2017 Workshop Presentations

One Water Government Affairs - March 9, 2017

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Presenter

Ohio EPA Update
Craig Butler, Director, Ohio EPA
Ohio EPA Chiefs UpdateBeth Messer, DDAGW Chief
Brian Hall, DSW Assistant Chief 
Deborah Nagle, US EPA
Steve Grossman, OWDA
WEF UpdateClaudio Ternieden, WEF 
Ohio EPA Nutrient Mass Balance Study Report SummaryGuy Jamesson, Columbus DPU 
Shifting the Norm - Ohio's Grain Farmer's and Water QualityElizabeth Toot-Levy, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
Meeting Columbus's Treatment Limits - Even When the Weather Changes ThemChad Dunn, Arcadis
Stacia Eckenwiler, Columbus DPU 
OAWWA Technology Committee UpdateTim Wolfe, MWH
Susan Schell, Ohio EPA 
The PVC Pipe Industry's Attempt on Controlling Your SpecsGeoff Guss, McWane Ductile
OAWWA, Water Utility Council Update: Working Toward Lead FreeTyler Converse, City of Canton
Jeff Swertfeger, Greater Cincinnati Water Works
Integrating Asset Management and Contingency Planning into One PlanKevin Slaven, Arcadis 

2017 Collections Workshop - May 2, 2017

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Presenter

Welcome/Introductions/Opening RemarksBill Horst, P.E., Collections Committee Chair
BluePrint Columbus, Columbus, OhioLeslie Westerfelt, Blueprint Columbus
Smart Sewers and Remote SensingJohn Barton, PhD, P.E., Metropolitan Sewer District of
Greater Cincinnati
Sewer Lateral Cleaning and Inspection Technology from the MainlineEd Fitzgerald, Doheny Companies
Josh Cole, Dohney Companies
Green Infrastructure Maintenance and InspectionJohn Hazlett, LEED AP O+M      
Same Problem, Many Options - How to Make a Decision on Manhole Rehabilitation?V. Firat Sever, PhD, P.E., American Structure Point
Mohammad Najafi, PhD, P.E., University of Texas at Arlington
Evaluating the Hydrologic and Water Quality Benefits Associated with Retrofitting Vegetated Swales with check DamsDr. Ryan Winston, P.E., Ohio State University
OARS Pump Station Start Up - Reducing Risk Through TestingEd Heyob, P.E., CDM Smith
GIS Smart Form App from Stormwater Asset Condition AssessmentJeffrey Duke, P.E., NEORSD
Kasey Cummings, CDM Smith
Challenging the Perceptions and Misperceptions of Green InfrastructureJim Rinehart, P.E., Williams Creek
Large Diameter Combined Sewers: Lessons Learned on MSI Assessment, Specialty Heavy Cleaning and Rehabilitation DesignJohn Schroeder, P.E., CDM Smith
Marc Lehmann, P.E., CDM Smith
Complex Sewer Separation in a Tight Urban Corridor: The Challenges of the MSDGC Valley Conveyance SystemMike Ellerbrock, P.E., Strand Associates, Inc.
Tom Brankamp, P.E., Strand Associates, Inc.
Fleet Avenue Green Infrastructure: Co Benefits of Utilizing Vacant Land for CSO ReductionChristian Lynn, PLA, ASLA

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Tuesday June 27, 2017 Round Table Discussion

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Presenter

Nutrient Load Reductions: Policies for Diverse Perspectives
Adrienne Nemura, Geosyntec Consultants Brian Hall, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Frank Greenland, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Kirk Merritt, Ohio Soybean Council Jeff Rexhausen, Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Wednesday June 28, 2017 Morning Track - Energy

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Presenter

Ryan Brauen, Wessler Engineering
Harvesting Operational Inefficiency: Strategies to Succeed in Energy Savings Performance Contracting Pete Thomson, Black & Veatch
Tom Schaffer, Hazen and Sawyer
Andrew Balberg, Lone Star Blower
Disruptive Approaches to Wastewater TreatmentRon Pote, Byo-Gon, Inc.
How to double your biogas dollarsDavid Wrightsman, Energy Systems Group

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Wednesday June 28, 2017 Morning Track - Collections

