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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/12/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: LAB, AWTO

    Growing concerns associated with contaminants of emerging concerns (CECs) (especially PFAS), greenhouse gas emissions, and regulations have begun to limit the end-use alternatives for biosolids. In response to these pressures, biosolids producers are considering new and innovative treatment options that require a new perspective to the historical understanding of biosolids treatment and end-use. Orange County Sanitation District (OC San) has embarked to seek a new technology, Supercritical Water Oxidation (SCWO) to diversify their end products from water reclamation facilities (WRRFs). OC San teamed with 374Water that is collaborated Hazen and Sawyer, and Merrell Brothers to demonstrate this technology at their site. SCWO is a promising technology that converts organic material (biosolids) to inert gases, minerals and water. Water above 374°C and 22.1 MPa becomes supercritical, a special state where organic solubility increases, and oxidation processes are accelerated.

    SCWO has been recently shown to destroy hazardous substances such as halogenated compounds including poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Studies showed a greater than 99% reduction of the total PFAS identified in a targeted compound analysis, including perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) (Krause et al, 2022). As a destructive technology, SCWO is proposed as an alternative to incineration and other combustion processes and could be a permanent solution for PFAS-laden biosolids or solid matrices. However, additional investigation of reaction byproducts: water, solids and air emissions need to be conducted for a complete assessment of SCWO’s potential as a safe and effective technology.

    OC San is located in South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and an air permit is required for this demonstration project. The research team, including OC San (a Utility), 374Water (a private firm-technology provider), Hazen and Sawyer (a consulting firm), Yorke Engineering (permitting support), Alliance Testing (a source testing firm) worked together to develop a rigorous test plan and granted a research permit to implement SCWO at Plant 1. This presentation will focus on the technology and design details, and provide the steps taken to implement this technology at OC San. The information will benefit utilities that seeks sustainable solution for their biosolids management considering recent end-use restrictions."

    Learning Objectives:
    Define supercritical water oxidation process and list the advantages/disadvantages of this innovative technology
    Describe the steps to take to implement SCWO
    Identify the testing necessary to permit SCWO facility."


    Mohammad Abu-Orf

    Vice President & Residuals Group Practice Leader

    Hazen and Sawyer

    Sudhakar Viswanathan

    Vice President

    374Water

    Sudhakar (Sunny) Viswanathan is Vice President at 374Water, a global cleantech, social impact company based in Durham, NC. He has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in environmental engineering, he is a Syracuse University alumnus with nearly 25 years of industry experience including leadership positions at Suez and Veolia; He has authored over 35 technical papers and currently spearheads the commercialization and business development of the Supercritical Water Oxidation technology.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. LAB,  AWTO

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/12/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    Cost: Complimentary 
    No Contact Hours Offered

    In California WRRFs are facing uncertainty with their current land application programs related to anticipated PFAS regulations. In addition, with the diversion of organics from landfills by SB 1383 the main strategy is co-digestion followed by composting to produce a Class A biosolids for beneficial use. However, with the emerging challenges related to PFAS, the composting part of this strategy may be impacted as it does not provide any PFAS treatment. On the other hand, drying produces Class A biosolids and is required upstream of advanced thermal processes for PFAS treatment including pyrolysis and gasification. Drying the dewatered digestate rather than composting provides an opportunity to limit the impacts of anticipated PFAS biosolids regulations.

    This presentation will cover three thermal drying case studies that will benefit utility managers, operation and maintenance practitioners, and engineers by providing:
    • a highlight of the thermal drying sizing, technology selection, and dried product characteristics,
    • system integration with existing WRRFs including sludge conditioning,
    • the lessons learned including equipment procurement, staffing, and challenges in operation from previous thermal drying designs., and
    • integration insights for future pyrolysis/gasification PFAS treatment.

    Attendee Takeaways:

    Conduct thermal drying sizing, technology selection, and describe the dried product characteristics.
    Understand system integration with existing and future solids treatment.
    Define project delivery and operations based upon lessons learned from thermal drying case studies."


    Anthony Tartaglione

    Senior Assiocate

    Hazen and Sawyer

    Anthony is a Senior Associate with Hazen and Sawyer and has 23 years of experience in water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) planning, design, and services during construction. This experience includes project management, design engineering management, and lead process / mechanical engineering of the expansion, rehabilitation and repair, upgrades, and improvements for WRRFs throughout the country. He received a BS in Environmental Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a MS in Chemical Engineering from Colorado State University. His area of expertise is in solids treatment from preliminary treatment through digestion including screening, grit removal, thickening, anaerobic digestion, and dewatering. He is a contributing author to Water Environmental Federation publications including 1) Design of Water Resource Recovery Facilities. Manual of Practice No. 8, 6th Ed., Water Environmental Federation Publication, 2017; 2) Energy in Water Resource Recovery Facilities, Manual of Practice No. 32, 2nd Ed., Water Environmental Federation Publication, 2021 and 3) Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals III, 1st Ed., Water Environmental Federation Publication, 2022. He is registered Professional Engineer the states of California (Civil & Chemical Engineering), Florida, Idaho (Civil & Chemical Engineering), Maryland, North Dakota, New York, Oregon (Civil & Chemical Engineering), and Texas.

    NO CONTACT HOURS OFFERED FOR THIS WEBINAR

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/12/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: LAB, AWTO

    This presentation will review the cost to manage biosolids in various New England states, and the impact that PFAS has had on utilities’ operating budgets and operations for biosolids management. Maine’s land application moratorium, signed by the governor, will be discussed, including its short- and long-term impacts. The reactions of nearby states such as New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts’s to EPA’s PFAS roadmap; Maine’s moratorium; and growing negative public perception will be reviewed such that California agencies can learn from New England utilities’ experiences. We will also review successes in these states, where progress has been made working with regulators, communities, activist groups, and local legislative bodies.

    EPA currently has not set any policies on PFAS in NPDES permitting, nor PFAS in biosolids. However, CERCLA has recently proposed designation of PFOS and PFOA as hazardous materials, which could impact water reclamation facilities and potential liabilities. States are taking matters into their own hands, ranging from a “do-nothing” approach to instituting a statewide ban on the land application of biosolids (Maine) which has severely disrupted biosolids management . Many states are moving toward “report only” requirements in NPDES permits for influent, effluent, and biosolids to increase the database of PFAS in the environment.

    What should California do? To date, most states have not imposed PFAS standards in NPDES permits or biosolids, but Michigan’s EGLE has done precedent-setting work on PFAS in WW and mitigating sources. Utilities and consultants need to be prepared to educate communities, the legislature, regulators, and other stakeholders on the direct and indirect impacts of regulations and legislation around PFAS and water reclamation facilities. Industries discharging to WRFs need to participate in the conversation and become part of the solution through source control. In parallel, the science needs to continue to be developed and expanded, to better understand the true health and environmental implications of these compounds. This presentation aims to continue the conversation and information sharing so measured and thoughtful actions can be taken to address this issue in a fiscally and environmentally responsible manner, and so Californians can benefit from and implement the best practices.

    Attendee Takeaways: 
    Understand the value of biosoli.
    Understand the value of biosolids to our communities and impact of PFAS regulations.
    Success ways to communicate with regulators, legislature and other key stakeholders.
    Understand the state of the science and current understanding of PFAS in Biosolids.ds to our communities and impact of PFAS regulations."


    Eric Spargimino (he/him/his)

    Principal

    CDM Smith

    Kenneth Hui (he/him/his)

    Environmental Engineer

    CDM Smith, WA

    Kennneth Hui, PE, P Eng, M Eng, BCEE, PMP is an environmental engineer with CDM Smith. He has 28 years of progressive experience in planning, evaluation and design of water and wastewater treatment facilities. His experience includes leading multi-disciplinary teams to successfully complete a $400 million portfolio of wastewater treatment and water treatment facilities expansion projects through design and construction, to operation in North America.


    Samir Mathur

    Water Reclamation Practice Leader

    CDM Smith

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. LAB,  AWTO

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/11/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: ECI,LAB, AWTO

    As more WRRFs in California implement potable reuse schemes, and the impact of nutrients on coastal waters is recognized, biological nitrogen removal is expected to expand dramatically along the coast. Upgrading to nitrogen removal can significantly increase the cost, energy use, operational complexity, footprint requirement and climate impact of these facilities, and so determining the most efficient and sustainable treatment strategy is critical. Anammox is a unique biology that has been widely implemented in sidestream treatment to reduce costs and improve sustainability and efficiency, but this technology has not yet been implemented widely in mainstream secondary trains. This presentation will review two new technological developments that promise to bring the benefits of Anammox biology to mainstream secondary treatment.

