2019 Fall Conference - Tuesday Sessions
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Tuesday Sessions



Session 1A

Session 2A

Session 3A

Session 4A


Building in Resiliency


Water Quality

Groundwater Sustainability Challenges

Richard Gallant, E.I.

Karla Berroteran

Paul Chadik, PhD, P.E.

Paul Biscardi, PhD, P.E.

0.3 CEU, 3.0 PDH
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St. Cloud A
St. Cloud B Celebration A
Celebration B


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Active Resiliency Through Distributed Energy Generation & Storage
Charles Moseley - Black & Veatch and Ilya Tabakh, PhD - SunCrate Energy

A Regulatory Perspective on Concentrate Management in Florida

Christine Owen - Hazen and Sawyer

Is Our Copper Piping Going Down The Drain?
James Christopher and Stephen Rousseau - Tetra Tech, Inc.; and Fred Hemerick and Charles McAbee - City of Clearwater


Evaluation of the Lower Floridan Aquifer for Future Brackish Water Supply in Central Florida
George Schlutermann - Southwest Florida Water Management District; Amanda Berens - Jacobs Enginnering; and Peter Larkin - ASRus, LLC


The Importance of Climate Downscaled Projections and Mechanisms to Mitigate Uncertainty Through Scenario Planning, Adaptive Pathways and Decision Scaling Methods for Utility Planning and Operations

Carlos Tamayo - AECOM


Experience with Concentrate Disposal Permitting

Ed Weinberg, PWS - EW Consultants, Inc.

Dealing with Widespread PFAS Contamination
David D. Peters - City of Stuart, Mark D. Miller, P.E. and Evan Ghidella, E.I. - Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

Reuse, Replenish, Recover – The Potential of Using Alternative Water Supplies for ASR and MAR in North Pinellas County
David T. Yonge, PhD, P.E. and  Tom Friedrich, P.E. - Jones Edmunds & Associates; Michael Weatherby, P.G. - HydroGeo Consulting, LLC; Dave Adams, P.G. - Pinellas County Utilities; and Mark McNeal, P.G. - ASRus, LLC


Operationalizing Flood Design Guidelines for a Multi-Billion Dollar Infrastructure Capital Improvement Program

Enrique Vadiveloo, P.E. - Hazen & Sawyer and Debbie Griner - Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department

Concentrate as a Resource

Harold Fravel - American Membrane Technology Association

 Ion Exchange Processes for Drinking Water Treatment
Daniel Whalen and Steven Duranceau, PhD, P.E. - University of Central Florida

Wellfield Performance Evaluation and Prioritization of Improvements
Kirk Martin P.G. and Andrew McThenia, P.G. - Water Science Associates; Justin Martin, P.E. and Sonia Iszler - City of Marco Island Water and Sewer Department








Resilient Utilities Dashboard - Meeting Future Water Vulnerability through Adaptive Management
Carolina Maran and Katie Lelis - Broward County

Concentrate Disposal Considerations for In-Land Desalination: A Comparison of Case Studies from Florida and Texas

Jarrett Kinslow, P.E. Tetra Tech

Color Related Water Quality Issues? – A Utility’s Path to Finding the Correct Solution
Nita Naik, P.E., Sean Chaparro, P.E. and Sean Pitcher - Arcadis

The Resurrection of Aquifer Storage and Recovery in Miami-Dade County
Virginia Walsh, P.G., PhD - Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department and Edward Rectenwald, P.G. - Black & Veatch


Improving Climate Change Resilience of Municipal Wastewater Infrastructure
Da Yu and Edward Talton, P.E. - Reiss Engineering, Inc. and Nancy Gassman, PhD - City of Fort Lauderdale

Case Study of the Boca WTP and the Current Concentrate Disposal Method

Rick Chamness - City of Boca Raton

Disinfection By-Products Control For A Small System
Tulsi Shukla, Steven Duranceau, PhD, P.E., Dale Lance, David Ruggiero, and Gary Rudolph - University of Central Florida

Can Updating the National ASR Survey Provide a Means to Predict Success of Future Aquifer Storage and Recovery Systems?
Frederick Bloetscher - Florida Atlantic University and Chi Ho Sham - Eastern Energy Group




1:30 - 3:30 PM - How to Address Infrastructure Needs Now!
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Session 1B

Session 2B

Session 3B

Session 4B


Resiliency and Sanitary Sewers

Potable Reuse

Information to Build in Resiliency - SCADA Saves the Day

Water Supply Planning Solutions

Emilie Moore, P.E.

