2024 AWWA/WEA PROGRAM SCHEDULE

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2024 AWWA/WEA PROGRAM SCHEDULE
Glade Springs Resort, Daniels, West Virginia

Sunday, May 19, 2024

5:00 p.m

Picnic with Live Music & Food

Town Square Pavilion
Class Schedules will be available

Monday, May 20, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast/Registration

The Glade Room
(Exhibit Hall Open – leave cards on table for raffle prizes & Questions)

8:30 a.m.

Opening Session – Welcome by WV-AWWA Chairman and WV-WEA President, The Glade Room

9:00 a.m.

AWWA Representative and WEF Representative

Christine Volkay-Hilditch (WEF) & Ari Copeland (AWWA)

The Glade Room

9:45 a.m.

Todd Bennett

CITCO Water
Non-Revenue Water – The Problem in the Municipal

Waterworks Industry

10:45 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 a.m.

Wes Caudle

Bermad

Automatic Control Valves
Application and Troubleshooting

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Keynote

Emily Garner, Assistant Professor, Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University

WV Workforce Report Recruitment
and Retention Challenges of Water & Wastewater Operators

2:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament & Networking Event

(Use The Glade Room for networking event)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

The Glade Room

8:00 a.m.

Marissa Nortz

Steptoe and Johnson PLLC
PFAS Updates for the Water and
Wastewater Industry*

9:00 a.m.

Tricia Haler

Aulick/CITCO
Hitting Both Sides – Corrosion Control In
Water and Wastewater Treatment

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Jim Ellars
PSC
What’s New With Fire-Hydrants
Get In The Flow and The Know

11:15 a.m.

Kathy Emery
WV DEP
Clean Water and Drinking Water SRF Programmatic and Funding Updates*
The Glade Room

12:15 p.m.

EXHIBIT HALL LUNCH
The Glade Room/The Rotunda

1:15 p.m.

Lee Orr
BPH
PFAS EPA Regulation Update

2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m.

Dawn Slekis
BPH
Lead & Copper – New and Improved

3:30 p.m.

Taste Test Competition

4:00 p.m.

 Water Utility Council Meeting

Exhibit Hall Open
The Rotunda
Raffle Prizes & Cocktails

6:00 p.m.

BANQUET

The Glade Room (Dinner at 6:00pm; Awards at 7:00pm)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

WV-AWWA Board Meeting
Governor Room

9:00 a.m.

Mary Hutson
RCAP
Tier II and RMP Reporting

10:00 a.m.

Joe Pryor and Megan Wilder
Brenntag
Chlorine Safety Training
Woodland 1

Sunday, May 19, 2024

5:00 p.m

Picnic with Live Music & Food

Town Square Pavilion
Class Schedules will be available

Monday, May 20, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast/Registration

The Glade Room
(Exhibit Hall Open – leave cards on table for raffle prizes & Questions)

8:30 a.m.

Opening Session – Welcome by WV-AWWA Chairman and WV-WEA President, The Glade Room

9:00 a.m.

AWWA Representative and WEF Representative

Christine Volkay-Hilditch (WEF) & Ari Copeland (AWWA)

The Glade Room – 1 CEU

9:45 a.m.

Luke Stevens
Beckley Sanitary Board
Managing Stormwater in the Cloud: Adaptive Control on Stormwater Detention Basins

10:45 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 a.m.

Zach Thompson
The Thrasher Group
Sewer System Investigation

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Keynote

Emily Garner, Assistant Professor, Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University

WV Workforce Report Recruitment
and Retention Challenges of Water & Wastewater Operators

2:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament & Networking Event

(Use The Glade Room for networking event)

Tuesday, May 21, 2023

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

The Glade Room

8:00 a.m.

Marissa Nortz

Steptoe and Johnson PLLC
PFAS Updates for the Water and
Wastewater Industry*

9:00 a.m.

Tricia Haler

Aulick/CITCO
Hitting Both Sides – Corrosion Control In
Water and Wastewater Treatment

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Teri Merrifield
Aquainfomatics
Security Cloud Based Software

11:15 a.m.

Kathy Emery
WV DEP
Clean Water and Drinking Water SRF Programmatic and Funding Updates*
The Glade Room

12:15 p.m.

EXHIBIT HALL LUNCH
The Glade Room

1:15 p.m.

John Stump
Steptoe and Johnson
What Do You Mean We Can’t Go To The Bank And Take Out A Loan? And Other Mysteries of Financing for Utilities

2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m.

Richard Barnett
E.P.C., Ltd.
Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatment
Options For Decentralized Systems

3:30 p.m.

Young Professional/New Member Meeting
Woodland 2

4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

The Rotunda
Raffle Prizes & Cocktails

6:00 p.m.

BANQUET

The Glade Room (Dinner at 6:00pm; Awards at 7:00pm)

Wednesday, May 22, 2023

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

WV-WEA Board Meeting
Senator Room

9:00 a.m.

Mary Hutson
RCAP
Tier II and RMP Reporting

10:00 a.m.

