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Tuesday Sessions:



Session 1A

Session 2A

Session 3A

Session 4A


Reuse as a Drinking Water Supply Solution

Membranes 1

Water Quality Assessment in the Water Distribution System

Communicating with Stakeholders

Deborah Beatty, P.E.

Emilie Moore, P.E.

Michael Bailey, P.E.

Paul Chadik

0.3 CEU, 3.0 PDH
0.3 CEU, 3.0 PDH 0.3 CEU, 3.0 PDH
0.3 CEU, 3.0 PDH


Moderator Comments

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Why not give IPR a try?  3 Myths Busted
Kim Kunihiro - Orange County Utilities and

Mary Fickert Thomas, P.E. - WSP

Ten Years of Successful, High Quality Biscayne Aquifer Treatment at the Peele-Dixie 12 MGD Membrane Plant in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
Janeen M. Wietgrefe, P.E., Jorge C. Atoche, P.E., and Geoffrey K. Hart - Hazen and Sawyer; Talal Abi-Karam, P.E. - City of
Fort Lauderdale

Don’t Touch that Hydrant Yet! - Let’s Chat About Brown Water Complaints
Rae Hafer, P.E.; Morgan Leger and Roberto Rosario, P.E. - Gainesville Regional Utilities

Leveraging Immersive Mixed Reality to Communicate the Value of Infrastructure
Scott Aldridge - CDM Smith Inc.


Advancements in Reuse Monitoring and Treatment
Colin Hobbs, Ph.D., P.E., Jennifer Hooper, P.E., Patrick Evans, Ph.D.; Bill Dowbiggin, P.E., and Chris Schulz, P.E. - CDM Smith; Denise Funk, P.E. - Gwinnett County; and Robert Angelotti, P.E. - Upper Occoquan Service Authority

Challenges of Implementing RO Treatment of an Alternative Brackish Water Supply in Central Florida
Andrea C. Netcher, Ph.D., E.I. and Rasesh Shah, P.E. - Tetra Tech; Tom Mattiacci, P.E., J.D., and Robert Conner, P.E. - City of Lakeland

Water Quality Modeling: Selecting Monitoring Sites and Assessing Flushing Rates
Saheb Mansour-Rezaei, Ph.D., David Yonge, Ph.D., Christopher Baggett, P.E., ENV, SP - Jones Edmunds & Associates; Dave Hansen, Guillermo Bay, Bill Peters, Royce Rarick, and Steve Soltau - Pinellas County Utilities

How Much is Water Really Worth?
Christopher Behr - HDR Engineering, Inc.


Innovative Potable Water Purification Without RO - Direct Potable Reuse Demonstration Pilot
in Central Florida

Jo Ann Jackson - City of Altamonte Springs; Pranjali Kumar, David Ammerman, P.E., and Andrew Salveson - Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Design of a 54 MGD Low-Pressure Membrane Retrofit for Lake Manatee WTP
Jennifer Nyfennegger, Sandeep Sethi, Dean Milton, Erica Stone, Dan Hugaboom, and Bob Cushing - Carollo Engineers; Mark Simpson and Katie Gilmore - Manatee County

 Oviedo’s Sentinel Water Quality SCADA System
Josef Grusauskas -

City of Oviedo

Communicating the Value of Infrastructure to Elected Officials and Customers
Ronald R. Cavalieri, P.E. - AECOM; Kris Cella - Cella Molnar & Associates, Inc.







Prioritizing Monitoring Tools, Sampling Parameters, and Treatment Alternatives for a DPR Demonstration System
Dave MacNevin, P.E., Ph.D. and Jennifer Roque, P.E. - Tetra Tech, Inc.

Sulfuric Acid Dilution for Enhanced Operator Safety and System Reliability for the City of Lake Worth Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant
William P. Snow, Ph.D., P.E., Veronica Llaneza and Will Lovins, Ph.D., P.E. - AECOM; Timothy Sloan - City of Lake Worth

Improve Water Quality through Water Main Removal
Weston Haggen, P.E., and Edward Talton, P.E. - Reiss Engineering, Inc.; and Robert Labrie - City of St. Petersburg

Ensuring Successful Stakeholder (Community) Involvement
Nicholas Albergo, P.E., DEE - GHD Services, Inc.


Update on the Tampa Augmentation Project - Evaluating the Feasibility of a 50 MGD Potable Reuse Aquifer Recharge/Recovery Project

in Southwest Florida
Seung Park, Brad Baird, and Chuck Weber - City of Tampa; David Ammerman - Carollo Engineers, Inc.