Deborah Beatty, P.E.

Steven King, 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 A
St. Cloud B
Celebration A
Celebration B


`Moderator Comments

Moderator Comments

Moderator Comments

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Weathering the Storm: Keeping Your Lift Stations Clear in Emergency Conditions

Jason Warren, P.E. - Tetra Tech, Inc.; David Nowell and Laura Woodbury - Orange County Utilities

Septic to Sewer for Commercial and Industrial Corridors in Miami-Dade County Yields a Safer Water Supply
Annalise Mannix, Christopher A. Zavatsky, and Ken Caban - Tetra Tech

Machine-Intelligent Technology Using Low Voltage Conductivity to Locate and Measure Pipeline Leaks
Chuck Hansen and Michael Condran, P.E. - Electro Scan Inc.

Alternative Water Supply and Water Conservation Projects Included into Regional Water Supply Plans: An Economic Analysis

Tatiana Borisova - University of Florida; Matthew Cutillo and Krystle Hoenstine - Economic and Demographic Research


Hillsborough County Wet Well Dilemma: Fall Protection Evaluation and Implementation at 830 Pump Stations
Brian Lewis, David Fox, and Nicholas Eckhardt - Black & Veatch

Achieving the Intent of a Pilot Scale Study Utilizing a Full-Scale Demonstration for an Indirect Potable Reuse Project
Chuck Weber, P.E. and  Seung Park, P.E. - City of Tampa, David Ammerman, P.E., Sarah Burns, P.E.,  and Tyler Smith Semago, P.E. - Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Evaluation of Energy Use and Optimization Strategies for the City of Venice’s Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants
Steven King - Black and Veatch; Ryan Eck, Lucas Botero, and John Banks

Water for a Thirsty Florida – A Regional Approach
Kathleen N. Gierok, P.E.; Greg Taylor, P.E.; Benjamin Yoakum, E.I.T,  PhD - Wright-Pierce


Annual I&I Mitigation Planning Keeps the City of Altamonte Springs Poised to Handle Storm Events
Eric Gassen and Ed Talton - Reiss Engineering, Inc. and Kipton Lockcuff - City of Altamonte Springs

Negotiating an Uncertain Landscape: Health and Regulatory Considerations for Potable Reuse
Dave MacNevin, Ph.D., P.E. - CDM Smith

 After the Assessment: A Practical Approach to Implementing Cybersecurity
Bob George - Tetra Tech

Peace River Integrated Regional Water Supply Plan: Increasing Reliability Responsibly
Terri Holcomb, P.E. - Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority and Ryan Messer, P.E. - HDR







Innovative Method to Maximize the Water Conservation Impacts of Reclaimed Water Reuse While Increasing Total Revenue
Edward H. Talton, Jr., P.E. - Reiss Engineering, Inc.

Adaptation in the Face of Adversity: The Persistent Trend of Membranes in Water Reuse
Jennifer Ribotti, P.E. and James Christopher, P.E. - Tetra Tech

Addressing Customer Affordability Through Integrated Intelligent Water Systems
James Tanner and Robert Ryall - Arcadis U.S. Inc.

Polk County’s Water Facility Consolidation Journey:  The Central Regional Utility Service Area (CRUSA) Water Production Facility

Mark Addison, P.E. and Steve Whidden - Polk County Utilities; Ervin Myers, P.E., Glenn Dunkelberger, P.E., Lawrence Rolle, P.E., and Ed Talton, P.E. - Reiss Engineering, Inc.


Water Balances and Hydraulic Analysis: Maximizing the Beneficial Use of Reclaimed Water Through Seasonal Changes and Growth
Kirsten Burns and David Ammerman - Carollo Engineers, Inc.

Natural Contaminant Attenuation During Reclaimed Water Aquifer Recharge (Destin, Florida)
Robert G. Maliva - Florida Gulf Coast University, Scott Manahan - WSP, and Monica Autrey - CIty of Destin

Using Satellite RADAR Imaging to Detect Pipeline Leaks in Hilton Head – A Case Study
James Perry - Utilis

To the Aquifer and Beyond! A Path for Expanding the City of Port St. Lucie’s Water Supply Portfolio
Andrea Netcher, P.E., PhD and James Christopher, P.E. - Tetra Tech; Brad Macek and John Eason, P.E. - City of Port St. Lucie; and GJ Schers - Jacobs



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