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CDM Smith Attends WEFTEC 2016

September 22, 2016

NEW ORLEANS—CDM Smith will participate in the 89th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC) from Sept. 24 to 28, 2016 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.  The firm will participate in more than 25 presentations, panels and workshops at WEFTEC.

Reflecting the water partnerships that CDM Smith carries out with communities and utilities every day, the firm's presentations focus key innovation areas like driving net-zero, creating resiliency, supply innovation and smarter infrastructure. Among the many topics that CDM Smith experts will be discussing at WEFTEC are thermal hydrolysis, nutrient removal and recovery, potable reuse, data analytics, green infrastructure, climate change adaptation, and infiltration/inflow reduction.

CDM Smith is also proud to support:

  • Water For People Big Easy Bash Monday, September 28th from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St.
  • 9th Annual WEF Community Service Project: NOLA Grows Green at City Hall on Saturday, September 24th; bus departing from Morial Convention Center at 8:30 a.m.
  • Student Design Competition Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Students & Young Professionals Career Fair Monday, September 26th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 

Don't miss the Reuse Beer Smackdown on Tuesday, September 27th at 4:15 p.m. in the Innovation Pavilion, where CDM Smith will be debuting its potable reuse brew, FAT Californian, developed in partnership with the Water Replenishment District of Southern California.

WEFTEC is the largest conference of its kind in North America, bringing together water quality experts from around the world to share advancements in the field, discuss cutting-edge technologies and network with the event’s more than 20,000 attendees.

Follow CDM Smith at WEFTEC 2016 on Facebook and @CDMSmith on Twitter. CDM Smith’s presentation schedule at WEFTEC 2016 follows (CDM Smith employees appear in italics):

Saturday, September 24

W02 - 8:30 AM
Nitrogen Removal Fundamentals: Relating the Science of BNR to the Design of BNR for Municipal WRRFs | Art Umble, Lucas Botero, Mehran Andalib, Sean Scuras, Timur Deniz, Henryk Melcer

W10 - 8:30 AM
Private Property I/I Reduction: Challenges, Solutions, and Vision Forward | Jackie Zipkin, Phil Hubbard, Paul Calamita, Lance LeComb, Jane McLamarrah, Jonathan Kunay

W11 - 8:30 AM
Improve Your Facilities Management Toolkit: From Flow Monitoring to Modeling and Forecasting Tools Patrick Stevens, Kevin Enfinger, Michelle Hatcher, Rob Martz, Mattias Wittenberg, Carlos Toro, Eric Fontenot, Adam Rose, Priyanka Mohandoss, Pradeep Sudini, Gabriel Retana

W12 - 8:30 AM
Planning a Distributed Neighborhood Green Infrastructure System: Hands-On Modeling and Design Dana Nunez Brown, Jennifer Roberts, Jessica Watts

Sunday, September 25

W15 - 8:30 AM
Water Reuse in the Food and Beverage Industry | Alex Sandu, Paul Bowen, Alton Hobbs, Al Goodman, Joe Cleary, Norton Fogel

W22 - 8:30 AM
High-Performance Anaerobic Digestion: Can You Handle It? | John Willis, Dru Whitlock, Scott Vandenburgh, Toshio Shimada, Cameron Clark, Bob Bucher, Chris DeBarbadillo, John Hake, Lynne Moss, Jennifer Strehler, Matt Higgins

Monday, September 26

#211 - 1:30 PM
Full-scale Long Term Pilot Study of Peracetic Acid Disinfection at Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant in Vancouver, BC | Sarah Stewart

#216 - 4:30 PM
From Panther Island to Beyond: Resilient Urban Infrastructure to Protect and Enhance Receiving Water Quality | Christina Petersen

#218 - 1:30 PM
No Utility is an Island: Working Across Multiple Departments and Agencies for Success | Diane Kemp (moderator)

#221 - 4:30 PM
Recycling Every Drop in Orange County | Jennifer Thompson 

Tuesday, September 27

#304 - 8:30 AM
Anaerobic Treatment and Resources Recovery | Jim Kang (moderator)

#310 - 11:00 AM
Disinfection of Municipal Wastewater Secondary Effluent Using Ultraviolet Irradiation and Peracetic Acid as Complementary Disinfectants | Joshua Goldman, Siva Sarathy

#311 - 9:30 AM
Radar Rain or Ran Gage Data? Utilizing Multiple Sources of Rainfall Data in Collection System Modeling | Eileen Althouse

#312 - 9:00 AM
David and Goliath - The Story of How a Small Town is Overcoming the Major Challenge of Bringing Their Sewer System into Compliance | Michael Sloop

#314 - 9:00 AM
Methods for Assessing Green Stormwater Infrastructure Hydrologic Water Budgets Using Continuous Water Level Monitoring Data | Andrew Baldridge

#402 - 2:30 PM
Full-Scale Treatment Methods and Resource Recovery From High-Strength Food and Beverage Wastewaters | Ian Fife (moderator), Albert Goodman (assistant moderator)

#409 - 2:30 PM
Thermal Treatment: Burn, Convert, Dry | K. Richard Tsang (moderator)

#410 - 1:30 PM
Thermal Hydrolysis: The Next Generation | Peter Loomis

#410 - 2:30 PM
Thermal Hydrolysis at a Small (<30 DTPD) WRF - Challenges and Lessons Learned | Thomas Nangle

#413 - 2:30 PM
The Role of Green Infrastructure in Flood Mitigation Design: Research Innovations and Global Case Studies Jessica Watts

#416 - 1:30 PM
A Sustainable and Resilient Approach to Managing Flooding, Water Quality and Ecosystems for Rivers and Streams | Michael Schmidt

#417 - 3:30 PM

Is It a Lake or a Lagoon? The Search for an Overlooked, Resilient and Renewable Water Supply in Colorado's Front Range | Timothy Rynders

#420 - 3:30 PM
Systems Modeling Approach to Predicting Climate Change Impacts on Water Supply Resiliency in the Santa Fe Basin | Lauren Starosta

Wednesday, September 28 

#505 - 8:30 AM
Industrial Wastewater Treatment: Troubleshooting and Optimization | Jim Kang (assistant moderator)

#514 - 8:30 AM
Integrating Green Stormwater Controls into the Metro Nashville Overflow Abatement Program | David Mason

#515 - 9:00 AM
Pennsylvania Jurisdictions Respond to Sediment TMDL by Collaborating on In-Stream Erosion Control | John Aldrich 


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