Four Preconference Workshops Offer Focused Learning

Four Preconference Offerings include Cogeneration, Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS), Water Quality Based Permitting, and Leadership Development

Separate registration required for all workshops. All Workshops are Sunday Oct. 21.

Here is the rundown:

Cogeneration – It’s a Gas! ...AKA The Feasibility of Cogeneration

  • Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Session Chair: Christina Davenport, City of Bend; [email protected]
  • Location: 120A; Boise Centre West, ground level
This workshop will cover the components of cogeneration in an attempt to answer the question of the feasibility of cogeneration. There will be an overview of the costs associated with procuring, operating, and maintaining a cogeneration facility through its lifecycle. Included in the analysis will be a list of benefits and revenue streams that can be generated to cover some or all of the costs associated with running such a facility. Alternatives to cogeneration will be discussed as well. The workshop will include a discussion of costs, revenues, and benefits for plant managers and decision makers to help determine if co-generation is right for your facility.
Learning Objectives: Factors and means that go into the decision of whether to implement cogeneration at your facility.
Who Should Attend? Plant staff, plant managers, municipality decision makers. See the complete agenda and lineup of speakers.

Find the Leader Within You

  • Time: 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Session Chair: Amy Dammerall, HDR; [email protected]
  • Location: 120B; Boise Centre West, ground level

Discover your Leadership Potential! Whether you’re an aspiring leader or one who’s been there, join us for an exploration of leaders at their best. This workshop is based on the 5 leadership principles outlined in the book “The Leadership Challenge.” The workshop includes breakouts and table discussions to encourage shared learning. Participation in this workshop will help operators, supervisors, and managers perform their duties better by helping them work together better. With a firm understanding of the five practices of exemplary leadership participants will be better employees, supervisors, and managers, understanding what it takes to help lead truly outstanding performance. See the complete agenda and lineup of speakers.

Aerobic Granular Sludge (AGS) - An Innovation for Increased Performance and Capacity in Existing Footprint

  • Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Session Chair: Session Chair: Li Lei, Jacobs; [email protected]
  • Location: 110A; Boise Centre West, ground level

By developing granular sludge that settle significantly better than conventional flocculent activated sludge, the innovative aerobic granular sludge process has gained tremendous interests in its capability of holding 2-3 times the biomass inventory of an activated sludge process within the same space, increasing capacity, enhancing nutrient removal, while offering energy savings. The workshop will provide the attendees with the state of the art of the aerobic granular sludge process, and feature leading practitioners from forward-thinking municipalities/utilities, academia, consulting fields, and innovative technology providers

The objectives of the workshop are to provide the attendees with the state of the art of the aerobic granular sludge process, including its fundamentals, worldwide applications, case studies, challenges of and design approaches to full-scale implementations, highlights of researches, and initiatives in pacific Northwest. The workshop will also provide an opportunity through panel discussions to exchange ideas with respect to the development, assessment and implementation of aerobic granular sludge technology in existing infrastructure. See the complete agenda and lineup of speakers.

Demystifying Water Quality Based Permitting, (Or How to Have Fun During Your Next Permit Renewal)

  • Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Session Chair: Session Chair: Stephen James, JUB Engineers; [email protected]
  • Location: 110B; Boise Centre West, ground level

Most treatment plants do a good job of meeting the secondary treatment standards (AKA technology-based limits). But what about nutrients and toxics? The regulatory agencies use a well-documented process to determine what new permit limits needed and what those new limits are. Do you know how they do this so you can be prepared when it is time to renegotiate your permits?

This is an interactive workshop with senior permitting staff from Idaho, Oregon, Washington, EPA, and consulting engineering that will provide a solid base for understanding permits and the information you need to be prepared. See the complete agenda and lineup of speakers.

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