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2019 Annual Conference – Palm Springs

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The 2019 Annual Conference was held in Palm Springs. AC19 had: close to 1,200 attendees; 600 vendor representatives; 202 companies in the exhibit hall; 225 speakers; 30 award winners and 10 brand new 5S shovellors (congrats).

Great job to the volunteer AC leadership comittees! During the conference we also raised a record breaking $30,000 to fund scholarships for students entering the water sector.

Thank you West Yost for sponsoring the AC19 website.



Getting Started with Asset Management, Thomas FalkDownload 
Microscopic Evaluation of Activated Sludge, David Jenkins (part 1)Download 
Microscopic Evaluation of Activated Sludge, David Jenkins (part 2)Download 
Permit Writers Workshop: Writing an Industrial Discharge Permit from Start to Finish, Shannon SimmersDownload 
Practical Implementation of the 2016 TNI Standard, Trinity O'NealDownload 
Pump Basics and More, Eric LoveringDownload 
Pump Basics and More, Greg DeBoisDownload 
Pump Basics and More, Jon NicolausDownload 
Pump Basics and More, Paul HoughtonDownload 
Pump Basics and More, Tom HendreyDownload 
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Create DateJune 12, 2019
Last UpdatedJune 18, 2019



AB 901 Regulatory Update: How New CalRecycle Reporting Requirements Will Impact Biosolids, Steven SanderDownload 
Achievements and Perspectives from Two Utility of the Future Today Honorees, Amanda RoaDownload 
Appropriate Infrastructure Investment with the Clearwater Program, Yoonkee MinDownload 
Assembly and Disassembly Pump Basics, Ron AcetoDownload 
Biosolids Management for Resource Recovery, Matthew BaoDownload 
Bridging the Gap with Food Waste Digestion, Mark McDannelDownload 
Building a High-Performance Team, Martin LoweryDownload 
Case Example of Long Term Co-Digestion and Private-Public Partnership Issues, John HakeDownload 
Case Study: Victor Valley's Lessons in Dealing with Declining Flows, Logan OldsDownload 
Case Study: Water Conservation Policy and How It Affects the City of San Diego, Jocelyn LuDownload 
Conservation and Community Engagement at the Bixby Marshland, Steve KraiDownload 
Creating a Winning Succession Plan: Empowering, Mentoring and Developing Your Laboratory Staff, Nicki BranchDownload 
Developing an Asset Management Program for Wastewater and Water Facilities, Alfredo MijangoDownload 
Energy-Positive Operations: City of Los Angeles Digester Gas Utilization Project, David CoppDownload 
Finding Success in Maintenance Through Implementation of Predictive Maintenance Program, Francis ConceminoDownload 
If It Stinks, It Corrodes: Basics of Sewer Line Odor and Corrosion, Joseph HennessyDownload 
Impact of Declining Flows on Wastewater Operations, Wyatt TroxelDownload 
Implementation of the State Board Toxicity Policy: Guidance to Plant Managers and Laboratory Staff, Stephen ClarkDownload 
Joint Water Pollution Control Plant Total Energy Facility, Ken RademacherDownload 
Leveraging Mixed Reality to Transform Design and Engineering Work, Suparna MukhopadhyayDownload 
Looking to the Future with the Regional Recycled Water Program, Joyce LehmanDownload 
Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts - Enhancing the Source Control Program for Indirect Potable Reuse, David LeeDownload 
Microscopic Evaluation of Activated Sludge, David Jenkins (part 1)Download 
Microscopic Evaluation of Activated Sludge, David Jenkins (part 2)Download 
New Requirements and Options for Determining the Method Detection Limit (MDL), Jacob BroadDownload 
Overview of Challenges and Opportunities Provided by SB 1383 Implementation for Biosolids, Biogas, and Diverted Organics, Greg KesterDownload 
Overview of Odor and Grease Problems in Collection Systems and a Toolbox of Solutions, David BadgleyDownload 
Potential SSS-WDR Enhancements and Regulatory Incentives to Address Cost of Permit Compliance, Michael FloresDownload 
Power, Authority and Embracing Your Full Potential, Martin LoweryDownload 
Pump Impeller Designs, Ron AcetoDownload 
Regulatory Compliance Components for Water Quality Laboratories, Amber BaylorDownload 
Reliability Maintenance Engineering, Julian SabriDownload 
So You Want an Asset Management Program: Start with the Things that are Broken!, Brian SpindorDownload 
SSS WDRs - Best Reduction Practices, James FischerDownload 
Stormwater Capture: Opportunities and Challenges, Kristen RuffellDownload 
Students & Young Professionals Lunch: Former State Water Board Chair Felicia Marcus Discusses Our Water Future, Felicia MarcusDownload 
Transitioning to Mechanical Biosolids Dewatering at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, Michael WalkowiakDownload 
Unintended Consequences of Water Conservation, Linda SawyerDownload 
Update on Federal Biosolids Program: OIG Review, Reporting, Regulatory, Lauren FondahlDownload 
Whole Effluent Toxicity Testing Troubleshooting, Chris LehmanDownload 
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Create DateJune 12, 2019
Last UpdatedJune 18, 2019



