As of 07/21/2024 - subject to change

Sunday, September 8

Monday, September 9

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome BreakfastMarriott Ballroom
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening Session/AwardsMarriott Ballroom
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Exhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
BreakExhibit Hall


Name Speakers Location Name Track
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
KY Drinking Water UpdateErich Webber, TDECM100Regulatory Update KY
Advancing educational equity through the Louisville MSD Community ProgramJoshua Rivard, Jacobs
Shelby Lockhard, Louisville MSD
Jonathan Hughes, University of Louisville
M101/102Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
How a Focus on PFAS can Lead to the Removal of DBP Precursors and Taste & Odor CompoundsDarryl Tomlinson, CDM SmithM103Drinking Water Quality
Modeling the Future of Nashville Stormwater: An Update on the Metro Stormwater Master PlanAdrian Ward, Barge Design Solution, Inc.
Liliana Porras, Barge design Solutions, Inc
Matt Tays, Metro Water Services - Nashville
Breaking Even and Beyond: Water Reuse at EV Battery FacilitiesDiana Chumak, Gresham SmithM105/106Sustainability
Advanced Technology and Cost for PFAS in BiosolidsSteven Reese, Hazen and SawyerM108Biosolids
Collaborative and Innovative Design for the 1,900-MGD Paddy’s Run Flood Pump StationMike Rudisell, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Brandon Flaherty, Louisville MSD
Nick Ulliman, Ulliman Schutte Construction
Navigating the Waters of Loudon Utilities’ Water Main Replacement ProgramBrett McNeely, Barge Design Solution, Inc.M111Water Supply
Getting the Most Out of Your Existing Space: MWRD Full-Scale Thermal Dryer Facility DesignRob Lantz, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.M112Engineering & Construction
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Student Career FairKYTN AWWA/CWP Student CommitteeM107Students
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
KY Clean Water Update M100Regulatory Update KY
STEM: Stimulating Tomorrow's Engineering MindsetKristi Schnell, Metro Water Services
Taylor Hagood, LDA Engineering
Maci Young, LDA Engineering
M101/102Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
ORSANCO's Ohio River Response to the East Palestine Train Derailment Chemical SpillRichard Harrison, Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation CommissionM103Drinking Water Quality
Evolutionary Wastewater Master PlanningJoe Herman, Stantec
Christopher Dent, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government
Tanked Up: Pigeon Forge's Reuse Storage ProjectCory Newman, LDA Engineering
Jimmy Albert, LDA Engineering
Some Like It Hot, but PFAS Does Not! Advancing Thermal Destruction of PFAS in BiosolidsTracy Chouinard, Brown and CaldwellM108Biosolids
Double Trouble – Failure and Triumph under the Holston RiverAndrew Howe, Hazen and Sawyer
Herschel Hall, Knoxville Utilities Board
Zack Bloomfield, Garney Companies, Inc.
Modifications to Increase Reliability and Operability: Kingsport WTP High Service PS Case-StudyKatie Davis, CDM Smith
Carl Frizzell, CDM Smith
M111Water Supply
Aging Like a Fine-Bubble Wine – Upgrades for the T.E. Maxson WWTFJake Van Geffen, CDM SmithM112Engineering & Construction
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
KY Legislative Update M100Regulatory Update KY
A Strategic Framework for Affordable Water & Sewer Services in LouisvilleJoe Crea, Raftelis
Shannon Tivitt, Louisville Water and MSD
M101/102Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Effective PFAS Removal and Waste Reduction using a Novel Micro-adsorbent and Separations TechnologyJohn Dyson, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.M103Drinking Water Quality
Using CE-QUAL-W2 to Evaluate the Murfreesboro Water Resources Recovery Facility ExpansionBenjamin Crary, Hazen and SawyerM104Modeling/Planning
Ensuring Plant Water Resiliency – How the Franklin WRF System Evolved to Ensure ReliabilityCayce Grissom, CDM Smith
Juan Davis, City of Franklin TN WRF
New Approaches to Nu-trients: Optimization at the Franklin WRFDaniel Harris, CDM SmithM108Biosolids
Overcoming Tie-In And Commissioning Challenges At Nashville’s Largest Treatment PlantJeff Gorman, Garney Construction
Trent Roszell, Garney Construction
Between a Tank and a Hard Place – Serving Two Tanks with One Pump StationBrendan O'Bryan, StantecM111Water Supply
WAY TO USE YOUR HEAD-WORKS! Operating Tennessee's Largest Wastewater HeadworksRich Tomko, Hazen and Sawyer
Michael Binkley, Metro Water
JJ Van Dyke, Hazen and Sawyer
