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AWWA-IA Annual Conference
Tuesday, October 25, 2022, 8:00 AM to Thursday, October 27, 2022, 12:00 PM CST
Category: Annual Conference

 

Iowa Section AWWA 2022 Annual Conference

 

October 25-27 | Hyatt Regency Coralville 

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Schedule At-A-Glance

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Water For People Hatchet Throwing Fundraiser
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm New Member & First-Time Attendee Mixer
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Welcome Reception at Backpocket Brewing

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast & Registration
8:00 am – 12:10 pm Educational Sessions & Exhibit Hall
12:10 pm – 1:40 pm  Annual Business Meeting Luncheon & Dessert in the Exhibit Hall
Featuring 2022 awards presentations and remarks from AWWA Vice President Michelle Stockness
1:40 pm – 4:45 pm Educational Sessions & Exhibit Hall
4:45 pm – 7:00 pm  Section Celebration in the Exhibit Hall
Featuring Fuller Award presentation, Water For People silent auction, competitions, and more!
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm Young Professionals & Friends Social at 30Hop

 

Thursday, October 27, 2022

7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am – 12:00 pm  Educational Sessions

 

 

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So Many Reasons To Attend: Earn CEUs, Bragging Rights, & More

Choose from more than 30 sessions across Treatment, Distribution, Management, and a NEW Operators tracks to earn up to 1.10 CEUs approved for Iowa Department of Natural Resources water treatment and distribution operator certification.

Build your network at the five meals and receptions included with your full conference registration:

  • Tuesday Evening Welcome Reception at Backpocket Brewing
  • Wednesday & Thursday Breakfasts
  • Wednesday Annual Business Meeting Luncheon
  • Wednesday Evening Section Celebration in the Exhibit Hall featuring the Fuller Award presentation, Water For People silent auction, competitions, and more!

Earn bragging rights and the opportunity to compete against other Section Champions at AWWA’s Annual Conference & Exposition by participating in the Section's Best of the Best Tap Water Taste Test, Fresh Ideas Poster Contest, or NEW Water Tower Building Contest.

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Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with approximately 150 water supply operators, industry representatives, and city officials!

Sponsorship Packages offer the greatest value! Bundle your Exhibit Space and Program Advertisement, and unlock more opportunities for recognition. Ala Carte Exhibit Space & Advertisement Opportunities are also available, and don’t miss the chance to promote your business while raising important funds for Water For People.

Want to support the IA-AWWA Annual Conference but have something else in mind? Contact us to discuss.

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Registration Rates

AWWA-IA members save $90 on a Full Conference Registration.  Check your email for your promo code.

    Early Bird Prices
Through October 3
  Standard Prices
After October 3
Registration   Member Non-Member   Member Non-Member
Full Conference Registration   $300 $390   $345 $435
Wednesday Only   $220 $310   $265 $355
Thursday Only   $160 $210   $205 $255
     
Guest Meal Tickets            
Extra Lunch Ticket   $40        
Extra Awards Banquet Ticket   $45        

 

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Complete Agenda

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

2:00 PM

 

 5:00 PM

Water For People Fundraiser at Hatchet Jack's 
Separate registration required.

5:30 PM

 

6:00 PM

New Member & First-Time Attendee Mixer
New to IA-AWWA? Join us at Backpocket Brewing prior to the Welcome Reception for introductions to Conference mentors and Section leadership.