    First, we will describe the challenge of adapting the partial-nitration/Anammox process (PN/A) from hot, concentrated centrate treatment to dilute, cool secondary treatment. This strategy boasts the highest potential reductions in aeration energy, carbon requirements and sludge production, but is also the most challenging to operate and maintain. Challenges associated with NOB inhibition will be discussed, and a novel strategy, developed by Tomorrow Water and demonstrated with Black & Veatch at the Hyperion Water Recovery Plant in LA, will be described. We will share data from lab and pilot-scale facilities, highlighting the newest developments in process design and the relationship of critical control variables (inhibition frequency, temperature, nitrogen species ratio, etc.) We will also discuss the knowledge gaps that remain in order to bring this novel strategy into wide implementation.

    Secondly, we will describe an alternative strategy for mainstream Anammox implementation: partial denitrification/Anammox (PdN/A). This strategy was developed in plants in the mid-Atlantic, and is now being commercialized for deployment in California (and worldwide). The process uses the same Anammox biology, but in concert with different supporting organisms (heterotrophic denitrifiers instead of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria.) This presentation will compare PN/A and PdN/A strategies, explaining the differences in process design, control, and achievable efficiency gains between the two different strategies. Participants will be provided with hypothetical plant scenarios and polled to determine which of the two strategies would be more applicable in a given context

    Learning Objectives:
    Quantify the benefits of the mainstream anammox process in terms of energy, carbon requirements, sludge production and plant intensification.
    Differentiate between the two distinct implementation strategies of mainstream anammox (PN/A vs PdN/A) and understand their comparative advantages and challenges
    Describe a novel PN/A strategy piloted at Hyperion WRP, and how this strategy fits in to the larger industry effort to commercialize mainstream PN/A for improved plant efficiency and sustainability


    Jon Liberzon

    Emerging Markets Process Engineering Lead

    Black & Veatch

    Jon Liberzon is Vice President at Tomorrow Water, a California-based subsidiary of BKT, where he spearheads a portfolio of new treatment processes including high-rate bio-filtration for wet weather flows, Proteus advanced primary treatment, AMX shortcut nitrogen removal and Draco thermal hydrolysis. Before joining Tomorrow Water, Jon consulted for a range of industrial and multinational clients including the World Bank, Technoserve and DFAT. From 2012-2017, he was director of water technologies at Algal Scientific, which developed high-rate nutrient recovery processes for food and beverage factories. Jon also helped develop algae-based photosynthetic aeration systems and worked on drinking water and agricultural development projects in several least developed countries, including Haiti and Vanuatu. Jon holds a Masters from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and a Bachelors degree from the University of Michigan.

    Victory F. Dsane

    Process Engineer

    Tomorrow Water (BKT)

    Eric Redmond

    Engineer

    Black & Veatch

    Shahrouzeh Saneie

    Senior Environmental Engineer

    LA Sanitation

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. ECI,LAB,  AWTO

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/11/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: ECI, AWTO

    Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) has been evaluating approaches to provide cost effective and robust ways to manage nitrogen at their Regional Water Reclamation Facilites (RWRFs). Their facilities are facing many challenges; increasing facility loads, maximizing existing infrastructure and providing Operations staff additional tools to meet effluent compliance. The comprehensive approach that will be presented includes process modelling, optimization, alterative evaluation and Capital Improvement Project (CIP) planning. Through this work, sidestream deammonification was identified as a cost-effective means to meet these objectives. EMWD is leading innovation for the California wastewater profession by implementing some of the first sidestream deammonification facilites in state and the first systems in southern California.

    Whole plant calibrated models were developed for evaluating 1) optimization approaches to reduce effluent nitrogen with existing infrastructure and 2) new facilites and their benefit to meeting effluent nitrogen objectives. This stepwise approach ensured existing facilites were maximized before implementing new infrastructure.

    A sidestream feasibility study was performed focusing on the feasibility of implementing sidestream deammonification, conceptual design, costs, and vendor considerations for the Temecula Valley Reclamation Water Facility (TVRWRF) and the Perris Valley Reclamation Water Facility (PVRWRF). This work determined that sidestream treatment would provide a significant cost savings and provide Operations 80% TIN removal in the sidestream and ~1.5 mg/L effluent total inorganic nitrogen (TIN) reduction from current conditions, increasing operational flexibility to meet the (TIN) limit.

    CIP planning was then completed including evaluating the project phasing, schedule and refinement of costs. Through this work, it was demonstrated that sidestream deammonification could help EMWD extend out the next major expansions at TVRWRF and PVRWRF by more than 5 years each, balancing budget spending, reducing near term budget demands, and more efficient allocation of staff.

    The project is currently in detailed design of the TVRWRF and PVRWRF sidestream deammonification facilites, leveraging Hazen’s extensive sidestream deammonification experience from around the country. The EMWD designs implement some of the latest best practices for sidestream facility design including struvite mitigation approaches instrumentation selection, vendor selection/procurement, operator safety and designing for ease of operations/maintenance while maintaining performance.

    Learning Objectives:
    1. Participants will gain knowledge of how to determine if sidestream deammonification would be beneficial for their facility
    2. Participants will learn about what key factors need to be considered to successfully implement sidestream deammonification at their facilites
    3. Participants will learn about sidestream design best practices from actual operating facilites."


    Bryce Danker

    Associate Engineer

    Hazen and Sawyer

    Bryce Danker is an Associate engineer at Hazen and Sawyer with more than 10 years experience focused on the evaluation and design of wastewater treatment facilities.

    Bryce specializes in wastewater process evaluation, optimization and design. He has extensive experience in process modeling focused on nutrient removal, pilot system design and operation, and full-scale facility evaluation, design, startup and operation. Recent focus area includes process design for large scale potable reuse, PdNA demonstration, sidestream deammonification design and densification demonstration testing.

    He has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and a M.S in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Irvine.

    Ken Tagney

    Director of Water Reclamation

    EMWD

    Ken Tagney was the Treatment Process Control Specialist, for the four Eastern Municipal Water District regional water reclamation facilities. Ken holds his Grade V certification. Ken has previously co-presented and co-authored on session topics presented at the 2017 CWEA and WEFTEC conferences. Ken is now Plant Superviosr at the Temecula Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility for Eastern Municipal Water District.

    Scott Toland

    Engineering Manager

    Eastern Municipal Water District

    Mr. Toland possesses over 28 years of experience as a Civil Engineer in both the private and public sector. During his 17 years in the consulting industry, Mr. Toland provided detailed design, project management, and quality control of large water, wastewater, and recycled water treatment facilities, pipelines, and pump stations. Mr. Toland has managed several design projects through preliminary and final design, in addition to providing construction support and construction management services throughout the construction and commissioning phase. Mr. Toland’s experience carried into the public sector as a project manager for complex and high profile water, reclamation, and biosolids projects, and most recently as an engineering manager responsible for Eastern Municipal Water District’s wastewater and reclamation CIP program. Mr. Toland possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, and Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. ECI, AWTO

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    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/11/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: ECI, AWTO

    "In response to increasingly stringent nutrient regulations, sidestream treatment (SST) processes have entered the U.S. market to meet growing demand. But given a lack of operational familiarity, established design practices, and overall performance outcomes, the process of deciding which technology is the best fit for a given facility is challenging. Owners are reliant on information provided by vendors or published literature for comparing and evaluating tradeoffs between technologies, often basing decisions on nitrogen removal performance, reliability, and cost. To support SST technology decisions, this paper summarizes relevant operating data that the authors solicited from full-scale wastewater facilities with SSTs in the US. The SST processes evaluated include:

    1. Conventional nitrification/denitrification (NDN) SST
    2. Anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox)
    a. AnoxKaldnes ANITA™ Mox (Veolia)
    b. DEMON® Anammox Treatment Technology (World Water Works)
    c. ANAMMOX® (PAQUES)
    3. Post-aerobic digestion - DigestivorPAD™ (Ovivo)

    1-3 years of full-scale operating data were analyzed from a dozen facilities to calculate and compare the following metrics:
    1. Design criteria
    2. Performance metrics
    3. Alkalinity consumption
    4. Chemical addition
    5. Energy consumption and air demand
    6. Process stability and resilience
    7. Capital and estimated O&M costs
    8. O&M complexity

    The results indicate high ammonia and TIN removal across technologies and installations. In addition, there is significant variance in ammonia/TIN removal within a process category and on an individual plant basis. There are also the occasional outliers of poor performance that could be due to operational upsets. The results for alkalinity consumption are significant in verifying claims that anammox-based processes save alkalinity. The results show alkalinity requirements sometimes exceeding the vendor recommended design ratio of 4:1. This could be explained by unstable deammonification leading to some ammonia removal occurring via conventional nitrification pathways. Though this may be a contributing factor, without operational optimization, it can be expected that anammox-based processes will not result in alkalinity savings. This evaluation highlights the sensitivity of SST processes and the importance of a holistic design approach that properly supports those processes. More needs to be learned as an industry to move closer towards fine-tuned operation and optimal biological performance."