M112Engineering & Construction
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Awards LuncheonMarriott Ballroom
1:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Exhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall


Name Speakers Location Name Track
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
TN Drinking Water UpdateErich Webber, TDECM100Regulatory Update TN
NRW Reduction through fire service auditingCharles Dick, KY American Water
Nathan Clark, KY American Water
M101/102Water Loss/Non-Revenue Water
Behind the Curtain of Predictive Modeling for Service Line InventoriesHannah Myers, Black & VeatchM103Distribution
Treatment Paradigms in Water Reuse: Comparing Carbon-Based to Membrane Based Advanced TreatmentScott Alpert, Hazen and SawyerM104Water Resource Recovery
18 months later: Results from Metro Water Services’ second large-scale customer satisfaction surveyCatherine Carter, Raftelis
Shannon Frye, Metro Water Services
M105/106External Communications
Ready Utilities for Resilient Communities: How to Leverage FEMA Hazard Mitigation FundingMary Phillips, CDM SmithM108Management
Go or No Go - Spray Lining the Largest Gravity Sewer Pipeline in Knoxville, TNJustin James, CDM Smith
Herschel Hall, Knoxville Utilities Board
Zack Bloomfield, Garney Companies, Inc.
Leaving No Floc Unturned: Rigorous Approach to Pretreatment DesignGlen Doss, Nashville Metro Water Services
Drew Hart, Carollo Engineers
M111Drinking Water Treatment
Bye-Bye Rail Cars! Nashville Central's 350 MGD UV Disinfection Facility is Online!Doug Yarosz, Brown and Caldwell
Jimmy Howell, Metro Water
M112Engineering & Construction
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
YP Ice Breaker and Water – Your Possibility Tree (Getting Involved in Committees)KYTN AWWA/CWP Young Professionals CommitteeM107Students
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
TN Clean Water UpdateKarina Bynum, TDECM100Regulatory Update TN
A Pro-Active Leak Detection Program for Madison Suburban Utility DistrictJim Wade, Madison Suburban Utility District
Rami Rosner, Asterra
M101/102Water Loss/Non-Revenue Water
Chlorine Dioxide Treatment for Nitrification Control at Louisville Water: A Full-Scale ExperienceIsaac Reff, Louisville Water Company
Eric Zhu, Louisville Water Company
Evaluation of the Carrollton and Bardstown Trickling FiltersJia Zhu, Brentwood IndustriesM104Water Resource Recovery
Excellence Is Our Brand: How to Build a Culture That Cares, Competes, and InspiresBrett McArdle, Consolidated Utility DistrictM108Management
Supply and Demand: How to Assess Impact Fees Based on Demand, Not SupplyScott Andrews, City of Franklin Water Management Department
Brian Goodwin, City of Franklin Water Management Department
Florida Town Becomes Part of First AFFF Bellwether Trial From PFAS EliminationGeoff Burdick, AqueoUS VetsM111Drinking Water Treatment
Calls Creek WWTF Design Build ProjectJim Kizer, Ardurra Group, Inc.M112Engineering & Construction
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Women of Water: A Conversation on the Role and Value of Women in the Water Sector M105/106External Communications
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
YP Keynote: Wild about WaterLonnie Lamb, Louisville ZooM107Students
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
TN Legislative UpdateApril Grippo, TDECM100Regulatory Update TN
Using Smart Water Networks to Manage Pressure & Flow to reduce Water Loss and Pipe Breaks-WRF 4917John M. Abrera, StantecM101/102Water Loss/Non-Revenue Water
Designing Water Infrastructure for a Highly Visible, Rapidly Changing LocationAric Farnsworth, Kimley-HornM103Distribution
PFAS in Wastewater and Biosolids: Ideas to Effectively Assess and Manage this Growing ConcernScott Grieco, JacobsM104Water Resource Recovery
Flowing Together: Leveraging Emotional Intelligence for success in the water IndustryYonas Hagos, HDR Engineering, Inc.M108Management
Wastewater Based Epidemiology Across the Region: What Lessons Can We LearnZack Daniel, CDM Smith
Jessica Addison, CDM Smith
Huff, Puff, and Blow your Intake Screen Off! Airburst System Expansion at Nashville's Omohundro WTPNathan Ellermann, Nashville Metro Water Services
Ben Luke, Gresham Smith
M111Drinking Water Treatment
No Looking Back: Lessons Learned from Commissioning a Fully Automated 24 Hr Headworks FacilityJJ Van Dyke, Hazen and SawyerM112Engineering & Construction
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ice Cream SocialExhibit Hall
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
CompetitionsExhibit Hall
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Exhibitor Cocktail Hour - Next Round TastingExhibit Hall