6:00 PM

 

 9:00 PM

Welcome Reception at Backpocket Brewing

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM

9:00 AM

Welcome + Concurrent Sessions

 

 

 

DIST: 

Solutions for Control: Distribution Maintenance and Repair Techniques to Avoid System Shutdown
Ryan Fugler – Regional Manager at Hydra-Stop LLC

 

 

 

MGMT: 

Ethics In the Water Industry
Iowa Water Industry Leadership Institute Participants

 

 

 

TREAT: 

Well Siting, Design, and Construction
Taylor Hopper, P.E.  Project Manager at FOX Strand; Mike Gannon – Hydrologist at Innovative Groundwater Solutions, LLC

 

 

 

OPS: 

Groundwater 101
Julie Sievers – Senior Water Solutions Specialist at ISG

9:05 AM

9:55 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

 

 

DIST: 

Avon Lake Water Main Improvements
John Gade, P.E. – Project Manager at FOX Strand

 

 

 

MGMT: 

Ethics In the Water Industry Continued

 

 

 

TREAT: 

Rethinking Well Materials for Improving Efficiency, Maintenance, and Service Life
Martha Silks, PG – Lead Hydrogeologist at LRE Water; Michael Schnieders, PG, PH-GW – Owner at Water Systems Engineering, Inc.

 

 

 

OPS: 

Chemical Pump Troubleshooting
Jon Harger – Vice President at Vessco, Inc.

9:55 AM

10:25 AM

Exhibits & Networking Break

10:25 AM

11:15 AM

Concurrent Sessions

 

 

 

DIST: 

Separating Fact from Fiction: AWWA D102 Coating Service Life
Joshua Brady – Coatings Consultant at Modern Coating Solutions / Tnemec Company Inc.

 

 

 

MGMT: 

(10:25) Source Water Protection Planning and Implementation
Matthew Dvorak – Source Water Protection Coordinator at Iowa DNR

(10:55) Iowa Nutrient Collaborative for Public Water Supplies
Mary Beth Stevenson – Watersheds & Source Water Program Manager at City of Cedar Rapids

 

 

 

TREAT: 

Maximizing Centrifugal Pumps Mean Time Between Maintenance
Ed Dunn – Sales Manager at Trillium Flow Technologies

 

 

 

OPS: 

Surface Water Treatment Basics and Troubleshooting
Travis Webber – Vice President Sales and Distribution at Chem-Sult, INC

11:20 AM

12:10 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

 

 

DIST: 

Tank Rehabilitation – Challenges, Outcomes, Lessons Learned
Tim Wilson – Project Manager at DIXON Engineering, Inc.; Chad Coon – General Manager at Waterloo Water Works

 

 

 

MGMT: 

From Academies to Field Trips: Communication Strategies for Telling Your Utility’s Story and Developing Relationships to Improve Water Quality
Ted Corrigan – General Manager and CEO; Jennifer Terry – External Affairs Manager at Des Moines Water Works; Melissa Walker – Public Relations Consultant for Des Moines Water Works & Owner of MW Media Consultants

 

 

 

TREAT: 

Reconstructing of Six Concrete Gravity Filters at the University of Iowa's Surface Water Treatment Plant: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons Learned Along the Way
Brad Weiss – Project Engineer at Short Elliot Hendrickson, Inc.; Alex Bartley – Project Engineer at ENGIE North America

 

 

 

OPS: 

Iowa DNR Safe Drinking Water Program Panel: It Takes a Village
Anne Lynam – Environmental Specialist Sr., Aaron Pickens – Environmental Specialist Sr., Bob Campbell – Senior Environmental Engineer, and Laurie Sharp – Environmental Specialist Sr. at Iowa DNR

12:10 PM

1:10 PM

Awards & Business Meeting Luncheon

1:10 PM

1:40 PM

Dessert in the Exhibit Hall

1:40 PM

2:30 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

 

 

DIST: 

Water Audits, Data Validation, and Water Loss Control
Frank Blaha, P.E. – Regional Liaison at The Water Research Foundation

 

 

 

MGMT: 

Social Media Crash Course for the Water Sector
Brian Gongol – VP at DJ Gongol & Associates, Inc.