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Presenter

V. Firat Sever, American Structurepoint, Inc
Miamisburg Ohio, CMOM and Sewer Inspection and Rehabilitation ProgramSean O'Rourke, Hazen and Sawyer
Putting First Things First: NEORSD’s Prioritization Process for Gathering Local SSES Data In Support of Member Community Infrastructure Program – Heights Hilltop Interceptor AreAndy Lukas, Brown and Caldwell
Cost-Effectively Upgrading an Old, Combined Sewer Pump Station 
Alison Schreiber, NEORSD
Tunneling Through Time
Nicholas Sheffield, Stantec
A Step Towards CSO Elimination: Sunset Ave. Sewer SeparatioMichelle Iannicca, HDR

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Wednesday June 28, 2017 Morning Track - Operations

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Presenter

Scott Phipps, Hazen and Sawyer
Easterly WWTP - Dry and Wet Weather Treatment StrategiesRobert Bonnett, NEORSD
Joe Crea, Raftelis Financial Consultants
Implementing SRT Control at the NEORSD Southerly WWTC Stabilizes Operations and Reduces Costs.
Don Esping, Brown and Caldwell
Maximizing Pumping Capacity Using Screw Centrifugal PumpsJason Lee, ARCADIS
Upgrades for a Critical Wastewater Pump StationRobin Rupe, NEORSD

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Wednesday June 28, 2017 Morning Track - Maintenance

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Presenter

Chris Weber, Clear Consulting
A Comparison of  Low-Pressure Membrane Module Performance in a Difficult Secondary Effluent Application Jamie Bain, WesTech Engineering
Chad Cecrle, Black & Veatch
Case Studies on Recognizing and Replacing Aged Trickling Filter Media Larry Li, Brentwood Industries, Inc.
Innovative Improvements To Muddy Creek WWTP Grit Removal System - No Space -No Problem.Dinesh Kumar Palaniswamy, JACOBS
NEORSD Southerly WWTC – Grease Removal System O&M BenefitsJeff Ifft, Brown and Caldwell

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Wednesday June 28, 2017 Afternoon Track - Regulatory

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Presenter

New Solution for Wet Weather Treatment - Cloth Media Filtration
Steve Stanish, Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.
Using Natural Systems to Accomplish Stormwater Separation and Water Quality GoalsSue Pressman, Arcadis
Katie Bollmer, CH2M
Brandon Vatter, Mott McDonald
Continuous Calibration of a Model Using a Robust Set of DataVictoria Berry, CH2M
Interceptors and FEMA and the Corps! Oh My!Ryan Brauen, Wessler Engineering

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Wednesday June 28, 2017 Afternoon Track - Collections

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Presenter

Next Generation of Sewer Modeling - Isolating RDII SourcesHazem Gheith, ARCADIS
Sanitary Lateral Issues, Repair Methods and Costs, Ordinances, and FinancingBrent Siebenthal, Wessler Engineering
David Gleason, Stantec
OEPA CSO Overflow Reporting – Regional Sewer District Reviews & Updates ProcessLita Laven, NEORSD
Flow Monitoring Pays for Itself Many Times Over: Case Studies Where  Pro-Active Flow Monitoring Resulted in Potential for $100s of Millions in SavingsShannon Conway, Stantec
Evaluating  River-influenced Groundwater Infiltration and Sewer Rehabilitation EffectivenessSeth Bradley, Hazen and Sawyer

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Wednesday June 28, 2017 Afternoon Track - Operations

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Presenter

Bo Copeland, Hazen and Sawyer
Managing the Useful Life of Segmented Block SewersDianne Sumego, Black & Veatch
Overflow Control Using Chemically Enhance High Rate Treatment Doug Dietzel, NEORSD
Resolving Operational Issues at the Newark WWTP Using a Collaborative Approach Involving an Industrial DischargerSam Jeyanayagam, CH2M
My journey to create the work culture I always wanted.Christen Wood, NEORSD
#embracingdisruption
Jason Tincu, Brown and Caldwell

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Wednesday June 28, 2017 Afternoon Track - Biosolids/Green Infrastructure

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Presenter

Bob O’Bryan, Black & Veatch
Following up after ten years... an updated long term Residuals PlanAndrew Bennett, Hazen and Sawyer
Mark Strahota, Hazen and Sawyer
Pam Cornish, Neo Performance Materials
Living Assets: MSDGC’s Green Infrastructure Maintenance Program and Use of Performance IndicatorsLeslie Schehl, MSDGC
A Systematic and Connected Approach for Siting Green Infrastructure to Deliver Optimum Watershed SolutionsBrandon Vatter, Mott McDonald

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Thursday June 29, 2017 Morning Track - Regulatory