    Learning Objectives:

    "Describe the different nitrogen removal sidestream treatment systems in operation in the US
    List key performance metrics used for evaluating sidestream treatment systems
    Identify potential causes of poor performance for sidestream treatment systems"


    Andre Gharagozian (he/him/his)

    Associate Vice President

    Carollo Engineers

    Andre Gharagozian is an Associate Vice President at Carollo and serves as the regional process lead for wastewater in northern California. He has over 25 years of experience and is a seasoned process engineer with a wide range of experience from facility and master planning, process analysis and design, troubleshooting, operational assistance, and training. Andre’s expertise is in process modeling and nitrogen removal with an emphasis on activated sludge, hybrid systems, and sidestream treatment.


    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. ECI, AWTO

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/11/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: LAB, AWTO

    In 1988, the California Environmental Laboratory Improvement Act (ELIA) became law and established Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) to evaluate and provide accreditation to environmental testing laboratories in California. Approximately 6 years later, the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Act, and California Code of Regulations provided the authority and structure of a laboratory accreditation program to standardize and accredit laboratories that analyze environmental regulatory samples relating to human health and environmental decisions in California. However, over time, the accreditation program became outdated, and competence of the environmental laboratories throughout California was in question. So, in May 2020, the State Water Resources Control Board adopted the TNI-2 Standard regulations amending the requirements and standards for accreditation of environmental testing laboratories in California. Prior to this adoption, laboratories were only required to meet the requirements in the analytical methods they perform, but the new standard now required facilities to control a broader scope of influential factors. This standard adoption set off a firestorm throughout the 600+ ELAP certified laboratories who now had to decide if, and how they would implement this new requirement for their agency.

    Understanding that this change was coming in 2017, the Central Marin Sanitation Agency’s (CMSA) discussed its options associated with continued certification within the California ELAP. This same discussion of certification options has occurred throughout the state which has resulted in some labs implementing the new standard and some labs relinquishing certification. CMSA ultimately decided to continue its certification within the ELAP program, so CMSA Laboratory (CMSAL) began its journey into the TNI-2 standard implementation.

    This journey of the TNI-2 standard implementation has required overhaul and implementation of a new Quality Assurance Program, Standard Operating Procedures, Standards, data management systems, laboratory bench sheets, general laboratory operations and a myriad of documentation. This presentation will provide an overview of the process of implementation, examples of different types of documentation, operational changes and the lessons learned associated with the successful implementation of the TNI-2 Standard in February 2023.


    Learning Objectives:
    Understand the magnitude of changes that have occurred within ELAP certified laboratories.
    See examples and discuss the changes to laboratory documentation and operational changes.
    Understand the changes to data quality, documentation and what is next for the laboratory community


    Mark D. Koekemoer

    Regulatory Compliance Manager

    Central Marin Sanitation Agency

    Mr. Koekemoer has managed various Environmental Services Programs over the past seventeen years. As CMSA's Technical Manager, Mr. Koekemoer has implemented and provided oversight to Organic Waste Receiving Monitoring Programs, NPDES Permit Compliance Monitoring Programs, EPA Pretreatment Monitoring Programs, Stormwater Monitoring Programs and various others. Additionally, Mr. Koekemoer has provided oversight for various wastewater related projects including analytical method development, regulatory and process field analytical reliability assessments, and facility process enhancements studies. Mr. Koekemoer has also served on technical advisory committees including the Environmental Laboratory Technical Advisory Committee (ELTAC) within the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) and Standard Method Joint Task Groups.Mr. Koekemoer has Bachelors and Masters degrees from Texas A&M University.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. LAB, AWTO

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/11/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: LAB, AWTO

    WIth the implementation of the TNI-2 requirements CA-ELAP accreditation, many labs are wrestling with some of the new requirements. One of these requirement new to many labs is the concept of a Management Review. The presentation will endeavor to demystify this process and provide some guidance to help laboratories make it the valuable tool that it can be in improving any business operation.


    Learning Objectives:

    • differentiate between internal audits and management reviews.
    • identify areas needing improvement.
    • conduct an effective Management Review for their laboratory.


    Michael C. Shepherd

    Principal

    Shepherd Technical Services, LLC

    Teresa E. Lopez (she/her/hers)

    Environmental Project Scientist

    Robertson-Byran, Inc.

    Laboratory Supervisor with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry. Skilled in HACH WIMS, Environmental Awareness, Environmental Services, Regulations, and Research. Strong research professional with a Master's degree focused in Environmental Forensics from the University of California, Davis.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. LAB, AWTO

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/10/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: LAB, AWTO

    Christopher Hand, ELAP's Senior Environmental Scientist, will present an overview of ELAP's recent updates. The presentation will focus on the 2016 TNI standard incorporated by reference into ELAP's regulations, highlighting available free tools and trainings. The presentation may also address Fields of Accreditation that have changed, including those regulated in wastewater under title 40 of the code of federal regulations, part 136.


    Learning Objectives:

    Understand upcoming required reporting due dates to comply with the reissued Sanitary Sewer Systems General Order.
    Understand the updates to the online California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) Sanitary Sewer System Database.
    Ask questions regarding the Sanitary Sewer Systems General Order requirements and CIWQS.


    Christopher Hand

    Sr. Environmental Scientist

    State Water Board / Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP)

    Christopher is a Senior Environmental Scientist with the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program where he serves as ELAP’s State Agency Liaison. Christopher is one of ELAP’s Laboratory Certification Officers responsible for accrediting drinking water laboratories; and works in coordination with the Quality Assurance Units at the Division of Drinking Water and the Office of Information Management and Analysis in the State Water Board. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from California State University at East Bay, and prior to his role at ELAP, has worked in both a research laboratory and as a lead analyst at an environmental laboratory.

    Teresa E. Lopez (she/her/hers)

    Environmental Project Scientist

    Robertson-Byran, Inc.

    Laboratory Supervisor with a demonstrated history of working in the utilities industry. Skilled in HACH WIMS, Environmental Awareness, Environmental Services, Regulations, and Research. Strong research professional with a Master's degree focused in Environmental Forensics from the University of California, Davis.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. LAB, AWTO

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/10/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: CSM, ECI, LAB, MT

    The focus of this presentation would be an overview of the State Water Resources Control Board staff efforts to implement the Sanitary Sewer Systems General Order adopted in December 2022. The Order became effective on June 5, 2023.

    Learning Objectives:

    Understand upcoming required reporting due dates to comply with the reissued Sanitary Sewer Systems General Order.
    Understand the updates to the online California Integrated Water Quality System (CIWQS) Sanitary Sewer System Database.
    Ask questions regarding the Sanitary Sewer Systems General Order requirements and CIWQS.


    Afrooz Farsimadan

    Senior Water Resource Control Engineer

    State Water Resources Control Board

    Afrooz Farsimadan is a professional civil engineer with over 15 years of civil engineering experience in the transportation and water quality sector. Afrooz graduated from Sacramento State University with a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and has been practicing as a registered civil engineer for over 11 years. She started her career working as a civil engineer for the California Department of Transportation, inspecting highway construction projects. Afrooz then joined the Division of Water Quality at the State Water Resources Control Board. For the past six years, Afrooz has served as a Senior supervising engineer. In addition to her Statewide NPDES Program Manager role in overseeing the development and implementation of numerous statewide NPDES general permits, Afrooz manages the implementation the Statewide Sanitary Sewer Systems General Order.

    Walter Mobley

    Water Resource Control Engineer, Division of Water Quality, NPDES Wastewater Unit

    State Water Resources Control Board

    Walter Mobley is a Water Resource Control Engineer with the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality. Walter graduated from Howard University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has over 8 years of civil engineering experience. Walter has been implementing the Sanitary Sewer Systems General Order since 2018. She has been involved in the reissued Order development and will be the contact person for the Order implementation and database questions.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. CSM, ECI, LAB, MT

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/10/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: CSM, ECI, LAB, MT

    This presentation will focus on general compliance and enforcement efforts statewide to regulate the +1,000 current enrollees. Topics will cover compliance assessment, inspection findings, and the general enforcement process. The presentation will allow for audience participation and discussion.

    Attendees will learn:
    1. Roles of the Regional and State Board in compliance and enforcement of the General Order
    2. Regulatory compliance assessment under the new (and old) General Order
    3. Inspection findings
    4. General enforcement process
    5. Open discussion related to compliance and enforcement by the Regional and State Board

    Learning Objectives:
    Understand the enforcement roles of the State and Regional Boards.
    Understand what regulators are looking for in review of documentation and field asset inspection.
    demonstrate a general knowledge of the enforcement process and potential enforcement outcomes.


