqua America, Inc.
Gage Muckleroy
Mert Muftugil
04:00 PM
The City of Ft Wayne's Asset Management Experience and Results 
Andrew Schipper, Fort Wayne City Utilities
Benjamin Groeneweg, Fort Wayne City Utilities
04:30 PM
Suburban Water System Asset Management Program 
Zhaohui Sun
Jorge Lopez
Satish Sadanandam
Professional Session |  1:15 PM -  5:00 PM
TUE04 - Optimization for Water Utilities - Building on Existing Simulation Model Capabilities

Track
Professional Program, Tools and Technologies in the Water Sector

Moderator
Jeffery Frey

Location/Room #
Post Oak

Overview
This session will discuss how to optimize water system planning and operations. It will touch on a range of applications rather than concentrate simply on optimizing capital improvements or on operating strategies. Attendees will hear from utility, consultant, and vendor representatives experienced in different analytical tools. Several optimization case studies will be presented along with a discussion panel reviewing the topics and identifying key elements for ensuring the success of an optimization study.

01:15 PM
Water Distribution System Optimization - Overview and History 
Thomas Walski, Bentley Systems, Inc.
01:45 PM
Tualatin Valley Water District Defers Capital Costs by Optimizing Existing Operations 
Joshua Miner, Carollo Engineers
Carrie Pak, Tualatin Valley Water District
Joshua Cantone
02:15 PM
Pump Energy Modeling:Model Calibration and Proof-of-Concept 
Eric Trembly, DNVGL Software
Thomas Ginn
Boris Rodriguez
03:30 PM
Optimizing Operations and Reducing Energy Cost with Dynamic Simulation 
Garrett Owens, CH2M
Rachel Ickert
J. Huff
Aaron Smith
04:00 PM
Reducing Short-Term Distribution Operation Costs While Preserving Long-Term Capital Improvement Flexibility: A Denver Water Case Study 
Myron Nealey, Denver Water Board
Marcela Duran
04:30 PM
Success Factors for Using Optimization in Water Distribution 
Jennifer Henke, CH2M
Sanjay Patel, IBI Group
Professional Session |  1:15 PM -  5:00 PM
TUE05 - Protective Coatings and Linings for Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Track
Practical Applications for Infrastructure , Professional Program

Moderator
Randy Moore

Location/Room #
Galleria III

Overview
This session will provide relevant informational, technical, practical topics that will expand your knowledge on protective coatings and linings within a corrosion control program and benefit the system owners with longer operational life styles, budget control, and savings. Participants will leave the session with a better understanding of the importance of conducting coatings and linings condition assessments, selection of effective coating systems based on service environment, inspection related to project quality assurance, and maintenance planning.

01:15 PM
Conditioning Assessments for Coatings & Linings for Water & Wastewater 
Randy Nixon, Corrosion Probe, Inc.
02:15 PM
Suitable Coating & Lining Systems for use in Water & Wastewater 
Robert Murphy, Sherwin Williams
04:00 PM
Protective Coatings & Linings Inspection 
Jim Kunkle, SSPC: The Society For Protective Coatings
Professional Session |  3:30 PM -  5:00 PM
TUE06 - Funding Infrastructure Improvements

Track
Professional Program, Water Infrastructure Investments & Capital Project

Moderator
William HagenBurger

Location/Room #
Tanglewood

Overview
Public financing, bond markets, lending rates, economy constraints, and gaining customer support make financing water and wastewater utility projects challenging. This session shows utility managers how to plan, gain customer support, and use innovative financing to execute successful infrastructure improvement projects.

