Message from Program Chair

Thank you to all our members who submitted abstracts for the PNCWA 2018 Conference.  This year will be an exciting conference with a record number of sessions. We are pleased to be including 145 abstracts in this year’s technical program to take advantage of the additional space at the Boise Centre.

The conference theme and areas of interest were selected to encourage discussing future opportunities and to envision what the business will look like in the next 50 years.  The abstract turnout was fantastic, resulting in multiple sessions in leadership, asset management, secondary treatment and many more.  This year also includes a session on emergency preparedness and construction management, these areas will be leveraged considerably as we evolve over the next 50 years.

We have an excellent set of preconference workshops on Sunday.  Topics include Leadership, Cogeneration (AKA, resource management), Aerobic Granular Sludge, and Demystifying Water Quality Based Permitting.  Take time to enjoy the water we work so hard to protect in our industry with the Saturday fly fishing event.  Tours this year are representative of our evolving business and diverse watershed approaches to water quality, and include the Meridian Resource Recovery Facility, the Dixie Drain Phosphorus Removal Facility, and the Hyatt Hidden Lakes Reserve.

A special thank you to our dedicated group of volunteers, Program Committee and all those who took the time to participate, as your help and support will lead an informative and successful conference.

Shawn P Wilson
PNCWA2018 Technical Program Chair
City of Boise