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  • 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 

    1.2 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 1.2 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.

  • 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: CSM, ECI, EIT Certifications 
    SWRCB Drinking Water CEUs: 1.0

    The Enhanced Source Control Program is a critical addition to a potable reuse program. This presentation will detail the results of field testing several new candidate instruments for a wastewater monitoring program. Performance and O&M requirements will be discussed. Are they ready for prime time or is more work needed?

    Learning Objectives:
    Learn about Enhanced Source Control Program including what it entails in support of a potable water reuse program
    Learn about what real time monitoring and what is currently is available
    Learn how to integrate real-time sensors into an Enhanced Source Control Program in support of a potable water reuse program, with clear details of challenges and benefits.

    Phil Ackman

    Supervisor Wastewater Research

    Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD)

    Phil is a Supervisor in Wastewater Research section at the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts.

    He has over 35 years of experience at the Sanitation Districts; has worked in Design, Operations, Planning, and Research. Has BS and MS

    degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Wisconsin at Madison and A PE license.

    Simon Kobayashi

    Associate Engineer

    Delta Diablo

    Water/Wastewater Engineer

    M.S. UC Berkeley - Environmental Eng
    B.S. University of Virginia - Civil Eng

    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: 0.1
    SWRCB Drinking Water CEUs: 1.0

    Presentation Description: Advancements in municipal wastewater treatment technologies started with removal of organics and nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus) to meet stringent discharge limitations. Potable reuse is becoming an attractive option for incorporating circular economy, resiliency, water sustainability and the One Water approaches. As potable reuse projects get implemented, we have an opportunity to rethink the secondary wastewater treatment design principles and strategies. The key aspects of transforming the secondary treatment design for potable reuse applications include sewershed source control, flow equalization, consideration for scalping plants, solids retention time based on CEC removal requirements, nitrogen removal driven by nitrate MCL, phosphorus removal driven by RO fouling potential, pathogen log reduction across secondary treatment.

    Sewershed source control is being required by the potable reuse regulations. Several case studies have shown that source control reduces the pollutant loads entering the WWTP. Maintaining a constant flow rate to the AWT system helps in operations and maintenance (O&M) of the system. With a constant flow operation, process performance such as pathogen log reduction and removal of CECs can be reliably achieved with greater certainty. Wastewater operators are already trained on the benefits of flow equalization on treatment performance.

    AECOM is currently designing the secondary treatment for East County Advanced Water Purification Project (Padre Dam). The main purpose of the secondary treatment which receives raw wastewater diverted from the existing sewer conveyance system is to deliver a consistent water quality to MF-RO-UVAOP AWT system.

    Higher safety factors are typically applied in the case of primary drinking water contaminants such as nitrate. Consequently, treatment systems are designed with a maximum allowable concentration that is close to 50% of the maximum contaminant levels (MCLs). In wastewater compliance, nitrate is a part of the total nitrogen or dissolved inorganic nitrogen discharge compliance requirements.

    Quantifying and demonstrating pathogen log removal across existing treatment steps, such as secondary biological processes, eliminates the need for inclusion of new and additional pathogen inactivation barriers, which could result in substantial savings in capital and O&M costs while meeting the pathogen inactivation requirements.

    If this presentation will include any video or other unique presentation methods, please describe. :

    Learning Objectives:
    Familiarize with the technical aspects that need to be considered when we design secondary treatment systems for potable reuse applications.
    Learn how we can transform and rethink the way we design and operate the secondary treatment system to provide a consistent water quality for purified water production.
    Learn how implementing source control and flow equalization can result in a reliable and cost-effective potable reuse project.

    Ganesh Rajagopalan

    Manager - Applied Research Group

    Kennedy Jenks Consultants

    Dr. Ganesh Rajagopalan is the manager of the applied research group at Kennedy/Jenks Consultants. His focus areas include sludge treatment, co-digestion, biogas and wastewater treatment. Ganesh regularly partners with academic institutions to conduct research into practical issues facing the resource recovery industry. He was the PI for the recently completed full-scale co-digestion demonstration study, funded by California Energy Commission, at SVCW. He has performed several feasibility, bench scale, pilot and full-scale studies to evaluate various aspects of co-digestion. Based on his research and practical knowledge base, Ganesh regularly advises clients and project teams on best practices for co-digestion systems.

    Simon Kobayashi

    Associate Engineer

    Delta Diablo

    Water/Wastewater Engineer

    M.S. UC Berkeley - Environmental Eng
    B.S. University of Virginia - Civil Eng

    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 ECI, EIT certification.

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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/12/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

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

    1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's: CSM, MT, EIT Certifications 

    IEUA’s systems and AM program; goals for IEUA’s collection system AM program.

    Importance of data-centric decision making and strategies for data collection in the collection system
    Use of NASSCO-PACP and MACP data;

    Prioritization of asset renewals;
    Utilizing data collected in the field to optimize collection system maintenance and capital investments

    Thomas C. Falk, Jr.

    Client Service Leader

    CDM Smith

    With over 20 years' experience, Tom Falk's background encompasses a wide range of water and wastewater planning, design, and construction management. He is a graduate of San Diego State University, registered Civil Engineer, and professional project manager. He serves as a Client Service Leader for CDM Smith in southern California, managing mutli-discipline teams to deliver treatment, conveyance, and environmental projects for a variety of clients in the region.

    Simon Kobayashi

    Associate Engineer

    Delta Diablo

    Water/Wastewater Engineer

    M.S. UC Berkeley - Environmental Eng
    B.S. University of Virginia - Civil Eng

    Joel Ignacio

    Senior Engineer

    Inland Empire Utilities Agency

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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.  