 

 

 

TREAT: 

Biological Ammonia Removal in Ground Water Sources –Lessons Learned and Unexpected Benefits from Pilot Studies and Full-Scale Installations
Eric Lawrence – Sr. Process Engineer at WesTech Engineering LLC; Tom Dumbaugh, P.E. – Regional Sales Manager at WesTech Engineering LLC

 

 

 

OPS: 

City of Ames Distribution System Pressure Monitoring
Justin Claussen, P.E. – Public Works Operations Manager at City of Ames

2:30 PM

3:00 PM

Exhibits & Networking Break

3:00 PM

3:50 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

 

 

DIST: 

Getting the Lead Out – Lead Service Line Inventories Made Easy with GIS
Katie Sterk, P.E. – Environmental Project Manager at Bolton & Menk, Inc.; John Shain, GISP  Principal GIS Project Manager at Bolton & Menk, Inc.

 

 

 

MGMT: 

Defining a Water Professional
Julie Sievers – Senior Water Solutions Specialist at ISG

 

 

 

TREAT: 

Cyanobacteria & Cyanotoxins – Prevalence, Impacts, & Treatment
Heath Picken, P.E. – Senior Project Manager at HR Green, Inc.

 

 

 

OPS: 

Challenges for Iowa’s Groundwater: Drought, Induced Infiltration, Depletion, and Emerging Contaminants
Bill Simpkins, PhD – Professor Emeritus at Iowa State University

3:55 PM

4:45 PM

Concurrent Sessions

 

 

 

DIST: 

Case Studies of Using Statistics and Machine Learning to Inventory and Locate Lead Service Lines
Scott Rebman – Director of Engineer Sales at BlueConduit

 

 

 

MGMT: 

FAQ: Questions You are Thinking of Asking DNR's Water Supply Engineering Section
Gabe Lee, P.E. – Environmental Engineer Senior at Iowa Department of Natural Resources

 

 

 

TREAT: 

Improving Efficiency and Reducing Cost of Disinfection By-Products Removal at Existing Conventional Water Treatment Plants
Hoda Tafvizi, PhD – Project Engineer at FOX Strand

 

 

 

OPS: 

Day in the Life of an Operator
Taylor Shelfo – Treatment Plant Operator at City of Iowa City Water Division; Todd Damon – Water & Wastewater Superintendent at City of Atkins; Kyle Wellington – Water Treatment Superintendent at City of Washington; Brad Schaver – Water Operator at City of Coralville

 

4:45 PM

7:00 PM

Section Celebration in the Exhibit Hall
Drinks, appetizers, competitions, Water For People silent auction, presentation of the Fuller Award, and passing of the gavel.

7:30 PM

10:00 PM 

Young Professionals & Friends Social
Following the Section Celebration, take a short 5-minute walk to 30Hop for an opportunity to connect with colleagues outside of the classroom. You will find more than 60 beers on tap and enjoy appetizers sponsored by the Young Professional & Student Activities Committee.

 

Thursday, October 27

7:00 AM

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:00 AM

8:50 AM

Case Study in Evolving Workforce Strategies for a Midsize Utility
John Dunn, P.E., MBA – Director, Water & Pollution Control at City of Ames; Nicole Martindale – Water Plant Student Operator at City of Ames

8:50 AM

9:50 AM

Perfluorinated, Persistent, and Pervasive: PFAS in Iowa
Dr. Joe Charbonnet, PhD – Assistant Professor at Iowa State University; Daria Dilparic – Graduate Student at Iowa State University; Matthew Graesch – Environmental Specialist, Solid Waste and Contaminated Sites at Iowa DNR

9:50 AM

10:10 AM

Networking Break

10:10 AM

11:00 AM

Central Iowa Water Works – Regional Drinking Water Production for the Des Moines Metro Area
Christina Murphy, P.E. – General Manager at West Des Moines Water Works; Ted Corrigan, P.E. – General Manager and CEO at Des Moines Water Works; Dale Acheson – General Manager at Urbandale Water Utility

11:00 AM

11:50 AM

Iowa DNR Update
Carmily Stone, MPH – Drinking Water Program Coordinator at Iowa Department of Natural Resources

11:50 AM

12:00 PM

Closing Remarks & Prize Drawing

 
 

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