    Bryan Elder

    Supervising Water Resource Control Engineer

    State Water Resources Control Board

    Bryan Elder is currently the chief and senior engineer for the Special Investigations Unit in the Office of Enforcement at the State Water Resources Control Board. He oversees six technical positions working on cases and special projects covering such programs as operator certification, industrial and construction storm water, NPDES and WDR enforcement, and environmental justice initiatives. Bryan has been with the Water Boards for 5 years, after working in the private sector in industrial manufacturing and environmental consulting. Bryan holds a BS in chemical engineering, a MS in civil engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a licensed civil engineer.

    Brian Villacorta, P.E., BCEE

    Coombs Hopkins

    Carlsbad

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. CSM, ECI, LAB, MT

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/10/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: CSM, ECI, LAB, MT

    Regional Sanitary Sewer Spill Simulations Increase Efforts in Emergency Response Training Through Inland Empire Utilities Agency's Mutual Aid Program. The Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA), a regional wastewater treatment and water agency encompassing 242 square miles in western San Bernadino County and servicing approximately 935,000 people, provides sewage utility services to seven sewer collection agencies and wholesale imported water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to regional retail agencies.

    In 2004, IEUA entered into a Mutual Aid Agreement with their Regional Contracting Agencies and other partners to provide emergency response in the event of a disruption which would affect the water service, sewer service or sewage treatment services provided by each agency. Over the years, IEUA has taken the lead to organize quarterly meetings between the Mutual Aid partners for sewer collection training, discussions on regional system issues, and regulatory updates.

    Due to the current increase in retirements and the need for hands on training for line staff, IEUA took the lead to develop a regional approach for multi-agency sanitary sewer spill simulation trainings. In 2022, IEUA hosted the first event through the Mutual Aid Program. The training included regulatory overview and review of spill calculations in partnership with hands on spill simulations. Each agency team that participated in the training brought their sewer truck units and sewer collection crews. Members from each crew were assigned to teams to replicate a group reporting to a Mutual Aid emergency call and ran through the spill simulation while other crews watched and documented the efforts. IEUA has collaborated with Cucamonga Valley Water District and City of Ontario for the ongoing development and implementation of said training program.

    The Mutual Aid Program has now incorporated this Regional Sanitary Sewer Spill Simulation training as an annual all-day event to allow members of the agreement the opportunity to provide their staff emergency response training. This provides the region with first time responders the hands-on experience necessary to manage any event."

    Learning Objectives:
    Understand key components of a successful mutual aid program
    Understand key components goals and successes derived & achieved through a robust, proactive and implemented mutual aid program. Training concepts applied knowledge and training and enhance & improve agencies response and documentation
    Apply components to enhance and develop their own programs


    Lucia F. Diaz (she/her/hers)

    Manager of Facilities & Water System Programs

    Inland Empire Utilities Agency

    Lucia Fuertez Diaz joined Inland Empire Utilities Agency in 2006 as a Construction Project Coordinator and during her tenure has worked in several departments ranging from Engineering, Finance Administration, and Operations. She currently serves as the Manager of Facilities & Water System Programs for the Agency’s Facilities Management, Sewer Collection Systems and Recycled Water/ Groundwater Recharge Programs within the Operations & Maintenance Division. Lucia holds a bachelor's degree in Business Economics/Finance from California State University, San Bernardino, a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, has a Grade 4 Collection System Maintenance Certificate from California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and a Certified Reliability Leader issued by the Association of Asset Management Professionals.

    Shawn Spromberg

    Wastewater Utility Supervisor

    Cucamonga Valley WD

    Shawn Spromberg serves as the Wastewater Utility Supervisor at Cucamonga Valley Water District in Rancho Cucamonga California. Shawn has over 15 years of experience in the wastewater collections field. He is currently responsible for managing, directing and overseeing staff and programs in all functions of the maintenance, repair and inspection of over 420 miles of wastewater mainline and just under 300 miles of lateral pipes and connections as well as all reporting and documentation. His experience ranges from operations and maintenance roles, budgets, assisting with capital projects and system rehabilitation projects and his true passion, which is, developing, training and assisting others in their advancement of knowledge, training and certification in the wastewater industry. Shawn currently holds a CWEA Collections System Maintenance Grade IV certification as well as CWEA Plant Maintenance Technologist Grade I and SWRCB Water Distribution Grade IV and Water Treatment Grade III. Shawn also completed the Mt San Antonio Water Technology program and received his certificate. Shawn is Currently and active member of CWEA, SCAP, and CWEA SARBS Collections Committee where he teaches TCP training in Wastewater Collections System Maintenance Grades 1-4.

    Edward Makowski

    Collections System Supervisor

    Inland Empire Utilities Agency

    Edward Makowski joined Inland Empire Utilities Agency in 2016 as a Collections System Operator and spent some time as a Wastewater Treatment Operator before returning to Collections in his current role as Collections System Supervisor.

    Ed currently holds a Grade 4 Collections System Maintenance Certification from CWEA and holds Grade 2 Distribution, Grade 2 Treatment, and Grade 3 Wastewater Treatment Operator certifications from CA State Water Resource Control Board. Ed has an Associates Degree in Public Works from Citrus College in Glendora, CA and is also an Eagle Scout.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. CSM, ECI, LAB, MT

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/10/2024

    AC24 Conference and Expo; Mission: Possible - A Sustainable Water Future Against All Odds. April 9-12, Sacramento

    CWEA Members: $20.00
    Non-Members $30.00
    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.0 contact hours towards CWEA Certifications: CSM, ECI. 

    Chemical root control is a popular method used throughout the country to treat destructive roots safely and effectively in a sanitary sewer collection system. With over 400 million feet of chemical root control under our belt, Duke’s has been a leader in the root control field for many utilities from coast to coast. Application of root control foam requires planning and execution by trained professionals. Consideration of your WWTP treatment methods, types of pipe in your system and type of chemical used for treatment will be discussed. This presentation will also discuss integration of GIS for project management and asset management of programs, the ROI of using root control over pipe replacement and proper methods and chemicals that do not harm your system or the vegetation surrounding it.

    Learning Objectives:

    Identify the difference between high quality root foam and the soupy less effective products.
    Justify the implementation of a chemical sewer root control program or increase in budget for current programs.
    Understand the differences between an In-House versus a Contractor chemical root control program.


    Tom Edwards

    Pacific Regional Manager

    Duke's

    Edward Makowski

    Collections System Supervisor

    Inland Empire Utilities Agency

    Edward Makowski joined Inland Empire Utilities Agency in 2016 as a Collections System Operator and spent some time as a Wastewater Treatment Operator before returning to Collections in his current role as Collections System Supervisor.

    Ed currently holds a Grade 4 Collections System Maintenance Certification from CWEA and holds Grade 2 Distribution, Grade 2 Treatment, and Grade 3 Wastewater Treatment Operator certifications from CA State Water Resource Control Board. Ed has an Associates Degree in Public Works from Citrus College in Glendora, CA and is also an Eagle Scout.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)1.0  contact hours towards CWEA's Contact Hours. CSM, ECI

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/20/2023

    AC23 Conference and Expo: One Community One Purpose. April 18-21, 2023

    Members: $10.00
    Non-Members: $20.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: .06 contact hours towards CWEA, CSM, MT, EIT, AWTO certifications. 

    One of the largest water utilities in the Midwest was facing the need to upgrade its extensive SCADA system. This presentation will discuss the planning and implementation of this large, complex project with an emphasis on how utilities can apply similar approaches themselves.

    Learning Objectives:
    develop a plan for upgrading their SCADA system with minimal impact to operations.
    sequence equipment replacement to minimize system downtime.
    evaluate the best communications strategy for their SCADA system.


    Kyle Tracy

    Senior Technical Leader

    Woodard & Curran, Inc.

    For 30 years, Kyle has worked in the water and wastewater industry with a focus on Instrumentation, Controls, and Electrical design, programming, networking and security, continuous operation integration, startup, and inspection – including work at more than 50 water/wastewater plants throughout the United States and Canada. He is a California Licensed Electrical Contractor and Control Systems Professional Engineer. In addition, Kyle provides consulting services to water and wastewater plant operations & maintenance to improve system security, operational efficiency, and control system project planning and program management.

    John Witter, PE

    Professional Engineer

    Carollo Engineers

    John Witter obtained a Bachelor and Masters degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked for Carollo Engineers in Fresno, California for nearly five years. He has worked on a range of water and wastewater projects, with a focus on wastewater process planning and design.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 0.06 CWEA, CSM, MT, EIT, LAB, AWTO certifications. 