03:30 PM
What is WICA and How does it Work? Driving Results from Connecticut Water's Infrastructure Management Program 
Daniel Lesnieski, Connecticut Water Co.
04:00 PM
Innovations in Water Infrastructure Financing - Getting the Right Fit 
John Mastracchio, Raftelis Financial Consultants, Inc.
Rocky Craley
04:30 PM
Financial Planning for Infrastructure Replacement 
Dawn Lund, Utility Financial Solutions, LLC
Professional Session |  3:30 PM -  5:00 PM
TUE07 - Conducting Vulnerability Assessments Using the J100 Methodology

Track
Emergency Preparedness and Cybersecurity , Professional Program

Moderator
Christian Manalo

Location/Room #
Bellaire

Overview
J100 continues to be the leading methodology for risk and vulnerability assessment in the water sector. This session will present a series of case studies on the use of J100 and other risk and vulnerability assessment methodologies.

03:30 PM
Risk and Resilience Management - The Columbus DPU Way 
Andrew Ohrt, Arcadis
Sarah Moore, Columbus Division of Power & Water
04:00 PM
How to Mitigate Risks - Actions to Take After the Vulnerability Assessment 
Linda Warren, Launch! Consulting
Michael Lynn, Albemarle County Service Authority
04:30 PM
J100: Risk Assessment: Why You Can't Eat the Elephant One Bite at a Time 
Patricia Lamb, DC Water, Office of Emergency Management
Professional Session |  5:00 PM -  6:00 PM
PST01 - Poster Session

Track
Professional Program

Moderator

Location/Room #

Overview


05:00 PM
Improving the Pipe Failure Database: Optimizing System Reliability for Water Distribution Systems 
Douglas Sherman, Corrosion Probe Inc.
05:00 PM
Just When You Thought You Had Seen It All – The Value of High Frequency Pressure Data 
Michael McFadden, Syrinix
Kevin Fisher, Las Vegas Valley Water Dist
Paul Lilnford
05:00 PM
Planning for the Future: Energy Recovery and Water Supply Resiliency in Grand Prairie 
Kristen Burns, Freese and Nichols
Melissa Brunger
Doug Ashworth
Thomas Gooch
Elizabeth Blackwelder
Ronald McCuller
05:00 PM
What's So Complicated, It All Flows Downhill! How Central San Changed the Way They Defined Rehabilitation Spending 
Michael Penny, CCCSD
Wednesday
November 1, 2017
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Professional Session |  8:15 AM -  9:45 AM
WED01 - Tools for Capital Project Success

Track
Professional Program, Water Infrastructure Investments & Capital Project

Moderator
Showri Nandagiri

Location/Room #
Tanglewood

Overview
Growing awareness of the need to improve the nation's water infrastructure may lead to more financing for capital projects, but it will also increase public scrutiny and customers' expectations. This session describes why many capital projects don't meet goals and provides managers with the tools to make sure their projects meet expectations and are successful throughout their entire lifecycle.

08:45 AM
Municipal Water And Wastewater Infrastructure Management And The Sustainable Utility – A Performance Contracting (PC) Review 
Srinivasarao Chitikela, RC-WEE Solutions
09:15 AM
Why Capital Delivery Under-Delivers and What We Can Do About it 
Garry Boychuk, City of Toronto
Professional Session |  8:15 AM -  9:45 AM
WED02 - Advanced Risk Assessment

Track
Asset Management Practices, Professional Program

Moderator
Jennifer Steffens

Location/Room #
Galleria II

Overview
This session will help attendees understand advanced risk assessment, the important factors for such an assessment, how operation and condition data collected based on risk can reduce replacement spending, and how decisions based on risk assessment impact other factors within a utility.

08:15 AM
Data Collection and Management: Starting From the Ground Up  
Peter Kraft, The Confluence Group
08:25 AM
Advanced Risk Assessment Techniques: Making Data Actionable  
Travis Wagner, Pure Technologies US
08:35 AM
Optimized Master Planning Methods: Using Data to Drive Decisions  
Corey Williams, Optimatics
08:45 AM
Asset Management in Action: A Case Study  
Jeremiah Hess, Portland Water Bureau
09:00 AM
Panel Discussion 
Travis Wagner, Pure Technologies US
Peter Kraft, The Confluence Group
Corey Williams, Optimatics
Jeremiah Hess, Portland Water Bureau
Professional Session |  8:15 AM -  9:45 AM
WED03: Water Loss Applications - Exploring Leak Detection and Pressure Control Methods

Track
Practical Applications for Infrastructure , Professional Program

Moderator
David Bries

Location/Room #
Galleria III

Overview
Pressure management and leak detection are two important tools used to help control water losses. This session will explore the benefits of real-time pressure management and some new leak detection equipment and methodologies.

