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68th Annual Environmental Engineering Conference

Wednesday • April 18, 2018
University of Kansas Memorial Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd, Level 5, Lawrence, KS
6.5 PDHs awarded

Moving Forward in Changing and Challenging Times

Who should attend:

  • Municipal and utility engineers
  • Consulting engineers
  • Public works directors
  • Plant superintendents and operators
  • Representatives of state and federal agencies
  • Technical support staff
  • Professors and students

2018 Conference Highlights:

Morning Plenary Session

  • EPA Priorities - 2018, Jim Gulliford, Administrator, EPA Region 7
  • Defense Against Cyber Attacks, David Truax, Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Adapting to the Age of Instant Data Gratification - How Data -Driven Decisions Can Boost Utility Effectiveness, Pat Schlotzhauer, P.E., Black & Veatch
  • Winds of Change in Energy Generation, Andrew Ferris, Board of Public Utilities

Water Supply & Treatment

  • Utility Risk Communication: Risky Times, Changing Technologies, Frank J. Blaha, P.E., The Water Research Foundation
  • Integrated Monitoring for Harmful Algal Blooms, Guy Foster, U.S. Geological Survey; Michelle Wirth, WaterOne and Jennifer Graham, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Water: An Overview and Related WRF Research Alice Fulmer, Water Research Foundation
  • Removing Algal Toxins from the Toledo Tap, Nick Burns, P.E., Black & Veatch

Water & Energy Resource Recovery

2018 Program Details coming soon!

  • Sustainable Solutions: Wastewater to Renewable Natural Gas in Dodge City, Sarah Unruh, P.E., Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A. (PEC), Ray Slattery, P.E., City of Dodge City, Kansas
  • Wasatch Resource Recovery, a Food Waste to Energy Project, L. Scott Rogers, Principal, Aqua Engineering, Inc.
  • Intensification of Algal Bioprocesses for Nutrient Recovery from Wastewaters, Jeremy S. Guest, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactor Demonstration at Ft. Riley for Domestic Wastewater Treatment and Resource Recovery, Prathap Parameswaran, Ph.D., Kansas State University

Hot Topics in Air & Waste Management

2018 Program Details coming soon!

  • Protecting Community Water Supply through EPA Removal Actions Involving Source Soil and Bedrock Aquifer Remediation, Susan Fisher, U.S. EPA; and David Zimmermann, Tetra Tech, Inc.
  • Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage for Kansas, Tandis Bidgoli, Ph.D., Kansas Geological Survey
  • Annual Burning in the Flint Hills (Panel Discussion), Doug Watson, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and others representing a cross-section of stakeholder groups.


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ABET Accreditation Information

Program specific accreditation information can be found here.

Architectural Engineering Statement and Objective can be found here.

Civil Engineering Statement and Objective can be found here.