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/20/2023

    AC23 Conference and Expo: One Community One Purpose. April 18-21, 2023

    Members: $10.00
    Non-Members: $20.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: .06 contact hours towards CWEA MT, EIT, AWTO certifications. 

    "Utilities are collecting vast quantities of data on their operations and more advanced technology tools in an effort to generate insights. But all the data in the world means nothing if operators and managers can’t use it to improve operations and make their lives easier. The City of Victorville, CA operates an advanced water reclamation and recycling facility, and has implemented an integrated stack of technologies to improve data collection, develop powerful trending and insights, and better manage its operations.

    This presentation will begin with a discussion of the types of technologies in use in Victorville, from mobile data collection tools and SCADA systems, to CMMS, Information Management Systems, and Business Intelligence. It will explain why these tools are in place, what each offers in terms of benefits, how they are integrated and interconnected, and potential challenges that others should be aware of.

    Next, it will dive into the perspective and experience of the Victorville operations team who use these tools daily. It will describe how each platform is used in the day-to-day management of the facility, from the field staff using mobile devices to collect data to managers using business intelligence software to analyze trends, spot potential issues, and run the facility as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

    Using concrete examples and scenarios from real world experience, the presenters will offer concrete takeaways that will help attendees make the most of their own data collection and analysis tools or tackle the implementation of similar platforms at their own facilities."

    Learning Objectives:
    explain the value and potential challenges of integrating a set of data collection and technology tools at their facility.
    develop an approach to data collection that facilitates faster, more accurate work in the field.
    evaluate what tools are appropriate for their facilities and how they could be leveraged to improve operations.

    Alan Fabiano

    Technology Leader

    Woodard & Curran, Inc.

    Sue Guswa

    National Practice Leader - Municipal Wastewater

    Woodard & Curran

    Sue is a Senior Principal with over 25 years of experience and serves as Woodard & Curran’s Municipal Wastewater Practice Leader. As a Practice Leader, Sue provides technical leadership to Woodard & Curran's municipal infrastructure projects and helps to drive innovation in the firm’s municipal wastewater practice. Sue just completed her term as a WEF Delegate and is currently a member of WEF's Government Affairs Committee.

    Daniel Peralta

    Plant Manager

    Woodard & Curran, Inc.

    John Witter, PE

    Professional Engineer

    Carollo Engineers

    John Witter obtained a Bachelor and Masters degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked for Carollo Engineers in Fresno, California for nearly five years. He has worked on a range of water and wastewater projects, with a focus on wastewater process planning and design.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)  .06 CWEA,  MT, EIT, AWTO certifications. 

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/20/2023

    AC23 Conference and Expo: One Community One Purpose. April 18-21, 2023

    Members: $10.00
    Non-Members: $20.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: .06 contact hours towards CWEA, CSM, MT, EIT, AWTO certifications. 

    Come discuss some of the latest technology in condition monitoring and fault analysis for rotating pumping equipment. The audience will learn how to to optimize equipment performance, limit downtime and reduce costs on repair & replacement using artificial intelligence.

    Learning Objectives:
    Identify applications for advanced condition monitoring.
    Understand the ROI for such technology.
    Explain the hardware requirements for an advanced condition monitoring system.

    Steve Frangione

    Product Manager- Controls & Digital

    Grundfos

    Steve Frangione is the Regional Product Manager for Water Utility Controls and Digital Solutions at Grundfos. Steve has been with Grundfos for 1.5yrs and has been in the water & wastewater industry for 6 years. With a background in electrical engineering, most of his carrer has been spent fousing on helping utilities find better ways to optimize the operation of their equimpent with advanced controls and remote monitoring technology.


    John Witter, PE

    Professional Engineer

    Carollo Engineers

    John Witter obtained a Bachelor and Masters degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked for Carollo Engineers in Fresno, California for nearly five years. He has worked on a range of water and wastewater projects, with a focus on wastewater process planning and design.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below)  .06 CWEA, CSM, MT, EIT, AWTO certifications. 

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/20/2023

    AC23 Conference and Expo: One Community One Purpose. April 18-21, 2023

    Members: $10.00
    Non-Members: $20.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: .06 contact hours towards CWEA, CSM, MT, EIT, AWTO certifications. 

    This presentation will highlight the benefits of utilizing a web-based platform to remotely monitor your pumping stations. The audience will learn about the architecture of this type of system along with the data that can be monitored remotely.

    Learning Objectives:
    Identify applications for web-based SCADA systems.
    explain the system architecture.
    understand how to optimize pump station operations with remote monitoring.
    get the most use out of their data.

    Steve Frangione

    Product Manager- Controls & Digital

    Grundfos

    Steve Frangione is the Regional Product Manager for Water Utility Controls and Digital Solutions at Grundfos. Steve has been with Grundfos for 1.5yrs and has been in the water & wastewater industry for 6 years. With a background in electrical engineering, most of his carrer has been spent fousing on helping utilities find better ways to optimize the operation of their equimpent with advanced controls and remote monitoring technology.


    John Witter, PE

    Professional Engineer

    Carollo Engineers

    John Witter obtained a Bachelor and Masters degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked for Carollo Engineers in Fresno, California for nearly five years. He has worked on a range of water and wastewater projects, with a focus on wastewater process planning and design.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) .06 CWEA, CSM, MT, EIT, AWTO certifications. 

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/19/2023

    AC23 Conference and Expo: One Community One Purpose. April 18-21, 2023

    Members: $25.00
    Non-Members: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA EIT, AWTO certifications.
    SWB WW: 0.1 

    Come learn about real-time, low-maintenance Bio-Electric Sensing (BES) instrumentation, and how it uses bio-fouling to provide insights into influent conditions and treatment performance. Hear from the General Manage of Sewer Authority Mid-coaside about their experience using BES to master extremely variable influent conditions with FEWER manual COD samples.

    Learning Objectives:
    Understand the role of 'influent conditions' (such as high or low organic loading) on effluent quality violations and plant upsets.
    Understand how earlier, real-time information/data can be used effectively to improve plant process performance during high influent loading events, through taking proper corrective/preventative action.
    Understand how BES technology works, and what its potential applications could be at their facility
    Understand the relationship between "Carbon Consumption Rate" and COD measurements
    Identify ways staff time can be deployed for other activities, instead of laboratory measurement


    Kishen Prathivadi

    General Manager

    Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside

    Mr Kishen Prathivadi is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and a Certified Project Management Professional. He is currently the General Manager for Sewer Authority Mid Coastside and is based in Half Moon Bay, California. He has extensive project management and design experience with primary focus on wastewater related programs.
    He has overseen several water and wastewater projects for several municipal agencies. He has to his credit several presentations and publications on hydraulics, valves and related fields in various International Conferences.

    Alexandra Webb (she/her/hers)

    North American Rep Channel Manager

    SENTRY Water Technologies

    Alex is the Rep Channel manager for SENTRY water technology. Her varied professional background includes work in the heavy industrial sector on pipe and valve supply projects, as well as watershed management research. She volunteers with the AWWA and IWA to bring her early-career perspective to committees as an "elder YP." At SENTRY, she works with regional and local representatives to support clients using SENTRY’s innovative sensor technology to proactively address their water quality challenges

    Christine Polo (she/her/hers)

    Biosolids and Sustainability Technologist

    Carollo Engineers

    Christine Polo works a senior technologist with Carollo Engineers in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has 13 years of experience specializing in biosolids planning for wastewater utilities including working on many biosolids master plans, biogas use alternatives analysis, and, more recently, greenhouse gas accounting and food waste co-digestion studies.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.2 CWEA EIT & AWTO certifications. 

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/19/2023

    AC23 Conference and Expo: One Community One Purpose. April 18-21, 2023

    Members: $10.00
    Non-Members: $20.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.6 contact hours towards CWEA ECI, LAB, AWTO certifications.

    The presentation will cover partial nitrification for non-nitrifying biological process to produce a clearer secondary effluent.

    Topics covered:
    Benefits
    Difference between non-nitrifying process and full nitrification
    Concept and control strategy
    Potential Risks
    Operational approach
    Case studies
    • City of San Clemente operation strategy

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe the and understand the nitrification process and how to control nitrification
    Recognize the potential risks and benefits
    understand the concept and control strategies of partial nitrification


    Allen Balser

    Chief Plant Operator

    City of San clemente

    Brett Faulkner (he/him/his)

    Supervising Engineer

    Trussell Technologies

    Brett Faulkner is a supervising engineer at Trussell Technologies. He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.S. in environmental engineering from San Diego State University. Mr. Faulkner has over 13 years of professional experience in California specializing in wastewater and advanced water treatment with an emphasis on process optimization and design. Mr. Faulkner is a registered professional engineer in the state of California and a certified Grade III wastewater operator. Mr. Faulkner also provides operational support and on-call engineering services for multiple wastewater agencies in California.

