NWWC 2022 – presentation sharing

We are happy to offer pdf copies of the presentations delivered at the NWWC 2022 as an exclusive benefit of our delegates. If presentations are omitted it is at the request of the speaker.

A1: Biosolids

The Biosolids Must Go Here: Overcoming Site Constraints through Teamwork and Innovation at the Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant
Jason Olinski, J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd.

Reducing Odor, FOG, H2S, Sludge and Flushable Wipes Nature’s Way
Suzan Chin-Taylor, Creative Raven & The TUIT Group and Anson Liski, Enbiorganic Technologies LLC

Reduced Solids and Increased Biogas Generation: A Full-Scale Case Study at the Goleta Sanitary District, California
Alex West, Lystek International

A3: Water Efficiency

Using Data to Inform Decision Making
Heather Zarski, Epcor

Rebooting Your Demand Forecast for Better Decision-Making
Colwyn Sunderland, Kerr Wood Liedel

Investing in Water Efficiency
Liesel Hans, Alliance for Water Efficiency

A4: CWWA Workforce Development Guidance Document Review

Greg Archibald, Pembina Valley Water Cooperative

Gap Analysis and Engineering Checklists
Trevor Brown, Regional Municipality of Waterloo

Succession Planning – Employee Development and Management Checklists
Valerie Jenkinson, Operators without Borders

Development of Training Plans and Training on New Technology and Operator Checklists
Beth Weir, Regional Municipality of York

B2: Utility Security
B3: Managing Leaks, Inflow and Infiltration

Achieving Low-Carbon Resilience through I/I Reduction
Shannon Fernandes and Gillian Harris, Town of Lincoln

Bad news as good news: Water savings from leak notification programs
Liesel Hans, Alliance for Water Efficiency

AWWA waterman rehab committee standards and manual developments
Mark Knight, University of Waterloo

B4: Workforce Development - Recruitment and Retention

Introduction and best practice review
Clayton Tiedemann, EPCOR Water Services

Workforce Strategies: Interesting approaches to recruiting with Operators Certification Program of BC
Kalpna Solanki, Environmental Operators Certification Program

City of Toronto recruiting video and its impact
William Fernandes, City of Toronto

Halifax Water’s Recruiting Experiences
Cathie O’Toole, Halifax Water

C1: Emerging Contaminants in Wastewater

Chemical Substances in Canadian Municipal Wastewater: Get Your Data Here!
Shirley Anne Smyth, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Mitigating microplastics in water and wastewater through innovative research approaches
Nancy Goucher, University of Waterloo

Development of BioLargo Water’s innovative AOS technology for disinfection and removal of pharmaceutical products from municipal wastewater
Rimeh Daghrir, Centre des Technologies de l’eau, Laura Patterson-Fortin, Biolargo

C2: First Nations / Small Systems Challenges

Two-Eyed Seeing development of a compliance framework: A path forward for the Atlantic First Nations Water Authority
Megan Fuller and Graham Gagnon, Dalhousie University, Carl Yates, Atlantic First Nations Water Authority

Development of Asset Management Plans for Water and Wastewater Systems for 17 First Nation Communities
John Lam, Atlantic First Nations Water Authority and Julie DiCicco, Dillon Consulting

Solutions for small facilities with low sludge production
Francis Okoye, Ryerson University

C3: Water Efficiency Programs and Tools

Cool it: Targeting cooling towers for water savings
Liesel Hans, Alliance for Water Efficiency

Intelligent Water Management through Holistic Water Distribution Network Monitoring
Stan Fong and Tim Sutherns, Digital Water Solutions Inc.

C4 – Utility Leadership

Towards a Sustainable Utility
Hiran Sandanyake, City of Ottawa, Carl Bodimeade, Hatch and Robert Haller, CWWA

Natural Infrastructure Survey
Carl Bodimeade, Hatch and Madeleine Butschler

D1: Wastewater Treatment Technologies – Research and Case Studies
D4: Building Collaborative Networks

Development of an Adaptive Monitoring and Management Framework for Environmental Substances of Concern (ESOCs) in Wastewater; a Collaborative Research and Innovation demonstration
Christine O’Grady,
Advancing Canadian Water Assets(ACWA) / University of Calgary and Patricija Marjan, University of Calgary