One Water Treatment Plant, Three Membrane Systems, 99.7 Percent Recovery
Colin Hobbs, Ph.D., P.E., Christian Sander, and William K. O’Neil, P.E. - CDM Smith

Hydrant Flow Testing and Water System Model Calibration
Jinsheng Huo, Ph.D., P.E. -
City of Sunrise

Quantifying the True Value of Utility Infrastructure Improvements to the Local Economy: Columbia Clean Water 2020 Economic

Impact Analysis
Bryan Cully, P.E. and Eric McClellan - CDM Smith; Joey Jaco, P.E. - City of Columbia; and John T. Riggs P.E. - City of Columbia





Session 1B

Session 2B

Session 3B

Session 4B


Alternative Water Supplies


Water Pipe Replacement

Water Treatment

Alex Terral, P.E.

Harald Fravel

Kenneth Caban, P.E.

Steven E. King, P.E.

0.3 CEU, 3.0 PDH
 0.3 CEU, 3.0 PDH
 0.3 CEU, 3.0 PDH
 0.3 CEU, 3.0 PDH


Moderator Comments

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From Complex to Clear: How Risk Analysis Can be Used for Decision Making in Alternative Water Supply Programs
Christopher Behr, ENV SP, LEED AP - HDR Engineering, Inc.


A Framework to Evaluate Life Cycle Costs and Environmental Impacts of Water Pipelines
Roy Mundy, P.E. - McWane Ductile

A Zero-Liquid Discharge Option: Concentrate Management by Electrodialysis Metathesis
Philip Brandhuber, Ph.D. - HDR Engineering, Inc.


Integrated Water Systems Model
Dan Rodrigo, Susan Morea, Christopher Kurtz, William Fernandez, Jenny Bywater, and Andrea Zimmer - CDM Smith


Bringing Risk Out into the Miami-Dade Sunshine – 5,500 Miles of Pipeline, Which Mile is First?
Adrian Triana - Miami Dade County WASD; James Carolan and Jonathan Goldman, P.E. - CDM Smith

Ozone and Chloramines – A Proven Combination at Conventional and Lime Softening Plants
Michael Zafer, Bill Dowbiggin, and David Prah - CDM Smith


Lessons Learned from Surface Water Treatment Facilities and the Apply to Alternative Water Supplies in Florida
Greg D. Taylor, P.E., Richard N. Davee, P.E., Kathleen N. Gierok, P.E., and Dennis A. Davis, P.E. - Wright-Pierce, Inc.


The City of Port St. Lucie’s Efforts to Build a Water Main Rehabilitation Program
Edward Alan Ambler, P.E., LEED AP; Laney Southerly, P.E., and Todd Grafenauer - AM Trenchless

Chlorine Dioxide Treatment for Disinfectant Byproduct Reduction
Lance Littrell, P.E., Steve Romano, P.E. and Rhea Dorris, E.I. - Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.; Maurice Gallarda, P.E. and  Joe Kuhns - Pluris Wedgefield, Inc.







A Reservoir in Your Future:  A Real-World Evaluation of a Reservoir for Supplemental Irrigation Water for the City of Cape Coral Florida
W. Kirk Martin, P.G. and

Roger Copp


Utility Enterprise Combination - A Successful Financial Strategy and Public Outreach: St. Johns County
Bill Young and James Galley - St. Johns County Utility Department and Joe Williams - Raftelis Financial Consultants

Design Concepts for Miami-Dade John E. Preston and Hialeah Water Treatment Plant Disinfection System: From Gas to Liquid Chlorine Facility
Francisco Martinez, Ed Turner, Jon Hansen, Veronica Llaneza, Bill Snow and Jim Penkosky - AECOM


Integrated Water Resource Planning: A Cradle to Grave Approach
Jim McLellan, P.E. - City of Bradenton; Tom Friedrich, P.E., and David Yonge, Ph.D., E.I. - Jones Edmunds & Associates; and Mark McNeal, P.G. - ASR US, LLC


The Art and Strategy Behind Developing an Effective Funding Package
Terri Lowery - Jones Edmunds & Associates

Novel Applications for Multi-Pass Tray & Spray Aeration for TTHM Control of Brominated Waters
Benjamin A. Yoakum and Dr. Steven J. Duranceau, P.E. - University of Central Florida



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