A "Laser-Focused" Approach to Protect M1W's Land Outfall Pipe, Rachel PhilipsonDownload 
Aeration Considerations in the Design and Operation of Biological Nutrient Removal Processes, Joe RohrbacherDownload 
Autonomous RO: The Innovative Way to Reduce Costs and Simplify Your Life, Todd SturtzDownload 
Biological Sludge Control: Eliminating Solids Accumulation in Wastewater Treatment Lagoons or Holding Ponds, Grace CorbinoDownload 
Cannabis Cultivation and the Water Industry - Debunking Myths and Misconceptions, Berlinda BlackburnDownload 
Challenges and Innovations in De-Centralized Wastewater Treatment, Lewis TitusDownload 
Combination Sewer Cleaning/Hydro Jet Machine Maintenance, Carey Olcott (part 1)Download 
Combination Sewer Cleaning/Hydro Jet Machine Maintenance, Carey Olcott (part 2)Download 
Converting Renewal Decision Logic and Condition Assessment Program to NASSCO PACP While Integrating Innovyze InfoMaster, Eric ScherchDownload 
Cover the Gap: Developing the Workforce through Internships, Chris ChristeanDownload 
CV-SALTS: What Does this Mean to the Wastewater Treatment Community and the Communities They Serve?, Debbie WebsterDownload 
Direct Replacement of Polypropylene Modules with PVDF to Recover Declining MF System Performance, Mario BautistaDownload 
Efficiency and Success in a CMMS Data Collection Project: Sewer System Rating and Personnel Interactions, Nahúm PadillaDownload 
Emerging Nutrient Removal Technologies, Part 2: Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactors, Jeff PeetersDownload 
Employees Are . . . Our Greatest Asset: A Successful Training & Succession Plan for the Future, Juan MartinezDownload 
Enhanced Phosphorus Removal, Recovery and Sludge Dewaterability Optimization Through Brushite and Struvite Precipitation, Jerod SwansonDownload 
Enhancing Water Reclamation Plant Odor Control - Systematic Approach, Range of Technology, Fast Track Methods, Patricia ButlerDownload 
ENR's Best of the Best Water/Environment Project 2017: City of Los Angeles 12 MGD AWPF, Ibrahim HafeezDownload 
Exhibit Hall Tour: Advanced Biosolids Handling, Rashi GuptaDownload 
Exhibit Hall Tour: Membranes, Troy WalkerDownload 
Facility Assessment Efficiency & Launching Asset Management Software, Shawna FonuaDownload 
Flow, Pressure and the Care of Rodder Hose, Carey OlcottDownload 
Focusing on Condition Assessment of Delta Diablo's Outfall, Adam ButlerDownload 
Food Scraps Pretreatment Technologies, Co-digestion and Sidestream Impacts, Christine PoloDownload 
Get More From Your SCADA Data With Improved Chart Configuration, RJ WhitingDownload 
High Recovery RO - Challenges to Meet Stringent Nitrogen Limits for IPR via Reservoir Augmentation, Ufuk ErdalDownload 
How the Montecito Sanitary District Survived a Natural Disaster, Alex AlonzoDownload 
Instrument Calibration Requirements for Chemistry Testing, Jerry ParrDownload 
Legal Defensibility is an Oxymoron, Jerry ParrDownload 
Life Cycle Cost and Impact of High Performance Sludge Thickeners, Jerod SwansonDownload 
Managing Central Marin Sanitation Agency's Organic Waste Receiving Facility, Chris FintonDownload 
Microbiological Lab and the TNI, Ralph GineseDownload 
Moving a Plant Into the 21st Century: Improving Process Performance Through Optimization and Automation, Coenraad PretoriusDownload 
New Data Driven Standards for Sewer Condition Assessment and Measuring Rehabilitation Effectiveness, Chuck HansenDownload 
Nutrient Discharges in California: Statewide Watershed Impacts and Management Planning, Thomas GrovhougDownload 
NYCDEP Newtown Creek WRRF Co-digestion - Case Study, Jane GajwaniDownload 
Overview of Advancements in Pipeline & Manhole Trenchless Technologies, David BadgleyDownload 
Overview of Microfiltration and Recent Advances, Nathan BoyleDownload 
Planning for Nutrient Removal: Benefits of Field Testing, Linda SawyerDownload 
Political Pollution Prevention, Heidi SanbornDownload 
Poly-What? Designing with Thermoplastics, Alex GambinoDownload 
Preparing for AWT by Reducing Effluent TN Levels Without Incurring Major Capital or Chemical Costs, Ken TagneyDownload 
Primary Clarifier Feed Characterization and CFD Modeling to Optimize Solids Capture and Overall Plant Performance, Glen LischeskeDownload 
Raising the Bar: Steps Taken for an Effective Odor Prevention Plan, Reza SobhaniDownload 
Redefining Treatment Plant Capacity, the Unintended Consequences of Water Conservation, Thomas FalkDownload 
Regulatory Framework and Drivers for Co-digestion of Municipal Organics at WRRFs, Henry BradyDownload 
Riverside County's Stormwater Management, Ava MoussaviDownload 
Safe Dig Hydro Excavating Safety and Procedures, Carey Olcott (part 1)Download 
Safe Dig Hydro Excavating Safety and Procedures, Carey Olcott (part 2)Download 
Saving Energy and Money through Better Wastewater Treatment Plant Mixing, Michele BraasDownload 
Smarter Best Practices for Cleaning Maintenance that Lower Risks and Costs, Paul ForsthoefelDownload 
Solubility Rules! Existing and Emerging Pretreatment Technologies, Michael PlacenciaDownload 
Synergistic Leadership Session 1: Leadership and the Utility of the Future, Michele FarmerDownload 
Synergistic Leadership Session 2: Taking Commitment to Completion, Diana MessinaDownload 
Synergistic Leadership Session 3: Recognizing and Overcoming Barriers to Becoming a Successful Leader, Laurie BrennerDownload 
The DEMON® Anammox Process: Case Study at Pierce County Chambers Creek WWTP, Chandler JohnsonDownload 
The EchoWater Project: Implementing a Monumental Nutrient Removal Program to Protect the Sacramento River, William YuDownload 
The Redefined SSS-WDR Team - Exponentially Expanding Regulatory Efficiency, Diana MessinaDownload 
The Rising Star Phenomena: Career Growth and Organizational Advancement in the 21st Century, Bryn EvansDownload 
The Role of Proficiency Testing in Laboratory Accreditation, Chris RyanDownload 
The Side Effects of Co-digestion: A Fuller Accounting and Assessment at EBMUD, Michael HyattDownload 
Thermoplastic Joining Methods: Demonstration of Socket and Butt Fusion, Alex GambinoDownload 
Using Design-Build Approach to Manage Risk, Cost, and Schedule of Trunk Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Amanda CombsDownload 
Virus Removal and Compliance Monitoring Strategies for Full Scale RO Systems, James VickersDownload 
Wastewater Operator Certification Program - Update and Changes, Wes WilkinsonDownload 
You Can't Squeeze Wine from a Stone: The Success of NapaSan's I&I Reduction Program, Andrew DamronDownload 
Your Pathway to Successful LIMS Implementation, Nirmela ArsemDownload 
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Create DateJune 12, 2019
Last UpdatedJune 18, 2019