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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/12/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

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

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

    Presentation Description: Asset management software is an essential component of successful utility operations and maintenance. By examining how multiple utilities found the right asset management software, this presentation will provide an overview of standard software package implementation to complex, multi-site customization with business intelligence tools to address specific requirements.

    Learning Objectives:
    Identify specific criteria to consider when selecting an asset management software.
    Learn the range of options from standard software packages to highly customizable software with business intelligence.
    Define the value of right-sized asset management software in regard to operations, maintenance, and capital planning.

    Rachel Osborn

    Technical Manager

    Woodard & Curran

    Rachel Osborn is a technical manager at Woodard & Curran with over 18 years of experience in implementing asset management technology and GIS for municipalities and water utilities. Rachel works closely with clients to design and implement efficient asset management solutions to help them reach their operational goals. She specializes in Enterprise Asset Management software implementation, GIS database development for public sector assets, database management, data analysis, and cloud-based and mobile application implementations. Her recent project work has focused on asset management technology, including utility technology assessments, CMMS software evaluations, onsite workflow review, and implementation and customization of several CMMS/EAMS software packages. Rachel also has experience with the data intensive aspects of asset management planning and GIS, including consequence of failure and risk analysis for asset prioritization, customized GIS database schema design for optimal data management of sewer and stormwater collection systems and water distribution networks, GIS technical recommendations and workflow design, NASSCO PACP and MACP data integration, customized database user interface design, and automation of tasks for increased efficiency.

    Rachel is a member of WEF and on the Asset Management committee for NEWEA.

    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.

    Simon Kobayashi

    Associate Engineer

    Delta Diablo

    Water/Wastewater Engineer

    M.S. UC Berkeley - Environmental Eng
    B.S. University of Virginia - Civil Eng

    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.

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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.  

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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/12/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

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

    1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's: LAB Certification 
    SWRCB Drinking Water CEUs: 1.0

    Application of Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) to streamline workflow from sample reception to final report, all while adhering to the new California TNI standards. This presentation will cover traceability, QA/QC documentation, and how to modify a LIMS to maximize efficiency and productivity for laboratory operations.

    Learning Objectives:
    Critique how their own laboratory operations are meeting California ELAP regulation requirements.
    Explore alternative methods of laboratory information management.
    Translate real-life application of Sample Master® LIMS to their own lab operations.

    Amber Baylor, MS, MPA

    Director of Environmental Compliance

    South Orange County Wastewater Authority

    Amber Baylor has a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Lindsey Wilson College and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Baylor spent 10 years managing a water quality laboratory for a water and wastewater utility servicing over 150,000 service connections. Ms. Baylor now serves as the Director of Environmental Compliance for a utility with a service area of 500,000 people.

    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.

    Richard E. Danielson, MA, PhD

    Senior Sales Account Executive

    Senior Sales Account Executive

    As the Laboratory Director of a State Accredited and ISO Certified lab, and, as a former US FDA Laboratory Evaluation Officer, Dr. Danielson has 30 years experience in laboratory operations and the need for producing legally defensible data, as well as, cultivating and maintaining relationships with long-term clients who rely on trusted service.

    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 LAB 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: 04/12/2022

    CWEA Annual Conference: April 11-14, 2022

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

    1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's: LAB Certification 
    SWRCB Drinking Water CEUs: 1.0

    After the first year of implementation of the ELAP regulations, effective January 1, 2021. I wanted to give the laboratory community a summary of how its going and where we see the next couple of years is headed until the TNI standard minus 2 is effective January 1, 2024.

    Learning Objectives:
    Have knowledge of the history of CA ELAP new regulations
    Have the knowledge of the resources ELAP has offered to help CA labs comply with TNI standard minus 2.
    Have knowledge of where CA ELAP is headed in the next couple of years when the TNI standard minus 2 is effective in CA labs.

    Christine Sotelo

    Chief

    Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP)

    Christine Sotelo is the Chief of California's Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program. Christine has over 20 years of regulatory experience with the California Water Boards and California Department of Public Health in the areas of water quality monitoring and assessment; municipal storm water program permitting and auditing; water quality investigations and multi-agency enforcement actions; CEQA compliance and emergency management. From 2007 to 2012, she managed the Small Municipal Storm Water Program and advanced the state’s regulation of storm water quality by developing rules and policies for protecting California waters.

    Amber Baylor, MS, MPA

    Director of Environmental Compliance

    South Orange County Wastewater Authority

    Amber Baylor has a B.A. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Lindsey Wilson College and a Master of Science in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University. Ms. Baylor spent 10 years managing a water quality laboratory for a water and wastewater utility servicing over 150,000 service connections. Ms. Baylor now serves as the Director of Environmental Compliance for a utility with a service area of 500,000 people.

    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 LAB 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

    This series of presentations focused upon the innovative use of Carbon Based Advanced Treatment (CBAT) and details four AWTO Training modules on ozone, biologically active carbon, granular activated carbon, and ultraviolet light (with and without advanced oxidation).

    Member: $50.00
    Non-Member: $70.00

    2.4 contact hours towards CWEA's ETI, LAB certifications

    Potable water reuse has become an important component of many communities water supply programs. In the next 10 years, the amount of potable water reuse production in California will double. There is a dramatic need for advanced water treatment operators (AWTO) to staff and run these current and future facilities.

    This series of presentations focused upon the innovative use of Carbon Based Advanced Treatment (CBAT) and details four AWTO Training modules on ozone, biologically active carbon, granular activated carbon, and ultraviolet light (with and without advanced oxidation).

    Registrants who view the full recording to see the slides and hear the audio will receive XXXXXXXX contact hours towards CWEA's XXXXXXXX certification.  It is not possible receive contact hours for both attending the live webinar and viewing the recording.  

    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.

    For programs that are one hour or less:  to receive your contact hours for viewing the program, please note the one (1) attention check code that will be displayed during the program 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.