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
YP SocialPizza Bar

Tuesday, September 10

7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Awards BreakfastMarriott Ballroom
8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Exhibit Hall OpenExhibit Hall


Name Speakers Location Name Track
8:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Stormwater Workforce Resource Needs ForecastingKyle Boyle, Blue Cypress ConsultingM100Workforce/Culture
Wet Well Wonders: Alcoa Pump Station Takes a Deep DiveShane Snoderly, City of Alcoa
Jimmy Albert, LDA Engineering
The Acid Test: PAA Disinfection at Water Resource Recovery FacilitiesBen Luke, Gresham SmithM103Water Resource Recovery
Utilities – Be WARNedSonia Allman, Metro Water Services/KY-TN AWWAM104Management
Navigating Safety Challenges in Utilities: Leveraging Gap Analysis for Tailored SolutionsBrooke Sinclair, EnSafe, Inc
Hannah Claytor, EnSafe, Inc
M105/106Safety & Security
PFAS Regulatory Update for the Wastewater Industry, and Field Sampling ConsiderationsKevin Custer, EnviroScience, Inc.M107Biosolids
Collaborative Design-Build to Meet Swift Demand GrowthAlissa Diminich, Inflo Design Group
Tom Lunn, Columbia Power and Water System
Jonathan Hardin, Columbia Power & Water Systems
Andrew Bohon, Inflo Design Group
M108Engineering & Construction
Hybrid Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Systems: Drivers for SuccessGarrett Lamb, Jacobs
Scott Clark, Louisville Water
Eric Ayers, Louisville Water
Lessons Learned - BGMU WTP ExpansionRichard Chappell, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.M111Drinking Water Treatment
Flowing Forward: Importance of Backflow Prevention and Cross-Connection Control for Water SystemsRich McGillis, Brown and Caldwell
Erik Johnson, Raftelis
M112Distribution Water Quality
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Making Communications a Superpower for Utilities of All SizesBrett McArdle, Consolidated Utility DistrictM100Workforce/Culture
ChatGPT Wrote It For Me: Transforming Wastewater Management With AIRick Forehand, Barge Design Solutions, Inc.
Justin Graham, Barge Design Solution, Inc.
Pushing the Boundaries of Convention: Process Intensification for Achieving Nutrient Removal LimitsTom Johnson, JacobsM103Water Resource Recovery
Striving for Excellence, Clear Chattanooga Consent Decree ProgramJustin Bolender, Jacobs
Mark Heinzer, City of Chattanooga
Xaiver Peduex, Jacobs
“What Every Water Utility Should Know About CyberSecurity” – Minutes Matter, Seconds CountCody Aston, Rockwell AutomationM105/106Safety & Security
FUD’s Biosolids Dewatering Alternatives Evaluation and ImplementationJohn Perry, Jacobs
Edwin Deyton, First Utility District of Knox County
Separating a 150-Yr-Old Sewer through a Web of Utilities, Debris, and Yes... Quick Sand!Sam Anderson, Cannon & Cannon, Inc (CCI)
Trey Emmert, Cleary Construction
M108Engineering & Construction
Water meters can’t find water main line leaks, can they? You bet they can!Sondra Brown, KamstrupM109/110Metering-Billing
Chloramination Alteration - Converting from Anhydrous Ammonia to Liquid Ammonium SulfateReese Walton, HDR Engineering, Inc.M111Drinking Water Treatment
Tackling LCRR unknows with Predictive Modeling and Statistical AnalysisDa Yu, TrinnexM112Distribution Water Quality
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
More to the Story than Performance MeasuresJoanna Brunner, ArcadisM100Workforce/Culture
CSO Cameras - A Case Study in Camera Installations within Combined SewersDaniel Thewes, Jacobs
Karina Henson, Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District
Pioneering Potable Reuse in Tennessee – Unveiling the State's Inaugural Potable Reuse PilotEmily Evans, Hazen and Sawyer
Nathan Beaty, Hazen and Sawyer
Michelle Hatcher, City of Franklin
M103Water Resource Recovery
Reducing Your Days of ExposureGary Sanders, Utility Information Pipeline LLCM104Management
Covering Your Utility Assets: Cybersecurity in an Insecure WorldTravis Garmon, City of White House - WastewaterM105/106Safety & Security
Benefits of Dewaterability Test to Reduce Performance Test DramaMatt Sprick, Carollo EngineersM107Biosolids
Community Engineering Corps - Striving Towards Equitable Access to Improved Water and SanitationMolly Sullivan, American Water Works AssociationM108Engineering & Construction
Impacts of Address-Based Irrigation Scheduling in Luxury Residential DevelopmentsJoe Griffey, SSRM109/110Metering-Billing
Deciphering DisinfectionRichard Chappell, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
Brady England, Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.
