Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM PDT
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City of Vancouver Water Resources Education Center 
4600 SE Columbia Way
Vancouver, WA 98661

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Damon Roth 

Making the Best of 21st Century Filtration Advances and Challenges 

Please join us for presentations by local and national experts on planning, operations, engineering, and system management topics related to filtration advances and challenges in the 21st Century. Attendees will receive 0.6 CEUs for WA and OR (approval pending). 

This workshop is presented by the PNWS-AWWA Research and Treatment Committees.
This workshop will include:
  • Technical presentations by local and national experts,
  • Practical, case-study presentations by local utility staff with recent filtration project experience,
  • Relevant topics to large and small utilities with and without filtration projects,
  • Cutting-edge industry knowledge, and
  • Beneficial information for utility managers, engineers, operators, and consultants!
Presentation Themes Include the following

 1.Facility Planning, Engineering, and Startup
  • Regulatory drivers
  • Safety in Design
  • Pre-testing and planning
2.    The Science of Filtration
  • Treating challenging, "clean" waters of the Pacific Northwest
  • Oxidation options and benefits
  • Biological treatment
3.    Goals, Challenges, and Benefits of New Facilities
  • Impacts on solids handling, staffing, and general O&M
  • Source management
  • Distribution system and customer impacts
AWWA Member Price
$75 Early registration (if paid by January 26)
$100 (if paid after January 26 and before March 2)
$125 (after March 2 and at the door, if space available)
Non-AWWA Members need to add $25 to above fees
Contact Alex Mofidi, AWWA-PNWS Research Chair
Agenda for the day.

Time Presentation Subject Area


8:30 - 9:00

Arrival and sign-in

9:00 - 9:30 The World of Filtration: A Century of Change Alex Mofidi, Confluence
9:30 - 10:15 Optimization Goals for Various Filtration Technologies Evan Hofeld, OHA
10:15 - 10:45

Balancing Safety, Process Perforamance, and Costs in Design, Construction, Commissioning, and Operations

Jason Curl, CH2M/Jacobs
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 11:45 Pre-treatment Optimization - Coagulation and Filtration Michael Price, Stantec
11:45 - 12:15 Oxidation Options and Applications

Paul Swaim, CH2M/Jacobs

12:15 - 12:45

Lunch (sponsored by CH2M)

12:45 - 1:15 Biological Filtration - Benefits and Challenges Lynn Stephens, B&C
1:15 - 1:45 Case Study: New Facility Startup, Adding Ozone Later, Biofiltration Kari Duncan, Lake Oswego
1:45 - 2:15 Residuals Handling: Water Treatment's Dirty Work

Austin Peters & Ali Leeds, Carollo

2:15 - 2:30


2:30 - 3:15 Case Study: Transition Planning, Staffing, and General O&M Issues Chris McMeen & Gary Fox, Tacoma Water
3:15 - 4:00 Customer Impacts: Changes to Distribution System Health

Melinda Friedman & Andrew Hill, Confluence

4:00 - 4:15

Wrap-up, complete survey, and distribute CEU certificates

Click on the link below to register.