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69th Annual Environmental Engineering Conference

Wednesday • April 17, 2019
University of Kansas Memorial Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd, Level 5, Lawrence, KS
6.5 PDHs awarded

Affordably Improving Sustainability and System Performance

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

2019 Conference Highlights:

Morning Plenary Session

  • The Affordability Challenge: Measurement & Meaning, Manny Teodoro, Ph.D., Assoc. ProfessorTexas A&M University
  • Opportunities and Challenges to Implementing Non-point Source Nutrient Reduction Practices, Matthew Helmers, Director of the Iowa Nutrient Research Center, Dean’s Professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Professor in Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Iowa State University
  • Water Research Foundation’s Developments and Research in Potable Reuse, Julie N Minton, Director of Strategic Initiatives, The Water Research Foundation
  • Building a Scalable Cybersecurity Program, Kevin Fuller, Security Consulting Practice Leader, Burns & McDonnell

Water Supply & Treatment

  • Operating Data and Lessons Learned: Innovative Low-Waste Biological Nitrate and Perchlorate Removal System for Groundwater, Kirsten Sims, Drinking Water Manager & Process Engineer, Bryce Myers, Microvi Product Manager and Scott Teeters, Project Manager, WesTech Engineering; and Ali Dorri, Director of Business Development, Microvi
  • Perfluorinated Compounds in Drinking Water: Risks, Considerations, and Solutions, Dustin Mobley, P.E., Process Engineer, and Nick Burns, P.E., Director of Water Technologies, Black & Veatch
  • Water Distribution Pressure Reduction and its Impact on System Performance, Dan Smith, P.E., Director of Distribution, Shaun Pietig, P.E., Manager of Distribution Engineering, and Peter Gaskamp, EIT, Project Engineer, WaterOne
  • Implementing AI Machine-Learning Software for Water Distribution Infrastructure Asset Management, Mark G. Wade, P.E., President, BlueWater Solutions Group

Water Resource Recovery Facilities

  • Effluent Nutrient Limits and Discharge Permitting Frameworks, David L. Clark, WEF Fellow, Senior Vice President & Wastewater Market Sector Director, HDR Engineering
  • Making EBPR Sustainable and Affordable using S2EBPR at the Olathe KS Facility, James L. Barnard, Ph.D., Global Practice & Technology Leader, Black & Veatch, and Heather Phillips, P.E., BCEE, Wastewater Operations Manager, City of Olathe, Kansas
  • Low Oxygen Microbiomes for Nutrient Removal, Leon Downing, PhD, PE, Principal Process and Innovation Leader, Black & Veatch
  • Thermal Hydrolysis – The Next Generation, Dustin Craig, P.E., Biosolids / Bioenergy Specialist, CDM Smith, and Matt Bond, PE, WEF Fellow, Chief Engineering Officer, KC Water

Air, Waste & Energy Management

  • Subsurface Characterization and Remediation of PFAS: State of the Practice and Promising Treatment Innovations, Craig Divine, PhD, PG, Vice President & National Technical Director, Arcadis
  • Innovative Use of Materials in Mining Reclamation, John Dunn, Environmental Engineer, U.S. EPA Region 7
  • Sustainable & Cost-Effective Planning with District Energy, Christopher Bowman, P.E., Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell
  • Balancing the Grid with Increased Renewable Generation, Kyle Combes, Project Manager of Resource Planning & Market Assessments, Burns & McDonnell


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