M111Drinking Water Treatment
Exploring School and Child Care Sampling for Compliance with the Proposed LCRIKathleen Powers, TruePani Inc.
Shannon Evanchec, TruePani Inc.
M112Distribution Water Quality
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Name Speakers Location Name Track
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Updates on Kentucky Implementation of New Lead and Copper Rule RequirementsCortni Edwards, KY DOWM100Other/Special Topics
If It Ain’t Dirty Don’t Clean It! Increasing Operational Efficiency with Acoustic InspectionsHarris Darby, City of Kingsport, TNM101/102Collections
Let's Get to the Root of It, Does Chemical Root Control Work?Christopher Dent, Lexington Fayette Urban County Government
Jeff Baumgardner, Lexington – Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG)
M103Water Resource Recovery
Kentucky’s Sanitary Survey Process ModernizationCaroline Chan, Kentucky Division of Water
Alicia Jacobs, Kentucky Division of Water
Leveraging the Power of Customer Water Quality ComplaintsCasey Doyle, Louisville Water Company
Christina Ferguson, Louisville Water
Will Willis, Louisville Water Company
M105/106Customer Relations
Wastewater Treatment in the Automotive IndustryPete Shack, Phoenix Environmental Engineers, Inc.M107Industrial Pretreatment
Innovative Methods for Modeling Assets in WastewaterDavid Meyer, Burgess & NipleM108Asset Management
No Flow Meter No Problem: Automated Draw Downs for Flow Rate EstimationPJ Ashford, Metro Water Services
Taylor Ross, Metro Water Services
Jon Ward, Metro Water Services
M109/110Small Systems
The Nuts and Bolts of Adsorption Piloting for PFAS TreatmentMolly McManus, IntuitechM111Drinking Water Treatment
MLGW's New Allen Pump Station - A New Water Treatment Facility Combined with Existing InfrastructureTravis Stalans, HDR EngineeringM112Rehabilitation - DW
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Optimizing Filter Performance to Meet Growing DemandsAlissa Diminich, Inflo Design Group
Matt Charles, Hazen and Sawyer
Bill Treanor, White House Utility District
Brian Wade, White House Utility District
M100Other/Special Topics
GMWSS's Marvel:Funding, Collaboration, System Efficacy, Transforming Communities, & Unlocking GrowthKurt Zehnder, Hazen and Sawyer
Alan Bryan, Georgetown Municipal Water & Sewer
Moving Memphis Forward Through Sewer Water Quality MonitoringJohn M. Abrera, StantecM103Water Resource Recovery
Warehouse Best Practices - Dealing with Limited Storage and Supply Chain ChallengesJames Decker, Hazen and Sawyer
Zonetta English, Louisville & Jefferson County MSD
Boosting Success: Transforming Project Management for Happy Customers and Instant Insights!Brandon Drake, Louisville Water Company
Chelsey Whitfill, Louisville Water Company
M105/106Customer Relations
Making water a positive to promote economic developmentBob Weinschrott, Hazen and SawyerM107Industrial Pretreatment
Tennessee’s Longest Pipeline ProjectErich Engler, Garney
Jeff Seal, Garney
M108Asset Management
WaterStep’s WASH-UP Program DeploymentZac Tossou, WaterStep
Greg Heitzman, WaterStep
M109/110Small Systems
Brandenburg KY Water Treatment Plant Filter ReplacementAdalyn Haney, GRW
Robert Bates, GRW
M111Drinking Water Treatment
Headed in the Right Direction - South Chick Pump Station UpgradesPatrick Moore, Barge Design Solution, Inc.