    For programs that are more than one hour:  to receive your contact hours for viewing the program, two (2) different attention check codes that will be displayed at two different points during the program in the top left or right corner of the presentation for approximately 90 seconds.  Please enter these codes as 1st attention check code – 2nd attention check code (XXXX-XXXX) in the "Attention Check Code" component under the "Contents" tab.

    Once you have entered the correct attendance check code(s), 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: 06/09/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector certifications.

    Hear directly from Jim Fischer and other sewer system compliance expert, on what regulatory compliance looks like for your system. Speakers will share information applicable to all regulated sewer systems - big and small, and discuss hot topics that the Water Board will consider when adopting an updated statewide Order.

    Diana Messina, MS

    Regulatory Permitting Chief

    State Water Board

    James Fischer, Jr.

    Co-Owner

    Fischer Compliance, LLC

    Jim worked over 31 years as a professional engineer in the public sector and retired in June 2020 with the State of California after an extensive tenure with the State Water Resources Control Board which began in 2008. Jim formerly managed the Division of Water Quality's Sanitary Sewer Overflow Reduction (SSO) program and also worked in the Office of Enforcement since 2010 as statewide SSO lead providing technical assistance, training and coaching to regional boards prioritizing SSO inspections, compliance audits, and enforcement. To continue his water quality passion, Jim started his own company, Fischer Compliance, LLC in September 2020 to provide effective regulatory best practices to agencies striving to optimize operations and reduce their risks for violations, enforcement and undesirable public attention. Jim obtained a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from CSU Sacramento in 1988.

    Michael Flores

    Practice Area Lead for Collection System Operation

    HDR

    Michael Flores is the Practice Lead for Collection System Operations at HDR. He has over 24 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry with a primary focus on collection system asset management, operations and maintenance. He enjoys partnering with collection system agencies to implement process improvements to improve performance and make smart capital investment decisions. He is currently serving as the Chair of CWEA’s SSS-WDR Training Task Force and in this role is organizing technical training to improve WDR compliance in partnership with State Water Resources Control Board staff and the CWEA collection system community.

    Sam Rose

    Retired

    South Placer Municipal Utility District

    Sam retired in May 2020 after spending 34 years in the Wastewater Collection System industry, all at South Placer Municipal Utility District. Sam began as a temporary laborer and progressed to a full-time maintenance worker, new construction Inspector and Construction Manager. He spent 5 years managing the engineering department until he moved back to operations as the District Superintendent. Sam has a BA in Sociology from Sacramento State and holds a Collection System Maintenance Grade IV.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector 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) Recorded On: 06/09/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.15

    The City of San Diego's Pure Water potable reuse program will ultimately provide 1/3 of San Diego's drinking water supply when fully implemented in 2035. This presentation will highlight the unique aspects of the City's Pure Water Program and the opportunities and constraints associated with planning for the Phase 2 facilities.

    Learning Objectives:
    Understand the benefits of the City of San Diego's Pure Water potable reuse program related to local water supply and environmental stewardship.
    Recognize the challenges associated with planning for Phase 2 of the Program from regulatory, technical and policy perspectives.
    Discuss the approaches that may be most cost-effective to supplying the additional 53 mgd of purified water supply in Phase 2 of the program.

    Tom Rosales, MS

    Assistant Director

    City of San Diego

    Tom Rosales is currently an Assistant Director with the City of San Diego in the City’s Public Utilities Department (PUD). In this role, Mr. Rosales is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of PUD's Water Recovery Branch, which includes 3000 miles of wastewater collection pipelines, 82 pump stations, four wastewater treatment facilities and the brand new Pure Water Operations Division which will operate the North City Pure Water Facility, currently under construction.

    Before joining the City, Mr. Rosales served as the Wastewater Manager for the City of Klamath, Oregon and as General Manager for the South Orange County Wastewater Authority.

    Mr. Rosales has also served on numerous state and regional Boards, including the California Association of Sanitation Agencies and the California Sanitation Risk Management Authority.

    Mr. Rosales holds a Grade 5 wastewater certification issued in California, has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Sciences.

    John Carroll

    Sr. Wastewater Operations Supervisor, North City Water Reclamation Plant

    City of San Diego Public Utilities Department

    As Sr. Wastewater Operations Supervisor, John C. Carroll leads the operations of the North City Water Reclamation Plant (NCWRP) and the Pure Water Demonstration Facility (PWDF) located within. The NCWRP operations team monitors and controls an activated sludge and tertiary treatment process to produce reclaimed water for the Northern region of San Diego. The one million gallon per day PWDF showcases the five advanced water treatment processes that will purify recycled water at the future North City Pure Water Facility.
    John has Associate Degrees in Water and Wastewater Technology from Palomar College. He has a Grade V Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator certificate from the California State Water Board and an Advanced Water Treatment Operator Grade 5 certificate from CA-NV AWWA/CWEA.

    Amy Dorman P.E.

    Deputy Director, Pure Water San Diego

    City of San Diego Public Utilities Department

    Amy Dorman has 25 years of experience in the engineering industry, and has worked for the City of San Diego for more than 20 years. She is the deputy director for the City’s long-term potable reuse program, the Pure Water San Diego program, and oversees the delivery of Pure Water projects from planning through start-up and commissioning. She will also stand up the Pure Water Operations Division to operate and maintain the future Pure Water facilities. Prior to her work on Pure Water, Amy was involved with several projects that now serve as the basis for the Program, including the Water Purification Demonstration Project and Recycled Water Study.

    Amy earned her Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University. She is a member of the WaterReuse Association.