08:15 AM
Piloting Leak Detection Equipment and Methodologies in the Nation's Third Largest City 
Lindsey Reid, AECOM
Kira Smith
Michael Rolen
08:45 AM
Writing a New Chapter in Leak Logger Technology Utilization 
David Annarumo, American Water Company
Joseph Rambaldi
09:15 AM
Is Real Time Pressure Control Worthwhile for Leak Reduction? 
Thomas Walski, Bentley Systems, Inc.
Enrico Creaco, University of Exeter
Professional Session |  8:15 AM -  9:45 AM
WED04 - Critical Customer Programs

Track
Emergency Preparedness and Cybersecurity , Professional Program

Moderator
Kenneth Eisenhart

Location/Room #
Bellaire

Overview
All customers are important - but some are more critical than others. During this session, which includes a panel discussion, participants will explore how critical customer programs can help reduce the risks associated with emergencies and make utilities more resilient.

08:15 AM
Critical Customer Programs: Lessons Learned from the Utility Perspective and the Critical Customer Perspective 
Perry Gayle, AECOM
08:45 AM
Resilience Through Critical Customer Collaboration 
Carl Simons, Horsley Witten Group
Dusti Lowndes, DC Water
09:15 AM
Critical Customer Programs Panel Discussion 
Perry Gayle, AECOM
Professional Session |  8:15 AM -  12:00 PM
WED05 - Condition Assessment Provides Valuable Data

Track
Professional Program, Tools and Technologies in the Water Sector

Moderator
Colleen Arnold

Location/Room #
Post Oak

Overview
The age of pipeline replacement is upon us! But which pipelines should be replaced first? Replacing a pipe too soon diminishes a utility's return on investment, but waiting too long can increase the risks and costs of a pipeline failure. Data shows that age alone is not the best indicator of a pipe's condition. This session will review the latest pipeline condition assessment tools and how those tools can help set repair, replacement, and rehabilitation priorities to reduce the risks and costs of managing aging infrastructure.

08:15 AM
An Additional 50 Years of Service Life: Condition Assessment of Large Diameter Sewers and Manholes 
Debra Kaye
Clinton McAdams, V&A Consulting Engineers
08:45 AM
Raw Water Intakes: Let's Not Take Them for Granted 
Michael Fleury, Carollo Engineers
09:15 AM
Applying Multiple Condition Assessment Tools for Large Diameter Pipelines in Support of Replacement Planning 
Celine Hyer, Arcadis
10:30 AM
Pipeline Renewal - The Devil is in the Details. Desoto Kansas Raw Water Main Cleaning and Inspection Project 
Lisa Douglas, ACE Pipe Cleaning
Mark Wade, Bluewater Solutions Group, Inc.
11:00 AM
Comparing Acoustic Sensor and Low Voltage Technology in Plastic Pipes 
Chuck Hansen, Electro Scan Inc.
11:30 AM
The Advantages and Disadvantages of CCTV Inspection of Water Distribution Mains 
Chuck Hansen, Electro Scan Inc.
Professional Session |  10:30 AM -  12:00 PM
WED06 - Solutions for Project Delivery Challenges

Track
Professional Program, Water Infrastructure Investments & Capital Project

Moderator
Elizabeth Ralph

Location/Room #
Tanglewood

Overview
Projects further the growth of a utiliy's infrastructure and involve a significant amount of monetary investment and, when completed, are expected to service the utility and its customers for decades. Challenges occur throughout the planning, design, and construction phases and solutions are often as unique as the problems. This session will highlight solutions to three projects.

