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Full Schedule

  • Tuesday, April 18, 2023
  • 6:30 AM – 3:00 PM PST
    AC23 GOLF TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY THE SAN DIEGO SECTION
  • 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM PST
    TOUR: T1 SAN ELIJO JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY & PURE WATER OCEANSIDE
  • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PST
    PREW2 NEW CHALLENGES IN STORMWATER
  • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PST
    PREW3 THE CRITICAL ROLE OF EI&C STAFF IN MEETING AGENCY RESILIENCE AND ENERGY GOALS*
  • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PST
    PREW4 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTIVATED SLUDGE BIOLOGICAL NITROGEN REMOVAL AND OPERATION TROUBLESHOOTING USING PROCESS SIMULATORS
  • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PST
    PREW5 COLLECTION SYSTEM EFFECTIVENESS: PEOPLE. PROCESS. TOOLS
  • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM PST
    PREW6 PREPARING OPERATORS FOR DIRECT POTABLE REUSE
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST
    NORTHERN/SOUTHERN REGIONAL COMMITTEE MEETING (FREE/RSVP)
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
    NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION (FREE/RSVP)
  • 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST
    5S CEREMONY (FREE/RSVP)
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PST
    ICEBREAKER RECEPTION (FREE/RSVP)
  • 9:30 PM – 3:30 PM PST
    PREW1 LABORATORY ELAP TNI COMPLIANCE*
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM PST
    WOMEN IMPACTING WATER BREAKFAST
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PST
    PFAS and Pyrolysis: What does it take to destroy PFAS in biosolids?
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PST
    Portable Reuse Regulatory Update
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PST
    Sanitary Sewer Systems General Order Reissuance Update
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PST
    Update on the Nutrients Watershed Permit
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM PST
    PFAS in Wastewater: Environmental Detection and Removal via Pyrolysis
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM PST
    Updates on SB 1383 Implementation: Biosolids and Biogas Opportunities You May Not Know About
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM PST
    What's New with Sanitary Sewer Compliance with the WDR?
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    Reducing Enforcement Exposure for Spills, SSMPs, and SSMP Audits
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM PST
    Supercritical Water Oxidation to eliminate PFAS in sludge, IX, AFFF
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    State of the Science for Fate and Transformation of Micro-and Nanoplastics in WRRFs
  • 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM PST
    ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING AND AWARDS CEREMONY
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM PST
    Effect of Climate Change and Water Conservation on WRRF Capacity
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM PST
    Utilization and Practical Approach of Ammonia-Based Aeration Control at Bonnybrook WWTP
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM PST
    Disasters, Crises, and Climate Change: Shifting the Wastewater Paradigm
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM PST
    How COVID-19 Consumer Habits Can Impact Biological Treatment at WWTPs
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM PST
    How to use NFPA 70B to maintain your plant electrical system.
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM PST
    Improving Reliability Through Asset Condition Monitoring
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM PST
    Municipal Wastewater Department Evaluation and Recommendations
  • 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM PST
    Partial Nitrification for Clear Secondary Effluent
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST
    Arcata WWTF Phase 1 Project Sea Level Rise Planning
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST
    Assessment of Water Conservation Impacts on Treatment Capacity of a Brand New Facility
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST
    Biological Sensing as a real-time monitor to facilitate timely wastewater treatment decision-making
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST
    Data driven gravity main cleaning optimization
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST
    Electrical commissioning: it’s all good until it doesn’t turn on
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST
    Rethinking Capacity – Updating EDU Criteria in an Era of Drought
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST
    The Story of an Innovative Approach to Asset Management Planning
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PST
    Where’s My Capacity? How One WRRF Mitigated the Toxic Effect of the Drought and Pandemic
  • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
    AC23 EXPO
  • 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING MIXER
  • Thursday, April 20, 2023
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM PST
    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION MANY COMMUNICATE, FEW CONNECT
  • 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM PST
    Remote Connection the Sequel: Continued Strategies for Hybrid Work
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM PST
    CA ELAP Updates - MUR and TNI
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM PST
    Defect Elimination - One Agency's Implementation On Their AM/RCM Journey
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM PST
    Optimizing BioDrying and Pyrolysis Treatment Design
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM PST
    Overview of new advancements in Trenchless Pipeline Technologies
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM PST
    Performance of Advanced Primary Treatment Technologies at Water Resource Recovery Facilities
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM PST
    Reliable Wastewater Treatment for Reliable Water Supply
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM PST
    Nothing Says Hands on Learning Like Shoveling Class A Biosolids
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    Integrated steam-drying and pyrolysis of biosolids – the World’s first full scale implementation in Denmark
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    Model it Before You Build It – Best Approach For Optimal Design
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    Department Operations Center Leadership Using Microsoft Teams
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    Optimizing Odor Control and Cleaning in the Sewer: OC San Reduces the Carbon Footprint