    Doug Owen

    Program Manager

    Stantec

    Doug Owen is a Program Manager for Stantec, currently serving as the Consultant Team Manager for the Pure Water Program for the City of San Diego. The program will provide at least 1/3 of the supply for the City’s drinking water by 2035. The first phase includes a $1.5B capital improvement program to provide 30 mgd of purified water as a drinking water source while offloading 52 mgd of wastewater from the City’s Point Loma WWTP. A professional engineer in three states with 35 years of experience, Mr. Owen has advised utilities on wastewater, drinking water and water reuse facility planning and treatment for over 7 billion gallons per day of treatment capacity throughout the United States. Mr. Owen recently served on the Executive Committee of the Water Research Foundation, having served as the Board Chair the WateReuse Research Foundation. He served on USEPA’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council for two terms as well as on other professional and academic Boards.

    John Stufflebean

    Assistant Director

    City of San Diego Public Utilities Department

    In his current role as Assistant Director for the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, John Stufflebean oversees the Pure Water Division and the Environmental Monitoring and Technical Services Division. He manages a large team of engineers, staff, and consultants who provides the technical and engineering services related to the maintenance of the city’s water and sewer systems. In addition, John and his staff and consultants are developing and implementing the Pure Water Program, which will provide a safe, new local drinking water supply for City residents and businesses.

    John has 40 years of experience working in local government, mainly in the water and wastewater industry, including 24 years in departmental director positions. John grew up and started his career in Tucson, followed by 12 years in Kansas City. Prior to joining the City of San Diego in March 2020, John served as Director of Environmental Services for the cities of Sunnyvale and San Jose, California, where he oversaw services including wastewater collection and treatment, water supply, watershed protection, waste management, environmental policy, and the business administration of the utilities. After his time in Sunnyvale, he served as a sustainability consultant for multiple organizations in Australia and then as a local government management consultant before returning to the water and wastewater industry.

    John received his Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University and continued his education at the University of Arizona with a Master’s in Sanitary Engineering and at the University of Missouri at Kansas City with a Master’s in Public Administration.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector 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) Recorded On: 06/08/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.15
    CWEA Contact Hours: NOT OFFERED. 

    Targeting small- to medium-size wastewater treatment agencies, this session will provide an overview of one approach and various options to consider when evaluating the concept of regional biosolids management. If you are creative and looking for a long-term sustainable biosolids management solution, this may be the session for you!

    Learning Objectives:
    Understand of how to estimate your baseline costs for biosolids management within and outside your treatment plant fence line, and what to do with the information.
    Learn rules of thumb for assessing the needed scale for a biosolids management option to become economically viable.
    Learn how to estimate land requirements for building a biosolids land application operation or biosolids compost facility.

    Mary Martis

    Professional Associate and NorCal Biosolids Leader

    HDR Engineering Inc.

    With more than 28 years in the wastewater industry, Mary brings a unique perspective to projects through her experience working as a district engineer supporting the operations of two wastewater treatment plants, as a developer for a national biosolids management company, and as a technology leader for two large equipment manufacturers. She understands the impacts of changing biosolids legislation and the business opportunities present resulting from market drivers associated with the diversion of organics from landfills and a state-wide demand for alternative energy. She has a long history of working with agencies to create forward-thinking, creative programs to address complex challenges, and has assisted with the capture of millions of dollars in grant funding to support those projects/programs.

    Arthur Xu

    Engineer

    HDR Engineering, Inc

    Arthur has five years of experience serving as a staff engineer on a variety of water and wastewater projects. His experience includes water and wastewater treatment design, hydraulics modeling, facility planning, and biosolids evaluation for public agencies.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/08/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.1

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1 contact hour towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    The Encina Water Pollution Control Facility (EWPCF) is a 43.3 million gallons per day (MGD) treatment plant and ocean outfall. Over the years, the plant has gone through several major expansions that have: increased the quality of treated water; improved odor control; added a cogeneration facility that generates electricity; upgraded the solids treatment process with a drier to produce a high-quality fertilizer product. EWA's long-term Capital Improvement Program ensures that the EWPCF is able to handle future growth and meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations.

    EWA is owned by six public agencies and governed by a Joint Powers Authority UPA) that facilitates cost sharing and enables economies of scale the owners could not achieve independently. The JPA was founded in 1961 by the communities of Carlsbad and Vista, which formed a partnership for the purpose of building a joint facility to treat wastewater. Over the next decade, the agency was joined by the Buena Sanitation District, Vallecitos Water District, Leucadia Wastewater District and City of Encinitas.

    Richard J. Eismin, PE

    Vice President

    Coombs Hopkins Co.

    James Mattern

    Operations Manager

    Encina Wastewater Authority

    James Mattern is an Operations Manager with the Encina Wastewater Authority. He has over 25 years of experience in water/wastewater treatment operations, and is a certified Grade V wastewater treatment operator.

    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 hour towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst 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: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.15

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    This session will be composed of two presentations.

    Old School Meets Modern Technology: TMWRF's Nutrient Removal Success Story
    Meeting stringent Nitrogen discharge limits reliably with older treatment technology is a big challenge. During this session, you will learn how collaborative planning led to cost effective short term and long term solutions for TMWRF.

    Deammonification Using Separate Partial Nitritation and Anammox Reactors at HWRP
    Compared to the high operation cost and energy intensive of conventional biological nitrogen removal, this session provides the pioneering shortcut in nitrogen removal using resilient two-stage partial nitritation + anammox system and pilot study at Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant.


    Jenny Reina

    Process Engineer/Project Manager

    Jacobs

    Jenny Reina is a senior technologist at Jacobs Oakland Office in California. Jenny has more than 20 years of experience in water, wastewater, and water reuse projects for the public sector and private industry. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, and a M.S. in Environmental Systems. Ms. Reina is an active member of the Water Environment Federation and the California Water Environment Association. She is currently serving as the chair of the WEF Disinfection and Public Health Microconstituents Subcommittee.