Tiffany Mendenhall, Barge Design Solutions, Inc.
M112Rehabilitation - DW
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Building the Equity Atlas: GIS and Strategic Communication Best Practices to Navigate the LCRRChelsea Collinge, HDR
Ameerah Palacios, HDR Engineering, Inc.
M100Other/Special Topics
LFUCGs Upper Cane Run Wet Weather SystemRobert Bates, GRW
Robert Peterson, Lexington Fayette Urban County Gov
Grit Happens - Sustainable Solutions for Grit Management At WWTPsMatt Bodwell, Hydro InternationalM103Water Resource Recovery
Securing Utility Networks: Increasing Security Posture at First Utility DistrictCasey Jackson, First Utility District of Knox CountyM104Management
Proactive Cultivation of Critical Customers: Safeguarding Distribution System Water QualityWilliam Willis, Louisville Water CompanyM105/106Customer Relations
OneWater PFAS Roadmap for Drinking Water and Wastewater Utilities M107Industrial Pretreatment
Parallel Design of KY’s Largest UV Disinfection Systems for Drinking WaterBrendan O'Bryan, StantecM108Asset Management
Between a Rock and a Hard Place - Lessons from the Longest Consent Decree Negotiation in EPA HistoryScott McDonald, LJA Engineering, Inc.
Richard Glaze, Jr., Barnes & Thornburg, LLC
M109/110Small Systems
Innovative Modeling Approach for the Omohundro Water Treatment Plant’s New Pumping StationErin Milano, Jacobs
Mike Stickley, Jacobs
Heather Crabtree, Metro Water Services
James Meyerhofer, Carollo
M111Drinking Water Treatment
Flowing into the Future: Rehab of 1890s Water Main to Modern Times in Louisville’s Historic CorridorRyan Quinn, Garney Construction
Kevin Brian, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Michael Meyer, Louisville Water Company
M112Rehabilitation - DW
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch BuffetExhibit Hall


Name Speakers Location Name Track
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Funding to Mitigate Disasters with “Fed Funds”Karen Edwards-Lindsey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Water Infrastructure and Cyber Resilience Division
Rose Yeley, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
M100Other/Special Topics
Regional Stormwater Offsite Mitigation in an Urban EnvironmentsAnil Tangirala, ms consultants inc.M101/102Green Infrastructure
KPDES Nutrient Optimization RequirementsJason Hurt, Division of WaterM103Water Resource Recovery
Kentucky's Nutrient and Energy Optimization for Clean Water FacilitiesPaulette Akers, Kentucky Division of WaterM104Clean Water Technology
Beyond Billing – Engaging your community through public programmingKayla Hanak, Louisville Water Company
Heather Hill, Louisville Water
M105/106Customer Relations
From a sprint to a marathon The race to restoring a failing water distribution system in Jackson, MSKristen Whatley, StantecM107Asset Management
Using 2D Modeling to Evaluate Stormwater Sewer Alignment Alternatives in Nashville, TennesseeJackson Sauers, Hazen and Sawyer
Joshua Flanery, Hazen and Sawyer
Case Study: Using Online GIS to Build Efficiencies from Start to Finish to Meet I/I Reduction GoalsMatthew Williamson, LJA Engineering
Michael Rhoten, LJA Engineering
M109/110Rehabilitation - WW
An Olfactory Phenomenon, Cleveland Utilities’ Taste and Odor SolutionJustin Bolender, Jacobs
Jon Sparkman, Cleveland Utilities
Steve Barger, Cleveland Utilities
Adam Byard, Jacobs
M111Drinking Water Treatment
Getting a “Head Start” on LCRR School and ChildcareTaylor Rosenhagen, Louisville Water CompanyM112Distribution
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Meet the Women of 1683KYTN AWWA/CWP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion CommitteeM116Workshop - Diversity & Inclusion
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Next Level: Considering On-site reactivation for GAC exhausted with PFASErik Rosenfeldt, Hazen and Sawyer
Conner Murray, Hazen and Sawyer
M100Other/Special Topics
Innovative Community Engagement with Interactive Mapping for Watershed Management PlansStephanie Blain, Palmer Engineering