3D Design Tools: Virtual Reality and 3D Printing for Design Reviews, Michael SkinnerDownload 
Best Practices in Community Engagement, Angela LowreyDownload 
CVWD Drinking Water Consolidation Projects with Disadvantaged Communities, Dan RuizDownload 
Design, Construction and Startup of a State-of-the-Art 84 MGD Wastewater Pumping Plant, Jilei ShanDownload 
Fats, Oils, and Grease Control through Up-Stream Treatment, John RoweDownload 
Helping a Disadvantaged Community Achieve Compliance: A Case Study, Scott RogersDownload 
Insights into Construction Manager at Risk Alternative Delivery Method from San Mateo's WWTP Upgrade and Expansion Project, Leswin DCunhaDownload 
It's Game Time! Finding Funding to Get Your Capital Projects to the Next Level, John SoulliereDownload 
Monitoring Foaming Bacteria Growth in a Partially Nitrifying Water Reclamation Plant, Roxanne LabatDownload 
Operations, Maintenance and Engineering: a Collaboration on Construction of Sustainable Capital Projects, Cheryl FranklinDownload 
Renewable Natural Gas in California: Insights and Recommendations, Camila TussieDownload 
Small Utilities Can Achieve Big Visions Too, Hersy EnriquezDownload 
Student Design Competition: Replacement of the Seal Beach Pump Station, Windsor LeeDownload 
Student Networking and Career Preparation, Kaitlin ZusyDownload 
Understanding Design Standards and Codes for Biogas Systems, Regina HansonDownload 
Utilizing Drone Technology for Efficient Plant Inspections and Reducing Confined Space Entries, Dustin GaessnerDownload 
Total Files16
Create DateJune 12, 2019
Last UpdatedJune 18, 2019