News | May 30, 2014

HDR Water Professionals Scheduled For 10 Presentations At AWWA's ACE14

Professional program and workshops designed to help attendees plan for the future of safe water

HDR will have an extensive contingent of presenters at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE), the most comprehensive and diverse water conference that brings together thousands of water sector leaders to examine the critical issues of the day.

This year’s event is scheduled for June 8-12 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. ACE14 attendees will learn more about cutting-edge research and best practices in the more than 100 professional program sessions on universal topics ranging from finance to sustainability to condition assessment and corrosion.

With 10 workshop or poster presentations scheduled, as well as two professionals serving as moderators, HDR again will have a strong presence at one of the most important water conferences of the year.

In addition to the presentations, the third HDR/Henry “Bud” Benjes Scholarship will be presented to a student pursuing a master’s degree in the water science field during the June 10th Water Industry Luncheon. This year’s recipient is Mitzi Erin Brett from Mercer University.

Here is the list of scheduled HDR presenters by date

Sunday, June 8
SUN02 – Getting a Grip on External Corrosion Control for Infrastructure Sustainability
Paper: Chapter 1 – Importance of Controlling External Corrosion
Time: 9:05 a.m.
Presenter: Graham Bell, Claremont, Calif.

Paper: Chapter 7 – Concrete Pressure Pipe, Bar-Wrapped, Steel Cylinder Type (M27 pp 38-42)
Time: 11:20 a.m.
Presenter: Sylvia Hall, Claremont, Calif.

Monday, June 9
MON04 – Using the Right Tools to Build Long-Term Relationships and Communicate the Value of Water
Paper: Communicating With Customers, Boards and Commissions on Water Supply Decisions
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Nicki Pozos, Portland, Ore.

MON15 – Innovative Approaches to Water Treatment and Distribution Design Issues
Paper: Fast Track Actiflo Metals Removal Treatment
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Sherif Mabrouk, Austin, Texas

Tuesday, June 10
TUE18 – Pushing Treatment into the 21st Century
Paper: Fixing a Constipated Water Treatment Plant
Time: 10 a.m.
Co-presenters: David Hunn, Houston, and Stan Williams, Austin, Texas

TUE09 – Risky Business – How Climate Change Affects Water Systems
Paper: Unreliable at 20,000 CFS: Yankton’s Search for Reliable Water Supply
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Steven Quail, Sioux Falls, S.D.

PST03 – Water Quality, Treatment, Research, Regulatory Issues & Universities Forum Posters
Poster: Residuals Odors Prompt Switch to Mechanical Dewatering for a 50 MGD Treatment Plant
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Presenter: Rich Stratton, Folsom, Calif.

TUE23 – What is New in Capital Project Delivery? New Approaches and Advances that are Saving Utilities Money and Lowering Risks
Paper: Fast and Furious – Using 3D Design to Expedite Delivery of a New Sludge Processing Facility at the 15 MGD Massillon (Ohio) WTP
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Presenter: Glenn Dostal, Omaha

Wednesday, June 11
WED01 – Understanding the Drivers of Change and How to Respond
Paper: Preventing the Loss of Industry Expertise Before it Retires
Time: 9:45 a.m.
Presenter: Tricia Quigley, Denver

Thursday, June 12
THU03 – Equipping Utilities for Comprehensive Regulatory Compliance
Paper: Powdered and Granular Activated Carbon Treatment for TOC Reduction and Stage 2 D/DBPR
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Presenter: Peter D’Adamo, Raleigh, N.C.