2018 Fall Conference - Tuesday Sessions
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Tuesday Sessions:

Announcing a Collaborative Partnership of the Contractors Council
and the FSAWWA Florida 2040 Initiative

8:30 - 11:30 AM: Innovative Opportunities and Funding for Water Resources and Utility Resiliency Challenges Workshop.

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Session 1A

Session 2A

Session 3A

Session 4A


Management and Leadership

Membrane Technologies

Solutions to Address Your Big Water Distribution Challenges

How to Evaluate and Measure Corrosion

Richard Gallant, E.I.

Harold Fravel

Emilie Moore, P.E.

Paul Biscardi, Ph.D., 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
St. Cloud B
Celebration A St. Cloud A
Kissimmee A


Moderator Comments

Moderator Comments

Moderator Comments

Moderator Comments


Creating a Successful Public-Private Partnership
Glenn Burden, Woodard & Curran

Membrane Activity in the Southeast
Harold Fravel - American Membrane Technology Association


Go Big! Fast! Trenchless Emergency Response to the City of Fort Lauderdale
Richard Crow - Murphy Pipeline Contractors and Daniel Davila, P.E. - Chen, Moore and Associates


Evaluating the Effect of Changing Disinfectant Type on Corrosion Rates of Common Distribution System Metals
Angela B. Rodriguez, M.S., E.I.; and Steven J. Duranceau, Ph.D., P.E. - University of Central Florida


Infusion of Private Capital in Water Infrastructure

James Golden, John Howe, Kelly Huffman, Carlos Rubinstein, Carol Ann Howard - Poseidon Water


Update on Membrane Bioreactors and Future Activity in the Southeast
Dennis Livingston - Ovivo USA, LLC

The City of Tampa’s Successful Case Study for Pipe Bursting Under a Major FDOT Roadway
Edward Alan Ambler, P.E., LEED AP and Roy McKenzie - City of Tampa

Improving Water Quality by Identifying and Eliminating Hazardous Dead-Ends
Brad Gresham - Wachs Water Services


Maintaining System Knowledge with Asset Management

Tom Tibbitts - St. Johns County Utility Department; Mark Nelson, P.E. and Suzanne Kaufman, P.E. - Jones Edmunds

Identifying Process Improvements for an Aged Nanofiltraiton Membrane Plant
Daniel Whalen - University of Central Florida

 SWRUSA Potable Water Pressure Reducing Valve Stations Study
Saheb Mansour-Rezaei, Ph.D. and Erin Hunt, P.E. - Jones Edmunds, and Josh Behr, P.E. - Polk County

Effect of Stray Current on the Corrosion of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Steven J. Duranceau, Ph.D., P.E, - University of Central Florida








What are the Future Infrastructure Needs and How Do We Prioritize or Pay Them?
Brian Pickard - City of Tampa and Amanda Schwerman - Black & Veatch

Permeate Water Quality & Energy Efficiency Through Membrane Separation
Mo Malki - American Water Chemicals

Surge Analysis and Engineering Design for a Somerset Pump Station and Its Water Distribution System
Jinsheng Huo, Ph.D., P.E. - City of Sunrise

Evaluating Corrosion and Corrosion Control Methods – a Case Study
G.J. Schers PMP, Greta Zornes P.E. and Rich Giani - Jacobs Engineering


Comparing 1999 and 2017 – How have Utility Costs and Finances Changes in 20 Years?
Frederick Bloetscher, Ph.D., P.E. - Florida Atlantic University

RO Post-treatment Optimization to Allow Conversion from Chloramines to Free Chlorine Disinfection Residual
Pollop Phonpornwithoon - Palm Beach County Water Utilities Department

Overcoming Distribution System Challenges for a New Water Treatment Plant and Distribution System
Nathaniel Mastroeni, Jennifer S. Nyfennegger, Ph.D., P.E., Jason Davis, P.E., Jon Meyer, and Robert Cushing, Ph.D., P.E. - Carollo Engineering

The City of Largo’s Evaluation of a 20” Ductile Iron Reclaimed Water Main with a Non-Destructive Condition Assessment Tool
Edward Alan Ambler, P.E., LEED A.P. and Piero Salvo, P.E. - AM Trenchless; Weston Haggen, P.E. - Reiss Engineering, Inc.





Session 1B

Session 2B

Session 3B

Session 4B


Saving on Your Sewer Collection System

Membranes 2

Case Studies in Water Treatment Advances

Pipe Design

Steven King, P.E.