Demetria Mehlhorn, LFUCG
M101/102Green Infrastructure
Odor Control 101Samuel Kohl, USP TechnologiesM103Water Resource Recovery
UV Disinfection at Cahaba WRF: Lessons Learned from Design, Construction, and StartupKaitlin Allen, CDM Smith IncM104Clean Water Technology
Titan up! Relocating a 60-inch Sewer FM to build Nashville’s new StadiumTony Naredo, Garney Construction
Jeff Seal, Garney
M105/106Customer Relations
Lessons Learned in Developing a Risk-Based Asset Management ProgramAnn Casey, Carollo EngineersM107Asset Management
Innovative Approach to Inspection of A 4-mile Long CSO Tunnel, 200 feet UndergroundAlston Noronha, Black & Veatch
Jacob Mathis, Louisville MSD
Taking the Pressure Out of Lift Station Assessment and RehabilitationJeffrey Old, Black & VeatchM109/110Rehabilitation - WW
Partnership for Safe Water: Assessing Operations and Pursuing ExcellenceChris Bobay, Louisville Water CompanyM111Drinking Water Treatment
Pressurized Main Operation Lessons Learned: Air on Pressurized LinesPJ Ashford, Metro Water Services
Taylor Ross, Metro Water Services
Jon Ward, Metro Water Services
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Phase 1 Removing the Risk- Replacing one of the Oldest and Most Historic Pump Stations in the NationMike Stickley, Jacobs Engineering
Drew Hart, Carollo Engineers
Glen Doss, Nashville Metro Water Services
M100Other/Special Topics
Lynnbrook Park - Urban Stream RestorationAbbey Neely, StantecM101/102Green Infrastructure
Pumping Up Your Drawdown Testing: A Workflow to Elevate your Data CollectionScott McDonald, LJA Engineering, Inc.
Alex Lennon, LJA Engineering
M103Water Resource Recovery
Gaining Clarity – Secondary Clarifier Upgrades at Nashville CWRFAshley Griffin, Brown and CaldwellM104Clean Water Technology
Connecting with Customers through NewslettersThomas Pack, Louisville WaterM105/106Customer Relations
Asset Management Makes Dollars for Your Community and Sense for Your UtilityScott Dompke, M. E. Simpson CompanyM107Asset Management
Red Bank Stormwater Master PlanClayton Foster, Barge Design Solution, Inc.
Leslie Johnson, City of Red Bank
Maximizing Return on Investment for your Sanitary Sewer Evaluation Survey (SSES) ProgramJeff Duplantis, Ardurra GroupM109/110Rehabilitation - WW
Partnering Together for Safe Water: Capacity Evaluation of Louisville Water’s CHWTPScott Smith, Louisville Water
Tyler Werk, HDR Engineering, Inc.
M111Drinking Water Treatment
Bourbon, Batteries, & Beyond: Louisville Water Utilizes Modeling to Plan for Wholesale GrowthChris Keil, Louisville Water CompanyM112Distribution
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Ice Cream SocialExhibit Hall
Name Speakers Location Name Track
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Four Tenets of Pressure Vessel Design - What to Consider on Your Next GAC or IX Treatment SystemGeoff Burdick, AqueoUS VetsM100Engineering & Construction
Bacteria BasicsHaley McDaniel, IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.M101/102Laboratory
Tackling Inflow and Infiltration; When the Public Doesn’t ApproveNeeley Langham, Jacobs
Eric Brooks, Hamilton County Water & Wastewater Treatment Authority, TN
M103Rehabilitation - CW
PFAS Powdered Ion Exchange Resin Removing PFAS from Leachate, AFFF Concentrate and Drinking WaterFrank Cerio, AVANTech LLC.M104Clean Water Technology
Using Social Media to Communicate with your Customers: The Good, The Bad, and The HashtagsLauren Horton, Louisville Water CompanyM105/106Customer Relations
Digital Approaches to Improving Collection System Operations and Asset ManagementJennifer Baldwin, Jacobs Solutions, Inc.M107Asset Management
Navigating the Permitting Process for the Process Improvements at Omohundro Water Treatment PlantJames Mitchell, JacobsM108Stormwater
Key Features of a WIFIA Loan – Financing Capital Infrastructure for the FutureChristina Hesse, Jacobs Engineering
Justin Steinmann, City of Chattanooga
M109/110Finance & Data Analytics
Elements of a Successful Fast-Tracked Filter RehabilitationJohn Zwerneman, Carollo Engineers, Inc.
