Date: February 13, 2017 – February 17, 2017
Location: Long Beach, California, United States

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) join together to explore how the latest developments in membrane technology can enhance water reliability and quality. The conference will emphasize new directions in water and wastewater treatment technologies, desalting, and membrane bioreactor applications. For more information, visit AWWA.

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Conference Presentations

Tetra Tech is proud to be home to leading experts across the markets we serve. Our staff regularly share their knowledge by researching, presenting, and facilitating discussion on emerging topics in their fields.

Tuesday, February 14

11:00 a.m.

Session: TUE03 - Tailored Solutions for Municipalities Treating Brackish Water
Presentation: Using Nanofiltration to Provide a New Source Water for a Small California City
Presenter: Steve Tedesco

1:30 p.m.

Session: TUE07 - Tackling Salinity Issues with Brackish Water RO
Presentation: Treating a Variable Salinity Supply from Concept to Operation
Presenters: James Christopher and Jarrett Kinslow

2:30 p.m.

Session: TUE05 - MF/UF Systems: Case Studies in Utility Improvement
Presentation: Extending the Useful Life of a 15 MGD Rio Grande Ultrafiltration Facility
Presenters: Dave MacNevin, Jaime Kypuros, Jarrett Kinslow, Jennifer Roque, and Erica LaBerge

5:00 p.m.

Session: PST01 - Tuesday Poster Session
Poster: A Spoonful of Caustic Helps the Turbidity Go Down: Sodium Hydroxide as a Lime Aid for Membrane Post-Treatment
Presenters: Dave MacNevin, James Christopher, and Jarrett Kinslow


Poster: Brackish Groundwater RO Treatment to Supplement High TDS Surface Water: Dealing with Escalating Construction Costs
Presenter: Jon Bundy


Poster: Lessons Learned in the Planning, Design, and Construction of the Carlsbad Desalination Conveyance Pipeline
Presenters: Steve Tedesco and Mark Bush

Wednesday, February 15

9:00 a.m.

Session: WED03 - Overcoming Challenges in Seawater Desalination
Presentation: The Economics of Seawater Reverse Osmosis Desalination Projects
Presenters: Mark Wilf, Steve Tedesco, and Jill Hudkins

11:00 a.m.

Session: WED06 - Fit for Purpose: Indirect and Direct Potable Reuse
Presentation: Potable Reuse Demonstration Scale Program in East Coast Florida
Presenters: Jennifer Roque, Andrew Woodcock, Jarrett Kinslow, and Brian Foulkes

4:00 p.m.

Session: WED14 - Pushing at the Boundaries of Reuse with MBR
Presentation: Design of High Recovery Rate 12 MGD RO Plant for Reclamation of Municipal Wastewater Effluents Utilizing Advanced Membrane Technology
Presenters: Mark Wilf, Steve Tedesco, Beverly Encina, and Kara Buttacavoli

5:00 p.m.

Session: PST02 - Wednesday Poster Session
Poster: Scrubber Blowdown Waste, There's Nothing Neutral about It
Presenter: James Christopher


Poster: Taking IPR from Concept to Reality in Florida: Clearwater Groundwater Replenishment Approaches the Construction Phase
Presenters: Emilie Moore, Jennifer Roque, and Dave MacNevin

Thursday, February 16

9:00 a.m.

Session: THU02 - Improving Quality of Receiving Waters Using MBR
Presentation: Being Good Stewards: Improving Effluent Quality on a Barrier Island
Presenters: Brett Messner and Kevin Friedman

11:00 a.m.

Session: THU07 - Improving Membrane Plant Operations
Presentation: Startup and Initial Operations of the SAWS Brackish Groundwater Desalination Project
Presenters: Jarrett Kinslow and Jill Hudkins