Deborah Beatty, P.E.

Kenneth Caban, P.E.

Christine Ellenberger, 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
St. Cloud B
Celebration A St. Cloud A Kissimmee A


`Moderator Comments

Moderator Comments

Moderator Comments

Moderator Comments


When Some of Your Money is Lost in Your Collection System - Lessons Learned from Planning Projects in Our Region

M. Angelica Gregory, Ph.D., P.E. - Carollo Engineers

Nanofiltration of Perfluorinated Compounds as a Function of Water Matrix Properties
Hadi Toure and A H M Anwar Sadmani - University of Central Florida

Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Control and Water Disinfection Using a Novel Fiberglass Mesh Coated with Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
Daniela Diaz, Ikenna Ezeodurukwe, Jared Church, Mikaeel Young, Swadeshmukul Santra, and Woo Hyoung Lee - University of Central Florida

New Standards for Testing and Acceptance of Cured-In-Place Pipe (CIPP)

Chuck Hansen - Electro Scan Inc.


The Path Forward – Development of a GIS Based Sewer Collection System Criticality Analysis
Kristen Sealey, P.E. - Gainesville Regional Utilities; Laurie Perkins, P.E. and Dennis Davis, P.E. - Wright-Pierce

Seawater and Variable Salinity Desalination: Optimization of Drought Proof Water Supplies
Trooper Smith and Jason Cocklin - Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Magnetic Ion Exchange as a Pre-treatment Step at a Surface Water Treatment Plant with Seasonally Variable Water Quality
Tyler Smith Semago, Larry Elliott, Vincent Hart - Carollo Engineers; Chuck Weber, Seung Park, Dawn Lei, and Michael Gerdjikian - City of Tampa

PVC Pipe Design
Jay Parvez, E.I.T – Uni-Bell
PVC Pipe Association


Skip CIPP - Restore Original Design Capacity
Weston Haggen, P.E., and Emily Staubus, E.I. - Reiss Engineering, Inc. and Bill Brown - City of Largo

Developing Brackish Groundwater Supplies in Central Florida: Polk Regional Water Cooperative Southeast and West Wellfield Projects
Robert G. Maliva, Ph.D., P.G., Scott Manahan, Mary Fickert, Thomas and Michael Simmons - WSP USA, Inc.; Gene Heath and Ryan Taylor - Polk Regional Water Cooperative

A Novel Way to Optimize Ozone System Operations with Rapid Response Controls at JEA’s Greenland Water Treatment Plant
Andrew May, P.E. - JEA; Christopher Schulz, P.E., Jeremy O’Neal, P.E., and Ioannis Polematidis, P.E. - CDM Smith

Large Diameter Steel Pipelines – Best Practice for Design and Construction
Russell Gibson, P.E., and Carleton Sherrer, P.E. - Freese and Nichols, Inc.







Saving Energy through Coordinated Lift Station Operation
Robert Rosario, Doug Reich, Tyler Duga and Victoria Steinnecker - Gainesville Regional Utilities

Review of Piloting and Treatment Processes for the Refurbishment of the City of Dunedin’s RO Water Treatment Plant
Ryan Eck, Vasu Veerapaneni, Aswathi Pradeep - Black & Veatch and Russell Ferlita - City of Dunedin

Recent Trends in the Development of Biofiltration for Drinking Water Treatment
Jennifer S. Nyfennegger, Ph.D., P.E., Jess Brown, Ph.D., P.E., Giridhar Upadhyaya, Ph.D., P.E., Greg Pope, Ph.D., P.E. - Carollo Engineers

Seismic Pipeline Design with Ductile Iron Pipe

Alan Cox - DIPRA


A Trenchless Approach to Lift Station Elimination
Daniel Huffines, P.E. and Scott Maughn, P.E. - Freese and Nichols, Inc.

Organic Thin Film Technology: Breaking the Water-Energy Paradigm
Anthony L. Appleton, Ph.D. - St. Petersburg College

What Goes Around, Comes Around: Optimization of Clarifiers with Sludge Recycling
Veronica Llaneza, Ph.D., Moises Sierra Ortiz, Carlos Carrazana, Chris Catlin - Jacobs and Jeffrey F. Thompson, P.E. - City of North Miami Beach

The Successful Implementation of a Proactive Main Replacement Program in Allentown, PA
Michael Brown, P.E. - Gannett Fleming, Inc. and Jason Peters - Lehigh County Authority



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