Joe Pryor and Megan Wilder
Brenntag
Chlorine Safety Training
Woodland 1

Sunday, May 19, 2024

5:00 p.m

Picnic with Live Music & Food

Town Square Pavilion
Class Schedules will be available

Monday, May 20, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast/Registration

The Glade Room
(Exhibit Hall Open – leave cards on table for raffle prizes & Questions)

8:30 a.m.

Opening Session – Welcome by WV-AWWA Chairman and WV-WEA President, The Glade Room

9:00 a.m.

AWWA Representative and WEF Representative

Christine Volkay-Hilditch (WEF) & Ari Copeland (AWWA)

The Glade Room – 1 CEU

9:45 a.m.

Paul McDanald
FOG Program Progression


Craig Wasielewski
Hydrogen Sulfide Insights in Sewer Networks

10:45 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 a.m.

Ken Baylous
Motor Alignment Manual and Electrical


Paul McDanald
Implementing A Sampling Plan for Your Wastewater System

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Keynote

Emily Garner, Assistant Professor, Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University

WV Workforce Report Recruitment
and Retention Challenges of Water & Wastewater Operators

2:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament & Networking Event

(Use The Glade Room for networking event)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

The Glade Room

8:00 a.m.

Rich Weigand
Environmental Training Center
Microbiology

9:00 a.m.

Brian Geriach
ENZ
Nozzle Basics and Safety for Sewer and Pipe Cleaning

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Paul Jackson
Pace Analytics
PFAS Technical & Regulatory Update

11:15 a.m.

Kathy Emery
WV DEP
Clean Water and Drinking Water SRF Programmatic and Funding Updates*
The Glade Room

12:15 p.m.

EXHIBIT HALL LUNCH
The Glade Room

1:15 p.m.

Matt Huffman and Bryon Shrewsberry
Beckley Sanitary Board
From Finding to Fixing: CCTV Sewer
Assessment and Repair

2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m.

Eric Arrington
Environmental Training Center
Common Compliance Issues

3:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

The Rotunda
Raffle Prizes & Cocktails

6:00 p.m.

BANQUET

The Glade Room (Dinner at 6:00pm; Awards at 7:00pm)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Randy Clark
Consulting Engineer
SCADA & Telemtry Design 101

9:00 a.m.

Mary Hutson
RCAP
Tier II and RMP Reporting

10:00 a.m.

Joe Pryor and Megan Wilder
Brenntag
Chlorine Safety Training
Woodland 1

Sunday, May 19, 2024

5:00 p.m

Picnic with Live Music & Food

Town Square Pavilion
Class Schedules will be available

Monday, May 20, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast/Registration

The Glade Room
(Exhibit Hall Open – leave cards on table for raffle prizes & Questions)

8:30 a.m.

Opening Session – Welcome by WV-AWWA Chairman and WV-WEA President, The Glade Room

9:00 a.m.

AWWA Representative and WEF Representative

Christine Volkay-Hilditch (WEF) & Ari Copeland (AWWA)

The Glade Room

9:45 a.m.

Todd Bennett

CITCO Water
Non-Revenue Water – The Problem in the Municipal

Waterworks Industry

10:45 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 a.m.

Wes Caudle

Bermad

Automatic Control Valves
Application and Troubleshooting

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Keynote

Emily Garner, Assistant Professor, Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University

WV Workforce Report Recruitment
and Retention Challenges of Water & Wastewater Operators

2:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament & Networking Event

(Use The Glade Room for networking event)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

The Glade Room

8:00 a.m.

Marissa Nortz

Steptoe and Johnson PLLC
PFAS Updates for the Water and
Wastewater Industry*

9:00 a.m.

Tricia Haler

Aulick/CITCO
Hitting Both Sides – Corrosion Control In
Water and Wastewater Treatment

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Jim Ellars
PSC
What’s New With Fire-Hydrants
Get In The Flow and The Know

11:15 a.m.

Kathy Emery
WV DEP
Clean Water and Drinking Water SRF Programmatic and Funding Updates*
The Glade Room

12:15 p.m.

EXHIBIT HALL LUNCH
The Glade Room/The Rotunda

1:15 p.m.

Lee Orr
BPH
PFAS EPA Regulation Update

2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m.

Dawn Slekis
BPH
Lead & Copper – New and Improved

3:30 p.m.

Taste Test Competition

4:00 p.m.

 Water Utility Council Meeting

Exhibit Hall Open
The Rotunda
Raffle Prizes & Cocktails

6:00 p.m.

BANQUET

The Glade Room (Dinner at 6:00pm; Awards at 7:00pm)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

WV-AWWA Board Meeting
Governor Room

9:00 a.m.

Mary Hutson
RCAP
Tier II and RMP Reporting

10:00 a.m.

Joe Pryor and Megan Wilder
Brenntag
Chlorine Safety Training
Woodland 1

Sunday, May 19, 2024

5:00 p.m

Picnic with Live Music & Food

Town Square Pavilion
Class Schedules will be available

Monday, May 20, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast/Registration

The Glade Room
(Exhibit Hall Open – leave cards on table for raffle prizes & Questions)

8:30 a.m.