City of Toronto, University of Waterloo & Wilfrid Laurier University – Working Together on Corrosion Control
William Fernandes, City of Toronto and Peter Huck, University of Waterloo

Halifax Water and Dalhousie University
Wendy Krkosek, Halifax Water and Graham Gagnon, Dalhousie University

E2: Drinking Water Treatment Methods

Ruthven WTP Combined Sedimentation / DAF Retrofit
Sommer Lee and Vincent Laplante, Associated Engineering and Rodney Bouchard, Union Water Supply System

Case Study: Robust Consultative Process to Update the Region of Waterloo’s Raw Water Intake Operating Protocol
Dennis Mutti, C3 Water

E3: Climate Risk and Resilience 1

Envisioning a Sustainable Future for Water / Wastewater Infrastructure
Rina Kurian and Alex Mason R.V. Anderson Associates Limited

Nova Scotia’s Water Sector: Adapting to Climate Change
Mark Greenwood, Government of Nova Scotia and John Lam, AFNWA

Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) Curves and Climate Change
Jeremy Fryke, Environment and Climate Change Canada

E4: Building Collaborative Networks

Toronto Metropolitan University
Claire Oswald, Toronto Metropolitan University

UBC and Metro Vancouver collaborate to develop a sustainable coating material for underground infrastructure
Robert Shilton, University of British Columbia

Halifax Climate Action Plan
Shannon Miedema, Halifax Regional Municipality

F1: Wastewater – Innovative Solutions

Closing the Loop – Industrial Water Reuse Case Study
Jason Yeo, Char Technologies

Cogswell Ambient Temperature District Energy System Using Waste Heat
Jeff Knapp, Halifax Water

Leveraging Technology to Sell Bulk Water and Charge for Accepting Effluent
Joshua Rottenberg, Computrol Systems

F3: Planning and Benchmarking

The Value of Value Engineering
Kimberley Sayers, R.V. Anderson Associates Limited

The National Water and Wastewater Benchmarking Initiative: Adapting a Successful Utility Management Tool to the Digital World
David Main, AECOM

A Case Study: Science vs Politics
John Presta and Michael Rabeau, Regional Municipality of Durham

F4: Building Collaborative Networks

PFAS Research with Utilities
Beatrice Cantoni, University of Western Ontario

University of Waterloo and Trenchless Technologies and CUIIC
Mark Knight, University of Waterloo

Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME)
Sarah Radovan, Environment and Climate Change Canada

G1: Wastewater Treatment and Management

Initial Dilution of a Deep Sea Outfall
Claudia Wu, Metro Vancouver Regional District

Assessment and prioritizing of combined sewer systems using Bayesian networks
Raja Kammoun, Polytechnique Montréal

A Comparison of RDII Calculation Using Different Methods
Farshid Sabouri, SCG Flowmetrix

G2: Distribution System Management and Tools

Halifax Water Pipe Segmentation Tool
David Blades, Luke Butler and Michelle Scott, C3 Water Inc.

The Paris of the Prairies Leads the Way for Pipeline Management
Justin Hebner, Pure Technologies, a Xylem brand

Extending the Life of Transmission Mains using Trenchless Technology
Stewart Dickson, RV Anderson

H1: Climate Risk and Resilience 2

Climate Change Adaptation Lessons from Severe Wildfire in Fort McMurray: Extensions to Other Fire-prone Regions and Beyond
Monica Emelko and Antoine Rempp, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Flood Risk Mitigation Strategy for the Lower Cove Loop Sewer System
Lindsay Bolton and Abram Lee, CBCL Limited

The Role of Solar Photovoltaic Generation, Battery Energy Storage and Other Technologies for Resiliency and Reductions in Costs, Energy and GHGs
Jarrett Carriere, J.L. Richards & Associates Ltd.

H3: Utility Management

Improving Data Quality: Advanced Fault Detection
John Copp, Primodal Inc.

Water Treatment Process Optimization Benefits
Supramaniam Suthaker, Associated Engineering

Pilot Testing – A Fundamental Element of Design
Kimberly Sayers R.V. Anderson Associates Limited

H4: Building Collaborative Networks - our Association Partners
I1: Water Utility Net-Zero Emission Projects and Their Federal Grant Application Processes
I3: Urban Water Management