    Michael Harrison

    Director

    Brown and Caldwell

    Mike Harrison is currently the California Central Valley Wastewater Sector lead for Brown and Caldwell. Michael has 26 years of experience related to wastewater treatment plant planning, design, and construction. Mike received his master's degree in Civil Engineering at California State University at Sacramento and is a registered professional civil engineer in both California and Nevada. Mike has completed multiple wastewater treatment plant expansion designs in Northern Nevada and California serving in a variety of roles including project engineer, project manager and Principal-in-Charge.

    Michael Drinkwater

    Plant Manager

    City of Sparks

    Michael is the Treatment Plant Manager for the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility and is responsible for keeping this facility fully in compliance with super stringent discharge requirements as well as a number of challenges facing the aging Facility. Prior to this role Michael worked for the City of Reno as an associate engineer at the Reno Stead Water Reclamation Facility

    Seppi Henneman

    Senior Engineer

    Brown and Caldwell

    Seppi is a supervising engineer at Brown and Caldwell and has 10 years of wastewater treatment process planning and design experience. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Engineering and an M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and is a licensed professional engineer in California. Seppi was a process engineer for the TMWRF Facility Plan and compared process alternatives for this project.

    Casey Mentzer, PE

    Process Engineer

    City of Sparks

    Casey is a licensed wastewater treatment plant operator and the process engineer at the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facilities. Casey oversees process modifications at the facility including pilot studies. Casey has developed several modifications at the facility that has enabled the facility to maintain permit compliance with significant O&M cost savings. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a registered Professional Chemical Engineer in Nevada. Casey also currently serves as the president-elect for the Nevada Water Environment Association.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Laboratory Analyst 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: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.075 Grades III - V only

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    Having diversity, equity, and inclusion in all levels of the workforce is vital to innovation and growth in the water sector. WEF’s Board of Trustees has established a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee to provide guidance on programs, communications, and membership as the next step in the journey toward becoming as a fully diverse, inclusive, and equitable water organization.

    On June 7, we’ll bring three Water Environment Federation House of Delegates members and WEF DEI Subcommittee members together for an in-depth discussion on Why Diversity.

    Oluwole A. (OJ) McFoy, General Manager of the Buffalo Sewer Authority
    Ifetayo Venner, Wastewater Treatment Service Line Leader - Arcadis NA
    Nikita Lingenfelter, Staff Engineer for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), Bureau of Water Pollution Control


    Masood Ordikhani

    Chief Strategy Officer and Assistant General Manager of External Affairs

    San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

    Masood serves as the Chief Strategy Officer and Assistant General Manager of External Affairs for the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, which provides water, power and sewer services to over 2.7 million people in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Previously, he served as SFPUC’s first Chief Equity and Innovation Officer, leading the agency’s racial equity work. Prior to that role, he was the Director of Workforce and Economic Program Services within SFPUC’s Infrastructure Division.

    During his tenure in that role, Masood and his team have developed and delivered several nationally-recognized programs serving neurodiverse communities and centering the inclusion of women in construction through innovative childcare and early childhood development. Prior to joining the SFPUC,

    Masood was the Deputy Director and Interim Executive Director of the City’s Human Rights Commission. And prior to his 13 years of public service, he was an attorney in private practice. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley and UC Hastings College of the Law.

    Oluwole McFoy

    Buffalo Sewer Authority’s General Manager

    Buffalo Sewer Authority

    Oluwole A. (OJ) McFoy is a passionate public servant and water sector executive with over two decades of leadership in advancing innovative strategies, delivering large scale multi-million dollar comprehensive plans and capital projects, and expanding equitable public health policies. A native of Buffalo, NY, McFoy was educated in the Buffalo Public School system. McFoy earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University and a Certificate in Executive Management from the University at Buffalo. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer registered in the State of New York.

    Since 2007, McFoy has served as Chairman of the Buffalo Water Board, championing regional water quality initiatives and overseeing a recently negotiated $75M 10-year public-private partnership to provide reliable and professional delivery of drinking water for the City. In his role, McFoy has initiated major programs such as Replace Old Lead Lines (ROLL) to combat lead poisoning, and the City’s Residential Affordable Water Program – focused on ensuring that water services are equitably delivered and are affordable for all residents.
    McFoy received appointment as Buffalo Sewer’s General Manager in 2015. He facilitated producing the City’s National Award winning Raincheck 2.0 Green Infrastructure Plan, that details nature based solutions to the regional flooding and stormwater challenges due to climate change, while reimagining Buffalo’s resiliency efforts through an equity lens.

    McFoy serves on National, State, and Regional Boards dedicated to promoting the value of water and changing the culture of the water sector, including the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, US Water Alliance, Water Agency Leaders’ Alliance, and New York Water and Environment Association. In addition, he holds board positions locally with Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation and the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, while being an active member of several organizations.

    Nikita Lingenfelter

    Staff Engineer

    Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), Bureau of Water Pollution Control

    Nikita Lingenfelter is the current Speaker of the House of Delegates for WEF. She is the Staff Engineer for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP), Bureau of Water PollutionControl. She has worked for NDEP since 2006 where she started her career with the Bureau of Air Pollution Control.A WEF Member since 2015, Nikita has been an active member of the Nevada Water Environment Association where she served as President in 2017-2018. Nikita has served on WEF Committees, NWEA Committees, and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force for WEF.