10:30 AM
Challenges of Planning a 40-Mile Regional Water Transmission Pipeline within a Rural Setting 
Jennifer Harrison, CDM Smith
11:00 AM
Anchorage W/WW Utility's Business Case Evaluation 
Kurt Vause, Streamlineam, LLC
11:30 AM
Best Practices in Planning and Execution of CFRP Lining of Pipelines 
Murat Engindeniz, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Professional Session |  10:30 AM -  12:00 PM
WED07 - Applying Risk Assesment Principles and Innovative Technologies to Effectively Manage Water Infrastructure

Track
Asset Management Practices, Professional Program

Moderator
Sunil Sinha

Location/Room #
Galleria II

Overview
This technical session will focus on what water utilities need and how well our work products meet those needs. We will use feedback from the session and our own experience in managing utility practices to fill gaps and revise materials to identify utility needs.

10:30 AM
Applying Risk Management Principles and Innovative Technologies to Effectively Manage Deteriorating Infrastructure 
Jian Zhang, Water Research Foundation
10:50 AM
Increase the Use and Understanding of Condition Assessment Approaches for Evaluating the Need for Asset Renewal 
Ahmad Habibian, CDM Smith
11:10 AM
Increase the Use and Understanding of the Full Range of Renewal Technologies and Provide Research on Improved Renewal Technologies for More Cost-Effective Asset Renewal 
Devan Thomas, AECOM
11:30 AM
Increase the Use and Understanding of Risk Assessment Approaches for Evaluating the Need for Renewal of Deteriorating Assets 
Matthew Carter, WaterOne
11:50 AM
Panel Discussion 
Jian Zhang, Water Research Foundation
Ahmad Habibian, CDM Smith
Devan Thomas, AECOM
Matthew Carter, WaterOne
Professional Session |  10:30 AM -  12:00 PM
WED08 - Predicting Pipeline Failures

Track
Practical Applications for Infrastructure , Professional Program

Moderator
David Bries

Location/Room #
Galleria III

Overview
Although a break of a pipe serving a few residences is inconvenient, the failure of a critical pipe can incur major social, economic, and environmental costs that utilities want to avoid. This session will explore tools that can help predict pipeline failures and allow utilities to proactively manage critical pipelines.

10:30 AM
Forensic Evaluation of PCCP Failures: Green Bay Water Utilities Case Study 
Bryon Livingston, Black & Veatch
Brian Powell
11:00 AM
Extending the Predictability of Water Main Failure Forecasting 
James Carolan, CDM Smith
Mark Zito, CDM Smith
11:30 AM
Assessing the Longevity of PVC Pipe Under Extreme Pressure Loads in Colorado Springs, CO 
Chris Macey, AECOM
Andy Rose
Darlene Garcia
Tara McGowan
Professional Session |  10:30 AM -  12:00 PM
WED09 - Emergency Response

Track
Emergency Preparedness and Cybersecurity , Professional Program

Moderator
Linda Warren

Location/Room #
Bellaire

Overview
Regardless of how well a utility is managed and operated, eventually there will be an emergency. In this session, participants will hear how several utilities responded to emergencies, including how a utility continued operations and provided support to control a wildfire that engulfed part of the community, forced 88,000 residents to evacuate, destroyed 2,400 homes, and temporarily prevented staff from accessing the treatment plant.

