Pre-Conference Workshops

The Wednesday May 3rd Pre-Conference Seminars are approved for CEUs in three-hour blocks. You must attend the full three hours in order to earn CEUs.   (Wednesday pre-con sessions are NOT included in the full conference registration fee. They are an additional fee.)

    • PFAS Solutions Part 1 (8:30 – noon) 
      The Treatment Committee is hosting a half day preconference seminar that provides an overview of the current state of PFAS regulations, current treatment methods, and site-specific factors to consider when evaluating treatment options. Speakers will share their experiences with the available treatment technology options that are available to remove PFAS from drinking water. Speakers will highlight considerations for operation and maintenance of the systems as part of the treatment method selection and design. Discussion topics will include references to literature/research review of industry activity to identify environmental PFAS contamination sources, the use of groundwater modeling to assist aquifer contamination investigation, and the process of considering possible PFAS contamination sources. Several case studies will be discussed.
    • PFAS Solutions Part 2 (1:00 – 4:30) 
      The Research Committee is hosting a half day preconference seminar that invites speakers to present a series of reports on a field demonstrations of pilot-scale PFAS removal technologies. Presentations will cover the approach and specific steps being taken to find the sources of PFAS, plan and budget for the possibility of large scale treatment systems, conduct pilot testing, obtain grants and loans, and communicate with the public while meeting the myriad of everchanging state and federals standards for PFAS in drinking water.

 

    • A Comprehensive Look at Municipal Installation of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Pipe Part 1 (8:30 – Noon)
      The Distribution Committee is hosting a day long preconference seminar focused on municipal installation of high density polyethylene (HDPE). Speakers will explain how the use of HDPE is growing beyond the typical trenchless technology installations. The first half day is a three-hour morning session that covers three basic topics with case studies:

      • An overview covering the major HDPE installation methods that is intended for he civil engineer and owner with moderate HDPE experience.
      • Open cut installation including special loading considerations may be required for installation parameters outside of the standard installation windows.
      • Engineering analysis for design considerations, frictional forces along the proposed bore path, stress within the pipe wall as well as construction methods for trenchless installation.
    • A Comprehensive Look at Municipal Installation of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Pipe Part 2 (1:00 – 4:30) 
      The Distribution Committee is hosting a day long preconference seminar focused on municipal installation of high density polyethylene (HDPE). The second half day seminar is a three-hour afternoon session that builds on the basics presented earlier in the day. The three afternoon topics with case studies are:

      • Rehabilitation methods using HDPE. Discussion on applications, technology and crew limitations for sizes and lengths, design and construction considerations will be presented.
      • Design and installation considerations for above ground HDPE installations that are commonly used for temporary bypass piping. In many instances, the design of a bypass system can be more complex than a pipe rehabilitation project.
      • An overview of MAB-4-2018 MAB Basic HDPE Repair Options, a field handbook on methods used to identify pipe failures and methods to repair identified failures.

 

    • Hydraulic Modeling and Pumping (8:30 – Noon)
      The Engineering Committee is hosting a half day preconference seminar that showcases several hydraulic modeling and pumping projects. During this three-hour seminar speakers will share their experiences about:

      • How hydraulic modeling tools can be used to identify constraints and risks in drinking water systems under various operating conditions;
      • How existing data can be used to evaluate water systems, as well as methods for inserting demand allocation into hydraulic models;
      • How the hydraulic design of large conveyance systems is critical to safe and efficient long term operation;
      • How systems modeling can help to identify and resolve pump cavitation as well as assist with equipment selection, and equipment optimization.
    • Reservoirs (1:00 – 4:30)
      The Engineering Committee is hosting a half day preconference seminar that offers a wide variety of experiences related to water storage management, forecasting, seismic evaluation and rehabilitation. During this three-hour seminar speakers will share innovative solutions to address common issues faced by water utilities such as tips for identifying structural issues in reservoir roofs and walls; criteria to determine whether to rehabilitate or replace water storage facilities; innovative aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) solutions; baffle design, clearwell redundancy, and the execution of tracer studies that address contact time compliance; and evaluating conservation options as an alternative to build out to address forecasted demand growth.

 

Platinum Sponsors

Stantec RH2 Engineering

Gold Sponsors

Parametrix HDR PACE Engineers Core and Main J-U-B Engineers Kennedy/Jenks Consultants

Silver Sponsors

Mead & Hunt Victaulic Kimley Horn Correct Equipment Consor Summit Water Resources