    Ifetayo Venner

    Vice President of the 2020-21 Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation (WEF)

    Arcadis North America

    Ifetayo Venner is vice president of the 2020-21 Board of Trustees for the Water Environment Federation (WEF)and a Vice President and Wastewater Service Line Leader for Arcadis North America.As a wastewater treatment expert she has been responsible for the management, planning, modeling, design and startup of municipal wastewater treatment and reuse facilities throughout the United States.
    Ifetayo has been an active member of WEF since joining after college, participating in committees and task forces related to water resource recovery facility design, sustainability and WEF governance. She has been championing DEI efforts within Arcadis and WEF as Board Sponsor for theWorkforce DEI Task Force and DEI Board Subcommittee at WEF and Chair of the Black and Latinx Task Force at Arcadis.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Laboratory Analyst

    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: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.075 Grades III - V only

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    Master these skills for effective written communications, and you'll climb the corporate ladder quickly; lack these skills, and you'll barely get off the ground.

    Learning Objectives:
    Craft a brief and effective email subject line.
    Use a smart phone's dictation feature to help minimize typing effort.
    Use PowerPoint to edit/annotate photos to convey messages more clearly.

    Linda Leong

    Senior Engineer

    SFPUC

    Ms. Linda Leong is a Process Engineer with SFPUC and has been an active member of CWEA, SF Bay Section, Professional Development Committee since 2000. She has an M.S. in Environmental Engineering, a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. She is registered as a Civil Engineer in California and has served on the NFPA Technical Committee "Wastewater Treatment Plants" since April 2006. Linda's approach to “seek first to understand” is a primary reason that she is considered a key “go to” person in her organization.

    Kaitlin Zusy Gellerman, PE

    Project Engineer

    Black & Veatch

    Kaitie has been working at Black and Veatch for nine years. She graduated from UC Irvine in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. She has worked on the design and construction for various wastewater treatment plants, recycled water treatment plants, drinking water treatment plants and pump stations. She is currently on the CWEA San Francisco Bay Section Board and active in her local CWEA section. Outside of work she loves skiing (cross country & downhill), hiking, backpacking, camping, hanging out with friends, softball, and reading.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst and Mechanical Technologist 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: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.15

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Mechanical Technologist and Electrical Instrumentation Technologist certifications.

    Attendees will gain a basic understanding of control system modernization structure and organization. At the conclusion of the presentation, attendees will be better prepared to converse with I&C colleague about a cost and time saving methodologies to bring their control system to 21st century automation standards.

    Billy Wong

    Principal Engineer

    Stantec

    Billy Wong is a Principal Engineer at Stantec. He is a licenced civil engineer with 19+ years of experience in enviromnetal and I&C engineering and construction management. Billy has managed and served as technical lead in the various water infrastructure projects including wastewater, reclaimed water and water treatment facilities with specialized experience in startup and system commissioning along with SCADA/DCS integration. Billy brings hands on experience in civil, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation design for wastewater and water treatment facilities.

    Alexander Beverly

    Business Developer, Account Manager, and Water and Wastewater Initiative Lead

    Brock Solutions

    Alexander Beverly is a business developer, account manager, and water and wastewater initiative lead at Brock Solutions. Alexander works closely with customers as they upgrade their automation environments by leveraging modern SCADA platforms, standards, and technologies.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Mechanical Technologist and Electrical Instrumentation Technologist 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: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Mechanical Technologist and Electrical & Instrumentation Technologist certifications.

    Join us to learn about the resources available to utilities to improve cybersecurity! There are many resources available, if you know where to find them. This session will provide background on detailed planning strategies, training, tools, and the wide range of free services offered by the Department of Homeland Security.

    Daniel Kim

    Project Engineer

    Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

    Daniel is a Project Engineer for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. He has been in the Waste Collection Systems section for two years. He has prior experience in land development with design, procurement, and project management for over five years. He has an MS in Civil Engineering from Cal State Long Beach and a BS in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, and has PE registration in civil engineering in California.

    Andre Schmidt

    Supervising Engineer

    Supervising Engineer

    Andre Schmidt is a Supervising Engineer in the Energy Recovery Section at the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. The Section operates landfill gas-to-energy and waste-to-energy plants that generate over 80 MW of electricity, buys and sells energy for the agency, and is leading the development of the Sanitation Districts food waste recycling program. Andre has 15 years of experience with the Sanitation Districts in energy recovery and the design and operation of wastewater collection and treatment systems. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from USC.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector 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: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst, Mechanical Technologist and Electrical & Instrumentation Technologist certifications.


    Daniel Kim

    Project Engineer

    Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts

    Daniel is a Project Engineer for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. He has been in the Waste Collection Systems section for two years. He has prior experience in land development with design, procurement, and project management for over five years. He has an MS in Civil Engineering from Cal State Long Beach and a BS in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona, and has PE registration in civil engineering in California.

    Andre Schmidt

    Supervising Engineer

    Supervising Engineer

    Andre Schmidt is a Supervising Engineer in the Energy Recovery Section at the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. The Section operates landfill gas-to-energy and waste-to-energy plants that generate over 80 MW of electricity, buys and sells energy for the agency, and is leading the development of the Sanitation Districts food waste recycling program. Andre has 15 years of experience with the Sanitation Districts in energy recovery and the design and operation of wastewater collection and treatment systems. He holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from USC.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance and Environmental Compliance Inspector 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: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist certifications.

    In the Emergency Bypass Pumping Procedures class, participants will learn about the emergency bypass system, the importance of it, how to set one up, safety factors to think about, and the importance of having a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).

    Kevin Murphy

    Plant Process Control Supervisor (Planner)

    Plant Process Control Supervisor (Planner)

    My name is Kevin Murphy, and I work as a Plant Process Control Supervisor (Planner) for the City of San Diego - Publilc Utilities Department. I have a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies, and hold a CWEA Collection Systems - Grade 4 certification.