10:30 AM
Fort McMurray Wildfire Emergency Response and Water Supply Recovery 
Jason Vanderzwaag, Associated Engineering
Steven Justus
Jeff Fetter
11:30 AM
Using Real-Time Hydraulic Modeling to Develop Distrubution Virtual Sensors and Emergency Response Planning - American Water Case Studies 
Jian Yang, American Water
James Chelius, American Water
Professional Session |  1:30 PM -  5:00 PM
WED10 - Collaborative Delivery and P3s: How to Adopt and Implement These Strategies

Track
Professional Program, Water Infrastructure Investments & Capital Project

Moderator
Arthine Cossey Van Duyne

Location/Room #
Tanglewood

Overview
This panel session will highlight three organizations and their training programs tailored specifically for water managers. The speakers will share strategies and best practices for adopting new working procedures needed to implement collaborative delivery frameworks and public-private partnerships for large or small systems.

01:30 PM
WaterCARE: Benefits of Holistic Planning Before Starting a Construction Project 
James Markham
Dawn Nall
Heather Himmelberger
01:50 PM
Delivering Projects Through Collaboration... With a Little Help from Your Friends 
Douglas Herbst, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
02:10 PM
Water Design-Build Best Practices to P3 Delivery 
Linda Hanifin Bonner, Water Design-Build Council
02:30 PM
Alternative Procurement Agencies and Support for Water Sector P3 Projects 
Michael Bennon, Stanfod Global Projects Center
03:30 PM
Round Table Discussions 
Michael Bennon, Stanfod Global Projects Center
Douglas Herbst, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Linda Hanifin Bonner, Water Design-Build Council
Dawn Nall
Professional Session |  1:30 PM -  5:00 PM
WED11 - Powerful Asset Data Analytics to Support Utility Decision-Making

Track
Asset Management Practices, Professional Program

Moderator
Celine Hyer

Location/Room #
Galleria II

Overview
This session will provide an overview of some simple tools (e.g., GIS, MS Excel, and MS Access) that can help utilities make better decisions. This session will also present case studies showing how existing data was leveraged for powerful decision making. There will also be a panel discussion about tools that can be used to analyze data; the challenges of gathering, cleaning up, and supplementing existing data; and the benefits and costs associated with these efforts.

01:30 PM
Emerging Trends in Asset Data Analytics 
Greg Baird, Water Finance Research Group
01:50 PM
Leveraging Existing Data for Water Main Renewal and Replacement (Sugarland, TX) 
Celine Hyer, Arcadis
02:30 PM
Establishing Actionable Key Performance Indicators to Support Continuous Improvement of an Asset Management Program 
Esteban Azagra, Arcadis, Inc.
03:30 PM
Incorporating Predictive Maintenance Data with Asset Management Data for Risk Based Planning 
Kevin Slaven, Arcadis
04:00 PM
Data Analytics in Benchmarking, Budgeting, and Financial Forecasting 
Greg Baird, Water Finance Research Group
04:30 PM
Panel Discussion 
Greg Baird, Water Finance Research Group
Celine Hyer, Arcadis
Esteban Azagra, Arcadis, Inc.
Kevin Slaven, Arcadis
Professional Session |  1:30 PM -  5:00 PM
WED12 - Software Solutions for Asset O&M

Track
Professional Program, Tools and Technologies in the Water Sector

Moderator
Gregory Osthues

Location/Room #
Post Oak

Overview
Access to real-time data from infrastructure components can help utilities make better decisions and improve customer service. This session will highlight the industry's use of water infrastructure technology and some of the tools that help utilities capitalize on the new technology.

01:30 PM
Using GIS to Realign Valve and Hydrant Maintenance Routes 
Shawn Simpson, Illinois-American Water
02:00 PM
Using Corrosion Related Data for Asset Risk Management in the GIS Environment 
Wenxuan Dong, Russell Corrosion Consultants
Yaofu Zhang, Russell Corrosion Consuiltants, Inc.
02:30 PM
Arm Your Utility with Systematic Mapping and Work Order Processing 
Joe McCulloch, Terraspatial Technologies
03:30 PM
Push vs. Pull - How to Build an Operationally Centered AM Program and the Technology to Support It 
Peter Kraft, The Confluence Group
04:00 PM
Using a Custom Geospatial Web Application to Manage the Installation of Water Meters 
Brian Lendt, Black & Veatch
Gregory Fitch
Shelley Hill
Ahmet Ozman
04:30 PM
Intelligent Water Infrastructure: Benchmarking the Innovation 
James Cooper, Arcadis
Professional Session |  1:30 PM -  5:00 PM
WED13 - Tank and Valve Assessment Programs