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Presenter

Wei Zhang, ASA Analytics
Will Your Green Infrastructure Program Help You Comply with Your Consent Order?Andrew Birmingham, JMT
Separation can be a Good Thing
Scott Ankrom, Hazen and Sawyer
John Hoffman, Alloway
Ohio's SSIs Keep Burning with New Air Emissions TechnologyAkronShane Carlson, MSDGC
Ammonia Water Quality Criteria: The past, the present, the futureElizabeth Toot-Levy, Geosyntec Consultants

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Thursday June 29, 2017 Morning Track - Wet Weather

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Anthony Farina, Hazen and Sawyer
Evaluation of Peracetic Acid (PAA) as Wastewater Disinfectant Achal Garg, MSDGC
Pilot Testing to Design Reality: Implementing a Cost-Effective Wet Weather Treatment Solution
Nicholas Bucurel, Brown and Caldwell
Jared Hutchins, Black & Veatch
Integrated Approach to Managing Wet Weather Flows at the NEORSD Southerly Wastewater Treatment Center to Safeguard Waterways and Protect Plant OperationsDouglas Reichlin, Stantec
MSDGC CSO Challenge: Evaluating Innovative CSO Treatment StrategiesWill Martin, Hazen and Sawyer

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Thursday June 29, 2017 Morning Track - Maintenance

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Presenter

Methods of Algae Control in Clarifier Effluent ChannelsGary Ruston, Wessler Engineering
The Effect of Screen Design on Capture Rate and Plant MaintenanceMatt Bodwell, Enviro-Care
From Pressurized Chlorine Gas to Peace of MindDerek Lubie, Electrolytic Technologies, LLC
Corrosion Control for Water & Wastewater SystemsJames Lary, Corrpro Companies, LLC
Vertical Route or Under Pressure: Aeration Analysis for EBNRLindsey Hassenauer, Hazen and Sawyer
Disinfection Control Improvements Produce BIG SavingsDan Hanthorn 

OWEA 2017 Technical Conference and Expo

Thursday June 29, 2017 Morning Track - Nutrients

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Presenter

More Affordable, Reliable and Recoverable Nutrient RemovalJim Fitzpatrick, Black & Veatch
Nutrient Removal Optimization at the Fairview WWTPAlyssa Mayer, Hazen and Sawyer
An Innovative Approach to Retrofitting for Nitrogen RemovalRobert Smith, YSI/Xylem
Efficient Nutrient Removal at Low DO ConcentrationsDon Esping, Brown and Caldwell
Preliminary Assessment of Nutrient Dependency of a Mixed Cyanobacteria CultureElizabeth Crafton, University of Akron
A Look Forward - How to Handle Low Level Phosphorus Limits with Creative Solutions​Jamie Mills, Strand Associates, Inc.

Geoff Guss, McWane Ductile 

OWEA 2017 Plant Ops and Lab Workshop

October 11-12 

Wednesday Presentations 
Welcome Speakers and Kim Riddell and Joe Tillison 
You Can’t Control What You Don’t Monitor James Borton, CH2M
MSDGC’s Odor Control Program DevelopmentMaryLynn Lodor, MSDGC
The History of the World of Wipes   Rob Villee, Plainfield Area Regional Sewerage Authority
Activated Sludge Process Control – It’s Not as Hard as We Make It Eric Wahlberg, Donahue Ideas                                               
Round Table Discussion Speakers and Kim Riddell and Joe Tillison 

Thursdays Presentations Plant Ops  

Improving the Hocking with CSO Reduction and Advanced Treatment Technology                                                                                           Kimberly Seidelmann, Arcadis and Mike Nixon, City of Lancaster                                                                                                                  
Understanding and Troubleshooting Wastewater Pumping System Hydraulics Matt Boone, PRIME AE Group 
Playing Video Games While Operating? Jim Borton, CH2M
Workplace Improvement Series Presenters Include: Jason Tincu, Jamie Gellner, Barb Browne, Nakita Lancaster, Jeff Hall, and Dave Wilson 
Ohio 2016 Nutrient Mass Balance Dale White and Josh Griffin, Ohio EPA 

 Thursdays Presentations Lab

Sampling and Measuring Ammonia Chris Cushman, YSI                                                  
Sampling and Measuring Dissolved OxygenRob Smith, YSI
The New MDL Procedure How To’s Marcy Bolek, Alloway 
Fabulous Laboratory Game Show Jerome Wright and Miyah Dunford, City of Dayton 
Back to Basics: Essential Lab SkillsDenise Seman, Youngstown
Back to Basics: Sample Collection and Handling Melodi Clark, City of Columbus