    Sean Willis

    General Water Utility Supervisor

    City of San Diego

    My name is Sean Willis and I am a General Water Utility Supervisor for the City of San Diego with 35yrs of combined experience in Water, Wastewater and Re-cycled Water. I possess a Collection System Maintenance Grade 4 from CWEA and a Water Distribution Grade 3 from DHS. I have had the opportunity to teach this SSO class to different sized audiences in the past and truly enjoy the interaction with the attendeees!

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector and Mechanical Technologist 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: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.15

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    Demystifying Electrical and I&C - Variable Speed Pumping. How Does it Work? In this session, Eric Lovering, PE from LEE+RO will help demystify: Variable Speed Motor Theory, Affinity Laws, Efficiency, and Water-to-Wire Calculations (i.e., how much does it cost to pump flow?).



    Eric Lovering

    Vice President and Chief Engineer

    LEE + RO

    Eric was named Chief Engineer in 2020. He leads the San Diego regional operations, which cover the territory from the border of Mexico up to Orange County. He oversees business expansion, projects and client relations, while also providing team direction, goal setting and career development. Reporting to the president, Eric is an integral part of the senior management team.

    From 2003 to 2020, Eric was the San Diego regional manager. He successfully completed dozens of public works projects from engineering design through construction, start-up and commissioning. Eric is a pump station subject matter expert, which has led to guest speaking engagements for ASCE and CWEA. He has extensive training and hands-on knowledge in civil, hydraulics, mechanical and electrical, including instrumentation & controls (I&C), programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and SCADA systems.

    Prior to joining LEE + RO, Eric was a project engineer at James Hardie Building Products from 2002 to 2003. During college, he worked as a carpenter with Cochran Interiors, Inc., in Arcadia and for an HVAC engineering firm in Sacramento.

    He received his B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering from UC Davis. His technical expertise is in pump station hydraulics; mechanical piping and HVAC design; and electrical and controls engineering. He holds California-registered licenses as a professional civil engineer and an electrical engineer.

    Eric has been a volunteer for S.S. Lane Victory in San Pedro Harbor where he assisted retired veterans and engineers in restoring the 450-foot vintage World War II Victory class cargo ship and worked as a wiper with the engineers during fundraising cruises.

    Linda Leong

    Senior Engineer

    SFPUC

    Ms. Linda Leong is a Process Engineer with SFPUC and has been an active member of CWEA, SF Bay Section, Professional Development Committee since 2000. She has an M.S. in Environmental Engineering, a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Materials Science. She is registered as a Civil Engineer in California and has served on the NFPA Technical Committee "Wastewater Treatment Plants" since April 2006. Linda's approach to “seek first to understand” is a primary reason that she is considered a key “go to” person in her organization.

    Registrants who view the live webinar to see the slides and hear the audio and then enter the correct attention check code (directions below) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Mechanical Technologist and Electrical & Instrumentation Technologist 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: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $38.00
    Non-Member: $53.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.15

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst certifications.

    This presentation provides an overview of PFAS in wastewater, including potential sources, mitigation options, and lessons for treatment taken from experience in advanced treatment for potable reuse.

    Learning Objectives:
    Be able to effectively sample and monitor PFAS removal in wastewater treatment operations.
    Discuss treatment removal technologies effective for PFAS.
    Identify the health risks of PFAS to the public and environment.



    Humberto Jaramillo, PhD, EIT

    Drinking Water / Reuse Engineer

    Jacobs

    Jaramillo is a Drinking Water / Reuse engineer with Jacobs based out of Tempe, AZ. He has a broad experience including water and wastewater treatment, conveyance, and startup and commissioning. Prior to his three years in industry, Jaramillo earned a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers University, and a PhD from Yale University focused on the prevention of fouling/scaling of reverse osmosis membranes.

    Allegra da Silva

    Research Deputy Director

    Brown and Caldwell’s

    Dr. Allegra da Silva is Brown and Caldwell’s Research Deputy Director and PFAS National Municipal Leader. She works directly with clients and subject matter experts to develop innovative and efficient technical solutions that protect public health and benefit the environment. Allegra tends to be a big-picture thinker and she enjoys working at the interface of science and policy. She also enjoys mentoring rising staff in technical aspects of engineering as well as in career path development. She holds a PhD in environmental engineering from Yale University and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She is a Professional Engineer, licensed in Colorado.

    Linda S. Lee, PhD

    Professor

    Purdue Univesity

    Linda S. Lee is a Purdue University Professor in the Department of Agronomy and Division of Environmental Ecological Engineering. She joined the Purdue faculty in 1993 with degrees in chemistry (BS), environmental engineering (MS), and soil chemistry/contaminant hydrology (Ph.D.) from the University of Florida. She has a well-funded research program focused on quantifying the environmental fate of contaminants in various media along with the development of remediation technologies with application to contamination mitigation, decision tools, and management guidelines in both industrial and agricultural settings. PFAS fate and mitigation have been a primary focus of her research group over the last 15 years. She has served on multiple national and international advisory groups and as an expert reviewer addressing water quality-related issues and chemical and consumer product regulations and policies.

    Eva Steinle-Darling

    Vice President

    Carollo Engineers

    Eva Steinle-Darling is a Vice President and Principal Technologist with Carollo Engineers. She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, where she studied the removal of PFAS using nanofiltration membranes. Her work with Carollo focuses on advanced water treatment and reuse, including research, planning, feasibility studies, and design. Eva is leading Carollo's efforts to address clients' needs in responding to PFAS contamination in drinking water, wastewater, and recycled water. She also is working on several of Carollo’s Water Research Foundation projects in which she is looking at, among many other things, the removal of PFAS through advanced 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) 1.8 contact hours towards CWEA's Environmental Compliance Inspector and Laboratory Analyst 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) Recorded On: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.1

    CWEA Contact Hours: NOT OFFERED. 

