CDM Smith at ACE18
Monday, June 11th
2:00 PM Beyond the Spec Book: Learn What, How, and When to Use Various Equipment in the Water Treatment Process [workshop presentation]. With Ji Im. Hot Topic: Supply Innovation
Tuesday, June 12th
2:00 PM Overview of Inland Desalination. With Greg Wetterau. Mandalay Bay D. Hot Topic: Supply Innovation
3:00 PM The Water Utility Challenge: Demonstration of PEPSO. With Mohsen Sadatiyan. Breakers I-J. Hot Topic: Smarter Infrastructure
3:00 PM Distribution System Asset Management: Case Studies of Three Communities’ Water Main Replacement Program. With Amrou Atassi. Mandalay Bay B. Hot Topic: Smarter Infrastructure
4:00 PM Preserving the Value of Existing Wells by Systematically Addressing PFAS Groundwater Contamination. With Ji Im; co-authors Alan LeBlanc and David Billips of Westfield, MA. Breakers E-F. Hot Topic: Emerging Contaminants
4:00 PM Craft Brewing Growing Pains. With Tim Rynders; co-authors Tony Actis, Ben Holloway, Ryan Reid, Jillian Vandegrift. Surf A-B. Hot Topic: Driving Net-Zero
4:30 PM Multiple Barrier Treatment Regime on the Mighty Mississippi: Learning from the Past and Building for the Future. With Al LeBlanc and Larry Cook of Rock Island, IL. Surf A-B. Hot Topic: Supply Innovation
Wednesday, June 13th
8:30 AM Bundling, Partnerships and P3s: Innovating to Help Small to Medium Size Systems [panel discussion]. With Dave Zimmer. Lagoon K-L. Hot Topic: Innovative Finance
10:00 AM There’s an App for That! Applying GIS and Business Intelligence Technology to Support Asset Management and Utility Operations. With Jayson Brennen; co-author Mike Schultz. Mandalay Bay J. Hot Topic: Smarter Infrastructure
1:30 PM Do I Really Need to Pilot Test? With Bruce Chalmers; co-authors Jen Hooper, Greg Wetterau. Breakers C-D. Hot Topic: Potable Reuse
2:00 PM Developing a New Household Water Filtration Device for Remote Alaskan Villages. With Chris Schulz; co-author Janelle Rogers. Lagoon B. Hot Topic: Driving Net-Zero
3:00 PM Expanding a Water System Across the County: Technical, Financial, Political and Legal Challenges. With Amrou Atassi; co-authors Darrell Bienniss. Breakers I-J. Hot Topic: Innovative Finance
4:30 PM Leveraging Mixed-Reality to Transform Engineering. With Scott Aldridge. Innovation Lounge, Exhibit Hall. Hot Topic: Innovative & Disruptive Technologies
Thursday, June 14th
9:30 AM Groundwater Modeling of a Deep Coastal Aquifer System in Tanzania Guided by Hydrocarbon Exploration Data. With Matt Gamache; co-authors Henning Moe, Fridjov Ruden. Breakers A-B. Hot Topic: Supply Innovation
10:00 AM From Emergency to Opportunity: Repair and Condition Assessment of a 30” PCCP Transmission Main. With David Tanzi; co-author Jan Chwiedosiuk of Middlesex Water Company. Lagoon G. Hot Topic: Smarter Infrastructure
10:00 AM Stuck with Brine Ponds? Now What? With Eric Smith; co-author Bruce Chalmers. Mandalay Bay D. Hot Topic: Supply Innovation
2:45 PM Implementation of the First Non-Proprietary Membrane System in Pennsylvania. With Kenneth Smith. Mandalay Bay D. Hot Topic: Supply Innovation
3:30 PM Filter Underdrain Rehabilitation in the Shadow of the Andes: Upgrades to Chile’s Largest Water Treatment Plant. With Ben Finnegan; co-authors Pablo Chavez, Boris Trumper. Mandalay Bay B. Hot Topic: Supply Innovation
3:40 PM Activated Carbon for Emerging Contaminant Removal. With Bill Dowbiggin. Lagoon K-L. Hot Topic: Emerging Contaminants
Water supply innovation means helping communities develop new, sustainable supplies of potable water.
This exciting project will help Houston meet its future drinking water needs and those of its partner utilities.
Young professionals bring so much to the table: energy, fresh perspectives, creative ideas, initiative, and passion.
Many water utilities are concerned about these compounds, but Westfield has taken action and is leading the way.
Solving major engineering challenges requires both innovation and strategic thinking.