Track
Practical Applications for Infrastructure , Professional Program

Moderator
Randy Moore

Location/Room #
Galleria III

Overview
Storage tank inspections and maintenance help reduce life cycle costs and extend a tank's useful life. As pipelines continue to age and degrade, a valve condition assessment program can help utilities better control the systems and improve customer service by limiting outages and reducing the repair costs. This session will discuss how participants can use tank and valve assessment programs to benefit their utility.

01:30 PM
Inspection and Rehabilitation of Buried, Cast-In-Place, Concrete Tanks 
Robert Wells
Michael Altland, Mott MacDonald
02:00 PM
The Facts About Tank Diving Evaluations 
Gregory Stein, Tank Industry Consultants
Jenifer Coon
02:30 PM
Storage Tank Maintenance: Coating Failure and Structural Repairs 
Mark Fois
03:30 PM
Implementing a System-Wide Valve Inventory in Houston, TX 
Wayne Pratt, Wachs Water Services
Andrew Brady, City of Houston, PWE
04:00 PM
Great! You Have a Large Valves Condition Assessment Program... Now What? 
Wes McBride, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Jenny Gomez
04:30 PM
Tanks A Lot! Using Hydraulic Models For Rehab And Design Of Water Tanks 
Melissa Brunger, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Rick Zohne
Rebecca Diviney
Andrew Boyle
Professional Session |  1:30 PM -  5:00 PM
WED14 - Emergency Planning

Track
Emergency Preparedness and Cybersecurity , Professional Program

Moderator
Dusti Lowndes

Location/Room #
Bellaire

Overview
Planning is key for an effective emergency response. This session will cover a wide-range of emergency planning topics, including guidance for developing a plan, how to incorperate public safety staff in emergency planning and response, and some infrastructure components that can help reduce the impacts of hazards.

01:30 PM
Status Update of the J100 Standard, “Risk and Resilience Management for Water and Wastewater Systems” 
Daniel Rees, Tynwdd Consulting Group LLC
David Binning
Gard Burchfield
John McLaughlin
Kevin Morley
02:00 PM
Performance of Hazard Resilient DI Pipe Under Large Ground Deformation 
Brad Wham, University of Colorado Boulder
02:30 PM
Earthquake Resistant Ductile Iron Pipe, Valve, and Hydrant System 
Maury Gaston, AMERICAN Ductile Iron Pipe
Derek Scott, AMERICAN Flow Control
03:30 PM
Engaging the Public Safety in Your Emergency Planning and Response 
Michael Lynn, Albemarle County Service Authority
04:00 PM
Preparing for 1M Visitors: Enhancing Distribution System WQ Monitoring and Security for Superbowl 51 Preparation 
Shannon Rodriguez, City of Houston
David Munn, AECOM
Kira Smith
Valetta Saldanha
04:30 PM
Emergency Response Plan Guidance for W/WW Systems 
Randall McIntyre, Garver
Andrea Odegard-Begay
Thursday
November 2, 2017
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Professional Session |  8:30 AM -  10:00 AM
THU01 - Data-Driven Master Planning

Track
Professional Program, Water Infrastructure Investments & Capital Project

Moderator
Colleen Arnold

Location/Room #
Galleria I

Overview
With advances in technology planners now have access to more data than ever before. During this session, attendees will hear how some utilities are using this data to make better decisions, plan for growth, and become more sustainable.