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    Quenching Big Data's Thirst: A Novel Water Recycling Strategy for Datacenter Cooling & Community Reuse
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    Surviving your ELAP on-site assessment
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    Value of a Lubrication Program Assessment
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    Combination of Field Testing and CFD Modeling for Clarifier Capacity Evaluation and Design Optimization
  • 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PST
    Evaluating the Regional Drying Approach for Biosolids Management
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
    COLLECTION SYSTEMS AWARDS LUNCHEON
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM PST
    Direct Potable Reuse (DPR) Demo Plant With Organics Monitoring
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM PST
    Going Deep: Lessons Learned from Thirty Years of Sewer Analysis
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM PST
    LOOKING IN HARD TO REACH PLACES – SAN JOSE-SANTA CLARA RWF YARD PIPING CONDITION ASSESSMENTS
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM PST
    Sustainable Nutrient Management: Balancing Nutrient Removal with Energy Reduction Opportunities
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM PST
    Ultrasonic vs Radar vs Laser in Pumping Stations
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM PST
    Using Bench-Scale Testing to Determine if Food Waste Co-digestion is Right for You
  • 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM PST
    Using Microsoft Excel as a LIMS for small laboratories
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Nozzle Capacity Cleaning
  • 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Why put a Ford Motor in a Chevy Truck?! "Off the Shelf" Equipment Packages
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PST
    Digesters, solids, and biogas: how to readily incorporate recent information to create value and resiliency
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PST
    Doing More with Less: Nutrient Removal Process Intensification
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PST
    From Tap to Lab: Microbiology
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PST
    Monitoring Membrane Integrity for Potable Reuse: Correlating Surrogate Organisms with Pathogen Removal
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM PST
    When My New Pump Shakes
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST
    Dynamic Pump Sequencing - Optimizing Energy Efficiency
  • 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM PST
    Reducing energy and operating costs with advanced machine condition monitoring & predictive maintenance
  • 3:15 PM – 4:45 PM PST
    Improving SCADA Reliability and Performance for a Major Utility
  • 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM PST
    Better Living Thru Electricity - Ozone and UV make sparks fly in reuse processes
  • 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM PST
    Data-Driven Operations: Hands-on Insights from Victorville, CA
  • 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM PST
    High Rate Activated Sludge Fermentation as a Carbon Source for Sidestream BioP and Denitrification
  • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM PST
    Effective Bypass Pumping Planning for Sewer Overflow Mitigation
  • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM PST
    Haulin’ Gas: Evaluating and Optimizing Santa Rosa’s Organics-to-Energy Program
  • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM PST
    I will Study for the Laboratory Analyst Grade 3 & 4 and PASS
  • 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM PST
    Maintenance Headaches Caused by Design, Construction and Commissioning Failures
  • 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM PST
    Benefits and Challenges Associated with Raw Water Augmentation for DPR
  • 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM PST
    Is Digital Cloning a Reality: Future of Nutrient Removal Management in WRRFs
  • 4:45 PM – 6:45 PM PST
    AC23 EXPO
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST
    SPEED CAREER COACHING
  • Friday, April 21, 2023
  • 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM PST
    STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE COMMITTEES BREAKFAST
  • 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM PST
    ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH COMMITTEE BREAKFAST
  • 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM PST
    LABORATORY COMMITTEE BREAKFAST
  • 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
    TOUR: T2 SEAWORLD ‘WAKE UP TO WASTEWATER’ TOUR
  • 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM PST
    How to Soup Up Your Anaerobic Digestion: A suite of Intensification Strategies and Technologies
  • 8:45 AM – 9:15 AM PST
    Smart Applications of Innovative Technologies to Address Regulatory Requirements while Reducing Emissions and Energy Requirements
  • 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM PST
    Are They Ready? Developing Frontline Supervisors for Success
  • 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM PST
    Do I Need Grit Removal?
  • 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM PST
    Leveraging Technologies to Meet the New ELAP Certification Requirements
  • 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM PST
    Startup and Commissioning for Nutrient Removal: from Mechanical Mixers to Fine-Bubble Diffusers and Hyperboloid Mixers
  • 9:15 AM – 9:45 AM PST
    THP Case Studies from Piloting to Full-scale Design and Life Cycle Costs Analysis
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    A Tribute to the Floc Doc
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    Leading with Resilience and Well-Being Through Mindful Self-Compassion
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    Moving and Removing Mountains of Grit at SFPUC's New 250 MGD Headworks
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST
    The Power of Proactive - How Pre-Planning set the stage for THP commissioning success.
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM PST
    A Proactive Approach for Continuous Plant Performance Improvement
  • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM PST
    Career Management and Interviewing 101
  • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM PST
    How Design Impacts Headworks Screening Systems – Design Considerations and Their Effects on O&M
  • 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM PST
    The Great Bug Migration - Thermal Hydrolysis Anaerobic Digester Seeding with Re-hydrated Cake
  • 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM PST
    Lake Tahoe Utility Approach to Efficiency and Improved Operations: How two utilities optimized plant performance.
  • 11:15 PM – 12:15 PM PST
    Career Management and Interviewing