Opening Session – Welcome by WV-AWWA Chairman and WV-WEA President, The Glade Room

9:00 a.m.

AWWA Representative and WEF Representative

Christine Volkay-Hilditch (WEF) & Ari Copeland (AWWA)

The Glade Room – 1 CEU

9:45 a.m.

Luke Stevens
Beckley Sanitary Board
Managing Stormwater in the Cloud: Adaptive Control on Stormwater Detention Basins

10:45 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 a.m.

Zach Thompson
The Thrasher Group
Sewer System Investigation

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Keynote

Emily Garner, Assistant Professor, Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University

WV Workforce Report Recruitment
and Retention Challenges of Water & Wastewater Operators

2:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament & Networking Event

(Use The Glade Room for networking event)

Tuesday, May 21, 2023

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

The Glade Room

8:00 a.m.

Marissa Nortz

Steptoe and Johnson PLLC
PFAS Updates for the Water and
Wastewater Industry*

9:00 a.m.

Tricia Haler

Aulick/CITCO
Hitting Both Sides – Corrosion Control In
Water and Wastewater Treatment

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Teri Merrifield
Aquainfomatics
Security Cloud Based Software

11:15 a.m.

Kathy Emery
WV DEP
Clean Water and Drinking Water SRF Programmatic and Funding Updates*
The Glade Room

12:15 p.m.

EXHIBIT HALL LUNCH
The Glade Room

1:15 p.m.

John Stump
Steptoe and Johnson
What Do You Mean We Can’t Go To The Bank And Take Out A Loan? And Other Mysteries of Financing for Utilities

2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m.

Richard Barnett
E.P.C., Ltd.
Energy Efficient Wastewater Treatment
Options For Decentralized Systems

3:30 p.m.

Young Professional/New Member Meeting
Woodland 2

4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

The Rotunda
Raffle Prizes & Cocktails

6:00 p.m.

BANQUET

The Glade Room (Dinner at 6:00pm; Awards at 7:00pm)

Wednesday, May 22, 2023

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

WV-WEA Board Meeting
Senator Room

9:00 a.m.

Mary Hutson
RCAP
Tier II and RMP Reporting

10:00 a.m.

Joe Pryor and Megan Wilder
Brenntag
Chlorine Safety Training
Woodland 1

Sunday, May 19, 2024

5:00 p.m

Picnic with Live Music & Food

Town Square Pavilion
Class Schedules will be available

Monday, May 20, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast/Registration

The Glade Room
(Exhibit Hall Open – leave cards on table for raffle prizes & Questions)

8:30 a.m.

Opening Session – Welcome by WV-AWWA Chairman and WV-WEA President, The Glade Room

9:00 a.m.

AWWA Representative and WEF Representative

Christine Volkay-Hilditch (WEF) & Ari Copeland (AWWA)

The Glade Room – 1 CEU

9:45 a.m.

Paul McDanald
FOG Program Progression


Craig Wasielewski
Hydrogen Sulfide Insights in Sewer Networks

10:45 a.m.

Morning Break

11:00 a.m.

Ken Baylous
Motor Alignment Manual and Electrical


Paul McDanald
Implementing A Sampling Plan for Your Wastewater System

12:00 p.m.

Lunch Keynote

Emily Garner, Assistant Professor, Wadsworth Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, West Virginia University

WV Workforce Report Recruitment
and Retention Challenges of Water & Wastewater Operators

2:00 p.m.

Golf Tournament & Networking Event

(Use The Glade Room for networking event)

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

The Glade Room

8:00 a.m.

Rich Weigand
Environmental Training Center
Microbiology

9:00 a.m.

Brian Geriach
ENZ
Nozzle Basics and Safety for Sewer and Pipe Cleaning

10:00 a.m.

Morning Break

10:15 a.m.

Paul Jackson
Pace Analytics
PFAS Technical & Regulatory Update

11:15 a.m.

Kathy Emery
WV DEP
Clean Water and Drinking Water SRF Programmatic and Funding Updates*
The Glade Room

12:15 p.m.

EXHIBIT HALL LUNCH
The Glade Room

1:15 p.m.

Matt Huffman and Bryon Shrewsberry
Beckley Sanitary Board
From Finding to Fixing: CCTV Sewer
Assessment and Repair

2:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m.

Eric Arrington
Environmental Training Center
Common Compliance Issues

3:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open

The Rotunda
Raffle Prizes & Cocktails

6:00 p.m.

BANQUET

The Glade Room (Dinner at 6:00pm; Awards at 7:00pm)

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

7:00 a.m.

Breakfast

8:00 a.m.

Randy Clark
Consulting Engineer
SCADA & Telemtry Design 101

9:00 a.m.

Mary Hutson
RCAP
Tier II and RMP Reporting

10:00 a.m.

Joe Pryor and Megan Wilder
Brenntag
Chlorine Safety Training
Woodland 1