    Christine Polo (she/her/hers)

    Biosolids and Sustainability Technologist

    Carollo Engineers

    Christine Polo works a senior technologist with Carollo Engineers in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has 13 years of experience specializing in biosolids planning for wastewater utilities including working on many biosolids master plans, biogas use alternatives analysis, and, more recently, greenhouse gas accounting and food waste co-digestion studies.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 0.6 CWEA ECI, LAB, & AWTO certification. 

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/19/2023

    AC23 Conference and Expo: One Community One Purpose. April 18-21, 2023

    Members: $10.00
    Non-Members: $20.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 0.6 contact hours towards CWEA ECI, AWTO certifications. 
    SWB Wastewater: .05

    This presentation will review two ABAC strategies in its effectiveness at maintaining the ammonia setpoint and partial nitrification using BioWin®: feedforward-feedback based on (i) cascading DO setpoints dependent on ammonia load, and (ii) modified DO setpoints based on microbial kinetics.

    Learning Objectives:
    Upon completion, participant will be able to understand ammonia-based aeration control systems including feedforward and feedback control, as well as the required instrumentation for operation.
    Upon completion, participant will be able to identify alternative options in the design of real time control systems to achieve energy savings while meeting the required discharge limits.
    Upon completion, participant will be able to develop a realistic and beneficial approach of how process modelling can be utilized prior to implementation in full-scale applications.


    Mehran Andalib

    VP- Global Wastewater Sector Leader

    Stantec

    Mehran is the Global Wastewater Sector Leader at Stantec. His areas of expertise are process engineering and modeling with over 18 years of experience in the field. He is a active member of water research community and also chairs WEF Municipal Resource Recovery Design Committee.

    Christine Polo (she/her/hers)

    Biosolids and Sustainability Technologist

    Carollo Engineers

    Christine Polo works a senior technologist with Carollo Engineers in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has 13 years of experience specializing in biosolids planning for wastewater utilities including working on many biosolids master plans, biogas use alternatives analysis, and, more recently, greenhouse gas accounting and food waste co-digestion studies.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 0.6 CWEA ECI & AWTO certification. 

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/19/2023

    AC23 Conference and Expo: One Community One Purpose. April 18-21, 2023

    Members: $25.00
    Non-Members: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA, CSM, MT, EIT, AWTO certifications. 

    State Water Board Drinking Water Hours: 1.0

    Reliable level control in remote pumping and lifting stations has continually proven to be a difficult task due to the dynamic nature of their construction and limitations of technology. We'll be examining the most common non-contacting forms of level measurement and recent developments in laser measurement.

    Learning Objectives:
    determine what installation situations dictate what technology to use
    differentiate operating principles of the technology presented
    recognize common symptoms of field failures and how to address them
    calculate cost justification based on existing budget, man hours, and complexity of the project

    Addison Himes, III

    Technical Specialist Level Measurement

    ABB

    I function as the US specialist for the ABB level measurement portfolio. Working with our channel partners, I plan and implement opportunities to grow our market share with end users. Market feedback and new product development projects are tasks that are constantly being communicated with the product management team.

    John Witter, PE

    Professional Engineer

    Carollo Engineers

    John Witter obtained a Bachelor and Masters degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has worked for Carollo Engineers in Fresno, California for nearly five years. He has worked on a range of water and wastewater projects, with a focus on wastewater process planning and design.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.2 CWEA, CSM, MT, EIT, LAB, AWTO certifications. 

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/19/2023

    AC23 Conference and Expo: One Community One Purpose. April 18-21, 2023

    Members: $25.00
    Non-Members: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA LAB & AWTO certifications. 

    Attendees will learn how a laboratory can prepare for an ELAP on-site assessment and what they can expect of the experience, as well as what may follow an on-site assessment. We will also give laboratory professionals an opportunity to share their on-site assessment experiences.

    Learning Objectives:
    assess how well their own laboratories are abiding by TNI-2
    share ideas with other laboratory professionals for how to implement TNI-2 practices
    understand the experience of on-site assessments from other laboratories, both good and bad

    Mindy Boele

    Water Quality Manager

    City of Vacaville Utilities Department

    Mindy Boele currently serves as the Water Quality Manager for the City of Vacaville. She has over 25 years in the water quality field including 17 years experience as a Laboratory Supervisor in Vacaville and for the UC Davis WWTP Lab. Mindy is a member of multiple lab committees throughout the state, currently the chair of the State CWEA Lab Committee, and a past member of ELTAC.

    Olivia Woolery

    Principal Analyst

    Monterey Bay Analytical Services

    Olivia Woolery is the Principal Analyst at Monterey Bay Analytical Services (MBAS). She began interning for MBAS in 2017 while studying at Cal State Monterey Bay, and worked as a Laboratory Analyst upon graduating with a B.S. in Environmental Science. She was promoted to Principal Analyst in 2021 and currently oversees microbiological, gravimetric, and chemical analyses, including metals determination by ICP-OES, FOG, and MBAS. She currently possesses a CWEA Grade I Lab Analyst Certification.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.2 CWEA LAB, AWTO certifications. 

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/19/2023

    AC23 Conference and Expo: One Community One Purpose. April 18-21, 2023

    Members: $25.00
    Non-Members: $35.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA LAB certification. 

    Christopher Hand, will present an overview of ELAP's recent updates. The presentation will cover two major updates, impacts to Fields of Accreditation (FOA) due to the US EPA's 2021 Methods Update Rule (MUR), and the 2016 TNI standard incorporated by reference into ELAP's regulations, including free tools and trainings.

    Learning Objectives:
    Upon completion, participants will identify ELAP programmatic changes that may affect their laboratory.
    Upon completion, participants will be able to apply for methods in the 2021 Methods Update Rule.
    Upon completion, participants will be able to plan for the upcoming change where the 2016 TNI standard is the regulatory requirement.

    Christopher Hand

    Sr. Environmental Scientist

    State Water Board / Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP)

    Christopher is a Senior Environmental Scientist with the California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program where he serves as ELAP’s State Agency Liaison. Christopher is one of ELAP’s Laboratory Certification Officers responsible for accrediting drinking water laboratories; and works in coordination with the Quality Assurance Units at the Division of Drinking Water and the Office of Information Management and Analysis in the State Water Board. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from California State University at East Bay, and prior to his role at ELAP, has worked in both a research laboratory and as a lead analyst at an environmental laboratory.

    Mindy Boele

    Water Quality Manager

    City of Vacaville Utilities Department

    Mindy Boele currently serves as the Water Quality Manager for the City of Vacaville. She has over 25 years in the water quality field including 17 years experience as a Laboratory Supervisor in Vacaville and for the UC Davis WWTP Lab. Mindy is a member of multiple lab committees throughout the state, currently the chair of the State CWEA Lab Committee, and a past member of ELTAC.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.2 CWEA LAB certification. 

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/14/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

    Member fee: $20.00
    Non-Member fee: $30.00 

    .5 contact hours towards CWEA's: CSM, ECI , MT, EIT Certifications 
    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: .05

    East Valley Water District is completing the Sterling Natural Resource Center, a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility, boosting the region's water independence. Capable of treating up to 8 million gallons a day, the SNRC will recharge the groundwater basin and create new opportunities for the surrounding community.

    Learning Objectives:
    Provide attendees with a community minded approach for constructing and operating a treatment facility within a populated area.
    Showcase the importance of developing local relationships and connections to build advocates for a project.
    Provide the framework and roadmap to create a community-first program as part of the construction and operations.

    John Mura

    General Manager/CEO

    East Valley Water District

    John Mura began serving as East Valley Water District's General Manager/CEO in January 2012 with extensive experience in local government. Since his arrival and with the cooperation of the Board of Directors, East Valley Water District has transformed into a world-class organization. This is demonstrated by the District's receipt of over 30 awards since 2013.

    Mr. Mura has established an organizational culture dedicated to innovation, strategic planning, and a commitment to the community. This can be seen and felt at every level of East Valley Water District. Mr. Mura's leadership philosophy is founded on honest communication, employee engagement and the desire to never stop improving.

    Mr. Mura has effectively implemented a number of projects including the construction of the Sterling Natural Resource Center, the award-winning drought response program, implementation of budget-based rates, and the successful launch of an organizational succession plan. He facilitates an unprecedented expectation of communication, idea sharing, and collaboration.As a result, East Valley Water District regularly sets the example for efficient and effective government.

    Mr. Mura's public service began in 1988 when he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Mura's educational background includes a Bachelor's Degree in Management and Business from Pepperdine University and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Fullerton.