08:30 AM
Improving an Aged Disinfection System at Houston's 350-MGD EWPP: Risk and Economic Analysis 
Yue Sun, Ardurra Group
Hanh Pham
Ramesh Kalluri
Anjali Paithankar
09:00 AM
From Rural to Urban: Master Planning for Explosive Growth 
Evan Tromble, Garver
Lance Klement
09:30 AM
Empowering Your Water System Master Plan to be More Adaptable 
Kevin Laptos, Black & Veatch
James Uber
James Maher
Brandy Thigpen
Professional Session |  8:30 AM -  10:00 AM
THU02 - Pipeline Replacement Programs

Track
Asset Management Practices, Professional Program

Moderator
Showri Nandagiri

Location/Room #
Galleria II

Overview
For many water, wastewater, and stormwater utilities, replacing aging pipeline is the greatest challenge to their operation. This session describes how managers can set priorities based on condition and risk assessments and develop a successful pipeline replacement progran.

08:30 AM
Financial Optimization of Condition Assessment Spending for Pipeline Replacement Programs 
Paul Murray, Echologics
09:00 AM
The Successful Implementation of a Proactive Main Replacement Program in Allentown, PA  
Michael Brown, Gannett Fleming, Inc.
09:30 AM
Is Age Just a Number? Assessing the Remaining Useful Life of Pipeline Infrastructure 
Karyn Igar, Mesa Water District
Philip Lauri
Professional Session |  8:30 AM -  12:00 PM
THU03 - Modeling for Improved Operations

Track
Professional Program, Tools and Technologies in the Water Sector

Moderator
Laura Jacobsen

Location/Room #
Post Oak

Overview
With advances in technology and access to data from a variety of sources, hydraulic models are being used in more ways. This session will explore how utilities can improve operations and water quality using models by optimizing pump schedules, analyzing pressure transients, addressing distribution water quality issues, and more.

08:30 AM
What's Going On in My Transmission Pipeline Loop? 
Michael McFadden, Syrinix
Thomas Ginn
Jeffrey Rice
Simeon Hunter
09:00 AM
Common But Often Misleading or Wrong Assumptions About Surge 
Bryan Karney, University of Toronto
Djordje Radulj
09:30 AM
Analyzing Performance Ranges Using Parallel Processing 
Fabian Papa
10:30 AM
Fighting Back: Texas Cities Address Distribution System WQ Through Comprehensive Action Plans 
Melissa Brunger, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Scott Cole, Freese & Nichols
11:00 AM
America's Next Top Model Has it All: Tested Pump Curves, Pump Repair Metrics, and Energy Efficient Operation 
David Pierce, Specific Energy
11:30 AM
How to Confidently Make Decisions About Major System Changes When You Cannot Test Them Operationally 
James Cooper, Arcadis
Professional Session |  8:30 AM -  12:00 PM
THU04 - Trenchless Solutions for Pipeline Repair

Track
Practical Applications for Infrastructure , Professional Program

Moderator
Elizabeth Ralph

Location/Room #
Galleria III

Overview
Trenchless construction methods, materials, and equipment provide utilities with solutions for repairing and/or renewing existing pipeline. The subsurface work can save time and money by minimizing disruption of traffic, business, and other activities. This session showcases an array of trenchless methodologies and applications.

08:30 AM
Water TransmissionMain Rehabilitation Utilizing Tight-Fit HDPE Technology 
JD Demore, Aegion Corporation
Sean Borris, United Pipeline Systems
09:00 AM
East Bay Municipal Utility District uses CIPP to Repair Aging Asbestos Cement Water Mains  
Jeff Coffman, Sanexen Water, Inc.
09:30 AM
Formal Submittal of 'Administrator Approved Alternate' for Consideration by the Environmental Protection Agency 
Edward Ambler, AM Trenchless
10:30 AM
CIPP Watermain Lining – Service Connection Reinstatement Practices and Advances 
George Bontus, AEGION Corporation
Mark Knight, University of Waterloo Dept Earth & Env Sciences
11:00 AM
30-In Water Line Horizontal Directional Drill Across Cypress Creek Wetlands 
Christine Kirby, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN)
Shelley Serres
Greg Henry
11:30 AM
CFRP Enables Swift Turnaround on Emergency Project 
Ian Lancaster, Aegion Corporation
Scott Arnold, FYFE Co. LLC
Amber Wagner, FYFE Co. LLC
Professional Session |  8:30 AM -  12:00 PM
THU05 - Climate Adaptation

