Pre-Conference Workshops (Sunday, September 12, 2021)

Pre-Conference workshops (Sunday) require separate registration. 

*If you request CEUs - All approved training you attend during the PNCWA2021 Annual Conference will be totaled together. That total will be rounded down to one decimal point to determine total CEUs earned.

In-Person Pre-Conference Workshops 

Activated Sludge Virtual Plant Operator Training
8:30AM - 5:00PM (Lunch Included)
$120.00 - Members | $145.00 - Non Members

Workshop Organizer & Co-Organizer
Paul Krauth, P.E.

Speaker
Paul Krauth, P.E.
Tressa Nicholas

CEUs TBD*

Workshop Description

This workshop is designed to provide an introduction to treatment plant modeling using the OpTool simulator which is used in WEF's operations challenge competition. This operator friendly simulator is based upon a GPS X modeling software. Attendees will have an opportunity to download a working model to their laptop for short term usage. After familiarization with the model the workshop will focus on optimizing a treatment plants' operations through numerous case studies. This is a hands-on workshop. Both the Water Environment Federation and Hydromantis are providing the technical support for this workshop.

Find the Leader Within You
9:00AM - 4:30PM (Lunch Included)
$120.00 - Members | $145.00 - Non Members

Workshop Organizer
Karen DeBaker

Speakers
Amy Dammarrell
Doug Berschauer
Mark Poling
Ana Arango
Kristi Steiner
Erica Haide

Workshop Description
Discover your leadership potential! Whether you’re an aspiring leader or one who’s been there, join us for an exploration of leaders at their best. This workshop is based on the five leadership principles outlined on the book The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner. This workshop includes breakouts and table discussions to encourage shared learning. Participation in this workshop will help improve performance of operators, project coordinators, and/or current and aspiring supervisors and manager by helping them work effectively with peers. With a firm understanding of the five practices of exemplary leadership, participants will be valued employees, supervisors and managers, understanding what it takes to help lead truly outstanding performance.

Organics Diversion is Coming - From These Challenges Come Opportunities (Hybrid)
1:00PM - 5:00PM 
$70.00 - Members | $85.00 - Non Members

Workshop Organizer
Donnie Stallman

Speakers
Ashley Mihle
Jeff Maag
Donnie Stallman
Anthony Tartaglione

CEUs TBD*  

Workshop Description
Landfill organics diversion goals and regulations are becoming the norm for many municipalities in an effort to redirect organics to more sustainable outlets and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This workshop will discuss how landfill organics diversion regs/programs can lead to a push for more co-digestion at WWTPs and greater resource recovery. This workshop will cover status of organic diversion regulations in member states, co-digestion and biogas utilization program planning, greenhouse gas implications, and case studies for planning/executing co-digestion and biogas utilization projects.

Virtual Pre-Conference Workshops 

Hope for the Future: Using Envision to Improve Sustainability
8:00AM - 12:00PM 
$70.00 - Members | $85.00 - Non Members

Workshop Organizer
John Phillips

Speakers
John Phillips
Lindsey Geiger
Heidi Sowell
Chris Ranck
Chris Wilson

CEUs TBD*

Workshop Description

This workshop will provide an advanced understanding of Envision and the tools for assessing a project's sustainability. Participants will learn about Envision from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure and multiple wastewater utilities that have applied Envision both internally and pursued formal project awards. Hands-on activity will include an Envision self-assessment of a project, and an Envision Game Show. This workshop will count towards 2.0 CEs for maintain ENV SP credentials.

Watershed-Based Water Quality
8:30AM - 3:00PM
$85.00 - Members | $105.00 - Non Members

Workshop Organizer
Caitlin Dwyer

Speakers
Claudio Ternieden
James J. Pletl, OhD
Eleanor Ott
Jason Pappani
Bob Baumgartner
Caitlin Dwyer
Mike Ollivant

CEUs TBD*  

Workshop Description
This workshop looks at lessons learned from an established watershed-based water quality management system in the Pacific Northwest and Nationally. It explores nutrient credit exchanges, point and non-point issues, bubble allocation, legislation, incentives and national strategies that will have a direct impacts on the future of this region. Speakers from Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Nationally will share their perspectives, thoughts, successes, and challenges on this complex and fascinating topic.

Organics Diversion is Coming - From These Challenges Come Opportunities (Hybrid)
1:00PM - 5:00PM 
$70.00 - Members | $85.00 - Non Members

Workshop Organizer
Donnie Stallman

Speakers
Ashley Mihle
Jeff Maag
Donnie Stallman
Anthony Tartaglione

CEUs TBD*  

Workshop Description
Landfill organics diversion goals and regulations are becoming the norm for many municipalities in an effort to redirect organics to more sustainable outlets and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This workshop will discuss how landfill organics diversion regs/programs can lead to a push for more co-digestion at WWTPs and greater resource recovery. This workshop will cover status of organic diversion regulations in member states, co-digestion and biogas utilization program planning, greenhouse gas implications, and case studies for planning/executing co-digestion and biogas utilization projects.