    Kelly Malloy

    Director of Strategic Services

    East Valley Water District

    Ligaya C. Kohagura, PE

    Senior Project Manager

    Black & Veatch Corporation

    Ligaya is a Senior Project Manager at Black & Veatch with 30 years of experience in the management and development of long-range and mid-range plans for water and wastewater utilities and the planning, design, and construction services for water and wastewater facilities including treatment plants, pumping stations, pipelines, and storage. Ligaya was also previously a Senior Civil Engineer with SRCSD - Policy and Planning and SASD - Engineering.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's  CSM, ECI, MT, EIT certification.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar or recording, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/14/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

    Member fee: $20.00
    Non-Member fee: $30.00 

    .5 contact hours towards CWEA's: CSM , MT, EIT Certifications 
    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 1.0
    SWRCB Drinking Water CEUs: 1.0

    Cloud-based SCADA systems combine remote sensors, cellular communications with robust cloud computing services, and operate independently of physical equipment. A new type of IIOT solution gives agency staff the ability to monitor and control operations from any web-enabled device, regardless of location. Systems are fault-tolerant and resilient.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describes the limitations of traditional SCADA compared to Cloud-Based SCADA.
    Describe how a large educational institution was able to use cloud-based SCADA systems to remain fully operational during the COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place order.
    Understand how Cloud-based SCADA systems cost dramatically less than traditional SCADA, don't require specialized IT/SCADA programming, and provide superior protection from cyber threats.

    Roya Yousefelahiyeh, PE

    Project Engineer

    Black & Veatch

    Roya is a project engineer at Black & Veatch with nearly 7 years of experience. She has worked on the design and construction of several projects including recycled water treatment plants (Title 22 for irrigation and IPR), wastewater treatment plants and pump stations. She has Master’s Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. She served as the Treasurer of CWEA San Francisco Bay Section from 2016 to 2021. As of March 2022, she is the Fundraising Officer of Engineers Without Borders- San Francisco Professionals Chapter.

    Mark Puckett

    Vice President of Product Development

    XiO, Inc.

    As Vice President of Product Development, Mark Puckett brings together technology engineering, software development, and market insights to create robust solutions for customers. Mark’s product management experience includes agricultural and commercial irrigation, as well as municipal drinking water and wastewater software engineering. Mark earned a B.A. from Harvard University.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's  CSM, MT, EIT certification.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar or recording, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/14/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

    Member fee: $20.00
    Non-Member fee: $30.00 

    .5 contact hours towards CWEA's: CSM , MT, EIT Certifications 
    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.5
    SWRCB Drinking Water CEUs: 1.0

    Recent hacking headlines are invading the national news stream, utilities are facing an increased pressure to ensure that their SCADA systems are thoroughly protected from all possible cybersecurity threats. With a robust SCADA cybersecurity program, utilities can protect themselves from attacks by hackers, disgruntled employees, or honest mistakes.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe potential vulnerabilities in municipal SCADA systems.
    Identify simple improvements to physical and software security practices that can be implemented immediately
    Find gaps in organizational policy that may be creating vulnerabilities

    Roya Yousefelahiyeh, PE

    Project Engineer

    Black & Veatch

    Roya is a project engineer at Black & Veatch with nearly 7 years of experience. She has worked on the design and construction of several projects including recycled water treatment plants (Title 22 for irrigation and IPR), wastewater treatment plants and pump stations. She has Master’s Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. She served as the Treasurer of CWEA San Francisco Bay Section from 2016 to 2021. As of March 2022, she is the Fundraising Officer of Engineers Without Borders- San Francisco Professionals Chapter.

    Joseph Hurley

    National Practice Leader / SVP

    Woodard & Curran

    Joe Hurley is the National Practice Leader and Senior Vice President of Woodard & Curran, Inc. and specializes in SCADA applications, set-ups, staff training, and system troubleshooting on a National basis. With more than 35 years as a Master Electrician and Controls Engineer specializing in Water and Wastewater utilities, Joe has been involved in various project roles including retrofits, upgrades and ground-up SCADA system design and installation for a wide range of treatment facility applications. Most recently Joe has been working with utilities to assist with cybersecurity solutions as part of SCADA upgrades.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's  CSM, MT, EIT certification.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar or recording, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/14/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

    Member fee: $20.00
    Non-Member fee: $30.00 

    .5 contact hours towards CWEA's: CSM , MT, EIT Certifications 
    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.1

    Extended Reality technologies, such as augmented reality and mixed reality, a utility can substantially increase its digital resiliency. Strengthening digital resiliency through the use of XR yields numerous benefits. These benefits include emergency response and quality performance, institutional knowledge capture and transfer and empowering the next generation of utility experts.

    Learning Objectives:
    Better understand the need for digital resiliency planning.
    Understand the numerous benefits MR adds to the utility industry, including emergency response, quality performance, institutional knowledge capture and transfer; empowering next generation utility experts; remote viewing, communication, and support.
    See the benefits of adopting MR to help establish long-term knowledge retention to sustain their infrastructure, as well as the overall production and mission of the utility.

    Scott Aldridge

    Senior Manager, Disruptive Technologies

    CDM Smith

    My passion is the early identification, evaluation and evangelizing of emerging technologies or other key innovations that will have significant impact on our clients. My work is part of our firms agile and iterative approach to developing strategies that enable our clients to respond quickly to new opportunities and threats and keep pace with the speed of digital business. My focus of late has been on leveraging to power of immersive mixed reality, drones, and remote assist technologies to help transform client experiences and outcomes.

    Roya Yousefelahiyeh, PE

    Project Engineer

    Black & Veatch

    Roya is a project engineer at Black & Veatch with nearly 7 years of experience. She has worked on the design and construction of several projects including recycled water treatment plants (Title 22 for irrigation and IPR), wastewater treatment plants and pump stations. She has Master’s Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. She served as the Treasurer of CWEA San Francisco Bay Section from 2016 to 2021. As of March 2022, she is the Fundraising Officer of Engineers Without Borders- San Francisco Professionals Chapter.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's  CSM, MT, EIT certification.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar or recording, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/13/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

    Member fee: $20.00
    Non-Member fee: $30.00 

    .05 contact hours towards CWEA's: CSM ECI, MT Certifications 
    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.5

    This session will provide an overview of SewerLogic. SewerLogic is a tool recently developed by AECOM and uses computer vision to automatically detect defects in sewers and improve the efficiency of sewer rehabilitation planning.

    Learning Objectives:
    Appreciate how machine learning and artificial intelligence can aid engineers plan and execute sewer rehabilitation programs and integrate with existing workflows
    Recognize the key elements and steps necessary to set up and train AI to automate detection of defects in sewers
    Anticipate how emerging tools can improve the efficiency of sewer rehab programs, levels of service and aid in making data-driven decisions

    Devan Thomas

    Vice President

    AECOM

    Mr. Thomas acts as Conveyance Market Sector Leader for AECOM and has over 25 years of experience focussing on water and wastewater infrastructure planning, hydraulic modeling and asset management. He provides technical leadership in master planning, risk assessment and the development of condition assessment and data collection programs and developing rehabilitation and operations and maintenance plans and strategies. Those plans and strategies aim to improve levels of service, extend asset life and reduce life cycle costs. He works extensively with technology providers to effectively leverage the latest tools, integrate with existing systems and enable/improve asset management activities.

    Roya Yousefelahiyeh, PE

    Project Engineer

    Black & Veatch

    Roya is a project engineer at Black & Veatch with nearly 7 years of experience. She has worked on the design and construction of several projects including recycled water treatment plants (Title 22 for irrigation and IPR), wastewater treatment plants and pump stations. She has Master’s Degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering. She served as the Treasurer of CWEA San Francisco Bay Section from 2016 to 2021. As of March 2022, she is the Fundraising Officer of Engineers Without Borders- San Francisco Professionals Chapter.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive .05 contact hours towards CWEA's CSM,  ECI, MT certification.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar or recording, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/13/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

    Member fee: $25.00
    Non-Member fee: $35.00 

    1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's: ECI, EIT Certifications 
    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.5

    The Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (Sanitation Districts) have longstanding programs to communicate with staff and the public about important projects and behaviors that support our mission of protecting public health and the environment. Examples include community workshops, facility tours and our Speaker’s Bureau program. Many of these programs relied on in-person contact. At the start of the pandemic, most of these programs were suspended to protect the public and staff. However, we needed to continue critical communications, so we improvised a plan to safely connect with the community during COVID-19. Our plan includes the following:

    • virtual tours;
    • timely dissemination of COVID-19 data; and
    • participation in virtual community meetings.

    Our plan uses multiple communication platforms (i.e., Zoom, Teams, social media, and our website) to reach our diverse community, which includes the public, our staff and program partners.