Track
Emergency Preparedness and Cybersecurity , Professional Program

Moderator
Jack Moyer

Location/Room #
Bellaire

Overview
The water industry needs to adopt proactive planning and mitigation measures to address the growing impacts of climate change. This session will highlight planning and mitigation measures utilities are using to address climate change issues, including extreme events and salt water intrusion.

08:30 AM
Preparing for Climate Change – Statewide Cooperation at Rhode Island’s Wastewater Treatment Facilities 
Janice Greenwood, Woodard & Curran Inc
William Patenaude
09:00 AM
Achieving Groundwater System Resiliency Through an Integrated Management Approach 
Dan Rodrigo, CDM Smith
09:30 AM
How W/WW Systems Need to Respond to Climate Change 
Jack Moyer, AECOM
10:30 AM
Projecting the Future - Approaches to Maximizing Water Supplies in Arizona 
Eric McLeskey, Carollo Engineers
11:00 AM
SFPUC's Use of Innovative Technology to Reduce Salt Water Intrusion 
Jamie Johnson, Electro Scan Inc.
Chuck Hansen, Electro Scan Inc.
Mark Grabowski
11:30 AM
AWWA M71: Climate Change Action Plan: Adaptive Management for Utilities to Address Uncertainty for Short-Term and Long-Term Viability 
Spandana Tummuri, Freese and Nichols, Inc.
Sarah Deslauriers, Carollo Engineers, Inc.
Professional Session |  10:30 AM -  12:00 PM
THU06 - Communications: Critical for Project Success

Track
Professional Program, Water Infrastructure Investments & Capital Project

Moderator
Shannon Rodriguez

Location/Room #
Galleria I

Overview
Effective communication with your customers and other stakeholder increases the chances that capital projects will be successful, and  it builds good will for the future. This session will explore the steps three utilities used to develop and implement effective outreach efforts.

10:30 AM
Gaining Public Support on a High-Profile Water Treatment Plant Project 
Mike Munson, Santa Clara Valley Water District
Rod Henmi
11:00 AM
Is Your Utility Ready For an Emergency Water Main Replacement? 
Keith Waterhouse, Connecticut Water Co.
11:30 AM
You Closed What?! Improving Communication in a Large Utility During Large Diameter Transmission Main Shutdowns 
Shannon Rodriguez, City of Houston
Professional Session |  10:30 AM -  12:00 PM
THU07 - Lead Pipe Programs

Track
Asset Management Practices, Professional Program

Moderator
Charles Chapman

Location/Room #
Galleria II

Overview
Water utilities serving communities with lead pipes should have a proactive customer education and lead service line replacement program. This session will describe how to develop a proactive program and lessons learned from an on-going, free residential water testing program.

10:30 AM
Lead Service Connection Rehabilitation Using a Forced Air Vortex 
Michael Middleton, Ingenium Engineers
Richard Christopher, Pipeline Testing Consultants Ltd
11:00 AM
Developing a Lead Service Line Replacement Program 
Sarah Page, City of Ann Arbor
Rebecca Slabaugh, Arcadis
11:30 AM
Historical Data Assessment of the Impact of Public Response and Behavior on the NYC Free Residential Testing Program Operations 
Ariane Coelho Brotto, NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection
Carla Glaser
Salome Freud
Steven Schindler

While AWWA has taken care to ensure the qualifications of speakers, presenters and moderators at this conference, the opinions, comments and other views made by participants in his/her presentation(s) are not necessarily those of AWWA nor its officers, directors, planning committee or staff.