Glen Doss, Nashville Metro Water Services
M111Drinking Water Quality
How Selection of Pipeline Material Can Meet Challenges Outlined in AWWA's 2023 SOTWI SurveyCole Mitcham, McWane DuctileM112Distribution
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
City of Firsts Upgrades Wastewater TreatmentRich Smith, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Marshall Carrier, City of Danville, KY
M100Engineering & Construction
Protecting Our Treatment Plants: Pretreatment TestingDiana Fish, Metro Water ServicesM101/102Laboratory
Pump 'n Haul Not a Dirty Word! Repairing 900' of 20" force main without a traditional bypass line.Will Stallard, City of Kingsport - Utilities DepartmentM103Rehabilitation - CW
Optimizing Pathogen Control: Fort Campbell, KY WWTP UV Disinfection System RetrofitBen Simerl, Jacobs
Matt Freemon, Jacobs
M104Clean Water Technology
Sharing Your Story Beyond the TapKathleen Speicher, Louisville WaterM105/106External Communications
Pigeon Forge Raw Water Project Bathymetric SurveyCory Newman, LDA EngineeringM107Asset Management
Far from "Boring" Pump StationPatrick Moore, Barge Design Solution, Inc.M108Stormwater
Paddy’s Run Triumph: Decoding the Federal Funding Alphabet Soup for Critical InfrastructureStephanie Laughlin, Louisville-Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District
Nicole Refolo, Louisville-Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District
Sheryl Chino, HDR Engineering, Inc.
Ashley Willoughby, HDR Engineering, Inc.
M109/110Finance & Data Analytics
Preserving American Water History in an Advanced Process FacilityGlen Doss, Nashville Metro Water ServicesM111Drinking Water Quality
Booster Stations… For Wastewater Conveyance?Chuck Starling, Kimley-HornM112Distribution
Name Speakers Location Name Track
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Turning a Combined Sewage Flood Area into Louisville's Newest Park - The Alberta O. Jones Park StoryPaul Maron, Strand Associates
Nicole Refolo, Louisville-Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District
M100Engineering & Construction
Basics of pHShannon Pratt, LabtronXM101/102Laboratory
Navigating a Consent Order: Small Town EditionMelanie Brueggemann, PE, Croy
Paige Benson, Croy Engineering
M103Rehabilitation - CW
Shaking it Up – A Dam Seismic Retrofit Forces Change to Raw Water IntakePatrick Stephens, Barge Design Solution, Inc.
Ronald Smith, First Utility District of Hardin County
M104Clean Water Technology
Check Your Pipes KYCortni Edwards, KY DOWM105/106External Communications
Optimizing Nitrification Control Through a Culture of Continuous ImprovementCasey Doyle, Louisville Water CompanyM107Asset Management
Planning and Prioritizing at the Kingsport Treatment PlantBill Hamilton, Barge Design Solutions
Niki Ensor, City of Kingsport
Digital Transformation Enables Smart Water InitiativesGreg Schmelter, Rockwell AutomationM109/110Finance & Data Analytics
Upgrades to “Old Faithful”: Residuals Management and Improvements at Crescent Hill WTPDakotah DeRoche, Louisville Water
Tyler Werk, HDR Engineering, Inc.
M111Drinking Water Quality
What Can You Do When Permitting Agency Rejects Your Water Project?Kevin Kruchinski, Tennessee American WaterM112Distribution

Wednesday, September 11

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast 


Name Speakers Location Name Track
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Building a Ship at Sea: Lessons Learned on LCRR Implementation, Utility Perspectives and Roundtable Discussion facilitated by Louisville Water CompanyMarriott Ballroom - Salon A-BWorkshop - Drinking Water
MSD “DRI” and MS4 Program Marriott Ballroom - Salon C-DWorkshop - Clean Water