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Over the past two years, the worldwide pandemic has affected and impacted everybody in one way or another and has brought to light the fragility of supply chains in each industry. Throughout the water industry, everybody has dealt with these supply chain issues and many have begun evolving with the times by optimizing their risk management practices and system-wide resiliency to withstand further, unanticipated impacts from the rapidly changing world. To help address industry concerns and questions, the Drinking Water Quality & Research Committee will be hosting their annual seminar in early 2022 with industry experts to discuss major regulatory changes that will impact all public water systems including presentations on system resilience, emergency response, supply chain risk management and preparedness, and upcoming funding opportunities.
The seminar will be held at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in Henrico, VA on April 19, 2022.  You will have an opportunity to explore the property on the day of the event.  Both breakfast and lunch will be provided.  Please feel free to contact Roger Arnold (rarnold@hazenandsawyer.com) or James Linton (jlinton@wrallp.com) with any questions.
Program Schedule: 5.5 Water Operator CPE Approved
All presentations/speakers are subject to change. 
  • 8:15 am Registration, Continental Breakfast and Networking 
  • 8:30 am Keynote Address Dwyane Roadcap, VDH
  • 8:45 am Planning for a Sustainable Utility in a Shifting Policy Environment Steve Via, AWWA
  • 9:15 am Funding Opportunities in Virginia for Improving Drinking Water Quality May Fornari and Tamara Anderson, VDH
  • 10:00 am Networking Break
  • 10:15 am Trends in Risk and Resilience for Drinking Water Systems Alan Roberson, ASDWA
  • 11:00 Enhancing Community Resilience through Water System Benchmarking Ryan Colker, Alliance for National and Community Resilience
  • 11:45 am Networking Lunch
  • 12:30 pm Overcoming Supply Chain Challenges for Emergency Replacement of the Route 5 Water Main Karlyn Owens, James City Service Authority
  • 1:00 pm Addressing Operational Impacts of Supply Chain Disruptions Larry Lyford, Helix Water District
  • 1:30 pm Assessing and Enhancing Water Supply and Treatment Resiliency Charles Schoening, Arcadis
  • 2:00 Networking Break
  • 2:15 Cyanotoxin Response Plan at Newport News Waterworks Ron Harris, Newport News Waterworks
  • 2:45 Policy Developments Affecting Water Utility Resiliency and Funding Chris Pomeroy, Aqualaw
  • 3:15 Resiliency in Action Scott Dewhirst, Tacoma Water
"Early Bird" rates valid through April 8, then regular rates apply:
  • AWWA Member Rate-  Early Bird $150, Regular $165 
  • Non-Member Rate- Early Bird $200, Regular $220
  • Retirees- early Bird $50, Regular $70
  • Full-time Student- Early Bird $25, Regular $45
Please view our Cancellation and Refund policy.   
COVID Considerations: 
This event will follow any local or facility policies for social distancing and masking. 
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Kelly Education Center
1800 Lakeside Ave
Henrico, VA 23228
United States of America
Geneva Hudgins
Cynthia Barnes