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Here's what's on the agenda for Thursday March 23, 2017:
*all session currently under review for TCH/PDH/CPC approval. Credits will be added when they are available. Please check back!

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Registration Desk Open

8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Exhibits Open

8:45 am - 9:45 am




8:45 - 9:15

Using Condition Assessment to More Efficiently Manage Your Pipelines, David Smith, Pure Technologies U.S. Inc.

Development of a Smart Water Management System, Orren Schneider, American Water

Perfluoroalkyl Substances – What You Need to Know, Christine Thornton, PE, Hazen and Sawyer, FI & Eileen McCarthy Feldman, Hazen and Sawyer

9:15 - 9:45

Analysis and Verification of PCCP Stiffness Testing Using Non-Invasive Acoustics, Leslie M. B. Steves, New Jersey American Water, FI & Rasko Ojdrovic, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Clearwell Efficiency - Lessons Learned from Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analyses and Tracer Testing, Jamie R. Shambaugh, Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Variable PFC Attenuation Rates Across A Discrete Aquifer Horizon, Michael Edelman, TRC


10:30 am - 12:00 pm




10:30 - 11:00

Large Water Valve Inspection and Rehabilitation in the WSSC, David Lewis, Business Development Manager, Wachs Water Services

Data Analytics for Improved Plant Efficiency, Orren Schneider, American Water

Reducing Risk and Visitor Impacts: Trenchless Solutions for Liberty Island, Paul Mourt, Mott MacDonald

11:00 - 11:30

Determining the Best Approaches and Field Tools for Pressure Pipe Condition Assessment, Celine Hyer, Arcadis

Catalytic nitrate reduction for contaminated ground water: a novel method with no brine discharge, Lauren Weinrich, American Water

Water Main Construction - Observations On-Site, Reports, Documents, and Asset Management, Robert E. Thiele, Buck Seifert & Jost, Inc.

11:30 - 12:00

One Utility's Journey to Develop a Consistent Evaluation Process to Assess Likelihood of Failure, Consequence of Failure, and Risk, Kevin Slaven, ARCADIS

Enhanced Catalytic Degradation of Unregulated Organic Micropollutants via Heterogeneous Photo-Fenton Reactions, Wen Zhang, New Jersey Institute of Technology, FI

Painting of a 1MG Steel Water Storage Tank in a closed Loop System with High Demands, Dejan Pandza, SUEZ Water New Jersey, FI

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH IN THE EXHIBIT HALL
* Water For People Drop in the Bucket Auction Drawing at 1:15 pm

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm




1:30 - 2:00

Managing Aging Infrastructure - Pipe Criticality Assessment, Sasa Tomic, HDR

I Didn't See That Coming: Updating ERPs for HABs and SWP, Carol Walczyk, Mott MacDonald

Lead and Copper Chemistry, Carol Rego, CDM Smith

2:00 - 2:30

Dancing with Your Distribution System - Applying AWWA's Partnership for Safe Water Distribution System Optimization Pgm, J. Civardi, Mott MacDonald & Gert van der Walt, DC Water

A Data Driven Approach to Reservoir Algae Management, Frank J. Marascia, New Jersey American Water Company & Stephen J. Souza, Princeton Hydro, LLC

Partial Line Replacement, Hetal Mistry, Suez

2:30 - 3:00

Risk-based Prioritization of Transmission and Distribution Projects in Jersey City, Alberto Quiroz, Suez

New Jersey American Water’s Source Water Protection Planning with WaterSuite, Anthony Matarazzo, New Jersey American Water

Pittsburgh Water and Sewer - Lead, Mott MacDonald & Pittsburgh Water & Sewer

3:00 - 3:15 pm BREAK    

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm




3:15 - 3:45

Creation of Pressure Gradients within a Water System - Wade Wertman, New Jersey American Water

Asset Management and the Modern Water Utility- Don't Wait Until Its Too Late, Jordan Spitzer-London, New Jersey American Water, FI, & Gary Fournier

Water Quality, Corrosion and Lead, the Ethical Challenges, Joseph Stanley, Mott MacDonald & Ronald von  Autenried, Buck Siefert and Jost

3:45 - 4:15

Fire Flows in Public Water Systems: How Much is Enough? - Paul Paparella, Mott MacDonald

The Forgotten Unregulated Contaminants - What You Need to Know Now and For The Future, Brian Van Nortwick, H2M architects + engineers, FI & Conor Bourque, American Water

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Attendee Appreciation & Awards Dinner in the Signature Room
Join us to celebrate the end of a great Conference!
Presentation of the George Warren Fuller Award, Dedication Award, plus Door Prizes, and the entertainment of magician Stephen Christopher!

Dedicated to Safe Water in New Jersey

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