    Climate change, aging infrastructure and potable reuse are increasing the challenge of managing wet weather flows. This presentation will explain one plant's trade-offs in peak flow planning, and present pilot results from a new technology designed for high-rate biological treatment of wet weather flows and/or advanced primary treatment.

    Learning Objectives:
    Describe the challenges associated with wet weather peak flow management.
    Identify how up-flow biological filtration works and describe it's effects on water quality.
    Evaluate a novel technology for high-rate, auxiliary treatment of peak flows and the dual-use options for this technology


    Glen T. Daigger, MSCE, PhD, PE, BCEE

    Professor

    University of Michigan

    Dr. Glen T. Daigger is currently Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan and President and Founder of One Water Solutions, LLC, a water engineering and innovation firm. He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for CH2M HILL (now Jacobs) where he was employed for 35 years, as well as Professor and Chair of Environmental Systems Engineering at Clemson University. Deeply involved in professional activities, he is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Water Research Reuse Foundation (TWRF), and a Past President of the International Water Association (IWA). He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), a Distinguished Fellow of IWA, a Fellow of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineers and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

    Joseph Goergen

    Superintendant

    GCDCWWS-ARTP

    Jon Liberzon

    Vice President

    Tomorrow Water (BKT)

    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.

    Daewan Rhu

    CTO

    Tomorrow Water (BKT)

    Education

    1999. 9 ~ 2000. 8 Post Doctor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Korea University
    1995. 9 ~ 1999. 8 Ph. D., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Korea University
    “Anoxic and oxic yield in relation to oxygen consumed with various substrates and temperature in BNR process “
    1993. 8 ~ 1995. 8 M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, Korea University
    “A Study on the Improvement of Secondary Clarifier Design and Operation.”
    1986. 3 ~ 1993. 2 B.S., Civil Engineering, Kookmin University

    Career
    2015. 8 ~ Present Tomorrow Water (BKT USA), CTO
    2015. 1 ~Present Korean Water Partnership Association, Director
    2014. 1 ~ Present Korean Water Environ Association(Member Association of WEF), Vice Present
    2013. 1 ~2015. 8 BKT Korea, CEO
    2010. 1 ~ 2015. 8 Korean Society on Water Environment , Board Member
    2005. 4 ~ 2012.12 BKT Korea, CTO
    2004. 8 ~2005. 4 KNT Korea, Director of R&D Center
    2002. 8 ~ 2004. 8 Environment Vision 21, Director of R&D Center
    2001. 4~ 2002. 8 LG Environmental, Safety and Health Institute, Senior Researcher
    2000. 9 ~2001. 4 Civil & Environmental Engineering, Korean University, Research Professor

  • Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.05

    CWEA Contact Hours: NOT OFFERED. 

    This session will inform utility managers, plant operators, and engineers about the process of implementing biogas to RNG projects, from the design through startup and commissioning. The presentation reviews two projects that are in operation in Colorado, to illustrate beneficial practices and lessons to learn from.

    Learning Objectives:
    Descirbe the process of implementing a biogas to RNG project from design through construction, and how to set the project up for success.
    Identify the benefits of the alternative delivery structure for cost and schedule implementation.
    List the obstacles that can arise when implementing pipeline injection, and strategies to successfully mitigate the issues.


    Tyler Dougherty

    Professional Engineer

    Carollo Engineers

    Tyler Dougherty is a Professional Engineer with Carollo Engineers. He grew up in the Seattle area before moving to Colorado, where he attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Environmental and Civil Engineering. Since graduating, Tyler has worked mostly in wastewater for Carollo in the Denver area. He has worked on studies and master plans for plant-wide improvements, nutrient removal upgrades and biogas utilization. Design project experience includes headworks improvements, biological nutrient removal, solids processing and digestion, and biogas treatment and utilization.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/07/2021

    Virtual CWEA Annual Conference: June 7-10, 2021

    Member: $25.00
    Non-Member: $35.00

    SWRCB Waste Water CEUs: 0.05 Grades III - V only

    CWEA Contact Hours: 1.2 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst, Mechanical Technologist and Electrical & Instrumentation Technologist certifications.

    As professionals, we must be intentional about our individual efforts towards growth and development.

    That’s because those who are improving, help others to improve also

    ---or in other words, “Better people, better People.”

    That’s Inclusive Leadership 101.
    Learning Objectives:
    Simple, budget friendly ways to improve inclusion with the "ALL-IN" method.
    Tools to increase stakeholder equity -- regardless of orientation/background/ethnicity -- with the 5C's approach.
    Five strategies to equip our team members with the environment conducive to just inclusivity with the "Capacity Builders" model.



    Rodney C. Burris, MS

    Leadership Development Trainer

    RodneyCBurris.com

    "Rodney C Burris Is One Of America’s Top Leaders In Unlocking Human Potential And Inspiring Organizations to Greatness...”

    Raised in the inner cities of Baltimore and Jacksonville, Rodney is the son of a hardworking single mother.

    Because his father often battled substance abuse, the family spent time in a homeless shelter and endured poverty and domestic abuse.

    Despite this adversity, Rodney still earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The Johns Hopkins University and a master’s in Nonprofit Management from Capella University.

    Rodney has assisted numerous companies with team-building, communication, data evaluation and program development. His workshops and seminars are among the most popular in the United States and abroad.

    ~ LET ME HELP YOUR TEAM OVER ACHIEVE ~

    -RCB

    Rodney C Burris
    Leadership Development Coach
    443.478.3418
    RodneyCBurris.com

    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 contact hours towards CWEA's Collection System Maintenance, Environmental Compliance Inspector, Laboratory Analyst, Mechanical Technologist and Electrical & Instrumentation Technologist 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.