    In early 2020, we began to monitor the unfolding pandemic and produced guidance documents for staff based on information from health officials. So, on March 19, 2020, when California issued its “stay-at-home orders,” we were prepared. As we postponed our in-person outreach events, we immediately developed safe ways to provide timely and accurate information.

    On March 27, 2020, just eight days after the “stay-at-home” order, we converted an in-person tour of the Regional Recycled Water Program (RRWP) into our first virtual tour. The RRWP could purify up to 150 million gallons per day of clean water produced by our Joint Water Pollution Control Plant. Continuous collaboration with our partner, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), and communication during the pandemic has helped move this project forward. Outreach continues with MWD through well attended virtual public tours. Our most recent virtual tour of the RRWP on June 19, 2021, had more than 150 participants and was featured in the online version of seven local newspapers.

    In April 2020, we worked with the California Water Environment Association to develop a free COVID-19 monthly webinar series, which is available online. Since then, over 10,000 attendees have received up-to-date information from experts on the impacts of COVID-19. These webinars cover topics such as worker safety and wastewater surveillance. Throughout the pandemic, the Sanitation Districts used its social media platforms to inform the community about our services and the safety of recycled water. Our laboratory staff developed a COVID-19 test method, and the results are shared with public health officials and the community in forums, such as these webinars. Our wastewater surveillance data is regularly posted on our website.

    On May 2, 2020, the Sanitation Districts’ Bixby Marshland “Open House” (where the marshland was open to guests) was converted into live monthly broadcasts hosted by Districts with a variety of speakers to provide fresh content each month. The recordings of these broadcasts are posted on our YouTube channel. All tours of our facilities and programs have also been converted into a virtual format, and, since the pandemic began, more than 2,500 members of the public have virtually toured our facilities and interacted with staff in a safe, live forum.

    The Sanitation Districts also collaborate with community organizations to provide educational resources to students. An example is our relationship with Grades of Green, an organization that provides environmental education to students. Districts staff developed a virtual launch for Grades of Green’s Climate Solutions Campaign. More than 500 students participated in the live launch, which included a virtual tour of our San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant, and 180 people also watched the YouTube recording.

    We continued our outreach efforts for major projects and programs, such as our Food Waste to Energy Program and the Clearwater Project, the construction of a new effluent tunnel. We have given virtual tours of our Food Waste to Energy Program. As a result, we have seen a forty-fold increase in traffic to our Food Waste to Energy webpage, an increase in inquiries, and have entered into new contracts with food waste haulers. Our first virtual tour of our food waste program in September 2020 had 340 participants and, at least, 465 people watched the YouTube recording.
    For the Clearwater Project, we have had numerous virtual events, which have been well received and gained media attention. We provided virtual presentations on wastewater and stormwater management and the need for the project to community organizations and schools in our service area. The highlight of this outreach effort was on April 16, 2021, when we hosted a virtual “ribbon cutting” event for the project, a new 7-mile long tunnel that will protect local waterways by addressing aging sewer infrastructure. At this virtual event, the tunnel boring machine (TBM) was unveiled and the student finalists of our TBM naming and art contests were recognized. The virtual event featured several distinguished speakers and provided the public with an opportunity to see the TBM before it is lowered below ground to start tunneling. Four hundred and fifty people watched the event live via Zoom and more than 450 people viewed the recorded event on YouTube.
    Results
    Over the past 15 months, the Sanitation Districts’ modified outreach efforts successfully continued our engagement with the community. This is evidenced by increased traffic to our website, which saw users nearly doubled from 204,000 to 406,000 (50% are new users) since the start of the pandemic. Additionally, we have seen an increase in social media engagement: our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram followers increased by 15%, 16%, and 15%, respectively. Participation in our virtual public tours have more than tripled as compared to pre-pandemic in-person tours. The virtual tours have been extremely well received: Instant polling of the attendees averaged 9.4 of 10.

    We were able to convert our in-person tours and presentations to effective and engaging virtual ones by integrating a variety of videos and animations. The world has changed. Accordingly, the Sanitation Districts’ outreach and education programs have changed, and will continue to adapt. The challenges we overcame have renewed our commitment to our mission and taught us new ways to communicate and better engage with the people we serve.

    If this presentation will include any video or other unique presentation methods, please describe. : This communication workshop will include facilitated guided discussions. Participants will break into small groups. Discuss outreach situations, opportunities, and approaches then report out to the larger group.

    Learning Objectives:
    Upon completion, participants will be able to build a quality proactive outreach plan.
    Participants will learn to communicate in ways that are factual, science-based, and easily understandable by those who might be hearing about the issue for the first time.
    Participants will learn to prioritize your stakeholders to save time and resources so you are certain to be communicating with the folks with the most influence in your success.

    Ligaya C. Kohagura, PE

    Senior Project Manager

    Black & Veatch Corporation

    Ligaya is a Senior Project Manager at Black & Veatch with 30 years of experience in the management and development of long-range and mid-range plans for water and wastewater utilities and the planning, design, and construction services for water and wastewater facilities including treatment plants, pumping stations, pipelines, and storage. Ligaya was also previously a Senior Civil Engineer with SRCSD - Policy and Planning and SASD - Engineering.

    Wendy Wert, PE, BCEE

    Environmental Engineer, CWEA President

    Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

    Wendy Wert, PE, BCEE is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer with the Sanitation Districts. For the past 20 years she has been working on programs that rely on public participation to integrate water supply, water reuse with wastewater facilities planning. She received a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and an M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Central Florida (UCF). Her studies gave her opportunities to collaborate with others. It was during this time that Wendy developed an interest in effectively communicating math and science to diverse groups. Today, she uses her position as an engineer to support outreach and education programs that explain how the work of the Sanitation Districts identifies community needs then applies engineering and scientific principles to meet them.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's, CSM ECI, EIT certification.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar or recording, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/13/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

    Member fee: $25.00
    Non-Member fee: $35.00 

    1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's: ECI, EIT Certifications 
    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.5

    Participants will come away better understanding the benefits of remote work for different staff levels staff, limitations of remote work, particularly for entry- and mid-level staff, and tools to improve mentorship between staff members. Results of a company-wide survey of West Yost staff on remote working will also be presented.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe both the benefits and drawbacks of remote work for mid- and entry-level staff.
    List possible strategies and tools that could be used to improve mentorship, knowledge transfer and engagement between mid- and entry-level staff operating in different offices.
    Prepare a plan for stronger engagement of remote staff to improve staff morale and retention.

    Charles Hardy, PE

    Senior Engineer

    West Yost Associates

    Charles Hardy, PE, QSD/QSP is a Senior Engineer with West Yost in Concord, California. Charles' work focuses on wastewater and recycled water system planning and process design and water quality permit applications and compliance. Charles routinely performs both project management and technical tasks for these projects and has a proven ability to work cooperatively with client staff and project team members to meet strict regulatory criteria. His work includes preparing a number of studies in association with wastewater discharge permits such as: Reasonable Potential Analyses, treatment feasibility studies, pollution prevention plans and source control studies, salinity evaluation and minimization plans, and Reports of Waste Discharge (permit applications). Charles has a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Yale University and a Masters of Science in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. He has worked as a consultant for over 17 years, including over 10 years with West Yost.

    Kambria Tiano

    Senior Engineer

    West Yost Associates

    Kambria Tiano is a Senior Engineer at West Yost Associates and holds a Professional Engineer license in California. She earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. Kami’s professional interests are centered around water and recycled water system planning and hydraulic modeling, and she is passionate about mentoring young engineers. Her industry experience includes master planning of water and recycled water systems, building and calibrating hydraulic models, preparing unidirectional flushing plans, and designing civil and utility improvements. As a member of West Yost’s water practice, Kambria has performed hydraulic modeling and master planning services for clients across the West Coast, spanning from San Diego Country to northern Oregon.

    Ligaya C. Kohagura, PE

    Senior Project Manager

    Black & Veatch Corporation

    Ligaya is a Senior Project Manager at Black & Veatch with 30 years of experience in the management and development of long-range and mid-range plans for water and wastewater utilities and the planning, design, and construction services for water and wastewater facilities including treatment plants, pumping stations, pipelines, and storage. Ligaya was also previously a Senior Civil Engineer with SRCSD - Policy and Planning and SASD - Engineering.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) will receive 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's CSM, ECI, EIT certification.

    To receive your contact hours for viewing the live webinar or recording, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the webinar in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter this code in the Attention Check Code component under the "Contents" tab.  

    Please note, all user activity of CWEA certification holders on the Online Wastewater Education Network is subject to the CWEA Code of Ethics standards for professional conduct and ethics. Certification holders should receive credit for a training only once within the same contact hour period. Any attempt to undermine the certification process may be subject to ethics procedures and possible sanctions. It is not possible to receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code, you will be able to create and download an electronic "Certificate of Completion" under the "Contents" tab.